A guide to electric vehicles
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by Gemma Simpson
3d ago
Sales of electric vehicles in the UK have risen considerably over the last few years. As of June 2022, there were approximately 477,000 electric cars on UK roads. With the increase in EV sales and the constant media coverage they are gaining, we understand that consumers are still asking that all-important question ‘is an electric car the most suitable option for my car buying needs?’ We want to help you answer that question and this guide will cover topics such as the pros and cons of buying an electric vehicle to how much they cost to run. If you are thinking about making your next car an el ..read more
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How to get car finance for older cars
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by Gemma Simpson
3d ago
With the current slowdown in production of new cars cluttering our news feeds it’s no wonder people are looking for older vehicles when it comes to their next car purchase. Whilst looking for a second-hand bargain seems a great option, there are some risks you should be aware of when it comes to older vehicles and especially if you are planning on using car finance to fund it. Take a look at the below helpful information when it comes to getting car finance for older cars. How old can a used car be for finance? Each lender will likely have their own criteria when it comes to the age and mileag ..read more
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Buying a Car Privately
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by Gemma Simpson
3d ago
The first thing to do when buying a car privately is make sure you have a good idea of the type of vehicle you would like to buy. Think about your motoring needs such as do you need petrol or diesel, 5 or 3 doors, insurance, and road tax costs. Narrowing down the type of vehicle you want will help you make the right long-term decision. Websites such as Auto Trader and Motors are a good starting point as they are the most popular vehicle advertising sites and the majority of car sellers (private or dealerships) will use them to promote their vehicles. Also, Gumtree is a popular site for private ..read more
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IVA Car Finance
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by Gemma Simpson
1M ago
Do you want a new car but are worried you won’t be accepted for finance due to being in an IVA?. We understand that just because you may be in an IVA it doesn’t stop you needing a new set of wheels to get to work or take the kids to school. Being in an IVA doesn’t always mean you will be declined for car finance, but the element of affordability will be key to helping you get approved for finance. As specialists in providing car finance for those who may have experienced bad credit in the past, we want to help you get back on the road to better credit. What is an Individual Voluntary Agreement ..read more
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Winter Driving Tips
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by Hayley O'Connor
1M ago
Winter is just around the corner, and we all know winter can bring testing conditions for all drivers, whether it’s light snow, heavy rain or icy roads, we have put together some useful tips to help you drive safe this winter. Check tyres for adequate tread Poor tyres will not grip when driving on snow and ice. If you live in an area where snow is common, it might be worth changing to winter tyres with deeper tread. Weather worn tyres can result in aquaplaning and accidents. Charges of up to £2500 for driving without due care and attention can be issued if the tyres are considered unsuitable f ..read more
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Best cars for motorway driving
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by Gemma Simpson
2M ago
It is always a good idea to think about the type of driving you do when looking to purchase your next car. This is because certain car types are better for certain types of driving. Do you do a lot of motorway driving and looking for a suitable set of wheels that will be cost-effective and a nice comfortable drive for those long journeys? Below we take a look at a number of factors you may want to consider when purchasing your new car. Best small car for motorway driving Audi A1 This is at the premium end of the small car market, but we think is a great choice if you do a lot of motorway drivi ..read more
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Parts of a car – explained
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by Gemma Simpson
2M ago
From brakes to spark plugs, getting your head around the different parts of a car can be confusing. Our labelled parts of a car will help you cut through the jargon when you take your car for its regular MOT or service. Before you buy a used car you must also keep in mind other costs too such as MOT, servicing, and maintenance costs that may incur over the years. As buying a car can be expensive, we’ve included the average price of replacement car parts to help you get a feel for potential future repair costs. Car Parts List ALTERNATOR The alternator is an electrical generator that converts m ..read more
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How often should you service your car?
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by Gemma Simpson
2M ago
The purpose of the car service is to ensure the vehicle is safe to drive, maximise the car’s value, improve the longevity of the vehicle and, if your vehicle is still under manufacturer’s warranty, then it will maintain the validity of the warranty too. Take a look at the below information on how often your car should be serviced and the different types available. What is a car service? A car service is when you take your car to a garage for a regular check-up. A mechanic will look at your car’s condition and check parts for wear and tear, like brakes, oil, filters, and lights. How often shoul ..read more
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Diesel or Petrol? Which is the right choice for you?
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by Gemma Simpson
2M ago
We understand there are many choices you will have to make when it comes to buying a car. From what colour car you like, to how many doors would be suitable, what size boot do you need and so on. What type of fuel your vehicle runs off could be one the of the most important depending on your driving circumstances. What are the main differences between diesel and petrol cars? The difference between petrol and diesel is found in the way that the combustion occurs. A petrol engine blends fuel with air before being ignited by spark plugs, in a diesel engine the air is compressed and then the fuel ..read more
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How To Look After Your Car In Autumn
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by Gemma Simpson
3M ago
A new season brings a host of new problems for car owners. As we battle the elements in autumn, we’ve created a trusty list of top tips to keep your car running smoothly and save you money too! How to prevent leaf damage Although the change in leaves may make for a scenic drive, fallen leaves can cause havoc in a number of ways for your car if you don’t clear them soon enough. Make sure you take the following steps to keep safe and avoid fines: 1: Remove wet leaves from your car You may have heard of the perils of bird droppings on car paintwork, but wet leaves can cause acidic tree sap to bon ..read more
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