The latest free digital edition of Car Dealer Magazine is filled with features giving advice and more!

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The latest issue of Car Dealer Magazine is packed with all sorts of features – and you can read them for free.

We’ve got advice, investigations and analysis pieces – all geared towards helping dealerships. You can download the magazine by following the links at the bottom of this story to get reading now on your desktop, phone or tablet.

  • Will digital car sales kickstarted by the coronavirus lockdown change dealerships forever?

It’s a question many dealers are asking as they weigh up investing in new websites and online sales solutions at the same time profits are squeezed and showroom doors swing open again. We talk to GForces, Auto Trader, The Whole Caboodle, Codeweavers and Bluesky Interactive to get the lowdown. Read all about it on pages 6 & 7.

  • What did the lockdown do to used car prices?

This is a biggie – and may surprise you! Jim Holder, editorial director at Autocar and What Car? publisher Haymarket Automotive, Cap HPI head of valuations Derren Martin, and IMDA chairman Umesh Samani, who runs a used car business in Stoke-on-Trent, discuss this hot topic with us. Find out on pages 8 & 9 what they have to say.

  • Staycation boom sees motorhome and caravan used prices rocket

Motorhome dealers, classified advertising websites, and manufacturers have all told Car Dealer Magazine that coronavirus killing off the traditional foreign holiday has seen interest in campervans and caravans skyrocket. Which Motorhome Magazine editor Peter Vaughan, Darlaston-based used motorhome dealer Bill Hayes, and Volkswagen speak to us on pages 12 & 13.

  • Which used cars have dropped in price the most during lockdown?

The biggest used car price falls recorded by classified websites Auto Trader and eBay Motors Group were revealed exclusively to Car Dealer. Discover on pages 10 & 11 what they were.

  • Hot stuff

With increasingly tight emissions regulations and spiralling developing costs, are the days of the hot hatch numbered? Not at all! We put four of the latest models to the test on pages 24-27.

  • 11 things every car dealer boss needs to concentrate on as they get to grips with restarting

Car Dealer Magazine asked the experts what they think car dealer bosses should be focusing on to cope with the adapting market as they return to work. You’ll find this handy advice feature on pages 42 & 43.

  • What’s the difference between ‘click and collect’ and ‘reserve and collect’?

Dealerships across the UK are now able to welcome customers back into their showrooms – but that doesn’t mean all future sales will be done that way. We explain why in this advice feature on page 45.

  • Shedding staff – the road no one wants to go down but might be inevitable

With work unlikely to return fully immediately, many dealers will be facing redundancies, with dealer groups already warning of mass job cuts. It’s something no company ever wants to do, but with the choice of keeping a business afloat or making staff redundant, it’s one many might have to make. Kiril Moskovchuk, legal adviser at Lawgistics, discusses on pages 46 & 47 everything you need to know about redundancies.

How can you get Car Dealer Magazine?

It’s really easy to download the magazine. You’ll find it on online magazine platform Issuu and embedded on the Car Dealer website itself. The easiest way to access it, though, is by clicking on the digital edition at the top of this page. 

Our digital magazine can be viewed here on this post on whatever you’re reading this story, or you can download the Issuu app to your iPad or other tablet to get a more immersive experience.

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John has been with Car Dealer since 2013 after spending 25 years in the newspaper industry as a reporter then a sub-editor/assistant chief sub-editor on regional and national titles. John is chief sub-editor in the editorial department, working on Car Dealer, as well as handling social media.

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