An Industry On The Fringe

The auto industry has always seen it’s fair share of issues. From unaffordable cars to too many people selling second-hand; companies have to work very hard to keep money coming in. Unfortunately, in a lot of places, this great industry has found itself in a terrible state. Cars aren’t selling, and companies are folding. But, most of all; people are struggling to get rid of their old cars. The next few years will change this market vastly. And, there are things on the horizon that even that experts can’t predict. To help you to understand these changes and issues, this post will be going through them. So, now, you just have to adapt to sell your own motor.

The problem with this industry comes from trust and modern advancements. As with any old industry, older manufacturers will always struggle to keep up with the larger ones. A great example of this comes in the form of electric cars. Companies like Tesla have formed, making electric only cars. And, a lot of the old kids on the block can’t keep up with this change. Along with this, advancements in self-driving tech is holding some companies back. When companies can’t keep up with growing markets, they will almost always suffer. If this wasn’t bad enough; there’s even more to this issue. The economy prevents a lot of people buying new. Instead, they are buying second-hand. While this is better for the environment and smaller businesses; the bigger companies need new sales.

Of course, like any slump in a trade like this; there’s always a solution. But, unfortunately, it might already be too late for some businesses. Companies that don’t have examples of electric or hybrid cars at this point probably won’t be able to catch up. It takes a long time to develop this sort of technology. And, companies have to do it by themselves. So, starting late means that they will always be behind. But, there is still the chance for other companies to adapt. Renault is a great example of this. Taking a leap out of Smart’s books, they’ve created their own tiny 2-seater electric car. The Twingo is smaller than pretty much anything else out there. And, it’s incredibly cheap. So, this shows that there can be a change; if the work is put in.

This doesn’t help you when you’re trying to sell your own car, though. Thankfully, the used market is currently bustling. And, the only thing you need to worry about is the way that you sell your car. In most cases, you can get a much better return if you sell your car privately. Selling to a garage will mean that you have to pay for their profits; by getting less back. Instead, you should be looking for websites that host cars for sale. This will enable you to ask for the right price for your car. And, it can often make the sale much faster.

Hopefully, this will give you a good idea of what’s happening to the current auto industry. Of course, this market isn’t going to disappear. But, a lot of the companies currently occupying it might. But, ultimately, this will make way for greater things.

Emily Muelford
Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.