Transport & Car Blog
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
For those seeking a bargain, and who are willing to drive an older vehicle model, buying a used or a write-off car can present an ideal opportunity. However, buying your car this way is not without risk if you’re unsure what to look for.
Among the first considerations for a would-be buyer are the history and condition of the vehicle at hand. With updated write-off categories implemented in October 2017, it’s as important as ever to have a solid understanding about what each category indicates about the quality of the cars falling under them.
Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Not too long ago, driving a used family car often meant spending miles in a mediocre hatchback, stuffed to the brim with baggage and uncomfortable family members. Nowadays, buying a second-hand family car doesn’t need to mean compromising roominess, reliability or comfort.
A family car should be judged on its overall flexibility: combining drive quality with practicality, style with comfort. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of choice, with many family cars on the second-hand market available for stunningly low prices.
- Used Tyres Guide
- MOT: the complete guide
- Buying used cars at online auctions
- Green car parts explained
- Avoid problems when selling your car
- What is Gap insurance?
- Best used small cars to buy
- Best used SUVs to buy
- Buying a Write-Off Car: Pros and Cons
- Best used family cars to buy
- Guide to finding a replacement car engine
- Best used city cars to buy
- Does the steel market affect the value of your scrap car?
- Guide to buying replacement wing mirrors
- Typical tyre problems that can hinder the performance of your car