The Car Expert hits a million!

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ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Well, actually, one milllion visitors...

The Car Expert hits ONE MILLION visitors!

Just after 8.30pm GMT on Sunday 15 February 2015, The Car Expert welcomed its one millionth visitor to the site.  Yep, ONE MILLION DOLLARS.  Oops, I mean visitors.  One million visitors.

For a bit over three years, this site has simply aimed to help people get a better deal when they buy a new or used car.  And now a million people from around the world have found their way here to get some advice or learn a bit more about how car finance schemes work.

The Car Expert was founded in London in October 2011, based on a simple principle: customers deserved some help to get a better deal when buying a car. We came along to cut through the car company jargon, and provide simple car buying advice that is impartial and independent.

There are plenty of websites and magazines around to help you decide which car you would like, but very few that actually help you decide the best way to go about buying it. Buying a car is a massive financial undertaking, and it is important to understand the ramifications of how you buy, finance, insure and maintain your car.

When they have questions or want to understand more, most car buyers will ask the car salesman or finance manager for advice – the very people being paid to take as much of their money as possible. This is a bit like the Three Little Pigs asking the Big Bad Wolf how to build their houses (hint: he doesn’t recommend bricks…).

Unfortunately, there used to be very little impartial information that helped to explain how car finance works, what to look out for, what to consider, and what not to do. But now there is a resource that answers your car buying questions, and makes sure that you get a fair and balanced explanation. Over the last three years, The Car Expert has built up a library of valuable car buying information, as well as all sorts of other automotive news and trivia. We run regular #AskTCE articles where we answer some of the most commonly-asked questions. We also have a busy forum where car buyers can ask questions and car owners can discuss problems. From small beginnings, we now welcome 100,000 visitors per month (and are still growing).

For more automotive news, and to keep up with all the happenings here at The Car Expert, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. We also have a brand new Instagram account, curated by the lovely @richoeyes, which is well worth a look if you enjoy photos of interesting cars in interesting places.

So to everyone who has contributed to making ONE MILLION VISITS to this site, thank you very, very much for stopping by. If you like what we’re doing, then please spread the word to your family and friends so they can benefit from the advice we have to offer as well. There is much more to come at The Car Expert, and based on our continued growth we expect to be welcoming our 2 millionth visitor before the end of this year.

Many thanks,

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Stuart Masson
Owner and Editor,
The Car Expert

Stuart Masson
Stuart is the Editor of The Car Expert, which he founded in 2011, and our new sister site The Van Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

1 Comment

  1. andrewtaylor

    Congrats Stu!

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