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If you bought a car from a car dealer is not normally refundable

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.
12 points on your driving licence after speeding?

So, you face 12 points on your driving licence after speeding. What now?

Straying beyond the speed limit puts you at risk of being prosecuted. If you face 12 points on your licence as a result of speeding, what can you do? (sponsored)
Should I buy a pre-registered car? (The Car Expert)

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?
The car dealership experience is not a lot of fun for most people

Why does buying a car have to be so unfriendly?

If you’ve ever walked into a car showroom, you'll know that buying a car is quite different from shopping in any other retail environment #AskTCE
How to resolve a dispute with a car dealer

How to handle a dispute with a car dealer

We regularly get readers asking for advice on how to resolve their dispute with a car dealer. So let's look at the steps you should take to get your problem sorted.
Stuart from The Car Expert will be hosting a live Twitter Q&A for NatWest

Buying a car? Join our live Twitter Q&A

Do you have questions about buying a car? Stuart from The Car Expert will be hosting a live Twitter Q&A for NatWest this Thursday evening.
The Car Expert advises on how to get a better part-exchange price for your car #AskTCE

How can I get more money for my part-exchange?

Today's #AskTCE article will help you make sure you get the best price you possibly can when you sell your car, whether it's a part-exchange or a private sale. Tick all of these boxes and you will maximise your car's value.
If your Vauxhall Corsa looks like this then you won't get a good part-exchange price...

Part-exchange prices: Why is my car’s value so low?

One of car buyers' biggest complaints is that dealers offer them a pathetic amount of money to part-exchange their car. So why is this?
A deposit contribution is a disocunt offer linked to car finance - The Car Expert

What is a deposit contribution?

What is the difference between a £2,000 discount and a £2,000 deposit contribution on a new or used car? Well, maybe you should #AskTCE.
Car finance advice from The Car Expert

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?
Car buying hub | The Car Expert

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

It's not unusual for dealers to advertise the same used car at different prices on different websites, or to have a higher price on the car window and a lower price advertised on the web. The Car Expert advises buyers how to deal with this in this week's #AskTCE.
How accurate is a car speedometer compared to satnav?

How accurate is your car speedometer?

Have you noticed that your car speedometer sometimes reads faster than your satnav says? Find out why this happens in this week's #AskTCE
Can you give a car dealer cash?

Can you give a car dealer cash?

What is the best way to pay cash for your car when buying from a car dealer? Stuart at TheCarExpert.co.uk answers your car buying questions
Do big alloy wheels crack more easily?

Do big alloy wheels crack more easily?

Do big alloy wheels crack on potholes or kerbs more easily than small wheels? It's a good question, so let's ask The Car Expert #AskTCE
Are diesel cars suitable for city driving? The Car Expert #AskTCE

Are diesel cars suitable for city driving?

One of the most frequent questions submitted to TheCarExpert.co.uk is "Are diesel cars suitable for city driving?" Well, find out here...
Which optional extras are worth paying for? (The Car Expert)

Which optional extras are worth paying for?

The right car is dependent on personal tastes of every driver. Optional extras are one factor that consumers have to weigh up.
The Car Expert can advise if an electric car is a good choice for you

The electric car is finally here, but is it worth it?

The electric car is finally starting to hit the road, but how does it compare with a regular hybrid, and what's a plug-in hybrid? The Car Expert explains.
New car depreciation

Depreciation – Why do new cars lose so much money?

Cars lose money the moment you drive them away from the showroom, but why? The Car Expert gives you a crash course in new car depreciation.

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Citroën C3 supermini MY2020 update | The Car Expert

Revised Citroën C3 offers more upmarket features

The Citroën C3 supermini is getting a raft of upgrades, aimed at simplifying the range and emphasising its most popular trims.