Car Finance

Most people buying a car will do so using some sort of car finance. Whether buying or leasing, The Car Expert can give you the right advice and help get you get the best car for your budget.

Car finance - the negative equity problem (The Car Expert)

Car finance: Negative equity and why it’s a problem

One problem car buyers often get caught out by with regard to their car finance is negative equity, and it can get them into financial trouble. But why?
Follow The Car Expert's Ten Golden Rules for Buying a Car

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.
Audi A3 Sportback is available on Motability

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?
Jaguar XF-R leasing options

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).
The car dealership experience is not a lot of fun for most people

Why does buying a car have to be so unfriendly?

If you’ve ever walked into a car showroom, you'll know that buying a car is quite different from shopping in any other retail environment #AskTCE
Car finance glossary (The Car Expert) 2016

Car finance glossary

The Car Expert has put together this comprehensive glossary of car finance terms to help you understand exactly what all the jargon means.
Christmas new and used car bargains for clever car buyers

Christmas bargains for clever car buyers

As another year draws to a close, car dealers start looking at their sales numbers and many of them will be getting quite nervous. If you are in the market to buy a car, you are in a strong position to get a deal on your perfect new set of wheels this Christmas.
PPI claims for PCP car finance may be coming soon

PPI lawyers to target PCP mis-selling?

Now the PPI gravy train is nearing the end of the line, claims lawyers may be turning their attention to the potential mis-selling of PCP car finance.
Car finance, PCP, personal contract purchase, car dealer

Car finance: the PCP explained

Are you looking for the best advice on the internet for PCP car finance? We've completely updated The Car Expert's guide to the Personal Contract Purchase.
Fancy an Audi A6 company car for your start-up business?

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 Hire Purchase (HP) explained

Car finance: the Hire Purchase explained

The hire purchase (HP) is a car finance product sold by car dealers that is fairly straightforward to understand and manage. The Car Expert explains how it works.
Car finance: the PCP early upgrade myth

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 are the servicing requirements of a car with PCP car finance?

Do I have to service my car with the dealer if...

The popularity of PCP car finance has allowed car manufacturers to be sneaky when it comes to forcing you to service your car with their dealer network.
Car finance jargon confuses British drivers

Car finance jargon confuses UK drivers

Despite over three-quarters of new car sales being financed through manufacturer and dealer finance agreements, it is disturbing how few people really understand what they are signing up to.
Identification documents - UK Driving Licence and Passport (The Car Expert)

What documents do I need for car finance? #AskTCE

When applying for finance for a new or used car, you will need to provide various information, documents and proofs of identification to the finance company so they can assess your application.
The Car Expert has lots of impartial information about car finance

Car leasing – where to start?

Leasing options can vary from one company to another, and the contractual jargon can be complicated and confusing. To ensure you’re well informed when it comes to leasing a vehicle, here are some key points to remember (sponsored post).
Company car finance for the BMW 3 series (The Car Expert)

Financing your BMW company car

Many car manufacturers have car finance specifically tailored for company car drivers. The Car Expert and BMW Finance look at the two main offers available (sponsored post)
A deposit contribution is a disocunt offer linked to car finance - The Car Expert

What is a deposit contribution?

What is the difference between a £2,000 discount and a £2,000 deposit contribution on a new or used car? Well, maybe you should #AskTCE.
What are your options for paying cash for a car?

Paying cash for a car – What are your options?

Most people buy a car on finance, but what if you don't want to? Paying cash at a dealership is not necessarily as easy as it sounds.
Car finance: voluntary termination of a PCP or HP finance agreement

Car finance: Voluntary termination of a PCP or HP

Voluntary termination is your legal consumer right that car finance companies don't want you to know about. The Car Expert exposes the truth about VT rights
How to settle your car finance (PCP) early

Car finance: How do I settle a PCP early?

It’s clear from the number of enquiries we get that car dealerships are rubbish at explaining how a PCP works. Today we are going to address one of the most common questions people ask about a PCP car finance agreement: What if I want or need to settle a PCP early?
Before you put your signature on a car finance application or contract...

Before you apply for car finance…

The Car Expert presents a few simple car finance tips that you should follow before you sign your life away on that new or used car finance application.
car finance deals

Car finance deals rocket as economy recovers

According to latest figures by the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA), cars brought on dealer finance grew by 25% in January compared to the same period last year. In addition consumer’s new and used car finance volumes grew by similar rates – up 24 per cent and 25 per cent.
Car finance and accommodation deals

Can I take out car finance for someone else?

"Can I take out car finance in my name if the car is for someone else?" This is a common question when people are applying for car finance, and causes considerable confusion. In short - NO! For a more detailed analysis, read on...
Bad credit car finance

Need a car but have bad credit?

Getting car finance with a bad credit history isn’t an impossible task. Here are some of the things you can do to remedy your situation.

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