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25Jan2013

Motability Scheme Explained

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The Motability scheme was launched in 1977; originally targeting motorists aged 16-19. Today it covers anyone over the age of three, and provides cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs to disabled people who need a solution to mobility problems. Currently, there are around 580,000 people using the scheme in the UK. The scheme is funded and [...]

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25Jan2013

Should you buy a new or used car?

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Each year in the UK, used car sales outnumber new-car purchases by around three to one. Here we look at the pro and cons of new versus olld. Buying new The big advantages of new carsare threefold. Firstly, buyers get to choose the exact specification. Secondly, the owner will get benefits such as the full [...]

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25Jan2013

How much is your car worth?

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Buying and selling cars can be a smooth and enjoyable process, providing you know what you’re doing – and knowing how much your car is worth is central to that. The best way to get a reliable used car valuation is by using the What Car’s free valuations tool. The service covers all cars sold [...]

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11Jan2013

Rolls Royce Ghost

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, which is owned by BMW, has reported record car sales for the third year in a row. Sales edged up from 3,538 cars in 2011 to 3,575 in 2012. But the 1% growth was much lower than the 31% and 150% growth rates seen in the last two years. The company said [...]

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11Jan2013

Lamborghini Aventador

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The wait is over ladies and gentlemen: Lamborghini’s next hypercar has made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and dare we say what a hypercar it is! The new Bull God will feature an earth shattering 700hp V12 and the highest power to weight ratio of any car in its class. Yes, this is [...]

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11Jan2013

Everything you need to know about buying a used car

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Setting your budget Before you think about which car to buy, you’ll need to work out how much you have to spend. • Work out how much your current car is worth, and whether you will sell it privately or part-exchange it with a dealer • Decide on whether you need to take out finance [...]

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11Jan2013

Choosing the right car

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Clearly, there is no perfect way to choose something as complex as a new car. Everybody has a mix of rational and emotional reasons (there is nothing shameful about choosing a car partly for the way it makes you feel) and it is all about getting the right balance between the two. This guide will [...]

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11Jan2013

Where to Buy?

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 Dealers   Buying from a dealer means you are given legal protection. Dealers are legally obliged to sell cars of ‘satisfactory quality’, which basically means that apart from usual wear and tear, a used vehicle must be free from defects – except ones pointed out to you and those which should have been uncovered by [...]

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11Jan2013

When is the best time to buy?

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Now is a great time to buy a used car. According to vehicle information group HPI, the prices of second-hand motors are lower than they have been for a long time, but the kinds of deals available at the moment are unlikely to be around forever. Indeed, the latest findings from the organisation found used [...]

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11Jan2013

Buyer beware

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Buying a car is probably the most expensive commitment you could make second to a house purchase. Added to this it is unlikely that you will have the security of legal advice, solicitors, agents etc. to protect the transaction and moreover, your money. The process of buying or selling a vehicle is usually straightforward but [...]

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