Protecting Your Motor Trade Business

Running a motor trade business comes with a lot of responsibility. This being the case you want to take any steps you can to protect it.

Below are some of the most important aspects of protecting a motor trade business.

Making your premises secure

One of the most important things to do when running a motor trade business is making your premises secure. This particularly important it you have a lot of expensive vehicles on your premises as they can very easily be targeted by thieves and vandals.

In addition to installing security cameras and lights, you should also also think about using barbed wire or speaks to keep people out of your premises when it’s closed. Taking measures such as these will not only help to protect your business but it will also lower the cost of your insurance too.

Getting the right cover

The most basis type of cover you’ll need when running a motor trade business is road risks insurance. This will enable you and your staff to work on customer vehicles as well as driving them. However road risks cover is what you need at minimum. You should also consider getting cover for things like liability claims and breakdowns. You can also get what is known as a combined motor trade insurance policy. This is a type of cover that will cover all aspects of your business, from your vehicles and premises to tools, stock and cash.

There are many great insurance comparison services out there where you can easily get quotes from different motor trade insurance providers. One such site  is

Getting a lot of quotes is always recommended since it will help you to avoid overspending on your insurance.

Hiring the right people

Another very important aspect of protecting your business is to make sure you hire the right people. This will depend on what type of motor trade business you run. For example if you run a workshop then you’ll of course need staff who are highly trained. If you run a car showroom then this will require a different set of skills.

In any case, you want to hire people who are enthusiastic and reliable.