If you’re in the market for a new car and want to get one before the tax rates change, there are some things you need to think about.
Auto Trader and retailers are following government guidelines on slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)
by ensuring forecourts remain closed until it is deemed safe to reopen.
If you have any questions, the best way to contact retailers is by phone, email or live chat– don’t visit the forecourt as it will be closed.
If you want to secure the current tax rate then it may be possible, depending on the retailer’s circumstances, to have the car registered now and arrange for a future handover. Some brands may be offering ‘price protection’ offers for orders placed now and registered in the future so, if this is of interest, get in touch via phone, email or live chat to see if these are being offered by your preferred brand.
If you are due to get a car after April, with the new tax rate changes you should seriously consider an EV or another low CO2 emitting car
As always, there will be new car deals — including new car deals on finance
— so do not rush to make a decision at this time. It's important you find the right car for you, and one that you can afford. Tax may be going up, but we'll still be able to help you find the right car at the right price.