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7 July 2022

MOT explained: A complete guide for drivers

All cars must have a valid MOT certificate issued by the government to be legally declared roadworthy. If you want to ...

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7 July 2022

How to save for a car: Tips and tricks

Whether you're buying a new car or a used car, the financial decision to purchase a car must be approached seriously. It requires planning and adjusting your spending habits. Most of the time, you have to ...

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7 July 2022

What deposit will I need to pay for a PCP deal?

The first payment under the terms of a PCP car finance transaction is a deposit. Usually, it is 10% of the total value of the car. However, a large deposit will help ...

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7 July 2022

How much should you spend on your first car?

So, you have decided to buy your first car. Congratulations! After all, it is very convenient! Besides, a pleasant purchase experience awaits you, which you will ...

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7 July 2022

What are PCP mileage limits?

PCP deals have been gaining popularity lately. It's worth noting that this applies to leasing and PCP if you don't buy the car immediately at the end of the deal. However, even ...

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1 July 2022

How early can you get an MOT?

Automobile maintenance and technical inspections are important. However, planned procedures sneak up on us unnoticed. To avoid such situations, you can ...

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1 July 2022

How much does an MOT cost?

If it’s getting closer to your MOT due date, you might be wondering how much money you should set aside. Well, it depends on the ...

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1 July 2022

What happens if your car fails MOT? Step-by-step guide

You are not allowed to drive without a valid MOT. But what happens if your car fails its MOT? It depends on the ...

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28 June 2022

When is my MOT due date?

Each year, you’re legally required to check if your car is in a roadworthy condition. But there may be some confusion about the ...

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28 June 2022

15 Common MOT fails you must know of

Even the most confident and assured drivers can get a little anxious before their MOT check. Here is what can help ...

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28 June 2022

What is checked in an MOT? Going through all the tests

If your car is more than three years old, in the UK, you are required to take an annual MOT (Ministry of Transport) test. And if you have one ...

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28 June 2022

What documents do you need for an MOT?

If it’s getting closer to your MOT due date and you’re about to roll your car into an MOT centre, don’t get ahead of yourself. You’ll need to ...

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28 June 2022

How long does an MOT take?

A standard MOT test is usually a simple in-and-out job, so you don’t have to clear out your entire day just to fit the inspection in. On average, it takes ...

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2 June 2022

Everything you need to know about Guaranteed Future Value

Guaranteed Future Value, or GFV, is the term used in car finance for a vehicle’s residual value at the end of a PCP agreement. Your car’s GFV will be ...

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2 June 2022

A detailed explanation of Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV)

When purchasing a car through PCP, you make low monthly payments towards your vehicle. At the end ...

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5 May 2022

All You Need to Know about the Advantages & Disadvantages of PCP

There are several different car finance options out there for you to choose from. One of the most popular options is called ...

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5 May 2022

I haven’t received my V5C log book: What should I do?

On average, drivers get back their V5C form in 1-6 weeks from the date of sending a request, but there ...

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25 April 2022

How to charge your electric car at home: Explaining everything

If you’ve only owned conventional cars before, you didn’t have to deal with home charging. Charging is one of the most ...

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25 April 2022

How to refinance a PCP balloon payment on a car?

If you’ve financed, or plan to finance, a car through a personal contract purchase (PCP) plan, then you have the option of making a final balloon payment to purchase ...

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12 April 2022

Can you sell a car without a log book (V5)? All questions answered

In 2021, the police reported 48,400 vehicles as being stolen in the UK. And considering a third of these cars are never recovered, buyers want to ...

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12 April 2022

What is vehicle log book: Complete guide to V5C for experienced and new drivers

A vehicle log book (or V5C) is the type of document that will stay at the bottom of a drawer 99% of the time. But when it’s time to sell your car, you’ll be...

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12 April 2022

What happens at the end of a PCP term? Guide for everyone

Unlike many other forms of car finance, PCP deals offer a great deal of flexibility at the end of the term. Under these agreements, ...

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12 April 2022

Can you trade in a PCP car to another dealer? Explaining car swap on PCP

Changing a car on PCP early is not common. Most people choose to wait until the term ends as specified in the contract and change the car then. But if you don’t...

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7 March 2022

Do electric cars have gears? are they manual or automatic? explaining all you need to know

Less than 2% of the automobiles on UK roads are electric at present. By 2040, the UK intends to ban all new fossil fuel-powered cars. Thus, this number is expected to ...

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7 March 2022

Why are electric cars so expensive? Electric cars today

Cars used to be a luxury when they first came out. Nowadays, they are a necessity for an individual's daily routine. Because they are not a removable need, ...

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7 March 2022

Guide to car finance with a balloon payment: Everything you need to know

When you buy a car on finance, the cost of your repayments can be quite high. If you struggle to make your monthly payment on time each month, it may be worth considering car finance with a balloon payment feature.

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10 February 2022

Petrol vs. diesel cars: What's better today

Every car enthusiast who plans to purchase a vehicle inevitably faces the question: "Which engine is better: petrol or diesel?". The truth is, there is ...

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28 December 2021

Hire Purchase vs Lease: Which Option Will Suit You Best?

When it comes to getting a new car, one has to consider all the financial nuances implied. This often becomes a reason why people put off the research and choose an option that isn't tailored to their needs...

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7 December 2021

How to get out of your car finance agreement: comprehensive guide

Many factors can affect your personal finance and change your plans. If you need to lessen your financial burden, one thing you can do is terminate a vehicle finance agreement...

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2 December 2021

What is cat S category?

Today we are going to talk about one of the four vehicle categories, the S category. What does a category for written-off vehicles mean? In general, a category S vehicle...

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12 November 2021

Should You Lease or Buy Your Next Car?

For some people, a decision between car leasing (PCH) or buying is mostly a matter of money. For others, it’s forming an emotional connection to the car. Then, you have...

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12 November 2021

How Long Do Electric Car Batteries Last?

When choosing an electric vehicle, the potential owners are typically concerned about its range. However, one more important factor to consider is battery degradation, especially as the used EV market...

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11 November 2021

Should I Buy an Electric Car in 2022?

An electric car, or electric vehicle (EV), is a car propelled by one or several electric motors, using energy stored in a battery. People have become more interested in EVs ...

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3 November 2021

What Is Voluntary Termination?

Voluntary termination of a car finance agreement is the legal right of a borrower to end the contract early. It essentially gives you the ability to return the car and...

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28 September 2021

Can You Drive a Van On a Car Licence?

Do you need a special licence to drive the majority of conventional vans? It turns out, no. You can drive a van if you have a standard UK driving licence...

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28 September 2021

How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

An electric car runs on electricity rather than gasoline. Quiet, fast, and completely environmentally friendly, the future is confidently becoming the present. On average, it takes about 7-8 hours to...

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28 September 2021

How Much Does It Cost to Charge an Electric Car?

If you are already a happy owner of an electric car or are just thinking about buying one, you are probably worried about the average cost of charging. How much...

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6 September 2021

What Is Cat N? Detailed Explanation of Insurance Write-off Category

In the UK, a damaged car must legally be declared as such, and depending on the severity of the damage, the vehicle falls into a particular category. It is absolutely...

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17 August 2021

PCP vs Lease: What’s Better for You?

Purchasing a desirable car often leads the buyer to the question – what is the most profitable way to do it? Entrepreneurs do not always have available funds for the...

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16 August 2021

PCP vs. HP: What is the best option for me right now?

Car financing has become the most popular way to buy a vehicle - and it does not matter if it is new or used. Small monthly payments attract far more ...

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16 August 2021

Best First Car for Every Budget: Understand what you are paying for

Choosing a new car can be complicated even for experienced drivers, let alone beginners. The latter are usually pretty excited about getting their first vehicle, so they might overlook or...

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26 February 2021

Electric car finance demand increased 200% in past 12 months

Increased awareness about the state of the environment is changing the way many of us think about driving in the modern age. With the government recently announcing the ban of...

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25 November 2020

Can I drive my financed car abroad?

Check our extensive guide on how to drive you car to EU if its on finance. Taking your financed car abroad can be difficult. Not only is it logistically complicated,...

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25 November 2020

How to cancel your car finance agreement

When you sign up to a car finance agreement it is important to be fully aware of the contract details. Circumstances can change quickly and what works for you today...

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25 November 2020

Can You Sell a Car With Outstanding Finance?

Buying a new car is an exciting event in a person’s life. However, upon weighing the pros and cons, you might find that you can’t buy a new car outright....

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17 July 2020

Car Finance Glossary

Trying to understand car finance can be confusing, especially with all of the car finance jargon involved which can be difficult to make sense of. Car dealers can prey on...

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17 July 2020

Top 10 tips to improve my credit score for car finance

Are you having difficulty getting car finance? It might be because you have a poor credit score. It might simply be a question of knowing where to look for it....

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17 July 2020

Can I part-exchange my car on finance?

Do you want to buy yourself a new car, but are a bit strapped for cash? Part exchange (P/X) is one of those tried and tested ways of trading in...

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17 July 2020

Top 10 ways to get out of bad debt

Bad debt is scary. It probably seems like an endless downward spiral. But a change of spending habits and managing your finances differently almost always offers a way to break...

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10 July 2020

Guide to finding and buying your next car

Introduction Very roughly, there were 31 million cars on the UK’s roads as at the end of 2016. So, finding and buying your next car should always be exciting and...

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10 July 2020

Improve your credit score to qualify for car finance

If you’re aware that you have a poor credit history (also known as a poor credit score), then don’t despair. Very large numbers of people are in the same position....

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