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Dealer Spotlight with Perrys

Posted by Andrew Dooley on March 22, 2021

At CarGurus, we believe our dealers have valuable stories and insights worth sharing. Today, we’re featuring Perrys.  

The History

In 1908, Harold Perry founded a business selling motor accessories and was soon appointed as Ford’s main dealer for London. Perrys expanded into other areas over the years and in 1982 Perrys branched out from Ford into other franchises. This expansion laid the foundations for the 51 dealerships and 30 locations you’ll find Perrys at today.

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Dealer Spotlight with RRG Group

Posted by Andrew Dooley on February 15, 2021

At CarGurus, we believe our dealers have valuable stories and insights worth sharing. Today, we’re featuring the RRG Group.  

The History

From humble beginnings in 1967, the RRG Group has grown to become one of the biggest and most successful dealer groups in the North, with new and used car dealerships across the North West and West Yorkshire regions. Over the last 50 years the RRG Group has seen many developments, acquisitions, sales, expansions, building developments; all of which have helped to position the Group as a successful diverse business.

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Contactless Services Feature Availability Update

Posted by Andrew Dooley on February 5, 2021

During the pandemic, many of our dealer partners have participated in CarGurus’ Contactless Services offering, which gives dealerships the flexibility to opt in or opt out to advertising a range of contactless services that they make available to prospective buyers.

Given the current national lockdown restrictions and after talking with many of our dealers, we have decided to temporarily suspend the availability of “free test drive at home” and “private dealer appointments” from the menu of advertisable services. These services will not appear on listings at this time. Once the lockdown restrictions ease, dealers will be able to opt back into these services.

We know that the nature and timing of government restrictions differ from country to country, and we believe this approach helps to reduce confusion for consumers and best serves our dealers.

CarGurus is committed to supporting both our dealers and consumers in the UK, and to supporting the community at large as we all work together to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Dealer Spotlight with Carbase

Posted by Andrew Dooley on January 11, 2021

At CarGurus, we believe our dealers have valuable stories and insights worth sharing. Today, we’re featuring Carbase.  

The History

Carbase was founded in 2003 to serve the communities around Bristol with quality used car sales. From humble beginnings and a handful of used cars on sale, Carbase grew into one of the UK’s leading used car supermarkets. Carbase now operates over 5 locations around the South West of England, stocking over 3000 used cars on sale at any one time.

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Dealer Stories with CarGurus

Posted by Andrew Dooley on January 8, 2021

Hear what our customers have to say about the CarGurus Difference. In this short video, we drop in on Vertu Motors, Shelbourne Motor Group, Jardine Motors Group amongst others and hear what they have to say about their experience as a CarGurus partner.

Interested in the benefits a CarGurus and PistonHeads partnership can bring to your dealership? Call now on 0808 164 9352 or click here to request a call from our team.

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Dealer Spotlight with Swansway Group

Posted by Andrew Dooley on November 12, 2020

At CarGurus, we believe our dealers have valuable stories and insights worth sharing. Today, we’re featuring Swansway Group.  

The History

Michael Smyth founded Swansway Group in 2003 along with his three sons, David, John, and Peter, all of whom are motor industry born and bred. Swansway has grown and thrived in the intervening years with a range of approved dealership franchises covering Audi, Jaguar, Honda, Land Rover, Peugeot, SEAT, Volkswagen, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, as well as a state-of-the-art accident repair centre.

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Topics: customer success story, dealer profile, dealer spotlight

Dealer Spotlight with Riverside Motor Group

Posted by Andrew Dooley on October 14, 2020

At CarGurus, we believe our dealers have valuable stories and insights worth sharing. Today, we’re featuring Riverside Motor Group, an independently-owned dealership in Yorkshire.  

The History

Established in 1982, Riverside Motor Group is an independently-owned business that prides itself on outstanding customer service across award-winning dealerships located in Doncaster, Wakefield, and Hull. Riverside Motor Group includes authorised Volvo, SEAT and Mitsubishi dealers, and their dealerships are recognised by their respective car manufacturers as offering the highest standards of customer service and care.

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Topics: CarGurus news, case study, dealer spotlight

New Products and Features released!

Posted by Andrew Dooley on September 29, 2020

New Dealer Dashboard

A new, refreshed navigation is coming to your Dealer Dashboard in October! This update will save you time and help you easily access key dashboard functions, such as your package performance, leads, as well as market and stock insights.

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Reach more buyers across the UK with Area Boost

Posted by Andrew Dooley on September 9, 2020

CarGurus is excited to rename and launch Area Boost (previously called ‘Delivery’ during our testing phase) for our dealer partners. Area Boost is an opportunity to sell your vehicles to buyers across the UK.

  • Expand Your Market: Increase exposure and show your listings to low-funnel buyers outside of your local market
  • Grow Buyer Interactions: Get more buyers to your listings — participating dealers start at 37% more Vehicle Detail Page (VDP) views from buyers in their target market
  • Meet Buyer Demand: Compete in low-supply markets by making it easy for buyers to find the cars they want
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Topics: area boost, CarGurus news, delivery

Partner focus with Shelbourne Motor Group

Posted by Andrew Dooley on July 10, 2020

We dropped in on our partners at Shelbourne Motor Group to talk about their dealerships’ family roots and growth into one of Northern Ireland’s leading dealerships.

In this video, Shelbourne Motor Group’s Sales Director, Paul Ward, and, Group Marketing Manager Ronan Marshall discuss:

  • How they adapt to changing customer trends
  • How they use reporting to measure leads and car sales from CarGurus
  • How their dealership integrates CarGurus’ Pricing Tool into their everyday pricing strategy
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