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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 cars & vans

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
Pay-as-you-go black box car finance explained
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Pay-as-you-go black box car finance explained

Even with bad credit you may be able to get pay-as-you-go (PAYG) car finance with a black box scheme.
5 May 2022
Ex-Motability cars – should you buy one?
Ex-Motability cars
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Ex-Motability cars – should you buy one?

Ex-Motability cars are commonplace on the UK used car market but what are the pros and cons when it comes to buying one?
25 Apr 2022
Car leasing with insurance: what is it and how does it work?
Leasing a car with insurance
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Car leasing with insurance: what is it and how does it work?

Leasing a car with insurance as part of the deal is a good way to keep things simple, but might not be the cheapest way to insure your car
14 Apr 2022
Short-term car leasing: how to lease a car for one to 12 months
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Short-term car leasing: how to lease a car for one to 12 months

If you need a new car for just a few months, a short-term lease could be the answer
6 Apr 2022
Genesis at-home test drive programme announced for the UK
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Genesis at-home test drive programme announced for the UK

Potential UK customers can now sample the Genesis range with demonstrator cars being delivered directly to their door
5 Apr 2022
How to refinance a car
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How to refinance a car

What is car refinancing and should you consider it?
28 Mar 2022
What is guarantor car finance?
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What is guarantor car finance?

Find out what guarantor finance is and if you should get it.
24 Mar 2022
Free car finance calculator: compare UK used car finance quotes, fast
Car finance calculator tool. Compare car finance quotes
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Free car finance calculator: compare UK used car finance quotes, fast

Our used car finance calculator tool lets you compare quotes from top UK lenders. Find out how much you could borrow for your next car
18 Mar 2022
What the global semiconductor chip shortage means for UK car buyers
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What the global semiconductor chip shortage means for UK car buyers

Semiconductor chip shortages have taken their toll on the car market in 2020, 2021 and 2022, so prepare to wait for your new car to arrive.
3 Mar 2022
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MG curbs petrol car orders due to “short-term” supply issues
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MG curbs petrol car orders due to “short-term” supply issues

British brand suggests its dealers should instead encourage electric and hybrid models to prospective petrol MG buyers
2 Mar 2022
'Brands will need new tricks to make electric cars affordable'
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Opinion

'Brands will need new tricks to make electric cars affordable'

John McIlroy thinks manufacturers will use the electric car rollout to change the buying process
2 Mar 2022
Car dealer for the day: inside car sales and aftersales at a franchised showroom
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Car dealer for the day: inside car sales and aftersales at a franchised showroom

We play the part of car dealer and find out how dealerships have coped with Covid, the semiconductor shortage and new ways of doing business
28 Feb 2022
Buying a new car - your complete guide
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Buying a new car - your complete guide

Our top tips for buying a new car from dealers, online brokers, car supermarkets and the questions you should be asking
28 Feb 2022
What should you do at the end of a PCP car finance deal?
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What should you do at the end of a PCP car finance deal?

Make sure you choose the right option when your PCP deal ends
25 Feb 2022
Subprime car loans and bad credit finance explained
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Subprime car loans and bad credit finance explained

Just because you’ve got a bad credit score doesn’t mean you can’t get a car on finance. Here’s all you need to know about subprime car loans
11 Feb 2022
Volvo launches online sales platform for used cars
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Volvo launches online sales platform for used cars

New service allows customers to buy second-hand Volvo cars directly from the manufacturer and entirely online
8 Feb 2022
Car buyers value quality and style more than safety or low emissions
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Car buyers value quality and style more than safety or low emissions

A study conducted by Autovia has found a brand’s reputation is key when it comes to attracting new car buyers.
24 Jan 2022
What is a balloon payment?
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What is a balloon payment?

If you’ve ever taken out a PCP car finance deal, you may have heard of a balloon payment. If you’re unsure exactly what it is, we’re here to help...
7 Dec 2021
High-mileage cars: should you buy one?
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High-mileage cars: should you buy one?

Used cars with high mileage are often avoided, but is a well-used car as scary as many think?
27 Nov 2021
Rejecting a new or used car: your car consumer rights explained
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Rejecting a new or used car: your car consumer rights explained

Sometimes a dream car purchase can turn into a nightmare. When you can't get problems sorted the nuclear option is to reject the car - here's how to d…
26 Nov 2021
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
26 Nov 2021
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Car warranty advice: manufacturer warranty cover and extended warranties explained
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Car warranty advice: manufacturer warranty cover and extended warranties explained

Whether you’re buying a new or used car, a warranty provides great peace of mind. Here’s what they cover, what they don't, and how long they last...
12 Nov 2021
How to spot a flood-damaged car
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How to spot a flood-damaged car

Flood water can have a huge effect on a car, both seen and unseen. But how do you know if the car you're about to buy is flood-damaged?
23 Jul 2021
"The unthinkable is happening: used cars are going up in value"
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Opinion

"The unthinkable is happening: used cars are going up in value"

With the semi-conductor crisis driving up the value of used cars, editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks it's a good time to part exchange
21 Jul 2021
What is BuyaCar?
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What is BuyaCar?

Online used car sales site BuyaCar offers a vast array of cars that can be bought from the comfort of your home and delivered to your door.
23 Jun 2021
What is car GAP insurance?
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What is car GAP insurance?

We explain GAP and finance GAP insurance for cars, and ask whether you really need it
20 May 2021
Petrol or diesel: which fuel is better?
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Petrol or diesel: which fuel is better?

Hybrids and EVs are on the rise, but the petrol vs diesel dilemma remains for most new car buyers
4 Dec 2020
Best car discounts 2022: big savings on the best new cars
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Best car discounts 2022: big savings on the best new cars

These are our picks of the best discounts and deals on some of our favourite cars, with something for everyone
2 Dec 2020
Pre-registered cars: buying guide
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Pre-registered cars: buying guide

We explore the pros and cons of picking a pre-reg car instead of buying a brand new car
26 Nov 2020
Haggling tips: how to negotiate the best price of a new car
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Haggling tips: how to negotiate the best price of a new car

When you’re haggling over the price of a new car, here are the things you should say and the traps to avoid
4 Nov 2020
Ford to launch online car sales this summer
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Ford to launch online car sales this summer

Lockdown has accelerated Ford’s plans to offer a complete online service
4 Jun 2020