Sales up for BCA

Used car values were up again in July after a slight dip the previous month, according to new data from BCA.

It found an 8.2% increase in average values year on year, with the headline figure up £635, which represents a 1.7% increase.

Although model mix and seasonal variations have a part to play, the headline figures suggest resilience in the used car market. Year on year the average age of vehicles sold by BCA dropped, from 61.37 months in July 2015 to 56.86 months this year. Average mileage has also fallen as values have continued to rise.

Simon Henstock, BCA chief operating officer UK remarketing, said, ‘Supply and demand remain well balanced, despite the typical slowdown the market experiences once the summer holiday period begins. Sales were well attended throughout BCA’s 23-strong auction network in July and online bidding was strong, but it is noticeable that buyers are being more selective about condition, preparation and presentation in the remarketing sector.’