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BBC Essex: Personalised number plates

Personalised number plates remain as popular as ever, and Stuart talks to Sonia Watson about why car buyers can’t get enough of customised plates that send a message to the world.
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Prima magazine: Buying a car online

Another piece looking at the growth of online used car buying over the last year. Stuart explains the benefits of consumer rights protection for any purchase made online. We’re not taking responsibility for the car finance tips provided, though, which contained several inaccuracies and didn’t come from The Car Expert!
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BBC Radio 4 You and Yours: Are Chinese car companies taking over the world?

China is the world’s largest producer of electric cars, so is the growth in electric vehicles simply playing into China’s hands? Stuart talks to Winifred Robinson about global car production and what it means for consumers.
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BBC Essex: Who's going to pay for electric car infrastructure?

Are taxpayers going to be forced to pay for EV charging points to be installed all over the countryside? Stuart talks to Sadie Nine about what’s needed and where the money to pay for it all will be coming from.
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MK Citizen, Northampton Chronicle, Luton Today and Bedford Today: Buying a car online

The coronavirus has led to a rapid increase in the number of people buying new cars online. Stuart explains why you actually have more rights when buying online than in a showroom.
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BBC World Service: Stellantis – the merger between PSA and FCA

Two of the world’s largest car companies have merged into one huge conglomerate. Stuart talks to Rob Young about the implications of Groupe PSA (Peugeot, Citroën, Vauxhall, etc) merging with FCA (Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, etc).
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CNA (Channel NewsAsia): The move towards electrification

Following a government announcement to bring forward the ban on new petrol and diesel car sales to 2030, Stuart talks to John Bevir about the implications for the UK’s transition to an electrified new car market over the next decade.
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BBC Radio Nottingham: The electric car revolution

Stuart talks to Andy Whittaker about the government’s announcement that new petrol and diesel car sales will be banned from 2030, and what it means for car buyers.
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BBC Essex: Driving into the electric future

Electric vehicles are in the news a lot at the moment. Stuart talks to Dave Monk about electric cars, answering questions and dispelling myths about the future of driving.
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Rip-Off Britain: PCP car finance risks

PCP car finance is still misunderstood by many car buyers. Stuart explains the full implications of what you’re borrowing and what to look out for.
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BBC Three Counties Radio: Used car buying tips

Main dealer, independent garage or private sale? Stuart provides some top tips about what to look for when buying a used car – even if you have zero mechanical knowledge.
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BBC Radio 4 Money Box: Are used car warranties worth it?

Stuart appears on BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme to talk about used car warranties. Are they more than just a waste of money?
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BBC News: Is the manual gearbox heading for extinction?

Stuart spoke to BBC News and Radio 4’s You and Yours programme about the growing number of drivers who are choosing to take their driving test in an automatic and not bother to learn to change gears.
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BBC Radio 4 Money Box: Handing back your car at the end of a PCP

Stuart appears on BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme to talk about consumer rights when handing back your car on a PCP finance agreement.
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Channel 5 News: Protecting your car against theft

New keyless entry technology make life convenient, but they can make your car very easy to steal. Stuart explains how to keep your car secure.
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Rip-Off Britain: Dodgy dealers taking sellers for a ride

Stuart explains some of the risks with having a dealer sell your car on consignment if you don’t have a clearly-written agreement to protect yourself.
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BBC Radio 4 You and Yours: Car sales and car finance

Stuart talks to Winifred Robinson about car dealers reporting strong sales in their first two weeks after re-opening post-lockdown.
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Autoserve: Car sales set to surge and then recede

As car dealers re-open, there are thousands of new cars ready to be delivered to their new owners. But how much new business is set to be done in coming months?
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The Observer: Car dealers to re-open after lockdown

Stuart talks to Jamie Doward about what car buyers can expect as dealerships start to re-open after lockdown thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
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BBC Radio 4 Money Box podcast: All about car finance

Stuart talks to Ben Carter from BBC Radio 4’s Money Box in a special podcast that explores lots of different aspects of car finance, with lots of advice for car buyers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Car Dealer Magazine: Are car finance lenders in trouble?

The car finance industry could be on the brink of collapse as thousands of consumers risk defaulting on loans because of coronavirus. Stuart suggests the government needs to offer similar help to that given to mortgage lenders.
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BBC Radio 4 Money Box: Payment holidays on your car finance

Stuart talks to Paul Lewis on BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme about how car finance has been impacted by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, and what options customers have if they hit financial difficulties.
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The Telegraph: Car finance and coronavirus

Stuart explains how PCP car finance has been kicking problems down the road for the car finance sector, and how the coronavirus epidemic could bring the whole industry crashing down.
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Express & Star: Car finance problems ahead?

Stuart discusses the potential ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic for the car finance sector and the automotive industry overall, with millions of car owners currently locked into PCP agreements.
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CNA (Channel NewsAsia): The UK car industry's Brexit fears

Stuart talks to Olly Barratt for CNA (Channel NewsAsia) about the challenges facing the UK car manufacturing industry after Brexit finally goes ahead.
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BBC Radio 4 Money Box: Buying a car on finance

Stuart talks to Louise Cooper on BBC Radio 4’s Money Box Live programme about what to watch out for when buying a car on finance, and why you should always read the small print.
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BBC Radio 4 You & Yours: Car scrappage schemes

Stuart talks to Peter White on BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours programme about car scrappage schemes, and why other countries are far more generous than the UK with incentives to get polluting older cars off our roads.
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The Sun: Are electric car plans stalling?

Stuart talks to Sarah Arnold about the challenges facing a nationwide adoption of electric cars, such as a lack of public charging facilities.
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BBC Radio 4 Money Box: New car finance regulations

Stuart talks to Ruth Alexander on BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme about proposed new changes to car finance regulations and how they will benefit car buyers.
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BBC Radio 4 You & Yours: Car dealer dramas

Stuart talks to Winifred Robinson on BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours programme about the changing face of car dealerships and the financial struggles many of them are having at the moment.
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BBC News: The realities of the electric car market

Stuart appears on the BBC News Ask This programme, talking about the realities of living with an electric car and what needs to change to increase sales of EVs beyond the current 1% of market share.
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BBC Radio 5 Live: Electric car noise rules

Stuart talks to Chris Warbuton about new regulations that require electric cars to make a noise at low speeds to alert pedestrians of their presence.
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BBC News: Complaints about car finance

Following on from the Money Box programme, the BBC News website reports on the increasing number of consumers complaining about car finance practices.
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BBC Radio 4 Money Box: Complaints about car finance

Stuart talks to Paul Lewis on BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme about the increasing number of car finance complaints received by the Financial Ombudsman Service.
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BBC Radio Nottingham: Electric car legislation

Stuart talks to Mark Dennison about a climate committee recommendation to bring forward the ban on purely petrol or diesel cars from 2040 to 2030.
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BBC Radio London: The FCA's report on car finance behaviour

Stuart talks to Eddie Nestor about the Financial Conduct Authority’s report into the car finance sector, and what it means for car buyers.
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BBC Radio Wales: State of the UK car industry

Stuart talks to Oliver Hides about the issues facing the UK car industry in 2019, and the latest round of job cuts announced by Jaguar Land Rover.
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Metro: Self-driving cars and car sex

Stuart talks to Jessica Lindsay about what the future of autonomous cars will mean for the average driver, and whether it will mean more car sex for everyone!
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Mail on Sunday: PCP car finance rip-offs

Stuart talks to Laura Shannon about why PCP deals are so popular with dealers, and why they may not necessarily be the best solution for car buyers.
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BBC Hereford & Worcester: New car reliability

Stuart talks to Elliott Webb on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester about the latest new car reliability surveys, looking at the best and worst cars on sale today.
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BBC Radio 4 You & Yours: What happens to your car finance if you die?

Stuart talks to Winifred Robinson on BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours programme about what happens to your car finance agreement if you should die before it finishes.
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The Coachmakers: Jaguar Land Rover Classic factory tour

Coventry has seen its fair share of new car production during the past 100 years. But Stuart says the Jaguar Land Rover Classic operation is building new cars unlike pretty much anything attempted in the area before. Read here

Love Sport Radio: Top car buying tips

Nothing to do with football! Stuart shares his top car buying tips, and discusses diesel and depreciation, with Ed Bowsher on Love Sport Radio’s current affairs programme.


BBC Radio 4 Money Box: Falling car values and how it affects your PCP

Stuart talks to Paul Lewis on BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme about how rising new car prices and falling used car values may affect your PCP car finance deal.
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Channel 4 Dispatches: PCP car finance

Stuart assists a Channel 4 investigation into dodgy car finance selling practices, offering advice and information about how PCP car finance works.

Informed Choice Radio: Demystifying car finance