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From the What Car? Helpdesk

Buying a car

Whether you are buying a new or used car, let What Car? help ensure you pay the right price, get the right finance and keep the paperwork in order

  1. Getting started
  2. How to spec a car
  3. Car finance explained
  4. Depreciation

More on buying a car

Running a car

Getting the best price when buying is only part of the story. Keeping an eye on the ongoing car ownership costs is the key to happiness. We show you how.

  1. The basics
  2. Road tax bands
  3. Breakdown cover
  4. Cutting car service costs

More on running a car

Selling a car

Selling your car can be a daunting experience, but if you do things right, you can avoid the pitfalls, stay safe, get the best price and look forward to getting your next one! 

  1. Meeting private buyers
  2. How to value your car
  3. Where to sell your car
  4. Preparing your car for a sale

More on selling a car


Want to know the difference between your APRs and your PCPs? Our Glossary will guide you through the minefield of car-buying terms.

Great car leasing deals

Not sure where to start with car leasing? Let What Car? take the pain out of the process

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What Car? Awards 2016

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Free used car valuations

What is your used car worth? Enter your registration number for a free, expert valuation

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Buy a used car

What Car? Approved Used, in partnership with Trusted Dealers, is one of the safest places to buy a used car

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Target Price

How much should you pay for your next car? We help you get the best deal

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