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What to look for when buying a used car

There are plenty of guides on the internet telling you what to look for when buying a used car, covering everything from the documents in the glove box to under bonnet checks. However an important element often forgotten is the aftercare package to ensure worry free motoring. […]

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One in five used cars have hidden history

New research from consumer vehicle data provider MyCarCheck has revealed that over one in five used cars have either been previously stolen, written-off or have an outstanding finance agreement in place. 21.69% of used cars checked by MyCarCheck during June 2014 were reported to have at least […]

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84% of drivers at risk due to poor car maintenance

Eighty four percent of motorists are putting themselves at risk on the road by not checking the basic components of their cars regularly, according to a recent poll by Trust My Garage. The countrywide independent garage scheme polled 100 male and 100 female drivers in the UK […]

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Turning back the years will only end in tears

Clocking – otherwise known as illegitimately adjusting a vehicle’s mileage for financial gain – has been practised by unscrupulous car sellers for many years, however buying a clocked car could do more than damage your wallet according to vehicle information expert HPI. Nicola Johnson, consumer services manager […]

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Safe and Sound 18 months on…

This time last year, a high-value motoring package called Safe and Sound was beginning to emerge into the motor trade that was to fulfill buyer requirements and install confidence, whilst allowing dealers to set themselves apart from their fellow competitors – and ensure that they could cement […]

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Why choose a Safe and Sound dealer?

Why Choose a Safe and Sound Car Dealer? Buying a used car can be a daunting experience with so many models, specifications, prices, colours and dealerships to choose from. Even if you’ve already spent hours trawling the internet and have narrowed down your search to a couple […]

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How to avoid winter breakdowns

With Britain set to see further snow and icy conditions this weekend, the motoring experts at Haynes have published their top tips for looking after your car in winter. The number of reported breakdowns can rise by up to 70% during wintry spells, but following these carefully […]

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Our top tips for choosing an extended car warranty

Buying a used car is an exciting time for many, but once it’s out of the manufacturer’s warranty, you may be left exposed to spiralling repair bills which can run into thousands of pounds. This is something that we see quite often, so here are our top […]

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Why your next car needs a provenance check

BBC’s Rip-Off Britain recently documented a shocking case where an outstanding vehicle loan, taken out by a previous owner, had caused debt collectors to visit the vehicle’s current owner and seize it during the night. Single mother Jo Day, had received her Nissan Micra as a birthday […]

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Tyre death rise reinforces that it’s time for a change

In stark contrast to a steady decline in recent years, the number of people killed or seriously injured in a tyre related accident increased sharply in 2011. The alarming figures released today from the Department for Transport, just days ahead of October’s tyre safety month, reveal that […]

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