• VGM Release 2.0.2.22

    Mar 13, 2017 20:24
    This new release package consists of bugfixes and substantial improvements to the Planner. There are also further enhancements to the Tyres screen along with some other minor new functionality.Bug

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  • VGM 2.0.2.21 Release Notes

    Jan 25, 2017 21:04
    The latest features and fixes for VGM.

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    Choose the right tyres for a better drive

    Sep 27, 2016 10:02
    With the plethora of tyre brands and products that exist today, choosing the right tyres for a vehicle or style of driving can be a laborious task. The EU tyre label, which is now present on all new...

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  • 5 Ways Tyreshop is Brilliant

    Sep 26, 2016 11:29
    Tyreshop is our brilliant new online tyre sales solution, powered by Grouptyre - the UK’s largest tyre wholesaler.

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  • illustration–MOT Test reminders from mobile phones

    Many UK garages now send MOT reminders to their customers

    Sep 23, 2016 10:21
    MOT reminders have been forgotten along with vehicle tax discs. In the past, a vehicle’s tax and MOT were often renewed at the same time and a helpful paper vehicle tax reminder was sent out...

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  • Dangerous Tyres road skid marks

    10 Million UK vehicles being driven with illegal tyres

    Aug 22, 2016 11:47
    ¼ of all vehicles on UK roads being driven with dangerous tyres. A countrywide survey of 340,000 tyres reveal that a possible 10 million vehicles across the UK could be being driven with tyres deemed

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  • £2 million allocated to update technology on UK roads

    Aug 22, 2016 11:36
    Councils investing in new technology to enhance the driving experienceThe department for transport has recently announced that they will be allocating £2 million to councils upon application. The

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  • Independent Garage Mechanic Tyres and MOT

    Independents dwarf franchise garages

    Aug 19, 2016 14:26
    Independent garages are dwarfing franchised workshops in the MOT Testing market, completed a staggering three quarters of all MOT’s carried out in 2015. The 2016 Castrol Professional Car Servicing and

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    The future of driverless cars

    Aug 17, 2016 16:09
    Driverless cars have caused a bit of an upheaval over the past couple of years, inciting polarised reactions and opinions across the board. On the one hand there are those that herald it as the single

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  • Google’s algorithm, mobile-friendly websites and the independent motor trade

    Aug 16, 2016 09:47
    In April 2015 Google made changes to its algorithm. In case you haven’t come across this before, the algorithm is responsible for determining the position of a website in Google’s natural search engine results.

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  • Brexit, the independent motor trade and all that!

    Jul 26, 2016 10:07
    What does Brexit mean for the future of the independent motor trade?

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  • 10 VGM Frequently Asked Questions

    Jul 14, 2016 14:16
    We address some of the more common questions that come through to our support line.

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  • Social media FAQ: How to use social media in the motor trade

    Jun 29, 2016 15:05
    Motasoft ‘Social media FAQ: How to use social media in the motor trade’ helps independent garages to make effective use of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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  • The importance of having a professional website for your business

    Jun 28, 2016 10:00
    It is well understood that owning a website is necessary for any business today - but just how important are they?

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  • Euro 2016 football shirt FREE when you sign up for VGM for 12 months

    Jun 8, 2016 10:28
    Across the UK, June 2016 is a very European flavoured one. However, it’s for two very contrasting reasons...

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  • Book MOTs in a timely fashion for a steady stream of repeat business with minimum time and effort

    May 24, 2016 16:37
    Learn how Virtual Garage Manager (VGM) automates the process of sending MOT reminders to customers with the Reminder Messaging feature.

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  • Hybrid and electric vehicles and the long term future for independent garages

    May 23, 2016 09:24
    When the issue of global warming - or more correctly climate change – comes up amongst petrolheads there’s likely to be a sharp intake of breath and some gnashing of teeth!

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  • 5 things you need to know about Virtual Garage Manager

    May 11, 2016 10:54
    5 things you need to know about VGM 1.Online booking: Using Virtual Garage Manager, you will be able to offer your services to customers online, allowing them to book themselves into your workshop

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  • Take the guesswork out of quotes and save time with Motasoft Job Times

    Apr 26, 2016 17:12
    Motasoft Virtual Garage Manager (VGM) Vehicle Technical Data lets the independent motor trade to get more accurate quotes faster.

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  • 5 ways to get more value from your garage website with Motasite

    Mar 22, 2016 09:56
    There never seems to be enough time in the day. Boring old websites have a look about them. They look a bit amateurish; they’re out of date with cars that have already been shifted.

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  • Welcome to the Motasoft Blog

    Mar 8, 2016 09:37
    Motasoft blog helps to keep independent motor businesses up to speed with all the latest news, issues and discussion that affect the trade.

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  • Change Log 2.0.1.27

    Nov 25, 2015 15:31
    Change log November 2015.

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