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This month information and data giants Experian have reported that used car sales between the months of April and June in 2015 have hit their highest number since the recession began in 2008.
Personal Contract Purchase has become a revolution in car hire in the past five years. We explain how PCP can bring you the car you want at an affordable price.
As reported by the BBC, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed that record numbers of new car registrations occurred last month, in turn making it the 43rd consecutive month of growth in the new car market.
With autumn upon us and the nights and temperatures drawing in, it’s time to take stock and consider how best to keep ourselves safe on the roads. Changing seasons bring very different road conditions: not to mention the need to winter-proof our vehicles and perhaps our driving styles. Here are our top tips for safe autumn driving.
Fitting a car seat is an absolutely crucial, indeed legally required, part of of parenthood. You should take true care when fitting the seat and ensure that you consult both the manufacturers instructions and your car’s user manual. Worryingly, a study conducted by Good Egg Safety, revealed that 60% of UK car seats are not installed correctly. This severely jeopardises the safety of your child and should be avoided at all costs.
There will always be the burning question of repairing your car against the outlay of buying a replacement but sometimes, when life forces our hand, the immediate higher expenditure can in fact save more money long term.
So, you’ve got the grades you need and you’re heading off to the big smoke to start a new chapter of your life, as a student. Making the transition to student living can be a tricky but incredibly exciting one, and there’s a whole new list of products you once took for granted that are suddenly prime bargaining tools; milk, bread, toilet paper and beers (cold or otherwise!) are all valuable commodities...but none are more in demand than the humble used car! 

As the swinging sixties swept across America, Ford vice president and general manager, Lee Iacocca, hatched a plan to create a car for the people. A playful, luxurious, four-seater, that was both affordable and desirable. A car that represented the times and was different from all the rest. A car that reflected the newly acquired affluence of American society, but that was big enough to accommodate the burgeoning families of the original baby boomers. 

Times were changing and Iacocca wanted Ford to lead the way in providing luxurious, mass production cars that could be affordable and flexible. It was his aim that the Mustang would be tailored to each customer’s needs, being as fancy or functional as required.

The luxury cars featured here have performed well when tested. They have good reliability and safety ratings. Top luxury cars are like any other. Depreciation of new models happens almost instantaneously upon purchase. However, luxury cars hold their value comparatively well. The quality of these vehicles means they stay nicer for a long time than some vehicles. Luxury cars look and feel timeless whether you purchase a new or pre owned car.

Did you know you could save money by choosing a car in a low insurance group? People who purchase cars in low groups pay lower premiums than those for higher groups. A group rating panel sets the groups. Members of the committee include Lloyds Market Association and the Association of British Insurers.

The Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre administers the group. When the panel meets, new car models are assigned to a group ranging from 1 to 50. Group 1 is the cheapest to insure. High-performance models are typically placed in the highest groups and bring the most expensive insurance premiums.