Category: Buy & Sell

Why You Shouldn’t Pay In Cash For Your Car

You’ve done it! You’ve finally found that dream car! All you’ve got to do now is pay for it!  Hooray! But hang on, the seller is asking for “CASH ONLY”, odd, but okay. You’ve fallen in love with the car already, so cash only is fine. But is it? Say NO to “cash only” payments […]

Buyer’s and Seller’s guide

Buying a car on finance is a great way to fund your dream car, however when it comes to buying and selling consumers need to be aware of the risks of outstanding finance. What are the dangers of outstanding finance for a buyer? By purchasing a car that still has money owing on it you […]

Must ask questions when buying and selling a car

When it comes to buying and selling a car it’s important to ask the right questions. Failing to do so can leave you out of pocket. So, to help you on your way we’ve come up with questions to ask the buyer or the seller. Who is the buyer or seller? It’s important to know […]

Don’t buy a Halloween Horror

With witching season upon us, we want to protect buyers from cars that may go bump in the night. Horror stories aren’t just for halloween, 1 in 3 cars checked by HPI uncovers a gory history. This shows that some sellers have more tricks than treats for unsuspecting buyers.  If you’re in the market for a […]

Car Jargon Explained

When it comes to buying a car it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the different jargon and slang sellers use. What exactly is a dipper or a gorilla? So to help you along the way we’ve put together a a clever car jargon buster!  Car Jargon Explained Nosebleed: This refers to a vehicle that’s had […]

How to Barter a Bargain

If you’re in the market for a new car, the way you ask certain questions can make a real difference when clinching a good deal. We’ve put together a simple guide on how to barter a bargain. The trick to  good negotiation is to make sure the private seller or dealer knows you’re a serious […]

How a car check can save you from buying a cloned car

Car cloning is an illegal practise and unfortunately a problem in the used car market. Fraudsters sell cloned cars to either make a fast profit or to avoid receiving tickets (ie: parking tickets, speed camera fines, and congestion charges) as these would go to the registered keeper (the car of which the identity was stolen). […]

What profession would you most trust buying a car from?

When asked what profession a used car buyer would most trust buying from when looking for a used car in the private market, one in four buyers said they would most trust a vicar. Surprisingly, only 19% voted a motor mechanic the most trustworthy person to buy a used car from, however, this was the second […]

How To Tell If A Car Is Stolen

Last year, fewer cars were stolen in the UK than at any time in the last half a century. But there were still almost 70,000 cars separated illegally from their owners, some of which will have been broken for parts or shipped overseas. A large proportion of these stolen cars will have been sold on to […]

The Roof Comes Off But So Do The Miles

As British Summer Time Fast Approaches, HPI Urges Convertible Car Buyers to Check for a Chequered History Over the last decade the UK has seen the number of convertible cars on its roads increase by a staggering 1182%*, confirming Britain’s passion for ‘making hay whilst the sun shines’. However, HPI is warning convertible-loving used car […]