Car buying advice

New diesel car sales hit by Budget

Diesel cars suffered another hammering from the Government in the Autumn Budget, despite industry pleas to arrest negative publicity that has hit sales.

How to buy a car online

Online car sales are taking off. The Car Expert has brought you this guide to what to consider if you want to buy a car online.

Collapsing car sales – is the car industry in crisis?

UK new car sales have slumped over the last six months Is an over-reliance on PCP car finance coming back to haunt us?

Car makers struggle to predict diesel future

Car manufacturers have very different views as to which direction the sliding market for diesel-engined cars might go in coming months.

Porsche tops growing hybrid resale values

The £80,000 Porsche Panamera will retain the most value amongst hybrid cars when a buyer sells it after three years, according to data specialist hpi.

Spares or repair – and other dodgy trader tricks

There are various tricks employed by dodgy traders to try and get around the laws that apply when selling cars, using phrases like "spares or repair only".

Used car warranty– the law and your rights

If you are buying a second-hand car, there can be considerable confusion as to what to expect in terms of a used car warranty and what your rights are when something goes wrong.

Should I buy a pre-registered car?

Pre-registered cars are on the increase again. The salesman says it's a great deal on what is basically a 'brand new car', but what's the real story?

The ten golden rules for buying a car

After much requesting, here are The Car Expert’s Ten Golden Rules on buying a new or used car. Follow these pearls of wisdom and you are will end up with the right car at the right price.

What to think about before buying a car

There are about two million people in the UK who are currently thinking about buying a new or used car of some sort. If you're one of them, what sort of things should you really be considering?

Motability: What is it and how does it work?

The Motability scheme has helped millions of disabled people across the UK become more mobile. but how does it actually work and who is eligible?

Buying a car or leasing: which one is for you?

Should you buy or lease a car? We’ve summarised the top reasons for both buying and leasing a car – hopefully it will help you decide what's best for you (sponsored post).

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