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Car buying advice

The Car Expert provides independent, impartial expert advice on everything you need to know about buying a car, new or used.

A third of buyers don’t haggle on a used car

More than a third of used car buyers don't haggle over the price, a new survey suggests. So how do you get the best deal? There are other ways...

Is my deposit refundable?

We get a lot of questions from car buyers who have given a car dealer a deposit for a car and now – for whatever reason – want it back.

Electric cars to be exempt from company car tax

Businesses looking to add electric vehicles to their fleets are set for a boost next year — with electric cars set to be exempt from company car tax in 2020.

Explained: What is the government plug-in car grant?

To encourage motorists into zero-emission vehicles, the government offers a plug-in car grant to make EVs more affordable. The Car Expert explains how it works.

Britain’s best-selling cars – May 2019

Despite the overall results being disappointing, some cars are still flying out of new car showrooms. Here are the ten best-selling cars for May 2019.

Rejecting a car – your consumer rights

Have you bought a new or used car that is faulty or not fit for purpose? Read The Car Expert's comprehensive guide to your consumer rights when rejecting a car.

Britain’s best-selling cars – April 2019

Despite the overall results being gloomy, there are still plenty of cars flying out of dealer showrooms. Here are the ten best-selling cars for April 2019.

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Car finance advice

Whether buying or leasing, The Car Expert can give you the right advice and help get you get the best car for your budget.

Before you apply for car finance…

Don't get sucked into a car finance agreement you can't afford. Here are a few simple tips you should follow before you sign your life away.

How to understand a PCP car finance quote

Thousands of people look at a PCP car finance quote and are hopelessly confused by all the different numbers. Cut through the confusion with this guide.

The car industry needs to be more honest when selling car finance

A story on BBC News has highlighted the public's lack of understanding when it comes to PCP car finance, as well as the futility of debating it on social media.

Car finance: Top 10 PCP myths busted

Based on all the questions about PCP finance we have received here over the last few years, we've listed our Top 10 PCP myths – and then busted them.

Electric car market flat due to long waiting times

Britain’s electric car revolution is being hampered by a "bottleneck" in global battery production, as demand far outstrips supply of zero-emission vehicles.

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.

Car finance: Negative equity and why it’s a problem

One of the big problems in car finance is negative equity, and it can get you into financial trouble. But what is negative equity and why is it a problem?

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Thieves can “steal keyless cars in ten seconds”

Some of Britain’s most popular cars can be stolen by criminals within as little as ten seconds – thanks to supposedly convenient keyless entry technology.

Volvo issues vehicle recall over fire risk

Nearly 70,000 Volvo cars in the UK are being recalled over a fire risk related to an engine problem, the manufacturer said.

Explained: What does “Full Service History” mean?

If you’ve ever bought a used car, you’ve probably heard the term 'full service history' (FSH). But what does it actually mean? And is it worth paying extra for?

Jaguar issues I-Pace recall over potential brake issue

Jaguar has announced a worldwide recall of its all-electric I-Pace SUV over potential braking issues. It affects cars made...

New road sign launched to help protect small mammals

A new road sign is being introduced across the UK to warn drivers of small animals on the road.

Motorway red ‘X’ signs now being enforced by cameras

Drivers now face an automatic penalty by camera if they ignore red ‘X’ signs for closed lanes on smart motorways.

Safety fears add noise to electric vehicles

From 1st July all new electrified vehicles will be required to emit a noise at low speeds to warn pedestrians of their presence.

Kia recalls 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid models

Kia has issued a voluntary recall of more than 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles because of a fire risk in an electrical relay.

More EV charge points than filling stations in UK

There are now more electric vehicle charging locations in the UK than the number of fuel stations, according to new data.

Honda e to offer standard-fit cameras in place of door mirrors

The Honda e electric car will be the first production model to fit door cameras in place of wing mirrors as standard.

Audi e-tron electric car among five-star safety winners

The all-electric Audi e-tron is one of seven vehicles to receive a top five-star safety rating in the latest round of crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP.

Motorists warned about buying used tyres

Motorists may be putting lives at risk buying used tyres, councils have warned, as an investigation found nearly half of part-worn tyres examined to be unsafe.