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Five simple car maintenance tips

We all know that buying a new used car is a big investment, especially following the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.While it is crucial to ...

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Carbase Sponsor NPRFC

We love to help out in our local community, which is why we're so proud to be supporting North Petherton Rugby and Football Club! NPRFC is situated ...

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Bangers4Ben Is Back!

Carbase sponsors iVendi as they celebrate the 11th year of Bangers4Ben, hitting the best roads of Britain! Car Dealer's Bangers4Ben rally will rais ...

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Carbase Abseil for Bristol Childrens Hospital

Carbase Take On The Big Bristol Abseil  The team here at Carbase took a huge step and became hospital heroes! Abseiling off the landmark bu ...

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How our Auto Centres look after you and your car

We're known for our quality used cars and excellent service, but did you know that here at Carbase, we also have our own Auto Centres? Based in Bri ...

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The guide to summer driving

Summer has well and truly arrived, and we're finally able to load up our boots, hit the open road and enjoy the sunshine.   However, what many ...

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The best time to trade in your car

Following an unusual period, the pandemic has affected our everyday lives, but it has also affected used car prices as well.With a shortage of ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Discover: Must-visit South West summer road trips off the beaten track

The staycation...if there was ever any doubt of this being a British institution, the past 18 months has proven our appreciation of home s ...

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Electric vehicle consumer trends revealed

The rise of electronic vehicles (EVs) is a subject that has firmly found its way into the media spotlight in recent years - and it is only growing. ...

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What's the difference between Reserve & Collect and Click & Collect?

What's the difference between Reserve & Collect and Click & Collect?At Carbase, we're always looking for ways to make the car buying process as q ...

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Auto Trader Highly Rated 2021

We're so pleased to share the news that we are Highly Rated by Auto Trader for Our Customer Service in 2021!Auto Trader announced that after a ...

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We Are RAC Approved

Buying a car is one of the biggest financial outlays you make, so we understand the importance of choosing the right vehicle from the right dealers ...

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Pip 'n' Jay Classique Road Run

Here at Carbase | Vanbase we love getting involved and supporting our local community charities and events, so we're very pleased to be a sponsor o ...

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The pawfect cars for canines

 For many of us, the pandemic offered the pawfect opportunity to welcome a new furry addition to the family. It's reported that a total of 3.2 ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

What is the difference between an MOT and a service?

When it comes to being a responsible vehicle owner, ensuring your car or van is regularly serviced and has an MOT at the correct time is crucial. N ...

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Clean Air Zones and Euro 6 vans explained

We have a combined responsibility to safeguard the environment and take the necessary steps to enable us all to enjoy cleaner, healthier air.  ...

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Why buy from Carbase?

Why buy from Carbase?  Founded in 2003, Carbase is a family-run business that has grown in both strength and size. We now have five Carba ...

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CarGurus Top Rated Dealer 2021

Huge thanks go out to our dedicated staff, and to you, our amazing customers! We are thrilled to share this fantastic news... we couldn't have done ...

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What happens during an interim service?

When it comes to keeping your vehicle in tip-top condition, regular servicing should be high on the agenda. Ensuring you have your car serviced ...

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Why the interior of your car is just as important

When it comes to ensuring that your car remains in pristine condition, it's not just the outside of your car that you should look after. The inside ...

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Revealed: The most expensive used car warranty claims in 2020

When you're buying a used car, a comprehensive used car warranty is crucial to ensure you're protected against any costly repairs.  Not onl ...

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Vanbase Home Delivery

14 Day Van Home Delivery Money Back Guarantee!Not sure whether our Van Home Delivery service is right for you? Well we have some amazing news! He ...

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Carbase Glory at the CarDealer Used Car Awards 2020

Carbase Glory at the CarDealer Used Car Awards 2020 The CarDealer Used Car Awards was hosted virtually this year by Wheeler Dealer, Mike Brew ...

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Carbase Glory - Thank You cap hpi

Carbase Glory - Thank You cap hpiWith the announcement of being crowned Winners for 'Used Car Website of the Year' at the CarDealer Used Ca ...

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Carbase Glory - Thank You Flex from eBay Motors Group

Carbase Glory - Thank You Flex from eBay Motors GroupWith the announcement of being crowned Winners for 'Used Car Website of the Year' at t ...

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Carbase Glory - Thank You iVendi

Carbase Glory - Thank You iVendiWith the announcement of being crowned Winners for 'Used Car Website of the Year' at the CarDealer Used Car ...

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Carbase Glory - Thank You JudgeService

Carbase Glory - Thank You JudgeServiceWith the announcement of being crowned Winners for 'Used Car Website of the Year' at the CarDealer Us ...

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Carbase Glory - Thank You UK Turntables

Carbase Glory - Thank You UK TurntablesWith the announcement of being crowned Winners for 'Used Car Website of the Year' at the CarDealer U ...

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Carbase's Click & Collect and Home Delivery Services

Carbase's Reserve & Collect and Home Delivery Services At Carbase, we're constantly trying to improve the service we provide to our customers. ...

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Carbase's Best Selling Cars of 2020

Carbase's best selling cars of 2020If 2020 taught us anything, it is that life can be uncertain, unpredictable and at times, completely out of ou ...

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Carbase Express - Explained

Carbase Express - Westbury ExplainedHere at Carbase Express - Westbury, we run things slightly different to our other Carbase Stores. What makes ...

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Carbase Help With Weston RNLI's Safety Vehicle

Giving back to our local community fills us with joy! With the help from NSSR, we gave the RNLI's safety vehicle a much needed face lift... The bod ...

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Welcome Carbase Express - Westbury

Welcome Carbase Express - WestburyCarbase Express - Westbury is the newest addition to the Carbase family. Early 2021 we welcomed the new centre ...

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14 Day Home Delivery Money Back Guarantee

   14 Day Home Delivery Money Back Guarantee!Not sure whether our Home Delivery service is right for you? Well we have some amazing ...

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Car Dealer Live - Inside Carbase with Alex Jones

Car Dealer Live - Inside Carbase with Alex JonesEarlier this month our very own Alex Jones - Head of Marketing & Digital was exclusively interv ...

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Van GAP insurance explained

You rely on your van to get you and your cargo from A to B, so it makes sense to know your options when it comes to looking after it.GAP Insura ...

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Pay nothing for 60 days with our finance deals

Whether you're in the market for a vehicle upgrade, or you're still mulling it over, you'll want to know that you can get the best used car or used ...

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What happens during a full service?

It's important to continue to invest in the things we value the most, and this is certainly true when it comes to your car or van. We rely on our v ...

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CarDealer Used Car Awards 2020 Nominee

The Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards ceremony kicks off in February, and we are delighted to have been nominated in the top ten candidates for b ...

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Buying a van warranty - is it worth it?

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that life can be unpredictable and none of us know what's around the corner. This is true in more ways than o ...

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Do I need GAP insurance?

All-too-often, buying a vehicle can be a confusing process. Not least due to the array of extra financial products you may be offered alongside you ...

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How to sell your car to Carbase

Thinking of selling your car or van? Here at Carbase, we pride ourselves on giving our valued customers complete transparency together with unrival ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

How many cars were written off or stolen in 2019?

They're both nightmare scenarios for a car owner - losing one of your most prized possessions to a car thief or finding that it's been written off ...

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Is RAC car warranty any good?

None of us know what's around the corner, which is true in more ways than one when it comes to vehicle ownership. A fault in even a seemingly unimp ...

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Our Top 10 Family Cars

Our Choice of the Top Ten Cars for Families As one of the most popular and versatile car types, the family used car market is never short on ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

How many cars break down each year?

 Many of us have been there - a warning light starts to blink and before you know it, your car is rumbling to a halt. Maybe you've got behind t ...

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5x Highly Rated Customer Service!

5x Highly Rated Customer Service! This year we have been awarded with the Auto Trader 'Highly Rated' badge, and not just for one Store.. ...

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Road Tax Changes 2020 - What Will I Pay?

Road Tax Changes in 2020 - What Will I Pay?This year has been anything but normal, and that goes for motoring rules and regulations too. Many MOT ...

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A visual guide to checking your tyre pressure

In most vehicles, the tyre pressure warning light looks like the yellow icon below. It will come on when the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) ...

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Should I Buy a Used Hybrid

Should I Buy A Used Hybrid?With many of us trying to find ways to reduce our impact on the environment, a sustainable drive and optimum fuel effi ...

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Reserve and collect your next car

Reserve and collect your next carWhat is reserve and collect?Carbase are pleased to introduce the new reserve and collect function to help make ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Carbase Home Delivery

Until drones are powerful enough to fly your next car to you - which yes, that would be cool! - Carbase home deliveries will come via truck, or ...

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Carbase Hats on 4 Ben

Hats on 4 Ben!It's happening! " Hats on 4 Ben " is taking place during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 - 18th-24th May - to raise ...

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Staying Safe

Carbase StoresCarbase | Vanbase are thrilled to give you a warm welcome back! The following stores are open and are taking appointment bookings f ...

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What is HP finance?

With a commitment to trust and transparency, we here at Carbase pride ourselves on clear and concise customer service.We understand that vehicl ...

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Asking Our Facebook Followers the Important Questions

We love a good poll, it's so interesting to get everyone involved and learn what makes us tick! Through our Facebook channel we post numerous polls ...

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Our ultimate guide to hybrids

Labradoodles. Camera phones. Romantic comedies. Many of the best things in life aren't one thing, but two - combined to make the best of both in on ...

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What is PCP finance?

Here at Carbase, we understand that vehicle finance can be confusing, especially if you're in the market for your first set of wheels or you have n ...

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What is negative equity in car finance?

Car finance is a route to vehicle ownership that enables many to drive away in a safe, modern and reliable car or van that they love.One of the ...

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A guide to AdBlue

Over the years, significant efforts have been made to introduce stricter emission regulations throughout the car industry, in a bid to improve air ...

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Feeder Commercials Join Vanbase Bristol

 View our Vans  >  We are proud to announce that the experienced team at FeederCommercials.co.uk have now joined the Carbase | V ...

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Bristol Royal Hospital for Children Charity Timeline

 Acquiring funds for essential equipment and services can be a never ending puzzle, so it fills our hearts with joy to be able to help ...

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How to get a car or van with bad credit

There's nothing worse than falling in love with your dream used car or used van and then being turned down because you've got bad credit.Howeve ...

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Carbase Christmas Ball 2019

A Huge Thank You to Team Carbase! As another year draws to a close the Carbase team were in full festive swing, glammed up and ready to strut ...

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Our ultimate guide to the Ford Transit Custom

Here in the UK, we love the Ford Transit Custom. It's officially the best-selling van of 2019, with 34,690 sold between January and August. It's in ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

How to finance a car the right way

Vehicle finance is a hugely popular way to buy a used car or van. A recent report from the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) found that in Apri ...

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A guide to start-stop technology

You may have heard the term start-stop technology when shopping for or discussing cars, but what exactly is it and how does it work? In this blog, ...

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Finding the right budget for car finance

When it comes to buying a used car on finance, you want to be sure you can afford the payments. You need to know how much you can afford to pay bac ...

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Buying your first van from Vanbase

Here at Vanbase, we make buying your first van a quick, simple and hassle-free process. We will have you on the road in your very own used van in n ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Best Small Cars 2019

The small car market is extremely competitive, with more and more people looking for a compact car that offers both functionality and style. It's n ...

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Carbase Lympsham Mo Bros raising awareness for men's health

 These fabulous Mo Bros at our Lympsham Store are raising awareness and funding for men's health this Movember!Since 2003 Movember has ...

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Do you have the right van insurance?

Insurance. We all have to have it. Before you take any vehicle on the road, you need to make sure it is insured correctly. Whether you drive a van ...

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Best vans for fuel economy

The mileage you get for a full tank is an important consideration for anyone looking for their next used van. For business customers in particular, ...

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Carbase Take Home Digital Initiative of the Year Glory!

Carbase Take Home Digital Initiative of the Year Glory! This was the first year of the Motor Trader Independent Awards and it went off with a ...

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What to expect from a test drive

Book Your Unaccompanied Test Drive Today!  Choosing a new car or van is exciting, but before you go ahead and make any final decisions, you ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

What are vehicle running stats?

When choosing your new car, it's important to check the vehicle running stats to know how the car will run and if it's right for you. Here at Carba ...

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The fund pot is lovingly filling up for the NICU department at St Michaels Hospital

Ohhhhh, we're halfway there!This year everything was in full summer spirit at the Carbase BBQ! The Steel Band had the mood set with their mel ...

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Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Explained

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ExplainedHandsfree on another level... this amazing feature is available on selected cars and vans and allows you ...

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The best vans for tradespeople

If you are a tradesman, one of the most important tools for the job is having the right vehicle. Whether you are a one-man band or form part of a w ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

CarGurus Return to Carbase Bristol for Round 2 of Filming

CarGurus return to Carbase Bristol for another round of used car reviews Earlier this year the guys from CarGurus came to our Bristol store and ...

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Business Initiative Winners at Auto Trader Retailer Awards 2019

The awards just keep on coming! We are delighted to announce that Carbase, for a second year running, has taken home the glory for 'Business Ini ...

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What are the Main Types of Vans?

What are the main van types?Choosing a used van that's the right type for your business or for your personal use is an important task. You need t ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Boom! Double Win at the 2019 Motor Trader Industry Awards for Carbase!

Multi-Award Winning Used Car Retailer of the Year! This year's Motor Trader Industry Awards were held at London's swanky Grosvenor House Hotel, ...

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The Carbase | Vanbase Vehicle Appraisal Measure

 Here at Carbase | Vanbase we strive to ensure that we are transparent within all areas of our business, which allows us to create trust an ...

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Which type of van will carry my cargo?

Which type of van will carry my cargo?Vans come in all shapes and sizes, so if you need a used van for your business, you may wonder which type w ...

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Jobs at Carbase

  We must earn our reputation and the confidence of our customers through achieving excellence in all areas. Trust, transparency, and ...

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Top-Notch Customer Service

Top-Notch Customer Service What could be better than providing an enjoyable and memorable customer experience? ... Reading all of your wonder ...

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HP vs PCP - Which type of car finance is best?

It's time to upgrade your run-around to something altogether more eye-catching, economical and reliable, but what's the best way to pay for your ne ...

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What's the difference between a soft credit search and applying for vehicle finance?

Soft search vs applying for vehicle finance: What's the difference? Are you keen to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle, but concerned abou ...

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Buying a commercial van

Finding your next commercial van  When your business uses a van to transport passengers, carry out services and/or deliver products, you need a v ...

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New Shirts All Around For Lympsham & Belvedere Cricket Club

New Shirts All Around For Lympsham & Belvedere Cricket Club Here at Carbase we are proud to support our local community! We recently began sp ...

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Service With A Smile

Service With A SmileWe're passionate about providing a satisfying and memorable Customer experience at Carbase, which makes it all the more sweet ...

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Rob-Bot amazes customers by predicting their next car!

Customers mind blown as mystic Rob-Bot predicts their next car!We could tell you it's just magic, but we have a feeling you'll want to know more a ...

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Benefits of the Carbase Owners' Club

 When you buy a vehicle from Carbase, you get far more than a fantastic used car or van. Purchasing your new set of wheels from us also gives you ...

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CarGurus film at Carbase Bristol

CarGurus film their used car reviews at the Carbase Bristol BranchWe were delighted to have the CarGuru's crew at our Bristol Store on Monday for ...

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Egg-citing News for the Bristol Royal Children's Hospital

Carbase raise funds for Bristol Children's Hospital with an additional sweet touch! Here at Carbase we are passionate about giving back t ...

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Sell your car to Carbase in three easy steps

Sell To Carbase!Quick and easy, we'll buy any car or van!Value Your Car Buying a new car, even a second-hand one, can be an expens ...

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Vanbase Bristol Joining Carbase Group

Vanbase Bristol Joining Carbase Group  Earlier this year we were awarded the 'Most Improved Dealership' trophy at the 2019 AM awards, ...

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Weston College Apprenticeship Open Evening

Weston College Apprenticeship Open Evening 2019  On Thursday 7th March we attended the Weston College Apprenticeship Open Evening, he ...

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How To Get Pre Approved For Car Finance

Five easy steps for getting pre-approved for car finance Buying a used car is a big investment and for many people, the first step is working ...

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Paving The Way For Apprentices

Paving The Way For Apprentices As part of our ongoing relationship with Weston-super-Mare College we recently hosted twelve students at an in ...

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Our ultimate van guide

Few vehicle types are as versatile as the trusty van. The huge variety of makes, models and body types available on the used van market means findi ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Love Your Car

Love Your Car This Valentine's Day  Cupid's arrow is well and truly poised, with romantic displays of affection set to sweep across t ...

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AM Award Winners 2019

Carbase Take Home the 'Most Improved Dealership' Trophy at the AM Awards 2019! The biggest names in the motor industry gathered at the ICC in ...

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2018 What a Year

What a Year: The Carbase Big Fat Review of 2018 As the nation winds down from the Christmas festivities and recovers from over-singing Auld L ...

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The Best Used Cars in Britain

The best used cars in BritainHere in the UK, we love used cars. Our love affair with great-quality used cars has shown no sign of slowing this ye ...

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NSSR Upgrade Their Trusty Van

Transforming Your TransporterWe've had a long working partnership with the lovely people at NSSR Ltd, in fact they purchased their trusty Volkswa ...

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Carbase - Motor Trader's 'Most Improved' Dealership 2018

Most Improved Dealership Award SuccessCarbase have been featured in a Motor Trader Magazine article celebrating our recent 'Most Improved Dealers ...

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2018 Road Tax updates - What's The Latest?

In October, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced his 2018 Autumn Budget, which included a cash injection of around £30 billion for England's transpo ...

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Should You Buy A Dash Camera?

So you've considered purchasing a Dash Cam for your car, but are they worth it? Do they really capture anything? Check out some of the Dash Cam foo ...

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Beat the used car buzzwords

Don't let car buying jargon leave you scratching your head. Our infographic explains some of the used car buzzwords you might hear. 

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Carbase Apprentice Graduates - Congratulations!

Congratulations! We'd like to Congratulate Thomas Griffin for completing his Apprenticeship at our Weston-super-Mare Auto Centre! Tom has been w ...

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Sponsorship - Weston Crusaders Under 14s

Carbase Sponsor Weston Crusaders JFC Under 14s We are proud to be sponsoring the Weston-super-Mare Crusaders Junior Football Club under 14's tea ...

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Bangers4Ben 2018

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Bangers4Ben, an epic 4 day road trip across Europe raising funds for the automotive charity Ben. In order to qua ...

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NSSR Repair RNLI Vandalism Damage

NSSR come to the aid of Weston RNLI The Weston-super-Mare RNLI woke up to a sad sight on Sunday 30th September 2018. During the night their life ...

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Raising-Money-for-the-BRHC-Dolphin-Ward

Raising Money for the Dolphin Ward at The Bristol Children's Hospital In July we held a charity raffle to raise funds for the Dolphin Ward, wher ...

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The Cost of Buying a Car Equated to Everyday Items

Buying your next car on finance could be more affordable than you think. Our infographic compares the cost versus everyday items   ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Price Checked Daily

So you're looking to purchase your next car but you're not sure if the price in front of you is a good deal. You might even open up several tabs in ...

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From NEDC to WLTP: What will change and how will it affect you?

It first came into force for new types of cars in 2017, but now the second stage of a three-part transition phase is here. From September 2018, the ...

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Car News

New Partnership with Above and Beyond - Bristol Children's Hospital

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered up with Above and Beyond, the local charity raising funds for the Bristol Royal Hospital for Ch ...

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Carbase Sponsor Weston AFC

We're very proud to have sponsored the Weston-super-Mare Football Club Academy under 15's team! Earlier this year the boys were fundraising in orde ...

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Diesel Particulate Filters: Everything you need to know

When it comes to diesel particulate filters, or DPFs, our guess is that you're from one of two camps. You either know nothing about DPFs, what they ...

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Winners - Auto Trader Retailer Awards 2018

Winners - Auto Trader Retailer Awards 2018Team Carbase, the awards keep coming!  We are pleased once again to announce that we are prou ...

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Winners - Motor Trader Industry Awards 2018

Winners - Motor Trader Industry Awards 2018It's all about the Base!  We are pleased to announce that we are proud Winners in the Motor Tr ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Car Insurance

The Ultimate Guide to Car InsuranceThere are lots of deciding factors to consider when you buy a new car - one of the most important being the co ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

MOT Test Changes

Everything you need to know about the MOT test changes You may have heard about some pretty major changes happening in the world of MO ...

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How to Use - Carbase Car Compare

Use our Carbase compare feature to find your perfect car! Buying a car is an exciting process, but with so many brands and hundreds of models av ...

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Our New Showroom

Welcome to our new Weston-super-Mare showroom! Here at Carbase we put our customers first and foremost, which is why we are proud to announce th ...

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How to Use - Carbase In-Store App

Our new In-Store App is the surprisingly easy way to buy your next car!Suppose you're browsing our showroom and want to know more about a car in ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

How to view - Status Bar Explained

As an RAC BuySure Dealer we prepare our cars to exacting standards. Our vehicle status bar lets you know the progress of each vehicle through t ...

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Above and Beyond Charity

Supporting Local Charity 'Above and Beyond'We are proud to announce that we have raised £600 for Above and Beyond, a charity that specialises in ...

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How to Use - Carbase Expert Car Valuation

How to get the most accurate part exchange valuation with CarbaseHere at Carbase, we've always had a transparent and simple part ex ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

RMI Independent Garage Association

We're a member of the Idependent Garage AssociationWe are proud to be a member of the Retail Motor Industry Federation's Independent Garage Assoc ...

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Everything you need to know about scrappage schemes

You might have heard many different things about scrappage schemes in recent months, from what cars and companies are involved, to what is actually ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Our partnership with BEN

New charity partnership - BENGreat news! Carbase has joined forces with BEN, a fantastic charity focusing on supporting people in the automotive ...

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What's Occurring at Carbase?

What's Occurring at Carbase?It's 2018 and we have a few exciting things up our sleeve this year, one being the production of our brand new r ...

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When is a first service due on a new car

"You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" sang Joni Mitchell in her appropriately car-related song 'Big Yellow Taxi', and that's exactly how ...

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Auto Trader Click Awards 2017 - Highly Commended

Auto Trader Click Awards 2017 - Highly CommendedWe attended the 10th anniversary Auto Trader Click Awards in 2017, an event which recognises pio ...

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CarDealer Used Car Awards 2017 - Highly Commended

CarDealer Used Car Awards 2017 - Highly CommendedWe were invited this year to the 2017 CarDealer Used Car Awards. We were nominated and short lis ...

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Summer holiday driving - the European regulations you need to know

Taking your own car on holiday is a fantastic way to save money. Not only does it spare you the cost of hiring a car, you also can pack in as much ...

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Four of the best cars for legroom

If you're looking for a car that can provide enough room for growing teenagers, or if you expect to be frequently ferrying around adults, you'll wa ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Best family cars for outdoor pursuits

The holidays are here, and what better way to embrace the summer months by going off the beaten track and heading into the great outdoors with your ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

BMW 4 Series Coupe - More than just a badge

There's something about driving around in a BMW - it's classic, stylish and demands attention. These attributes are wonderfully displayed in the BM ...

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Car Reviews

Citroen DS3 - a colourful treat

The first car in Citroen's DS range was the Citroen DS3 and it really set the bar high. With the DS label evoking memories of Citroen classics from ...

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Car Reviews

Nissan Juke - Stepping out of the Qashqai shadow

While the Nissan Qashqai has been stealing all the headlines, it's important not to overlook the other cars that the Japanese manufacturer have bee ...

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Car Reviews

Best family hatchbacks with big boots

Having a family means having a lot of stuff - lots of shopping each week, lots of equipment to take with you on a daily basis and lots of bags if y ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Top cars for larger families

It wasn't long ago that large families needing a seven-seater vehicle had very little choice and typically ended up with something that resembled a ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

6 ways to keep your family car looking new

Buying a car can be one of the biggest investments you'll make, so it goes without saying that you'll want to keep your new purchase looking clean ...

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta - a thing of beauty

It's been said before that you can't be a true petrol head until you've owned an Alfa, and with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta the Italian car giant are ...

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Can BMW's X1 still pack a punch?

The BMW X1 may be the smallest SUV that the German super-manufacturer offers, but inside it's something of an Aladdin's Cave. Offering generous amo ...

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Fiat 500 - as good as it looks?

This bubbly Italian classic is one of the most popular compact cars there is, and for good reason. With it's gorgeous retro style and small efficie ...

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Is the Tiguan heading for the top of the VW class?

The VW Tiguan is one of Volkswagen's most popular cars and is a solid choice for families looking to upgrade. There is a huge amount of choice in t ...

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What are the safest family cars you should buy?

Safety first. It's an old adage but a valuable one, and never is it more relevant than when we're talking about the best cars for families. When yo ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

A step by step guide to buying a used car on finance

Our handy infographic will explain the five simple steps you can take to securing a new used car on finance. If you think it's that time to upgr ...

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Car Finance

Busting car finance myths: the truth revealed!

Unless you have applied for car finance before, it can be a confusing thing to tackle. Making that confusion no clearer is the number of myths that ...

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Top tips for boosting your credit score before buying a used car on finance

If you want to buy a used car on finance the application process will look at your credit score. Now, while it's not just the credit score that cou ...

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Carbase Launch New UK Drone Delivery Service

COVID-19 Update - Carbase Offer Home Delivery Service!Our 2017 April Fool has just become a reality! Well, part of it has anyway... Carbase are ...

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How to budget for a used car on finance

Finance plans are a hugely popular route to car ownership. Products such as Hire Purchase (HP) plans and Personal Contract Payment (PCP) loan arran ...

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How will the new car tax rules impact you?

Vehicle Tax Rates - Registered April 2017 Onwards From 1 April 2017, buyers of factory new cars will be required to pay the first year of reg ...

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The A-Z of used car finance

As the largest used car supermarket in the South West, we secure millions of pounds' worth of car finance for our customers every year. However, if ...

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What type of used car finance will suit your circumstances?

If you have a poor credit score, have an unreliable income or have been refused finance before, you might think that buying a used car on finance i ...

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Car Finance

Driving in bad weather: tops tips for new drivers

If you've only recently passed your driving test, the thought of having to navigate through bad weather can be daunting. Unfortunately, we aren't luc ...

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Safety tips for new drivers

If you've just passed your test you are probably feeling pretty confident right now about your driving ability. While it's great to feel self-assured ...

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Guide to insuring your first car

Buying your first car can be a daunting process, but so can looking for car insurance. The amount of money you might be asked to pay can be stagger ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Whats the best way to finance a used car?

Buying your first car is a big financial commitment. Apart from property purchase it may be the biggest financial commitment you have ever made, an ...

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What colour should your first car be?

It's one of those factors that can turn you on to a car (or off one) in the blink of an eye; that all too personal issue of colour.The colour can ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

What to look for when buying your first used car

You've decided the time is right and you are ready to buy your first car! We know you're unlikely to have ever spent this much money on anything be ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

The top 10 used small cars for first-time buyers

You've passed your driving test, gained a new independence or decided to move away from a life of public transport. Yes, it's time to buy that firs ...

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Best used convertibles 2016

When the British weather plays ball, there are few things better than driving down to the coast, soaking up the sunshine and feeling the cool, salty ...

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Best used diesel cars 2016

Diesel cars, while perhaps more expensive than their petrol-guzzling counterparts, have enjoyed a boost in popularity recently. Known for their eco ...

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Best used estate cars 2016

Practical, powerful, spacious and attractive: four words that could be used to describe today's estate cars. Whether you're ferrying the kids to and ...

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Carbase Motoring Photographer of the Year 2016 Winners

And so the curtain is drawn on another fantastic Motoring Photographer of the Year competition. This year has been the best yet and the bar has been ...

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Why your car deserves an Owners Club free summer check

It's a popular myth that winter is the one and only time of year to get your car serviced, ensuring that it can cope with those extreme weather con ...

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Looking back at Carbase Motoring Photographer of the Year previous winners

We're thrilled to announce that the Carbase Motoring Photographer of the Year 2016 competition is open and we have already received some incredible e ...

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Questions to ask when buying a used Ford

It seems that every other car on the road is a Ford of some description. Affordable, reliable and cheap to maintain, it's little wonder that Ford con ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Know your Highway Code

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Questions to ask when buying a used Audi

If you're looking for a premium marque, you can't go wrong with an Audi. With its unmistakable badge of interlocking rings, Audi is known for quality ...

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Questions to ask when buying a used BMW

As the company that in 2015 was crowned the world's most reputable, BMW can be proud of its fleet of 'ultimate driving machines'. Prestige, style and ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

24 Le Mans Facts

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What car matches your EURO 2016 team's personality?

At Carbase we are all really excited about the UEFA European Championships and have our fingers crossed for England to end their 50 year trophy droug ...

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10 rules for picking the best used estate car

Estate cars remain a popular choice for families, business owners and people with pets, as they offer a huge amount of room without compromising on ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

3 questions you must ask when choosing a sports car

Whether it's been a lifelong dream or the result of a financial windfall, there are many reasons why people want to get themselves a sports car. Howe ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

The ultimate guide to picking a convertible

What driver doesn't want to enjoy the wind through their hair when cruising down the motorway? Convertible cars are something many of us aspire to - ...

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How to choose the perfect Audi

Just by knowing that you want an Audi means you're already ahead of most people looking to buy themselves a new used-car. We don't have to tell you h ...

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The smart persons strategy for buying a small car

Whether you're a first-time buyer or are just looking to downsize from your current vehicle, there's a lot to consider when purchasing a small car. ...

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10 rules for picking the perfect used Ford

Ford remains the most popular brand of car in the UK - the Fiesta and Focus were named by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders as the top a ...

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Essential steps for buying a used Volkswagen

Reliable, sexy and value-retaining, Volkswagen has a good reputation, with cars which perform well in every class. From the tiny Up! to the 3.0 litre ...

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How to find your perfect estate car

Estate cars are enjoying a resurgence in popularity at the moment. No longer are they the preserve of caravanners, large families or that strange c ...

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The smart persons strategy for buying a used Vauxhall

Top Gear Magazine may have referred to Vauxhall as the 'perennial bridesmaid to Ford in the UK', but in the same breath, the car bible emphasised tha ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Color Obstacle Rush

Each week we profiled a Carbase team member who took part in this years Colour Obstacle Rush in Bath. We cast an eye over their fitness levels before ...

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The ultimate guide to picking a used BMW

As one of the world's most famous car manufacturers, Germany's BMW is a fine choice when you go to purchase a new used-car.However, with so many ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Our Favourite Film Cars

With the BAFTA's recently announced and Oscar fever in the air, the Carbase offices came alive with debate this week with everyone asking the questi ...

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The highs and lows of a motor romance

Love is in the air, everywhere you drive around - so long as you're driving around a car dealership. Everyone on the lot is getting behind the wheel ...

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Cars to look forward to in 2016

Maserati LevanteSummer 2016 Could it be the most lavish SUV on the market this summer? We think so.Carbase alternative: Land Rover Range Rover S ...

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Getting your car serviced

Our cars are crucial in everyday life, and more vehicles are on British roads than ever before. But what happens when we need to get them serviced? ...

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What is included in an Owners' Club free winter check

What's included in an Owners' Club free winter check?We might be able to bust out the warm coat and woolly hats and scarves, but what can your ca ...

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Car Maintenance

Best cars for Christmas presents

Whether it's a new set of wheels for your partner, a starter-car for your teenage child, or the dream car your dad has always wanted - cars make exce ...

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The best cars for Santa Claus to deliver presents

Never has a choice of vehicle been so important for one night only to one person. Every Christmas Eve, Santa needs to get behind the wheel of a motor ...

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The Big Bristol Commute Survey Results

The Big Bristol Commute: Is your commute gearing you up for work or driving you mad? We asked Bristolians, and you responded in your hundredsAs a l ...

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