Transport & Car Blog

Green car parts explained

  Friday, 21 December 2018

Parts warehouse at ASM in Thame coloured in green hue

Green car parts are widely recognised as an affordable and environmentally-friendly source of used parts from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).  Every green part purchase contributes to the hugely valuable recycling industry in the UK, delivering enormous benefits to wider society.

If you’re unsure about any aspect of green parts, keep reading – this article covers everything you need to know.

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Avoid problems when selling your car

  Monday, 19 November 2018

Car owner handing over keys at the end of a sale

There are good reasons to sell your car privately.  It’s often the quickest way to get rid of an unwanted vehicle, and one of the best ways to get a competitive price, leaving you – as the owner – in control of the process.

However, when you’re responsible for the whole end-to-end selling process, it’s worth being aware of a few key things to ensure a smooth, pain-free transaction.  You should also be wary of encountering fraudulent buyers and scammers looking to exploit inexperienced sellers.

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What is Gap insurance?

  Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Car crashes into the back of another

It’s no secret that dealing with insurance companies and assessors can be an unpleasant experience, especially if you’re already worried about your stolen or accident-damaged vehicle.  With many insurers compensating customers at the current value of their vehicle – as opposed to its value when the vehicle was bought – motorists can quickly find themselves drained of funds after wrestling over their claim, especially if the vehicle was brand new.

The ‘GAP’ in Gap insurance stands for ‘Guaranteed Asset Protection’.  There are many different kinds but, largely, this type of insurance is designed to complement your traditional comprehensive car insurance to cover any shortfall between a car’s value (to be defined) and any insurance pay-outs.

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Best used small cars to buy

  Monday, 15 October 2018

Size does sometimes matter, but it’s not always about being the biggest.  A small car is the ideal solution if you spend most of your driving time running around town.  Smaller cars can also present a fantastic opportunity if you’re looking for the most affordable and economical vehicle money can buy.

This list of the best small used cars is organised by what you can expect to pay, from the priciest to the most affordable.  If you’re looking for a used small car under £10,000, you’re in the right place to learn more.  Don’t worry if your budget is less than £5,000 – just scroll to the bottom of the list for some of the biggest bargains you can find.

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Best used SUVs to buy

  Friday, 28 September 2018

The SUV market is growing at a fast pace, with the newest models offering drivers a combination of practicality, ride comfort and safety.  While purchasing a new SUV is an exciting prospect, a huge range of used SUVs are available which will cost less to buy without compromising on good value.

In our series of blogs on the best used cars money can buy, we’ve highlighted some of the vehicles you should look out for if you’re interested in a low-price but high-quality purchase.

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