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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.

Autonomous Emergency Braking ‘a must’, say experts

Buying a new car? Insist it has Autonomous Emergency Braking and you could help save hundreds of lives, say road safety and motor industry bodies.

Volvo ‘Care by Volvo’ scheme takes on leasing

Volvo is launching a premium leasing programme called 'Care by Volvo', as an answer to the increasing trend to leasing instead of buying.

Car manufacturers electrify Frankfurt

The big theme at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show was electrification, as car manufacturers showed off their latest hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric cars.

Driving games take realism to new heights

The latest driving games being released in the run-up to Christmas, like Project Cars 2, Forza 7 and Gran Turismo Sport are taking realism to new heights.

Car buyer debt increases further despite warnings

The latest car finance figures show that buyers are borrowing more money to finance both new and used cars, despite all the media attention of late.

Another slow month for new car sales in August

New car registrations fell by more than 6% in August compared to last year, with buyers shying away from showrooms and diesels having a disastrous time.

Channel 4 Dispatches – a sales executive responds

This week Channel 4 discussed how car finance is sold. We invited sales executive Fiona Duffy to explain the process from the other side of the sales desk.

Will scrappage schemes really boost new car sales?

A flurry of new "scrappage schemes" has been announced, with manufacturers offering thousands of pounds for owners of old cars to trade them in on new ones.

New driving test brings changes for learners

The new driving test will come into force on 4 December. Will you be ready for the changes that are about to be deployed for learner drivers from the DVSA?

SMMT does a recount; everything’s fine in used car sales

A week after publishing disastrous used car sales results, the SMMT has now published corrected numbers and decided that things aren't so bad after all.

What are your options at the end of a PCP?

Many car buyers are confused about what their choices at the end of a PCP car finance agreement. We explain your options to help you make the best choice.

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