Financing a car purchase has become easier yet, at the same time, more complex. Treating yourself to a new car is one of the great pleasures of life but it is also a big expense. Therefore it pays to get your facts in line before you head off to view all those alluring beauties winking at you from shiny showrooms or welcoming websites. Continue reading
They are what we all reach for, but the finer things in life usually cost money. If we don’t have it, we can save it or we can borrow it; that’s normal. For example, in 2015, the percentage of people who financed a car purchase rose from 45% to 75% thanks to new ways of buying or leasing. The trouble is, borrowing money comes with the twin burdens of risk and responsibility. Continue reading
We all hope to avoid them but accidents, as they say, do happen. If you had a car crash, would you know what steps to take in the immediate aftermath? What about later on? We all like to think we would have the presence of mind to act, but keeping a cool head in an emergency situation is easier said than done. You might be dealing with injuries, high emotions and a scene of confusion. That is why it is a good idea to think ahead and have a plan in case the worst should happen. Continue reading
Here’s a detailed and great looking data visualisation courtesy of Carfinance247. It takes a close look at the cost of car ownership across the world taking into account new price, used price, popular models and insurance price. It won’t come as any surprise to you to learn that the UK is one of the world’s more expensive countries to be a motorist – but how does it compare to others? From motoring powerhouses like the US to the land of the supercar in the U.A.E., the piece explores eight countries in total.
Apart from a house, there is no bigger purchase than a new car. While more than 2.6 million people in the UK bought a car fresh off the production line in 2015, the numbers for this year are expected to be even higher as a raft of highly anticipated new models and face-lifted versions of old favourites hit the market. Continue reading
September 1st is set to be a busy day for car dealerships across the UK, as the 65-reg plate receives its nationwide release and drivers look to purchase a brand new vehicle. It is not just the many different types of cars that you will need to choose between if you’re one of those looking for a fresh set of wheels though; there are various vehicle finance options available too. Continue reading
BMW, one of the world’s biggest multinational automotive manufacturing companies, has an illustrious history; of that there is no doubt. Did you know however that the German brand has been, and is, responsible for a lot more than just prestige motors? Now, thanks to our friends at Cargiant, there’s no need to trawl the internet for more factoids because it is all here in this handy infographic: Continue reading
It has recently been announced that, thanks to an EU edict with effect from 2018, all new cars in Britain and Europe will have to be fitted with automatic ‘SOS’ black boxes. These emergency calling devices will be mandatory under new rules despite opposition from the UK’s Conservative led Government on grounds of cost. Some are also concerned about ‘Big Brother’ tactics and are not convinced that car owners’ privacy will be adequately safe-guarded. Continue reading