Over the past two decades and particularly the last five years, usage of computers and the internet has grown at an incredible rate and continues to do so year on year. Almost everybody in the western world has access to the internet and it is used for all kinds of purposes, most notably online shopping in more recent years.
In terms of automobiles for example, nobody would ever have considered searching the internet for a vehicle say fifteen or twenty years ago – but it is now becoming ever more popular. Research we have conducted shows us that buyyourcar.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading car sites which is very diverse in the information which it displays.
They have a section on MOT and servicing which allows people to compare the prices offered by the garages in their area. This service is actually the first of its kind in the UK and makes it simple for people to get the cheapest deal on an MOT or service for their model. Garages are displayed by proximity to the user’s postcode along with comprehensive pricing information.
Leasing and contract hire vehicles can also be enquired about – a user fills in a form with their details and submits it to get quotes on the model they are after. However results are not displayed instantaneously; rather the information is sent to lease brokers around the country and the user receives quotes via email from them soon after. If the user has a car in mind they simply enter it in the search form, for example lease Honda Civic, lease Citroen C3, lease Mazda 5, lease BMW 1 Series or lease Seat Leon.
A very similar section to this is the car parts one. It works in an almost identical fashion; if the user knows which replacement part they need for a particular car they simply enter this information in the online form and submit it. Their details are sent off to hundreds of suppliers and they are replied to with quotes via emails within a matter of minutes.
The new car section on the site has information about vehicles which are currently in production and sold by manufacturers in the UK. Comprehensive car details are listed here including pricing structures, safety equipment included, interior technology, available engines, fuel economy and CO2 emissions. A user can compare the prices of all of the different derivatives of a certain model as well as exploring the differences in their features and specifications. Brochures and free quotes can be requested too.
In addition there is a section for used vehicles where users can browse between a huge array of used cars. If they know the make or even the model of the vehicle they are interested in the person enters it into the search fields, where additional information can be submitted – for example a post code, a price range or an engine size – to specify the results.