Car dealerships across the UK have experienced a busy Sunday as the new 2015 registration plates have been released.
As is the case every year, the new plates came out on 1 March, with many car buyers wasting no time in going to their local dealership to pick a vehicle with the latest plates attached. For car dealers selling either new or used vehicles, these are key dates in the calendar which usually result in an upturn in business, with many motorists trading in older cars to get their hands on a new model.
Importantly, any car dealer operating out of a set premises will need to ensure they have public liability cover as part of their combined motor trade insurance, especially if they experience a sudden stampede of new customers flocking to buy cars with the 15-plates. Indeed, this type of insurance is required of any customer-facing business as it ensures there is cover in place in case a member of the public should be involved in an accident while on the site.
Car Dealer Magazine reported that Sunday saw a hive of activity at showrooms up and down the country. Social media was awash with dealerships showing off their sparkling new vehicles and demonstrating just how many people had come out to get their hands on the new plates first.
According to the Nottingham Post, the Nottingham Audi dealership handed over the keys to 25 new cars on Sunday alone.