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Is the sky really about to fall in for PCP car finance?

The media is reporting that tougher rules on selling PCP car finance could be disastrous for the car industry, but what would it mean for car buyers?

The Car Expert wins at UK Blog Awards

The Car Expert has been awarded Best Automotive Blog (company division) at the UK’s largest awards event for independently-produced digital content, the UK Blog Awards.

How to tackle major fleet management concerns

One of the key attributes of a good fleet manager is organisation. Even with reliable fleet management, there are many challenges and concerns that arise.

Spares or repair – and other dodgy trader tricks

There are various tricks employed by dodgy traders to try and get around the laws that apply when selling cars, using phrases like "spares or repair only".

Used car warranty– the law and your rights

If you are buying a second-hand car, there can be considerable confusion as to what to expect in terms of a used car warranty and what your rights are when something goes wrong.

What is GAP insurance and should you have it?

If you've ever bought a car from a dealer, you will know how hard they try to sell you GAP insurance. But what is GAP and should you be buying it?

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?

Tough new mobile phone penalties now in force

As of today, drivers caught using their mobile phones on UK roads will be subject to much harsher penalties, meaning new drivers can face disqualification.

Will tax changes switch off electric growth?

British motorists have some 83 different low-emission cars and vans to choose – but they need more incentives to switch from petrol and diesel alternatives.

Should I buy a pre-registered car?

Pre-registered cars are on the increase again. The salesman says it's a great deal on what is basically a 'brand new car', but what's the real story?

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.

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