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How to Sell Your Car: A Comprehensive Guide

Selling your car effectively is not just about parting ways with a vehicle; it’s about maximising your return on investment, ensuring a smooth transaction, and, in essence, turning your car into a valuable asset. Whether you’re upgrading to a new model, downsizing, or simply looking to cash in on your current car, use our comprehensive […]

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Tips on Getting Your Car Ready to Sell

If you are getting ready to sell your car, this is a guide you will want to read. Selling a car is a significant transaction, and presenting it in the best condition is essential for a smooth, profitable sale. Preparation is the foundation of a successful car sale. A well-prepared car not only attracts buyers […]

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The Start to Finish Guide on How to Choose and Buy a Car

Buying a car is a significant financial decision that demands careful consideration and planning. In this article, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of acquiring a car in the UK, ensuring that you make an informed and sound choice. Step 1: Establish Your Budget The first and most crucial step is to establish a […]

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Researching and Choosing the Right Car for Your Needs

Choosing the right car is one of life’s significant decisions, impacting your daily routines, budget, and much more. It’s more than just a mode of transportation; it’s a partner that complements your lifestyle. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve deeper into the intricacies of selecting the perfect vehicle, all while keeping things approachable and […]

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Test Drive a Car: What to Look For and Questions to Ask

To do a test drive of a car is an indispensable part of the car-buying process. It not only allows you to gauge the vehicle’s performance but also helps you determine whether it suits your specific needs and preferences. This comprehensive guide, tailored for the UK context, will walk you through the intricacies of test […]

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Lemon Cars: What are they and how to avoid them

A lemon car, colloquially known as a “lemon,” refers to a new or used vehicle that has significant and recurring defects or mechanical issues, often from the time of purchase. These problems impair the car’s safety, performance, or value and are typically not effectively resolved through regular repair attempts. Ending up with a lemon also […]

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Buying a New Car Versus a Used Car: Everything you need to know

Buying a car is a significant financial decision, that carries far reaching implications on your daily life. Due to the significant expense of buying a car you need to know that you will have something you can trust for the years to come. It doesn’t matter if you are first time buyer or an experienced […]

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Can You Transfer Road Tax When Selling or Buying a Car?

In the UK, road tax is intricately tied to the vehicle itself, rather than its owner. This often leads to the common question: “Can you transfer road tax?” The answer is straightforward: No, road tax cannot be transferred from one owner to another. When a vehicle changes ownership, the new owner is responsible for taxing […]

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Low Emission Zones: what are they and which cities have them?

Low emission zones, otherwise known as Clean Air Zones, were introduced in February 2008 in order to reduce the air pollution from vehicles in large urban areas. It means that cars that produce a lot of emissions are restricted from driving in these areas without paying a fee each day they want to enter them. […]

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Historic Vehicle MOT and Tax Exemption: The Full Guide 

A historic vehicle, according to the DVLA, is typically a car or motorcycle that’s at least 40 years old. This “40-year rule” determines whether a vehicle qualifies for historic status. Once a vehicle turns 40, it becomes eligible for various benefits, including exemption from both MOT testing and road tax. However this does not happen […]

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Road Tax and Emissions: the relationship between the two

Road tax and emissions go hand in hand. As awareness of climate change increased and it became a bigger priority for the UK, the road tax system was changed so you pay road tax based on the emissions your car produces. Cars are a major contributor to pollution, therefore this was an obvious answer to […]

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Changing your Number Plate and how much it could be worth

Are you considering changing your vehicle’s number plate, perhaps to a personalised one that adds a touch of uniqueness to your ride? In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the ins and outs of changing your number plate in the UK, from the reasons behind the change to determining its potential value and the process […]

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Avoiding common Car Scams: Know how to protect yourself

When it comes to the world of driving, there’s more than just the open road to watch out for. Car scams are all too common, and they can take many forms, from deceptive sellers to tax fraudsters. In this article, we’ll navigate the unsavory subject of car scams, covering everything from buying to selling, and […]

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How to scrap a car and how to get the best price

Everything comes to an end at some point, and that includes your car. If you find yourself in a situation where you can’t sell your car on and it is not financially worth keeping, you always have the option of scrapping it as a last resort. Hopefully by the end of this article you will […]

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Driving Without Insurance: Understanding Penalties and Checks

If you want to drive in the UK, you are required to ensure that you are insured on the vehicle you are operating. Driving without insurance carries great risk and if you are caught you face some strong penalties. The MIB estimates there is 1 million uninsured drivers in the UK which accounts for 4% […]

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Comprehensive MOT Failure List: What is checked on an MOT

There is many reasons why your car may fail its MOT. Some of them you can do something about before the test and others are unavoidable. The comprehensive MOT failure list goes over all the ways a car can fail an MOT and some useful MOT prechecks that can help you pass. What is an […]

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How much should road tax cost me?

The privilege of having a car in the UK comes with quite a few costs unfortunately and road tax is one of them. Depending on a multitude of factors, what your road tax should cost you can vary. What determines Road Tax cost? The cost of taxing your vehicle is determined on a few factors […]

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Declare a car SORN (statutory off-road notice)

In order to notify the DVLA that your car is no longer on the road you need to declare a SORN on your car. This is important if your car is going to be off the road for an extended amount of time and you want to avoid paying road tax or insurance while your […]

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How much does an MOT cost? even if it fails

What is an MOT? An MOT is a annual assessment of your vehicle that is mandatory if you want to drive it on public roads. The MOT test is necessary as it inspects the roadworthiness and emissions of your vehicle. The cost of an MOT test is limited by the government, therefore the assessment itself […]

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MOT and Car Insurance: Everything you need to know

Is my insurance valid if I dont have an MOT? An MOT tests purpose is to determine the whether a car is road worth, or in other words, safe to be on the road. With this being the case, insurers generally will invalidate your policy, however this is not the same for all insurers. It […]

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10 most common MOT failures so you can be prepared

30% of mots are fails In the UK this year almost 30% of all MOT tests resulted in a fail. So what is the most common reason for an MOT fail? 10 most common reasons for failure 1. Tyres – 1,101,839 Failures The tread depth of your tyres must be a minimum of 1.6mm so […]

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Car Failed MOT: Find out what to do

What is an MOT? An MOT (Ministry of Transport) test is a mandatory assessment for any vehicles registered and located in the UK. You have a legal obligation to ensure you get an MOT test for your vehicle every year.  An MOT is very important as it determines the road worthiness of all vehicles on […]

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Can I drive without an MOT?

An MOT is a mandatory annual assessment of your vehicle to check that it meets the minimum standards for safety and emissions. The MOT test checks things such as brakes, lights emissions and structural integrity, it does not check the condition of your engine. But are you allowed to drive without an MOT? It is […]

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Can I drive without Road Tax?

If you own and drive a car in the UK you are already familiar with Road Tax. Road Tax is a fee that you pay to the government that is raised in order to invest and maintain the country’s roads, also to fund road safety schemes and enforcement.  Road tax helps pay for things like […]

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What is an MOT Test? What does MOT Stand For?

An MOT test is an assessment on your vehicle that takes place every year. Its purpose is to ensure all vehicles on UK roads meet the minimum safety and environmental standards.  What does MOT stand for? MOT stands for Ministry of Transport. The Ministry of Transport’s main purpose is to ensure the safety standards on […]

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What does Road Tax pay for?

“Oh I just love paying taxes” Nobody, ever. What is Road Tax? Road Tax, otherwise known as VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) is an annual tax payable by anyone who has a roadworthy vehicle and wants to drive it on UK roads. Simply put if you have a car and want to drive it legally you […]

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