Buying and owning a car can be expensive – even the most affordable cars are a big investment, and between insurance, rising petrol prices and maintenance costs, after living expenses can be the biggest strain on a family’s budget. Happily though, there are lots of ways to save money and by taking advantage of discounts you can help your budget stretch a little further.
With the help of online offers and deals, you can find great savings that you might otherwise never have known about. There are lots of websites online that specialise in finding and comparing the best motoring deals on offer, whether you’re looking for a used vehicle or shopping for a brand new car.
Tips to save money
Taking the time to shop around and compare prices is the easiest way to save money on your motoring expenses. Before filling up, check to see if it’s more affordable to purchase your petrol somewhere else nearby, and look for opportunities to earn rewards when you do.
For car maintenance and accessories, many garages and car stores will offer seasonal deal on everything from new tyres to MOT tests, and by strategically planning your next purchase you could take advantage of a great deal.
Car prices are always negotiable, so don’t be afraid to try and barter down the price or to try and get some additional features included with the purchase of your new car. While all these things might feel small, they can amount to great savings overall.
The best of online offers
Finding the best deals and offers is easier than ever online. Some great places to look are…
Auto Express – This popular car magazine has a whole section in its website devoted to sharing the best deals on cars. Advanced search features also help you narrow down your focus so you not only find a great deal, but you find it on a car you want.
MoneySuperMarket – If you’re shopping for car insurance, MoneySuperMarket is a great place to look. You can compare deals and get dozens of quotes from leading insurers all in one place by simply entering your details. Many drivers save hundreds of pounds on their insurance each year just by taking the time to compare and shop around, and tools like these make it easy to do it.
Voucher Codes – If you’re looking to rent a car for your next holiday or have need for one to travel for business or while your regular vehicle is being serviced, you can find great discounts at the leading car hire companies from voucher codes. The deals apply both to in the UK and abroad, so no matter where you’re going you can take advantage of the savings.
Car Shop – As the UK’s largest supermarket for cars, Car Shop is a great place to compare prices on new and used vehicles of all shapes and sizes. The website has a section of reduced cars, perfect for finding one of a kind deals on high quality used vehicles.
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