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Top Online Tools for Motor Traders

The internet is a fantastic resource if you know where to find the information you need. And if you run your own motor trade business, it can be useful having a stockpile of online resources that you can turn to if you need a bit of advice.

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We’ve had a scout around the internet for some of the best online tools to help you with your motor trade business – take a look and see which ones could help you.

Parking ticket/ Robo Lawyer App

This mobile app claims to be able to defeat most parking tickets and seems to have a great track record. It’s free to use as well and was created by an altruistic teenager. Check it out here

MID (Motor Insurance Database)

The Motor Insurance Database is an online tool that every motor trader should know about. By law you’re required to register every vehicle that is in your possession for longer than two weeks, so being able to access the MID online can be a great timesaver.

Existing Unicom customers can use our MID update facility here.

Use your online access to the MID to quickly add and remove vehicles from the register and keep it up-to-date when you buy or sell a vehicle.


Autotrader is a long-standing pillar of the car sales industry and a place many people turn to to buy and sell used vehicles.

If you’re a part-time motor trader selling used or restored vehicles, Autotrader online is an invaluable tool for displaying the vehicles you have for sale.

Most people browse online before they buy, so make the most of the ease and convenience offered by an online car sales platform.

Online Salary Calculator

Running your own motor trade business, it’s important to make sure you’re paying your employees a fair wage that reflects the industry pay scale. To find out what this is without quizzing every other motor trader in town, simply use the online salary calculator from Motor Trade News.

This salary calculator takes various factors into account and should indicate the market rate for specific job roles. Simply enter the job title, basic salary and benefits, and information about the dealership and a market rate salary will be calculated using Motor Trade Selection’s in-depth knowledge of industry pay scales.

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Online car repair tutorials

Whenever you need advice about vehicle repair, look no further than It has short videos and tutorials that guide you through basic and advanced auto repair.

Of course, an online guide cannot replace good a good mechanic’s training but having an online source of information available as a guide is perfect for filling in knowledge gaps or getting that extra bit of support.

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