As the British economy gets back to normal, lots of people are thinking of starting new businesses or changing their career to something more interesting and rewarding. As a result, many car enthusiasts out there are moving into the motor trade, or related businesses, so they can get their motor fix at work, as well as in their free time.
However, for someone just starting out in the motor trade, it can be a little confusing as to which professions are actually counted as motor trade by law, and therefore would require motor trade insurance. The last thing you want to do is start a new business, and then find out that you don’t have the correct insurance coverage. You’d be breaking the law, and it would mean possibly giving up your new business and going back to your old, less interesting profession. So, with that in mind, here’s a list of some of the most common motor trade professions, all of which would need to be covered by motor trade insurance:
The buying and selling of motor vehicles – this includes major operations like car showrooms, as well running a business from your private property.
Car washing – both fixed and mobile car washing facilities are included here, as are valet services.
Vehicle maintenance and repair – again, this also includes running such a business from your own home, as well as from a dedicated workspace or garage.
Accident and breakdown services – such as motorway emergency services, towing, and breakdown services.
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