AA Cars website enquires surge 40 per cent

Enquiries to the AA Cars classified website has seen a massive uptake in enquiries since the vehicle recovery specialist launched its Vehicle Inspection for dealers service, reports Motor Trader.

The AA reported that enquiries to its classified car website increased by 40 per cent to 278,590 in the first quarter of the year — this figure was compared to the same period in 2015. The highest figure was reached in March of this year when AA Cars received 97,004 enquiries, which marked a record total for the website.

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The AA’s Vehicle Inspection for dealers service, launched in February, automatically lists the vehicles that it has inspected on the company’s website, which has been a hit with car dealers both large and small. In fact, the AA was keen to highlight the cost-saving aspects of its service for smaller car dealerships in the UK.

Paul Yates, the managing director of AA Cars, said: “Following the launch of our new website last year, we’ve added more strings to our bow yet. Not least of these is the roll-out of our Vehicle Inspection service for dealers, and we’ve seen an increased uptake of our website solutions service and stock management tools — especially allowing smaller dealers to benefit from the cost-savings possible by buying into this package.”