The latest car guides from our team

Guide 1 week ago

Great cars on PCP deals

The PCP – or Personal Contract Purchase – is a very popular way of buying a new car. Here are some of the best cars you can buy on a PCP deal.
Guide 2 weeks ago

How do I lease a car using contract hire (PCH)?

This is a method of leasing rather than getting finance to buy, but it’s still a way of getting a new car for affordable monthly payments. You pay a deposit and monthly instalments, both of which tend to be lower than with HP or PCP, but never own the car. At the end of the agreement, hand it back, or sign up to another agreement.
Guide 3 weeks ago

Bad credit car finance

If you’re looking to buy a new car, but your credit score isn’t very good, there are still potential options out there for you.
Classic muscle cars include Ford Mustangs (pictured) Guide 3 weeks ago

Muscle cars

Muscle cars are brash, noisy and wildly popular in the US. Meet the most powerful muscle cars, classics from the muscle car era and more.
Guide 3 weeks ago

What is tyre speed rating?

A tyre speed rating shows the maximum speed a tyre is legally approved for. Learn where to find it, how to test it and more in Auto Trader’s comprehensive guide.
Guide 1 month ago

Great car leasing deals 2019

Is PCH (Personal Contract Hire) right for you? In this blog, Auto Trader explore how PCH works, what you’ll pay and how, how PCH and PCP compare, and answer your FAQs.
Guide 3 months ago

Buying a car using a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)

PCP is a type of car finance. You pay an initial deposit, followed by lower monthly instalments for the remainder of the term, to pay off a proportion of the loan amount. At the end, you have the option to pay a large final payment to clear the remaining balance and own the car outright, or hand it back, or exchange it for another car.
An automated manual gearbox in a Volkswagen Up Guide 5 months ago

How to drive an automatic car

No clutch pedal? No problem! We've got everything you need to know about automatic cars and how to get used to them.
Guide 9 months ago

What is business car leasing?

Whether you’re a start-up or an established SME, here are five reasons to lease a company car through your business.
Guide 1 year ago

Buying a car using Hire Purchase (HP)

A way of buying where you pay a deposit up front, then pay off the rest of the balance – plus interest – in equal monthly instalments. The repayments are comparatively high, but don’t change until the end of the agreement. Provided you keep them up, you will know exactly how much you are paying, and for how long. The car is yours at the end of the agreement.
Guide 1 year ago

Applying for car finance

If you’re thinking about buying a car on a finance agreement, find out everything you need to before committing to a contract.
Guide 1 year ago

Car finance explained

If you’re trying to get your head around car finance, and you don’t know your balloon payments from your monthly instalments, and your PCPs from your PCHs, let us help you understand them.