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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 check tyre...

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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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Top cars with big boots

Top cars with big boots

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How to…check tyre pressure

How to…check tyre pressure

Tyre pressure is really important, and it is recommended that you get into the habit of checking your tyre pressure every month. But why is tyre pressure so important? Your tyres are ultimately the only thing that’s keeping your vehicle gripped to the road so its...

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Tips for driving in hot weather

Tips for driving in hot weather

We all know how unpredictable the weather in the UK can be but that shouldn’t mean that you can’t prepare for the summer sun! Summer could mean ditching the car for a holiday abroad, driving down a country lane in a convertible or a family road trip, whatever you plan...

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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 over charging on their Personal Contract Purchase deals. For independent car finance providers such as UK Car Finance, we are a broker and lender rather than a car dealership!...

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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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Christmas gifts for car lovers 2018

Christmas gifts for car lovers 2018

Christmas is just around the corner and you’ve probably started your Christmas shopping by now! Do you have a car lover in your life who you want to get the perfect present for? We’ve put together a list of our best presents for car lovers and enthusiast that we’re...

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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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10 car gadgets you never knew you needed!

10 car gadgets you never knew you needed!

Many cars these days have a whole load of technology included but there’s some really cool gadgets on the market at the minute which will make your journey even better! UK Car Finance have compiled a list of the top 10 coolest car gadgets around… 10. RAVPower...

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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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5 things to consider when buying your next car

5 things to consider when buying your next car

Buying a new car can be an exciting time and it’s really tempting to jump into your next purchase head first. Make sure you’re not rushing into any decisions! To make the buying process a little easier, we have compiled a list of 5 things that you should...

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Driving laws you don’t know but should be aware of

Driving laws you don’t know but should be aware of

Are you breaking the law without even realising? Many new driving laws and rules have changed. Here you can find out all of the new driving laws – be in the know before you next get on the road. Mobile Phones It is an illegal offence to use your phone behind the...

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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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Tips On How To Improve Your Credit Score

Tips On How To Improve Your Credit Score

Updated: 3rd September, 2019 Get the credit score you need for a new car Most of us have been in a position where we have being declined credit and it’s not the greatest feeling to be told that ‘you’re not good enough’. While the inconvenience and embarrassment isn’t...

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