Stuart Masson

Stuart Masson

Stuart is the Editor of The Car Expert, which he founded in 2011, and our new sister site The Van Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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Many of the articles at The Car Expert are written in response to readers' questions. If there is a car buying question you would like answered, you can #AskTCE.

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Most people buying a new or used 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.The Car Expert provides independent and impartial information on any aspect of car finance.  You should always consider any finance offer carefully before signing a contract or agreement.The...

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?

UK car accident statistics

Most of us have had one (or more), everyone fears them. Car accidents are taken for granted these days, so used to them have we become over decades of motoring.

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.

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Postcard from the Goodwood Festival of Speed

For more than 20 years, the Goodwood Festival of Speed has been a highlight of the British summer, and has grown to become probably the world’s premier automotive event.

Caring for your alloy wheels

Alloy wheels are a significant investment for your vehicle, so it's important to take good care of them. This infographic offers some helpful advice.

Car finance: How do I settle a PCP early?

This article answers one of the most common questions about PCP car finance: What if I want to terminate my car finance agreement and settle a PCP early?

Road safety worldwide

To highlight UK Road Safety Week next week (9-15 June), the guys at Woodstock Motors have sent us this infographic looking at road safety statistics and regulations around the world. The infographic shows some of the differences in road safety standards and, correspondingly, road safety laws in different companies and regions.

Satnav shopping guide

Choosing a satnav system can be a bewildering experience these days. There are hundreds of choices of navigation assistants, ranging from free smartphone apps to factory-fitted systems that come with your car. But what do you get at each level of spend, and what will provide you with the best value? The Car Expert is here to help!

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