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The Car Expert has a wide range of articles covering every aspect of buying a new or used car.

Buying a car can be a very stressful and confusing time for many people. Fortunately, The Car Expert has a wide range of articles covering every aspect of buying a new or used car.

Take your time, read through several articles and consider all your options before signing on the dotted line. With our award-winning advice to guide you, you’ll end up with a much better chance of getting the right deal on the right car for your needs.

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The ten golden rules for buying a car

Buying a new or used car? Follow these pearls of wisdom from The Car Expert and make sure you get the right car for the right price.

The best websites for buying a new or used car

With online car buying becoming hugely popular in the UK, which sites should you trust? We round up the top contenders.

I bought a car and now I’ve changed my mind

Buyer’s Remorse is common in the car industry. You've bought a car, and now you've changed your mind or run into problems. What can you do?

Should I buy a pre-registered car?

Pre-registered cars are on the increase again. The salesman says it's a great deal on what is basically a 'brand new car', but what's the real story?

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Beat buyer’s remorse by doing your research

A new study reports that more than a third of car owners are dissatisfied with their vehicles, with most of those who are unhappy thinking about changing their car as a result.

Who or what is Nio?

Focusing on the upmarket electric car market, Nio is another Chinese manufacturer soon to set up shop in the UK. But what's different about them?

Buying a car at auction: what you need to know

Among the many ways to buy a used car is through an auction house. Here’s how the fast-paced selling system works.

Buying a used electric car – what can go wrong?

They will never have gearbox, clutch or exhaust system failures, but electric cars have their own unique set of potential repair issues.

Who or what is DS Automobiles?

DS Automobiles will be ten years old in 2024 but many still struggle to understand just what DS stands for and where it sits in the market.

The best websites for buying a used luxury car

Looking for a bit of opulence but don’t want to spend your hard-earned savings on a new car? We list the best sites for used luxury cars.

Who or what is MG?

The MG name is 100 years old this year, but how much connection is there between the historic British manufacturer of affordable sports cars and the brand today?

Electric car charging when you live in a flat

Living in a flat or a house with no off-street parking can cause some issues if you a looking to charge an electric car. Here’s our advice.

Who or what is Polestar?

Polestar is ramping up its range over the next five years with a host of new models. We have all you need to know about the brand right here.

What exactly is vegan leather?

Vegan leather is becoming an increasingly popular trim choice for new cars. But what is this leather-like material made from?

Who or what is Genesis?

Genesis is building its presence in the UK and across Europe. We have all you need to know about this new luxury car brand right here.

Who or what is Alpine?

Alpine is the performance division of Renault and builder of a brilliant little sports car. We have all you need to know about the brand right here.

Five of the safest new small SUVs on sale

Is safety your top priority when looking for your next car? The small SUV class has some of the safest cars around, and we have picked out five of the best.

Who or what is GWM Ora?

GWM Ora is one of several Chinese car companies hitting the UK in 2023. We have all you need to know about the brand right here.

Who or what is BYD Auto?

BYD Auto is one of several new car companies hitting the UK new car market in 2023. We have all you need to know about the brand right here.

Last days of the dinosaurs: the best petrol cars under £75K

The third entry in our series celebrating the finest of petrol power - these are the best new and near-new petrol cars you can buy for £75K.

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