Buying a car

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
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?
6 Feb 2024
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
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
23 Jan 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
2 Jan 2024
Top 10 most reliable cars to buy 2024
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Top 10 most reliable cars to buy 2024

If you’re looking to buy a new car, how do you judge its reliability before taking ownership? The Driver Power survey has the answer…
2 Jan 2024

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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
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 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
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

Your guide to understanding the V5C log book and the rules around it, whether you're buying or selling a car
28 Jul 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
How to check your car’s service history
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How to check your car’s service history

A full service history can add value to your car: here’s how to check it, and where to look for the information.
28 Mar 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
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?
8 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
Best car check websites 2023
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Best car check websites 2023

We rate the sites that can reveal all about a potential used-car buy
3 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
Car auctions guide
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Car auctions guide

The murky world of car auctions explained, with top auction buyers tips to help you grab a great deal
28 Oct 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
Mileage correction and car clocking: is it legal?
EU to crack down on car clocking companies
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Mileage correction and car clocking: is it legal?

Millions of used UK cars have had their mileage changed. We uncover the facts about car clocking and mileage correction services.
21 Sep 2022
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
14 Sep 2022
How to value a car
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How to value a car

If you're buying or selling a car, you'll want to know how much it's worth. So what’s the best way to find the true value of a used car?
12 Sep 2022
How to test drive a car
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How to test drive a car

Our tips and tricks on how to take a test drive in a new or used car
30 Aug 2022
Bangernomics: how to buy a banger and run it for peanuts
Bangernomics: how to buy a banger and run it for peanuts
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Bangernomics: how to buy a banger and run it for peanuts

Buying and running a car for peanuts might seem like a gamble, but it’s achievable if you follow a few rules
16 Aug 2022
Bad credit car leasing: how to lease with a poor credit rating
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Bad credit car leasing: how to lease with a poor credit rating

Here’s all you need to know about leasing a car when you have a bad credit rating
5 Aug 2022
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
29 Jul 2022
Best new car deals 2022 - saloons, estates, and sports cars
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Best new car deals 2022 - saloons, estates, and sports cars

The best saloon, estate, and sports car deals on the market in the UK
7 Jul 2022
Best new car deals 2022 - SUVs
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Best new car deals 2022 - SUVs

The best SUV deals on the market in the UK
7 Jul 2022
Business car leasing: how to lease company cars and save
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Business car leasing: how to lease company cars and save

For many traders and businesses, a business car leasing deal provides easy, affordable access to new vehicles
17 May 2022