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New car sales plunge to lowest July level since 1998: Flood of demand bottlenecked by global chip shortage causing a drip of deliveries
- Despite massive demand for new cars, registrations fell 29.5% annually
- Sales of new motors is behind the 10-year average by 22.3%, say official stats
- Experts point out that the data is not truly reflective of consumer appetite
- Shortage of computer chips means manufacturers can’t supply enough new models to keep up with demand, and the issue will continue throughout 2021
Stalling new car deliveries push sales of used motors to record highs – and drivers are having to pay more than ever for second-hand vehicles
- Some 2,167,504 second-hand motors changed hands in months April to June
- It’s the highest Q2 used sales on record and second biggest quarter in history
- Computer chip shortage causing a bottleneck for new car deliveries is pushing used values higher as more drivers are turning to the used market
In a country where we can have such unpredictable weather it’s important not to forget about your tyres in the summer months.
When tyres are below 3mm of tread (approx. when tyres would be advised on an MOT), their water clearly efficiency is significantly reduced!
Remember to think Tyres this summer!
The great British staycation!
As we all plan some well-earned relaxation time for the summer, check that your Air Conditioning is up for the trip!
It is recommended that you A/C should be serviced every 2 years. Regularly servicing is important to maintain efficiency and reduce harmful bacteria in your A/C system. Book in for an Air Con service before your trip.
Electric Cars not Sparking enough interest?
– Are Hydrogen vehicles going to be the next leap in an ever changing, environmentally focused world?
Fleet Assist readies its garage network for hydrogen vehicles!
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This summer, motorists across the country will start to see the standard (95 octane, often branded as ‘unleaded’) petrol grade in the UK become E10.
E10 petrol contains up to 10% ethanol, current petrol contains up to 5% ethanol (referred to as E5). E5 will continue to be available in some forecourts in super grade (97+ octane).
A small number of vehicles (around 5%) will not be able use the E10 fuel. Petrol vehicles not compatible with E10 will need to keep using E5 petrol, which will remain available in the ‘super’ grade of petrol (97+ octane).
Motorists can check online
Find out more about E10 fuel
E10 is one simple step to help motorists reduce the environmental impact of every journey they take, through reducing carbon emissions.