Mechanics gear up for new customers thanks to number plate change
A website is encouraging mechanics to make the most of the automotive trade industry’s busiest month of the year.
Motorists are expected to pay more than £1billion in VAT during March, because of the launch of the new 12 registration plates. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) expect £5billion to be spent on new cars with around 350,000 new vehicle registrations. Owing to this number plate change, website whocanfixmycar.com is encouraging mechanics to get online to drive sales in their local area.
Now is the time that older cars will be passed on to new owners who will want to ensure that these vehicles stay in good condition. At whocanfixmycar.com motorists can post details of what they require, such as a repair or an MOT, and wait for local mechanics and garages to provide quotes. The car owners can then review all the quotes they’ve received, read other users’ feedback about the garages, and handpick the garage they’d like to use.
A steady rise in alternative fuel cars is also anticipated this year, with more hybrid, pure electric and biofuel models becoming available, so older cars will have to be in tip-top condition to appeal to buyers.
Ian Griffiths, CEO of whocanfixmycar.com, said: “Now that new car registrations are out, many drivers are upgrading to new cars. Further down the chain, new owners of older cars need trustworthy mechanics to ensure that their purchases remain in good working order. Sites like whocanfixmycar.com exist so that mechanics and customers in particular localities can find each other.”
The site launched last year and currently has almost 3000 mechanics listed, with more than 4600 current jobs posted by drivers.
For more information, visit: whocanfixmycar.com.