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What is GAP Insurance and Do I Really Need It?

What is ALA Gap Insurance? Roundup and Review. When buying a new car, you’re often offered a range of extras from a dealership. One of these extras is Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) insurance. It’s designed to cover the difference between what an insurer will pay...

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HPI Costs.

  Run a car check now   Cheapest hpi check Recent price changes for checks offered by hpi The UK’s most reputable and best-known car checking service, Hpi, have recently updated their prices whilst introducing a new cheap hpi check product for just £9.99....

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Motorist Survey

Fun and not so fun facts of the average UK motorist. 19 Days a year, driving?   Motorists will shed a tear in their car 33 times, explode into 81 fits of road rage and join in on 112 Wayne’s World-style sing-alongs in the course of their lifetime on the road, a...

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Insurance Categories Updated.

New Insurance Cateogries for UK Cars.   As of the beginning of October there is a new set of insurance categories being introduced for used cars in the UK.   Previous we had categories C and D that are now being replaced by S and N. The new styles are...

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Quick Selling Tips.

Before Listing Your Used Car for Sale… The car selling process is often a hassle. If you’re not scrubbing your car clean you’re dealing with messages from potential buyers who end up wasting your time. However, the process still needs to go as smoothly as...

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Too Many Choices in Our Hectic Industry.

Sell my car, your options. How to sell your car quickly, or for the highest price.   Whilst garnering my motor trade skills as a teenager in the mid 1990’s there were few options for private owners to sell their car. Mainly on offer was the Autotrader...

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Subcompact Cars. The AA.

AA Cars and Subcompacts. 3 Of the Best Subcompact Cars to Buy Used.   The AA offer competitve personal car loans. Visit this page for my snapshot guide. Are you looking to invest in a small, compact vehicle? You may want to consider subcompact cars. Subcompact is...

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Motorpoint for SUV’s

An Essential Motorpoint Cars Checklist for Buying a Used SUV.   A sport utility vehicle (SUV) can be a great choice for many people who live out in the countryside, have a large family or require plenty of space for transporting pets, sports gear or other...

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The Europcar Initiative.

Should I buy or lease a car?   Which option should I go for?   Below are the main benefits of a long-term car rental solution. Click here to find out some of the pros to leasing a car. You might also be interested in my used car leasing page which is a great...

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The Slog of Applying for Car Finance.

Consumers Demand Transparency and a Digital Approach to the Vehicle Financing Process.   Is it hard to get accepted for car finance? It depends on your credit score but you are guaranteed a complex and confusing application?   Research by financial...

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Car Leasing Reviewed.

How to get the new car you want, at a price you can afford.   Whether you are a growing family looking to upgrade to a MPV or looking for a city car just to get you from a to b, the choice available to us in the UK is vast.  Once you have decided on the...

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