We are delighted to announce that we have just signed an exclusive deal with carcliq.co.uk – the revolutionary new site for all aspects of buying, selling and talking about cars on the internet. By combining the very best stock management features, user-friendly and elegant interface, comprehensive car reviews, a team of dedicated account managers and an extensive consumer-facing marketing campaign for 2013 to encourage footfall, CarCliq have already made their mark on the motor industry despite only launching to the trade three weeks ago.

CarCliq was founded by Antony Lewis, a 30 year veteran of the car industry who was frustrated at the previous internet research, buying and discussion offerings. He realised that the power of bringing together buyers, sellers and drivers in a dynamic conversation to facilitate decision-making wasn’t being utilised effectively, and the ability for users to streamline their search was missing. Their solution goes further than the usual online forecourts or classified advertising engines however, by connecting the dots of the buying, owning and selling chain. The trade and motorists can now communicate with each other using CarCliq, and gather extensive information at the click of a button. Key features of the site include local dealer searches, ‘car alert’ for when a vehicle matching the specified criteria appears on the site, fair and unbiased advice, detailed reviews, and of course the ability to search for a new or used car. CarCliq pride themselves on not only being accessible and affordable, but their focus is firmly on achieving success for both buyer and seller.

Our marketing manager Steph Colinswood comments: “This venture will involve copious cross-marketing platforms so dealers/consumers can expect to see much more of us and CarCliq during 2013! We are very pleased to be working alongside them and hope that more buyers will be encouraged to choose our dealerships because of the warranty available, which will show our support for the ever-growing network. A warranty is often a clincher when it comes to buying a car, and we are aiming to encourage more consumers to ask the dealer questions – is the warranty cover the best level available for their car? Does it cover the parts and labour? What happens when the car exceeds the age and mileage parameters outlined by the cover? Is there an excess to pay and how many claims can they make? By doing this we are also enabling dealers to demonstrate confidence in both their stock and product offerings, to ultimately improve margin and retention, whilst negating the stereotype that warranties aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.” 

CarCliq are launching to consumers via a colossal marketing campaign beginning at the end of January, so until then dealers can advertise unlimited stock for FREE! Simply visit www.carcliq.co.uk and click on ‘Create account’. If you need any technical help please email Laurence Davidson (laurence.davidson@carcliq.co.uk) or call 01923 438119.

CarCliq first launched as a discussion forum in August 2012, becoming fully operational in October 2012 for dealers to list their stock. It is the culmination of two years’ preparation by a team of expert people drawn from marketing, digital and business development backgrounds. We hope you will join the revolution and look forward to seeing you on CarCliq soon!