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The Car Expert has a wide range of articles covering every aspect of buying a new or used car.

Buying a car can be a very stressful and confusing time for many people. Fortunately, The Car Expert has a wide range of articles covering every aspect of buying a new or used car.

Take your time, read through several articles and consider all your options before signing on the dotted line. With our award-winning advice to guide you, you’ll end up with a much better chance of getting the right deal on the right car for your needs.

Our top car buying articles

The ten golden rules for buying a car

Buying a new or used car? Follow these pearls of wisdom from The Car Expert and make sure you get the right car for the right price.

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?

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?

Spares or repairs – 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".
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Car dealers are open again, but should you buy a car right now?

Car showrooms in England may have re-opened, but should you be rushing in to buy a new car right now or should you wait for a better deal?

What to expect as car dealerships in England reopen

Car dealerships in England have been allowed to open from today, but what safety processes should you expect to see in place?

The best websites for buying a new or used car

As online car buying becomes more popular thanks to the coronavirus lockdown, which sites should you trust? We round up seven of the top contenders.

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.

Car dealers get green light to offer click and collect sales

Car showrooms will remain closed until at least June, but people are now be able to buy a car online via click-and-collect services.

Britain’s best-selling cars, March 2020

March was a terrible month for the car industry, but there was still plenty of interesting stuff going on among the ten best-selling models.

Coronavirus and your car: Your questions answered

Updated car ownership, car maintenance and car finance guidance related to the coronavirus pandemic, provided by The Motor Ombudsman and The Car Expert.

Coronavirus: Can I still buy a car?

With many unable to leave the house, online vehicle shopping could be a welcome relief. Here's our top tips for buying a car from your sofa.

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