What Car? goes on tour

What Car? Goes On Tour

What Car? beats target of visiting 365 UK dealers and manufacturers to celebrate a year of New Car Buying success

– What Car? raises £3850 for the automotive industry’s independent charity, Ben, with week-long UK tour taking in over 365 retailers and manufacturers.

– Epic trip celebrates one-year anniversary of new What Car? website and New Car Buying platform

– Ben is the UK automotive industry’s independent charity, promoting health and wellbeing in the sector

– What Car?’s website and New Car Buying platform has more than 1.7 million unique monthly users and 13 million monthly page impressions

– To find out more about the award-winning What Car? website or the latest New Car Buying deals, visit: www.whatcar.com

What Car? has completed a marathon tour of UK car retailers and manufacturers to raise £3850 for the UK automotive industry’s independent charity Ben.

Travelling the length and breadth of the country, from Hendy Renault in Portsmouth, to West End Garage Skoda in Stirling, the tour celebrated the first birthday of What Car?’s relaunched website and New Car Buying platform, which has recorded more than 150 million page impressions since going live last September.

Ben works within the UK automotive industry to provide support for its workers and their families, with services to benefit health and wellbeing during their time in the industry and beyond.

The What Car? team visited more than 365 franchised retailers and manufacturers across the UK in the space of just one week, with £10 donated to Ben for every stop-off, and exceeded their original target to raise a total of £3850. What Car? was also joined by Car Dealer’s‘Bangers4Ben’ taxi for a leg of the tour in Portsmouth.

Rachael Prasher, Managing Director of What Car?, said: “We are all very grateful for the time our participating retailers and manufacturers have given to host us for our tour across the UK. We are incredibly proud to have partnered with such an inspiring charity as Ben.

“Our New Car Buying platform and new website have transformed our business, and we have enjoyed significant growth over the past 12 months as a result. By working with franchised retailers we are able to directly help customers get their hands on the new car they have been looking for at a fair price for all.”

Matt Wigginton, Business Development Director at Ben, said: “The work What Car? has done to support Ben through this partnership is incredible. We are overwhelmed with the amount the team have been able to raise with the help of the retailers and manufacturers that they visited.

“We appreciate the key relationship What Car? has with dealers and manufacturers, and the impact which their contribution and collaboration with Ben on this venture will have across the automotive industry. Thank you for all the hard work, and we look forward to seeing the money raised be put to good use.”

With a focus on new car buying, What Car? received significant investment for its digital infrastructure last year, allowing the What Car? website and New Car Buying e-commerce platform to be fully redesigned. The new online automotive destination has proved to be a great success following its launch, with more than 1.7 million unique users every month and over 13 million monthly page impressions.

To find out more about the revamped What Car? website and New Car Buying page, visit: www.whatcar.com/

To donate to Ben, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/whatcar