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Buying a car

Most reliable cars to buy 2024
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Most reliable cars to buy 2024

How do you judge a new car’s reliability before taking ownership? The Driver Power survey has the answer…
12 Jun 2024
Best car check app 2024
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Best car check app 2024

We check seven phone car check apps to see if they are hot or not
28 May 2024
What is an HPI check?
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What is an HPI check?

Many adverts will mention that a car is “HPI clear”, but what is an HPI check and should you get one on the car you're buying?
20 May 2024
Buying a used car: your complete guide
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Buying a used car: your complete guide

Buying a used car from a dealer or privately isn’t always easy. So here is our advice and tips on how to buy your dream second-hand motor
20 May 2024
Car finance explained: a simple guide to paying for your new car
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Car finance explained: a simple guide to paying for your new car

A comprehensive guide to hire purchase, PCP, contract hire and more, for anyone buying a new car on finance
20 May 2024
Car insurance write-off categories explained: what are Cat N and Cat S cars?
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Car insurance write-off categories explained: what are Cat N and Cat S cars?

Cat S and Cat N insurance write-off classifications replaced the old Cat C and Cat D groups in 2017; but what do they mean and how do they work?
20 May 2024
Used car checklist: key points to look for when buying
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Used car checklist: key points to look for when buying

Read our used vehicle checklist to help you make a safer, more informed choice when buying any used car
7 May 2024

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How to avoid buying a car with outstanding finance
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How to avoid buying a car with outstanding finance

There’s a risk that the car you’re thinking of buying might have outstanding finance. Here’s what happens if you unknowingly buy one and how to avoid …
3 May 2024
The secrets of getting the best part exchange price for your car
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The secrets of getting the best part exchange price for your car

If you’re thinking of buying a new car and using your old one as part exchange, this is the guide for you…
3 May 2024
Repossessed cars: what are they and should you buy one?
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Repossessed cars: what are they and should you buy one?

Find out what happens if your car is repossessed, and what to look out for if you're thinking of buying a repo car
2 May 2024
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Free car valuation: how much is my car worth?
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Free car valuation: how much is my car worth?

Enter a UK car registration number below and get your free valuation in seconds
1 May 2024
Car valuations: your car could be worth more than you think
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Car valuations: your car could be worth more than you think

When buying or selling a car, you’ll want to know how much it’s worth but what’s the best way to find the true value of a car and once you know the va…
19 Apr 2024
Transferring a private number plate: a guide moving registration plates from car to car online
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Transferring a private number plate: a guide moving registration plates from car to car online

Need to know how to transfer a private number plate between vehicles? Our step-by-step guide breaks it down
9 Apr 2024
Selling a car with outstanding finance is easier than you think…
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Selling a car with outstanding finance is easier than you think…

We look at whether you can sell a car with outstanding finance and things you should consider beforehand
5 Apr 2024
How to buy or sell a car at auction and get a great price
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How to buy or sell a car at auction and get a great price

Buying or selling a car at auction can be both a fun and daunting experience. Our car auction guide should make it more of the former and less of the …
4 Apr 2024
A car’s registered keeper and owner isn’t always the same person, here’s why…
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A car’s registered keeper and owner isn’t always the same person, here’s why…

The registered keeper and owner of a car don’t have to be the same person and each has different responsibilities
4 Apr 2024
What is a V5C? Vehicle log book rules for car buyers and sellers
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What is a V5C? Vehicle log book rules for car buyers and sellers

We explain the V5C log book and the rules around it, whether you're selling or buying a car
3 Apr 2024
Why your car’s service history really matters
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Why your car’s service history really matters

A full service history can add a lot of value to a used car. We explain everything you need to know
3 Apr 2024
Mis-sold car finance scandal: could you be due compensation?
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Mis-sold car finance scandal: could you be due compensation?

Did you buy a car on finance between April 2007 and January 2021? You could be owed thousands!
21 Mar 2024
Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2024
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Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2024

Looking for a car that’s cheap to insure? We’ve listed the cars with the cheapest insurance group ratings on sale in the UK today
8 Mar 2024
Car depreciation explained: future residual values and how they’re calculated
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Car depreciation explained: future residual values and how they’re calculated

What is car depreciation, how does it work and what can you do to minimise it on your car? We reveal all in our guide…
21 Feb 2024
Old Cat C and Cat D insurance write-off categories explained
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Old Cat C and Cat D insurance write-off categories explained

A new write-off category system was introduced in 2017, but plenty of Cat C and Cat D cars are still on the used market. We explain what these categor…
9 Feb 2024
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Best new car deals 2024
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Best new car deals 2024

Thinking of buying a new car? These are some of the best new car deals on the market right now…
26 Jan 2024
Agency model: it’s coming to UK car dealers but what does it mean for buyers?
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Agency model: it’s coming to UK car dealers but what does it mean for buyers?

‘No-haggle’ agency car showrooms mean fixed-price deals for many brands, but they also threaten established dealers and may reduce competition.
9 Oct 2023
Best GAP insurance 2023
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Best GAP insurance 2023

Which is best if you want to mind the GAP?
5 Oct 2023
How to check if a car is taxed and insured
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How to check if a car is taxed and insured

Your car needs to be taxed and insured to be legally allowed on UK roads. Here’s how to check that you’re covered…
2 Oct 2023
Buying a car privately: tips, advice and your rights
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Buying a car privately: tips, advice and your rights

Buying a car privately can be daunting, but follow our advice to get the best deals with the least hassle
2 Oct 2023
When is the best time to buy a car?
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When is the best time to buy a car?

When looking to buy a new or used car, timing could be the difference between getting a good deal or not. We reveal the best times to buy, and why.
18 Sep 2023
New car delivery times 2023: how long will you have to wait?
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New car delivery times 2023: how long will you have to wait?

No one likes having to wait for their new car so we called key manufacturers to get their latest UK lead times
12 Jun 2023
Best new cars for under £500 per month
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Best new cars for under £500 per month

With a generous budget of £500 per month, you can get into some truly top cars
10 Feb 2023
Best new cars for under £400 per month
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Best new cars for under £400 per month

Got some cash to splash? These are the best new cars for under £400 per month
8 Feb 2023
Best new cars for under £350 per month
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Best new cars for under £350 per month

After a fresh set of wheels? Check out the best new cars for under £350 per month
8 Feb 2023
How to buy a car online
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How to buy a car online

Not sure how to buy a car online? Read our step-by-step guide to get you through the process
13 Dec 2022
Should you buy or lease your new car?
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Should you buy or lease your new car?

Is it better to buy or lease a new car? We’re here to talk you through the benefits of each to help you decide
17 Oct 2022