Weston-super-Mare (PRWEB UK) 29 July 2013
Carbase, the South-West’s largest independent used car dealership, defied the economic gloom across the UK used car market to record an increase of 11% in its sales figures for the first quarter of 2013 compared to the previous year. The latest Used Car Sales Index from Experian – a global information services company – revealed the lowest first quarter sales since 2005, down five percent on 2012; with over eighty eight thousand less cars sold across the UK.
Despite used car sales in the South West suffering a 3.2% downturn, Carbase, a used car specialist near Bristol, managed to increase sales by 14% above the local average. One reason for Carbase’s ability to buck this nationwide trend is their comprehensive stock of the most popular second hand cars such as Ford’s Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo; Vauxhall’s Corsa and Astra; as well as Volkswagen’s Golf and Polo, which are available on competitively-priced used car finance deals.
Raoul Wedge-Thomas, Marketing Manager at Carbase is “delighted” that Carbase has maintained strong sales figures in this tough economic climate believing there to be a “combination of reasons” behind the dealership’s improved quarterly figures, saying: “At Carbase, we put a big emphasis on putting our customers’ needs first and that’s why we invested heavily in improving our digital offering to make our stock more accessible to customers on the move.
"Our dealership prides itself on offering a good mix of used cars available with options suitable for the first time buyer right up to big-budget executive cars. Better still, each and every one of our second hand cars are comprehensively inspected and HPI-checked before going on sale in order to ensure that our customers only get the very best available cars.”
Carbase is the largest independent used car dealership in the South-West with locations across Bristol; including Weston-super-Mare, Lympsham and Brent Knoll. It has cemented a reputation for stocking a wide range of top quality used cars across its three locations; including used Audi, BMW, Ford, and used VW cars and many more makes and models. Carbase also provides a comprehensive after sales service using fully-accredited technicians and the latest diagnostic equipment to professionally service, MOT and repair second hand cars in its authorised servicing centres in Lympsham and Weston-super-Mare.