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Why don’t I get a discount for cash?

It used to be that your best way to get a discount on a car was to roll up to the dealer with cash in hand, but not any more. What changed?

I bought a car and now I’ve changed my mind

Buyer’s Remorse is common in the car industry. You've bought a car, and now you've changed your mind or run into problems. What can you do?

Where’s my spare wheel?

One of the least-popular trends in modern car design is the almost total disappearance of the traditional full-size spare tyre / spare wheel. Most cars now come with a compact space-saver spare tyre or a canister of green goo and a compressor to re-inflate a punctured tyre. But what does this mean to drivers?

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...

Who can and should service my car?

Should a Ford dealer be expected to service or repair a Jaguar? The latest #AskTCE blog looks at the reasons why a dealer may have declined to do the work.

Used car pricing: Why are cars sometimes advertised at two different prices?

It's not unusual for dealers to advertise the same used car at different prices on different websites, or to have a higher price on the car window and a lower price advertised on the web. The Car Expert advises buyers how to deal with this in this week's #AskTCE.

How accurate is your car speedometer?

Have you noticed that your car speedometer sometimes reads faster than your satnav says? Find out why this happens in this week's #AskTCE

New Car Warranty – Do I have to have my car serviced by a dealership?

There is still considerable confusion among car owners about the servicing requirements for their cars and what is required for them to protect their new car warranty. It's this week's question on #AskTCE at TheCarExpert.co.uk

How does the UK number plate system work?

Many people find the GB number plate system bewildering. In this week's #AskTCE article, Stuart explains how it all works and what all the letters and numbers actually mean.

Premium diesel and petrol – do they work?

Do premium diesel and premium unleaded petrol give you extra performance and economy, and are they worth the extra money? Stuart at TheCarExpert.co.uk investigates.

Can you give a car dealer cash? #AskTCE

What is the best way to pay cash for your car when buying from a car dealer? Stuart at TheCarExpert.co.uk answers your car buying questions

Do big alloy wheels crack more easily?

Do big alloy wheels crack on potholes or kerbs more easily than small wheels? It's a good question, so let's ask The Car Expert #AskTCE

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