Topic: dealer profile

Dealer Spotlight: introducing Carbase and its ambitious plans to expand

Posted by CarGurus Admin on June 17, 2019

1,144: that’s the magic number for Carbase, the family-run used car supermarket with branches in Bristol, Weston-super-Mare, Lympsham and Brent Knoll. It refers to the number of cars it strives to sell every month – mirroring the record set in March 2019.

Carbase aims to achieve this target by focusing on trust, transparency, and fairness – the values laid out by Managing Director Steve Winter when he established the company in 2003.

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Dealer Spotlight: introducing Premier Car Supermarket and its path to growth

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on May 23, 2019

At CarGurus, we believe our dealers have valuable stories and insights worth sharing. Today, we’re featuring Premier Car Supermarket, a large independent dealer group near Derby.  

Picture what a perfectly-designed and located car supermarket might look like, and there’s a chance you’ll conjure up something similar to Premier Car Supermarket’s flagship site in Egginton, near Derby.

Opened just over two years ago, it sits in the centre of a heavily trafficked road network (including the busy A38 that runs between Derby and Burton upon Trent), meaning that not only is it easy to access, but it’s also visible to millions of motorists every week. What’s more, because the site was purchased as an empty field with planning permission already granted, the team at Premier Car Supermarket has been able to create a purpose-built showroom rather than adapting an existing structure.

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Dealer spotlight: using data to inform decisions

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on January 23, 2019

Fords of Winsford is one of the thousands of UK dealers that upgraded to a CarGurus paid listings package. We’ve been working with their group marketing manager, Nathan Quayle, for three years and he views the relationship as a two-way partnership.

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Dealer spotlight: introducing Imperial Car Supermarkets and their ambitious growth plans

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on October 10, 2018

At CarGurus, we believe our dealers have valuable stories and insights worth sharing. Today we’re launching a new series on our blog called dealer spotlights, which will highlight CarGurus customers and their success. Our aim with these profiles is to offer a platform for our dealers to talk about the history of their businesses, as well as to reflect on the used car market as they see it.

The profiles will be written in a way that appeals to dealer and consumer audiences alike, providing added value for dealers who work with CarGurus. From the history of a dealership and its current success, to future aspirations, or even just a unique car it is selling, we’re looking to cover a range of topics from a variety of dealerships. We have no fixed schedule for dealer spotlights – we’ll simply research, write, and publish them when relevant. And while we cannot guarantee if or when a dealership will qualify for a spotlight, any dealer with an interesting story to tell should let us know.

Read on for our first dealer spotlight, which features Imperial Car Supermarkets, a large independent dealership in Southampton.

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Topics: case study, dealer profile, dealer spotlight