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Used car sales up despite pandemic
02 February 2021

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With the UK car production down 29.3% as Corona Virus slams the brakes on the sector – the lowest since 1984, there has never been a better time to buy a used car from Motor Market. The number of new cars registered in 2020 was 1,631,064, a drop of more than 29.4% year on year compared to the previous year. Despite this, figures released by the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) show used car sales up 4.4% (2168,599) year on year change in quarter 3 2020 despite a huge decline of 48.9% at the start of the pandemic.   

Why have used car sales increased?

With more people being conscious of their money and spending after the UK officially fell into recession last year (2020), this has resulted in more consumers looking at investing in used cars over brand new registered cars.

In addition to this, the way cars are being made readily available to purchase has also shifted.  During the first lockdown, all car dealerships were forced to close due to being classed as non-essential retail however, the Government now allows us to offer ‘click and collect’ services which have enabled buyers to research and conclude their purchases entirely online from the safety and comfort of their own home.  That was not an option during the first lockdown.

Despite our showroom still unable to open being closed due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, Motor Market now has new measures now in place to make buying your next used car easier than ever before.

Click and collect service

Take a look at our online showroom https://www.motor-market.net/stock/used-cars-in-cradley-heath-west-midlands with a wide selection of great value used cars.  At just the click of a button, we offer fuss-free online payment and contactless collections from our Cradley Heath depot.  Buying a used car has never been easier.  

Is ‘Click and Collect’ safe?

Yes!  All our cars are fully valeted and deep cleaned prior to collection and are handed over through contactless collection whilst adhering to social distancing regulations.  

Can my car be delivered?

Yes! Here at Motor Market, we want to continue to offer you the best option for buying your next used car during lockdown.  In addition to collection, we also offer contactless deliveries to your door at a time that suits you.    


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