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CAR FINANCE – WHICH OPTION IS BEST?!

So you’re looking for a new or used car? It’s highly likely that you will be using a form of finance to buy the next addition to your driveway, but if you have the cash to do so then great! But the reality is hardly anyone has the funds to do that these days. Car finance can be found almost anywhere now, not least at car dealerships. Manufacturer franchises, car supermarkets, online retailers and even small used car dealers are all able to offer some sort of car finance, and of course, there are the usual high street lenders to consider, too. And that's why it's important to keep up to date with the options available to you when buying a new car, working out which car finance option suits you.

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WHAT IS AN INSURANCE WRITE OFF?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may be informed by your car insurance provider that your car is a ‘Write-Off’ but what exactly is a write off? And what do the categories mean? Well we have put together a short, quick guide that will help you understand all the questions running through your head when you get the dreaded news that your car is a ‘Write-Off’!

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ARE POTHOLES FINALLY A THING OF THE PAST?

The Department for Transport has announced an extra £201million of funding for the UK’s local road network, building on a pothole fund that has seen £420million spent on road and bridge repairs over the past six months. The extra £201million will be split into two pots: £50million will be allocated to councils for potholes and flood resilience, while £151million will be given “to reward examples of councils’ best practice” in road repairs and maintenance – although it will ultimately be up to councils to decide what to spend this money on

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HOW TO CLAIM FOR POTHOLE DAMAGE TO YOUR CAR!

Potholes and the damage they cause are becoming a bigger and bigger problem for the UK, and a bigger and bigger hole in the Governments budget when it comes to repairs… (see what we did there). Local Councils suggest it’s down to years of underinvestment and squeezed resources as reasons for cutting spending on pothole repair work, but that doesn’t make you feel any better when your hit with a hefty bill for pothole damage to your car… Sit back, Relax and let the Family Car Centre explain it all for you!

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Buying a Used Car!

Buying a used car can be a way of avoiding the cost of depreciation, and often seen as a safe investment, but how do you buy a used car and know it’s not a lemon? Well here at The Family Car Centre, we thought we’d give you some of our tips on driving away into the sunset, and not getting stunned out of your hard earned cash!

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