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Best-selling vans UK

Best-selling vans UK

Most popular vans and pickups UK Are you in the market for a new van? Van finance is a great way to help spread the cost of owning a van for your business or personal needs! Picking the right van for you can seem like a minefield but we are here to help! Our guide...

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How are car finance interest rates calculated?

How are car finance interest rates calculated?

Getting a car on finance is a great way to help spread the cost of owning your next car. When you get any form of finance or loan, you will be required to pay interest on top. If you’ve never had a car loan before you may be wondering how car finance interest rates...

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Best cars for commuting UK

Best cars for commuting UK

For many people, the daily commute is a necessity that they don’t enjoy. That’s why it’s important that you choose a car that will be fit for your purpose when it comes to your daily drive. With more people returning to the office in 2022 and no longer working from...

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How does a car finance broker work?

How does a car finance broker work?

Car finance brokers — everything you need to know: UK Car Finance is a registered and trusted car finance broker UK. We help customers get the best car finance deal with low-rate finance and affordable monthly repayment plans. Many consumers aren’t aware of how using...

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Car finance with good credit

Car finance with good credit

If you’re looking to get a car on finance with good credit, we can help! But you may be wondering how having good credit can affect your car finance rates and why it’s important to potential car finance lenders. It can be easier for people with good credit to get...

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Best hybrid cars

Best hybrid cars

2022 is a great year for buying a car, there are more options than ever, especially if you want to get a car that’s more eco-friendly. With the looming diesel ban 2023, where all sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned, this year may the one you invest in a...

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Electric Car Range Comparison

Electric Car Range Comparison

Welcome to our electric car range comparison. If you have range anxiety or are just intrigued by the current performance of EVs, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s find out how far an electric car can go in one charge, which cars have the longest-range...

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Range Anxiety

Range Anxiety

With multiple studies repeatedly showing that drivers suffer from range anxiety we decided to conduct our own research to see what your views are. We found that range anxiety is still very real with 49% of respondents reporting that they had concerns over the range of...

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Does car finance affect your mortgage?

Does car finance affect your mortgage?

Two of the biggest financial decision you usually make in life is how to fund your home and your car. Both of which typically rely on some form of lending such as car finance or mortgages. In both situations, finance lenders will usually need to take a look at your...

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What do credit report codes mean?

What do credit report codes mean?

Have you ever checked your credit report and found yourself confused by the codes on your credit report? You’re not alone! Many credit report agencies use codes that lenders understand, however you may not! This can be frustrating, and even if you have good credit,...

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Most eco-friendly vans

Most eco-friendly vans

The demand for eco-friendly vans has risen substantially in the past few years and it’s not hard to see why. Commercial electric and economical vans have come a long way since they were first on the scene. With improved technology, a longer range, and more options to...

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Debunking electric car myths

Debunking electric car myths

Myths about electric cars The majority of the world is still yet to join the electric car revolution. However, with that said, there were a number of electric cars which made the best-selling cars of the year list in 2021. So, should you choose to go all-electric in...

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Top 10 Safest Cars

Top 10 Safest Cars

Top 10 Safest Cars For Sale Here at UK Car Finance, we are counting down the top 10 safest cars. When it comes to getting a new car there are many features you may be considering; cost, fuel efficiency, and reliability are often high up the list. But one of the most...

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Christmas gifts for car lovers 🎁🎄

Christmas gifts for car lovers 🎁🎄

🎄Welcome to the ultimate Christmas gift guide for car lovers! 🎁 Yes it’s that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner and you’ve probably started to wonder what to get your loved ones. Do you have a car lover in your life who you...

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Best Low Emission Cars that meet Euro 6 Standards

Best Low Emission Cars that meet Euro 6 Standards

If you are looking to purchase a new or used vehicle then you may already be wondering what the best low emission cars are. Many of our cities are introducing Ultra-Low Emission Zones and driving a vehicle that doesn’t comply with the Euro 6 rules could end up costing...

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The Pros & Cons of Black Box Car Insurance

The Pros & Cons of Black Box Car Insurance

If you’re a new or young driver it can sometimes be pretty costly to get car insurance. This is due to the increased likelihood of an accident. According to Brake.org, one in four 18-24 year olds (23%) crash within two years of passing their driving test. There are a...

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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

Cars have been on British roads for well over a hundred years and we’ve experienced winter for many more than that. But no matter how many times it’s happened before, we still seem shocked and unprepared for winter road conditions. It doesn’t have to be this way; with...

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How to Prepare for a Long Car Journey

How to Prepare for a Long Car Journey

Long car journeys are notoriously stressful. Being confinedto such a small space with piles of luggage and nothing to do but stare at theroad ahead for hours on end isn’t fun or comfortable. With the potential forgetting lost, being late or breaking down, it’s not...

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The Best Car Seats to Keep your Baby Safe

The Best Car Seats to Keep your Baby Safe

There is a huge number of car seats on the market so it can be difficult to decide which is the right one for you and your baby. With a range of features to choose from, it can be tricky to make a decision. The most important factor, however, is safety. With that in...

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How to…change your windscreen wipers

How to…change your windscreen wipers

Owning a car can be confusing and if something goes wrong you may not know what to do. We also all like to save a little money here and there so why not learn how to keep on top of basic car maintenance at home? We’ve already brought you guides on how to change a...

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The best used cars under £10,000

The best used cars under £10,000

Looking for a new car but don’t want to break the bank? With our list of the best used cars under £10k in 2019, you can find the car that’s right for you and within your budget! In the £10k market, there is so much choice! Whether you’re looking for you first car, a...

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How to…change your oil

How to…change your oil

As part of our ‘how to…’ series, we’re bringing you all the info on what car owners should know. From how to prevent travel sickness to how to change a tyre, we are here to help! We all like to save a little money here and there and if there’s something you can do...

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Top 5 smartphone driving apps 2019

Top 5 smartphone driving apps 2019

The number of smartphone users across the world is predicted to rise to 2.5 billion in 2019! With this in mind, our smartphones are becoming more commonly integrated into our everyday lives and we rely on it for a number of things. We’ve previously looked at the best...

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Best cars for towing

Best cars for towing

If you’re looking for a car that’s perfect for towing, it can be hard to find something that’s practical, affordable and good looking! With our list of best cars for towing, you can make the buying process even easier. We’ve included a range of cars for different...

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Safety tips for driving in the rain

Safety tips for driving in the rain

Turn on headlights Your headlights are crucial when driving in the rain. Usually, when bad weather hits it also means dark skies, however, don’t forget to turn on your headlights even when its raining and the sun is shining! Your headlights enable more...

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Best family cars to buy in 2019

Best family cars to buy in 2019

Families will need different requirements when looking for their next car. Things such as the size of your family, the space you need and how often you use your car can all be contributing factors into what sort of car you buy. SUVs like the Nissan Qashqai are very...

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North East drivers could face the cost of high levels of air pollution

North East drivers could face the cost of high levels of air pollution

Following on from the ulta-low emission zone in London, there are now talks that the North East of England may be hit by a similar charge. The government has tasked the North Tyneside, Gateshead & Newcastle councils with reducing the air quality problems by 2021....

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Best eco-friendly cars

Best eco-friendly cars

Eco-friendly cars are increasing in popularity and it’s no wonder why, along with the obvious benefit to the environment with low emissions, they often have fantastic fuel economy saving you money in the long run. Not only that but with tighter regulations coming in,...

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How to…prevent travel sickness

How to…prevent travel sickness

Travel sickness can take the fun out of car journeys and road trips. Motion sickness is feeling sick or being sick when you travel by car, boat, plane or train and about 1 in 3 people suffer from some sort of motion or travel sickness when on the road! If you are...

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UK Car Finance to go sky high for Dementia UK

UK Car Finance to go sky high for Dementia UK

The team at UK Car Finance are set to take on a group skydive in aid of Dementia UK and raise as much money as possible! On Sunday 19th May 2019, a number of UK Car Finance employees will be taking part in a tandem sky dive on behalf of Dementia UK. The team will...

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How to…change a car battery

How to…change a car battery

A flat car battery can cause real problems, especially if it’s unexpected! Your car battery will probably die at the most inconvenient of times, because well, that’s just life really! However, there are actually a few things you can keep an eye out for which may...

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Car dealers overcharging by £1000 on PCP deals

Car dealers overcharging by £1000 on PCP deals

Car dealerships are currently under scrutiny by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for overcharging on their Personal Contract Purchase deals. For independent car finance providers such as UK Car Finance, we are a car finance broker and lender rather than a car...

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The Ultra-Low Emission Zone is not far away – are you ready?

The Ultra-Low Emission Zone is not far away – are you ready?

What is the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)? If you live in London you may already be aware of the ULEZ, but anyone who may travel into the centre needs to know what to expect. The ULEZ comes into play on 8th April 2019 and impacts many vehicles including cars and vans...

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How to change a tyre?

How to change a tyre?

Whether you’ve Googled “How to change a tyre” because you’re currently stranded outside your car in the pouring rain with a complete flat tyre or your here for precautionary measures because you realise it’s a necessary skill to know what is involved in changing...

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New cars to look out for in 2019

New cars to look out for in 2019

2019 is set to be a big year for the automotive industry! Some popular models will receive a facelift, brand new models will be revealed and will this be the year that electric and hybrid cars take over? UK Car Finance have put together a list of the cars to keep an...

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What’s the hype with hybrid cars?

What’s the hype with hybrid cars?

Hybrid cars are becoming more and more popular. In September 2018, over 16,500 new hybrid cars were sold in the UK. Typically, they are associated with environmentally conscious drivers but these days they are becoming more mainstream. To help you decide whether a...

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Best Cars for Tall People

Best Cars for Tall People

If you’re reading this and you’re over 6ft, you’ve probably struggled to find a car that is comfortable for you. That’s why we’ve put together a list of cars that are ‘tall person friendly.’ Our list also includes a range of different cars for different budgets, so...

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Most Haunted Roads in The UK

Most Haunted Roads in The UK

Halloween is just around the corner and who doesn’t love a spooky story to get them in the mood? We have put together a list of the most haunted roads in the UK and the story behind them! Will you dare visit any of them? A229, Blue Bell Hill, near Maidstone, South...

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Team Skydive For Dementia UK

Team Skydive For Dementia UK

Yes, that’s right, we are all jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet. UK Car Finance are raising money for Dementia UK with members of the team skydiving for this amazing cause. Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support people with dementia in their families...

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Best Cars For Dog Owners

Best Cars For Dog Owners

Best cars for dog owners Did you know 6.5 million households in the UK contains dogs so finding the best cars for dog owners is important. Adopting a furry friend is serious business and it’s important that when on the road, your pet is comfortable and well catered...

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Finding the right car for your budget

Finding the right car for your budget

When you buy a car it is one of the most valuable purchases you will ever make, so you need to make sure that you get it right. Getting it wrong could end up costing you an arm and leg if you don’t plan ahead properly. There’s a lot more involved when buying a car...

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Our best convertibles for Summer

Our best convertibles for Summer

The recent UK weather has got us wanting to be driving down a country road with the roof down and our hair blowing in the wind! So, we’ve put together a list of our top convertibles for Summer 2018 to suit all budgets… Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet The Beetle has a fun...

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Which fuel type is best for you?

Which fuel type is best for you?

With the recent stories in the media about diesel pollution and how diesel cars will be banned by 2040, it can be confusing to know which route you should go down for your next car. Petrol and diesel have been around for years, they’re popular and trustworthy but with...

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Know the signs of having brake problems

Know the signs of having brake problems

Maintain your mechanical parts Let’s face it, people these days are reluctant to check and maintain their mechanical parts of their vehicles – including their brake system. Just like tyres, brakes also wear down with use over time, indicating that performance can...

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10 unbelievable facts about cars that you didn’t know before

10 unbelievable facts about cars that you didn’t know before

There are so many cars in the UK and sometimes we may take that for granted. Cars are incredible transportation machines that came into global use during the 20th century. Have a read on some of these amazing facts about cars that you’d never have known. 1.One billion...

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North East Road Trips | Places to Drive Near Me

North East Road Trips | Places to Drive Near Me

North East Road Trips Ride along one of these 5 scenic drives this weekend! Northern England is wreathed in scenic routes that will have you pulling over after every corner to take in the view. Get your road trip playlist ready! A82 into the Scottish Highlands Glencoe...

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Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Used Car

Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Used Car

Whether you’re after a cheap car to get you from A to B or a your dream vehicle, there is LOTS of choice on the second-hand market. While owning a brand-new car can give you a sense of achievement, buying used can leave you with much more money in your pocket. When...

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