car sales

The car sales process is one which is heavily loaded against the buyer and in favour of the dealer. How do you tilt the scales in your favour? You get The Car Expert on your side!

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.

The best-selling cars of 2015 so far

How do internet searches compare to actual car sales? Automotive broker and leasing company OSV looks at the ten best-selling cars so far in 2015, and compares them with the internet search results. Some answers are as expected, but some may surprise you (sponsored post).

UK automotive industry facts and figures

The UK automotive industry is on a roll after a few years in the doldrums and is outpacing the rest of Europe. This infographic highlight a few facts and figures of the British car industry, both manufacturing and retail.

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?

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.

Part exchange or sell, which should I choose?

Choosing how to sell your car can be a tough decision. But which road should you go down - do you part exchange or do you sell elsewhere? (sponsored post).

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.

Downsizing your car – things to consider

“I’m downsizing my car” is a phrase that car dealers hear a lot from buyers.  People often get to a stage where they are considering a smaller car than they currently have, for a variety of reasons.  Often it’s empty-nesters who no longer need to take the kids to school, footy practice, swimming lessons, camping holidays and so on. Other times it’s for reasons of economy – “My current car costs me...

Depreciation – Why do new cars lose so much money?

Cars lose money the moment you drive them away from the showroom, but why? The Car Expert gives you a crash course in new car depreciation.

How to sell your car for cash

Are you trying to sell your car privately? Are you concerned about money laundering and counterfeiting? You should be, so here's some advice from The Car Expert.

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