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Crystal Clear Warranty Video 2: “Child’s Play”

Today we launch the second Crystal Clear Warranty video in our series! We also pledge to turn your views into a donation to BEN which last time helped us raise £1,000 for those in the motor trade falling on hard times!

Greetings everyone! Firstly before I begin, everyone at Warranty Administration Services Ltd would like to say THANK YOU! By watching our first video, you helped raise £1,000 for BEN to support those falling on hard times in the motor trade. Thank you so much!

We’re now back with our second Crystal Clear Warranty video! After the first video received critical acclaim and rumors of a Hollywood spin-off series already starting to spread (in our dreams), we are here to give you the link to our next episode!

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Remember that this is more than just our way of presenting our Crystal Clear Warranty. We are  proud to back our friends at BEN, and we pledge to turn your video views into a donation to help them support many of our motor trade colleagues during difficult times. So why not grab yourself a drink and spend 2 minutes with our new on-screen characters! Click the link below!

Crystal Clear Warranty Video Series

Crystal Clear Warranty Video Series

Video link! warrantyadmin.co.uk/ben

If our contribution helps make a difference in someones life supported by BEN, then it’s a job well done!

New Car Sales Rise In November

The new car market has bounced back following the first dip in sales witnessed during October 2015. November new car registrations returned with a rise of 8% in the month, and 2% compared to the same period last year.

It’s been a funny old few weeks and months of late. A quietness has crept into most forecourts it seems with lower new and used car sales. It’s generally been a quiet period in the UK used car market, but fear not! We all know this time of year can be difficult in the used car trade, however we’re already seeing a turn in the right direction with a rise in sales over November of 178,876 cars, including a 6% rise in alternatively fueled cars bolstering the trend! A total of 2,453,426 cars have been sold in 2015 at the start of December which is a slight, yet always encouraging increase! (Some good old fashioned british optimism there).

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “November’s figures come as a reminder of the strength of the UK car market, as low interest rates and competitive finance deals continue to attract consumers to new car ownership. We have been expecting a levelling-off in demand for some time now – a development that is being realised following an unprecedented three-and-a-half years of non-stop growth.”

Thank you for reading this November new car registrations post on the WAS Blog!


The New Consumer Rights Act 2015

The new Consumer Rights Act 2015, and how it might affect you as a used car dealer in the UK.

In case you’ve been stuck under the car ramp this past month, or buried under a load of paperwork, there’s a been a significant change to consumer law which will affect anyone in retail. So this could be quite important! The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 which came into play on the 1st October 2015 now potentially gives car buyers and owners, more power to hand their cars back if they’re not happy, and fight for refunds within the first 30 days if there’s a fault. The consumer also has the option to take action for rejection, refund, or replacement after just one failed repair attempt.

Digital products are also now included in the new Consumer Rights Act 2015. This means that if installing or updating software causes a fault on a system, the seller is liable for any damage it causes. Given the amount of navigation software,  engine software and updates, phone connection technologies, and even “apps” that can be used in the cabin, this is quite an important part of the new law.

We are presently writing a more extensive look at the the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye on our blog.

For a full read of the Consumer Rights Act 2015, please visit the government: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/15/contents/enacted

Thank you for reading this post on the WAS Blog about the new Consumer Rights Act 2015.