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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.

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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.

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.

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?
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Could you be driving an electric car for less money?

New research from Tusker shows that more people are looking to make the switch to an EV for their next car. (sponsored)

The best websites for checking a car before you buy

How can you be sure that used car is as good as it looks? We check out the online car checking aids that help prevent you losing your cash.

New car colours – it’s a bit of a grey area

Choosing a colour for your new car is not as black and white as you might think. In fact, it’s both: grey is still the most popular colour.

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.

Christmas bargains for clever car buyers

As another year winds down, many car dealers are getting nervous. if you're in the market to buy, you could get a great new car deal this Christmas.

Petrol, hybrid or electric: what gets you motoring?

As we set course for banning new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, what are your power choices for buying a new car right now?

Banning petrol and diesel cars: what does it mean?

The UK government has announced that new petrol and diesel car sales will end from 2030. Here's what you need to know.

Used car pricing: Why are cars sometimes advertised at two different prices?

With used car pricing, it's common for dealers to advertise a car at different prices. The Car Expert advises buyers what to do about this.

Does a seller have to declare damage on a car?

What are the rules about any damage being declared on a car you're buying? Well, it's complicated, which car dealers use to their advantage.

The best new estate cars for every budget

Estate cars have lost popularity against SUVs, but they may be a better bet for many families. We look at some of the best on sale right now.

What do I need to know about switching to an electric car?

Changing to an electric car car requires you to rethink how you use your vehicle. What do you need to know before buying an EV?

What is a mild hybrid?

Car companies are rushing to launch mild hybrid models as quickly possible. But what is a mild hybrid and should you bother with one?

Will coronavirus kill off the diesel car?

Falling demand and emissions scandals have hurt diesel car sales in recent years, but could the coronavirus kill it off altogether?

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?

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.

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