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Looking to buy a new car, read our guide to car finance

Guide to car finance Transport is everyday essential for many households and families; however many find that buying a car outright can be too expensive. Car finance allows you to purchase a vehicle over a period of time, spreading the payments into more manageable monthly instalments. There’s a variety of different car finance options out […]

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Seven-month extension for photocard driving licences

The DVLA has announced (4/06/2020) that if your photocard driving licence has expired – or will expire between 1st February and 31st October 2020 – you should get a 7-month extension on your licence. Usually, you would be expected to renew your photocard licence every 10 years, with bus and lorry drivers doing so every […]

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Failed a delayed MOT (lots of cars being done in a 6 month period), looking for a new 2nd hand car

In March 2020, owners of vehicles saw their MOT’s being extended for 6 months, in order to aid social distancing and ease the epidemic. As a consequence, many vehicles are now getting their MOT’s done and finding that their vehicles are failing. With most of us taking a financial impact from the coronavirus, footing the […]

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A ban on the sale of diesel cars is going to be brought forward

Moving toward a target of emitting almost zero carbon emissions by 2050, a ban on the sale of diesel cars is going to be brought forward.

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Winter driving essentials

Winter weather driving checklist Essential checks and precautions for driving in winter weather such as: LOW SUN FOG HIGH WINDS HEAVY RAIN SNOW AND ICE

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New Reg Plates Car Buying Guide

Every year two sets of new number plate registrations are brought into circulation and this is the time when car sales tend to peak. You might be amongst the thousands in the UK hoping to buy your new set of wheels this month. It’s a great time to buy a new car with dealers keen […]

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Problems to look out for when buying second hand cars

  Buying a car is a big deal and there is a lot of pressure on getting it right. If you don’t do your research, you could be left with an expensive mistake! We’ve outlined a few problems you may come across when buying a second hand car, so you can be prepared before parting […]

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Consider your finance first!

At Red Potato we know from customer experience that purchasing a car can be quite overwhelming. There are a number of things you need to consider and sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. To help, we have put together a guide on the process you should take. In this post we […]

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Dealership vs Private Seller

If you haven’t read the previous steps in this series then take a look back at Step 1 and Step 2 which provide advice on what car finance you should select. Step 3 and Step 4 will also help you determine what type of car is right for you. Or if you’d like more information […]

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Consider other car running costs

If you haven’t read the previous steps in this series then take a look back at Step 1 and Step 2 which provide advice on what car finance you should select. Step 3 will also help you determine what type of car is right for you. Or if you’d like more information you can read […]

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What car is right for you?

If you haven’t read the previous steps in this series then take a look back at Step 1 and Step 2, which provide advice on what car finance you should select. Or if you’d like more information you can read our full Car Buying Guide here. In this post we look at the aspects you […]

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How to make your finance more affordable

How to make your finance more affordable If you missed Step 1 in this series then have a look back at why you should sort out your car finance first. Or if you want more information you can read our full Car Buying Guide here. In this post, we take a look at ways to make your car […]

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