Car buying advice

Rejecting a car – your consumer rights

Have you bought a new or used car that is faulty or not fit for purpose? Read The Car Expert's comprehensive guide to your consumer rights when rejecting a car.

When is a 4×4 not a 4×4?

What is the difference between four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive? What exactly is a 'faux-by-four'? And how good will your SUV really be in the mud and snow?

How will London’s new pollution laws affect you?

The introduction of London's new Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) could be brought forward to 2019, which may affect used car buyers right now.

Is my deposit refundable? #AskTCE

We get a lot of questions from car buyers who have given a car dealer a deposit for a car and now – for whatever reason – want it back. So let's #AskTCE

Volvo V40 ranked safest used family car for 2016

The Volvo V40 hatchback has been rated as the Safest Used Family Car 2016, in a new initiative aimed at raising the importance of safety for used car buyers.

Used car safety in the spotlight

When it comes to buying a used car, safety ranks well down the list for most buyers. However, a new campaign to change that attitude has been launched in the UK.

How to handle a dispute with a car dealer

I regularly get readers asking for help in resolving their dispute with a car dealer. So let's look at the steps you should take to get your problem sorted.

Car leasing advice for start-up businesses

If you have a start-up business, you probably don't have spare cash to drop on a new car. However, leasing may be a viable option in certain situations.

Car finance: the early upgrade myth

Have you had a call from the car dealer with the "good news" that you are eligible for an early upgrade on your PCP? It may be good news for the dealer, but not necessarily for you.

What is the future of diesel cars in the UK?

The Volkswagen Affair has cast a spotlight on diesel cars and their pollution, and led to calls for diesels to be banned. But what's it really all about?

Buying a car? Join our live Twitter Q&A

Do you have questions about buying a car? Stuart from The Car Expert will be hosting a live Twitter Q&A for NatWest this Thursday evening.

New laws give car buyers extra protection

From 1 October 2015, the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 gives car buyers extra rights and protection when rejecting a faulty new or used car from a dealership.

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