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Double Win For Carbase At 2019 Motor Trader Industry Awards

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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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Used Car Buying Guide

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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Used Car Buying Guide

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

Choosing a new car or van is exciting, but before you go ahead and make any final decisions, you should always arrange a test drive. This will give ...

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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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Car News

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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Used Car Buying Guide

Jobs at Carbase

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

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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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Car Finance

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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Used Car Buying Guide

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 gains you fr ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

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

Buying a new car, even a second-hand one, can be an expensive process. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to make some money towards buying a ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

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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Car Finance

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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Car Maintenance

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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Car News

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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Used Car Buying Guide

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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RAC Combined GAP and RTI Insurance Explained

RAC Combined GAP and RTI Insurance Explained Did you know that an average of 384,000 cars are written off in the UK every year?! Here at Carbase ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

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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Used Car Buying Guide

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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Car Maintenance

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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Used Car Buying Guide

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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Company News

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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Car Maintenance

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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Car News

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

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

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

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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Car Maintenance

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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Car Reviews

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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Car Reviews

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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Car Reviews

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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Car Reviews

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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Car Finance

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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Car Finance

Carbase Launch New UK Drone Delivery Service

If you live in the Bristol area you might spot our first ever drone delivery taking flight today! The Carbase drones are based on a heavily modifie ...

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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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Car Finance

How will the new car tax rules impact you?

Car tax changes April 2017 From 1 April 2017, buyers of new cars registered from this date must immediately pay a new CO2 emissions charge which ...

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Car News

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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Car News

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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Car News

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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Car Finance

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 befo ...

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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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Used Car Buying Guide

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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Used Car Buying Guide

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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Used Car Buying Guide

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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Used Car Buying Guide

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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Company News

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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Car Maintenance

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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Company News

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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Car News

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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Used Car Buying Guide

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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Car News

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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Car News

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

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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Used Car Buying Guide

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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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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Used Car Buying Guide

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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Used Car Buying Guide

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

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 cou ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

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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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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Company News

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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Company News

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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Car News

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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Car News

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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Car Maintenance

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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Used Car Buying Guide

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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Car News

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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4 Easy Steps to Complete your Journey

 

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Car News

What Estate Car is Best for me

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Used Car Buying Guide

How to get good value for money

Tracking down a bargainKnowing what you should be looking for and understanding exactly what makes a second-hand vehicle good value for money is ver ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Mustangs and RVs and Ford Thunderbirds

It must be the Fourth of July!What better way to celebrate Independence Day than by taking a good ol' fashioned road trip. The idea of being able t ...

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Car News

Choosing the best set of used wheels for this summers festival season

These days there's a huge variety of annual summer festivals held throughout the UK, with something to suit all ages and musical tastes. You'll find ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Carbase Motoring Photographer of the Year 2015 Winners

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Company News

10 Things to Keep in Mind when Driving in Europe

Europe is well known for being the capital of art and culture. With so many sights to see, delicious food to sample and things to experience, it come ...

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Car News

People carriers the good and the bad and the ugly

If you're looking for a benchmark for vehicles in the people carrier sector then look no further than the Renault Espace. The arrival of the model in ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Cost effective alternatives to your dream car Part two

Some things are all about the brand. Take Kellogg's Corn Flakes; when you buy a supermarket's own brand, if you close your eyes and take a bite you c ...

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Car News

The Comprehensive Guide to Driving in France

With attractions and sights such as Disneyland Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the French Riviera, the Loire Valley and Provence, to mention but a few, Fran ...

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Car News

The Top Six Diesel Superminis on the Market

When it comes to getting around, all of us want a dependable, stylish car that won't break the bank. What better in this day and age than a supermini ...

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Car News

Audi Convertibles vs BMW Convertibles

With the cold months (hopefully) gone for another year, many motorists are getting serious about investing in a convertible. The thrill of driving ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Guide to buying a car on finance

We'd all love to head out today and drive home a new car, wouldn't we? To be spontaneous and impulsive, if just for a day, and treat ourselves to a ...

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Car Finance

Here are 10 things to remember when it is time for your cars MOT

One of the most important parts of car ownership is keeping your pride and joy on the road. When you're talking about new or nearly new vehicles th ...

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Car Maintenance

How to get car finance

Need a new motor but don't have a lump sum of cash lying around? You're not alone. It's a common issue and one that thousands of British drivers are ...

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Car Finance

Whats changed at Carbase since the FCA regulations came into effect

It's all about the customersThe way that financial products are sold has recently changed. This may not seem important to you, but if you buy cars ...

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Best estate cars in 2015

Tourings, clubmans, station wagons - call them what you will, they'll always be estate cars to us. It was around this time last year that we rounded ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Three of the slowest depreciating cars in 2015

Buying a new car can be exciting and is an event every motorhead looks forward to. However, some drivers are burdened by the depressing thought that, ...

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Why a car salesperson is key to making your next purchase

Buying a new car can be a daunting experience, especially if you're not sure where to start. Luckily, there are people out there selling cars that re ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Driving home for Christmas How to make the journey less stressful

Long drives can be stressful at the best of times, let alone at Christmas. The roads are chock-a-block with people, it's usually either raining or sn ...

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Ford Fiesta vs Vauxhall Corsa

The Ford Fiesta vs the Vauxhall Corsa: which comes out on top?When it comes to the most popular superminis on the market, the Ford Fiesta and Vau ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Best SUVs and 4x4s to help you get through the winter

Winter is a troublesome time of year for us drivers. The car struggles to start in the mornings, the windscreen is always covered in ice, and slipper ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Guide to winter driving

Although cruising along with the top down and the wind in your hair during the summer is arguably the most fun way to drive, there's still plenty to ...

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5 great cars that have come back from the dead

Just when they thought it was safe to go back in the showroom, these cars rose from the grave to terrorise all who faced the already-difficult decis ...

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Vauxhall Astra vs Ford Focus

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao; Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova; Vauxhall Astra vs Ford Focus?When the top two contenders of any industry ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Audi A4 vs BMW 3 Series

Find how well the Audi A4 pairs against the BMW 3 series right her at carbase car comparisons!Can the Audi A4 push the BMW 3 Series all the way? ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Audi A3 vs VW Golf

Here at Carbase we have compared the Audi A3 with the VW Golf. Want to know who wins read on!Has the Audi A3 dismantled the VW Golf's status quo ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

8 of the most hair raising drives

As it's fright month and Halloween is creeping up, let's go through some quick tips to help you get through a horror film:1. Always lock the doors ...

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Car News

10 of the best electric vehicles

When it comes to cars, being green was always difficult for those who are passionate about the environment; you didn't want a car that impacted air q ...

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Buying a car on finance your questions answered

Buying a new car will always be a big deal. Whether you're going for a thrifty city car or the latest executive saloon, you're likely to be spending ...

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Car Finance

What to look out for in a test drive

Admit it, the idea of test-driving a car fills you with dread. You're an adult, for heaven's sake and you've been driving for years. Yet the thought ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

You know you need to trade your car in when

Are you umming and ahing about whether or not it's time to trade your car in for a smoother and sleeker model? If you recognise any of our points be ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

People Carriers vs 4x4s vs Estates

"Making its way to the ring...weighing in at 3,600lbs...hailing from Martorell, Spain...rated by many as the best pound for pound people carrier ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Top seven tips for driving abroad

Driving abroad is seen as a daunting prospect by many Brits. You'll be travelling on unfamiliar roads, you don't know the rules, you can't speak th ...

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The 10 greatest hot hatches of all time

Many of us grew up loving them, and now couldn't imagine what our lives would be like without them. We watched as they grew and matured over time. ...

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5 luxurious commuter cars that will make you ditch public transport

Picture the scene: your alarm for work goes off a little late and you think you might miss your train. You end up sprinting to the station with your ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

A quick guide to buying a used Vauxhall

The old adage that a new car depreciates in value by 20 per cent just by driving it off the lot might be a little extreme, but in all honesty it will ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

The best sports cars your money can buy in 2014

The perfect sports car is more than the sum of its parts; it is more than cutting edge materials and precision engineering. The perfects sports car i ...

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Carbase Motoring Photographer of the Year Winner 2014

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Can the Honda Civic deliver on its individual looks

The hatchback class is one of the most popular genres in the motor industry and arguably the dullest. The line-up of ageing and uninspiring models i ...

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Car Reviews

Is the charm of the C3 enough to swing favour

The supermini class is a segment that has changed immensely over recent years with the rise of smaller and cheaper city cars. That has pushed superm ...

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Is the X5 a true BMW

The tide in the car market has well and truly shifted with more motorists now interested in larger cars than ever before. SUVs and crossovers are ...

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Best family cars 2014

As one of the car industry's most competitive sectors, choosing a family vehicle can be confusing. There's a number of factors to consider; insurance ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Top 10 best summer driving tunes

10. Beach Boys - Fun Fun FunFor summer music, one has to look no further than those deities of the genre; The Beach Boys. Those who do will find ...

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Car News

Top five classic movie cars

You go to the movies to see the Hollywood stars or British thesps in their pomp, but sometimes you can leave thinking about the cars they drive more ...

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Meet the Carbase Tough Mudders

Each week we profiled a member of Team Carbase who took part in the 2014 South West Tough Mudder.We looked at their pre-race fitness and gave them ...

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Company News

4 Budget cars that won't break the bank

Whether you're looking to combat rising fuel prices by downsizing or just want to upgrade to something a little more modern, value for money should b ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Best small cars 2014

Small cars are proving hugely popular for people across the whole of Britain, not just those in cities where space is a premium. By offering quirky ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Quick guide to buying a used BMW

The number of people choosing pre-owned cars over new models has risen significantly in the last few years. It's understandable too - the depreciatio ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Best used Diesel cars 2014

Greater efficiency levels, extra torque and additional off-the-line power have made diesel models a popular choice among both new and used car buye ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

The Saab 9 3 convertible reviewed

For over 20 years, car manufacturer Saab have been producing and selling a wide range of four-seater convertibles, including the Saab 9-3 line. In ...

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Car Reviews

The Audi A5 Convertible Reviewed

 The Audi A5 Convertible is striking for a wide variety of reasons, and not all of them relate to the smooth and flowing curves of the body. The ra ...

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Car Reviews

The Volkswagen Touran Reviewed

 The Volkswagen Touran is not a people carrier or MPV for motorists that are looking for complete and unrivalled luxury - it is a vehicle that provi ...

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Car Reviews

Quick guide to buying a used Volkswagen

Founded in 1937, Volkswagen has always been associated with good quality, accessible cars for all people. In fact, that's exactly what its name trans ...

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Best used convertibles 2014

Convertibles are great fun to drive and certainly look the part, but aren't always the most practical. After all, those thinking of buying a new Pors ...

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Best estate cars 2014

It's almost a rite of passage that individuals - often in their mid-30s - begrudgingly part ways with their sporty little convertible and instead sec ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

Why buy a used car on finance

According to the AA, most new cars lose around 40 per cent of their value during their first year on the road. This is why entering the used market h ...

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Car Finance

Quick guide to buying a used Ford

You don't have to be an Explorer galloping around on a Mustang to see the popularity of this manufacturer. Focus on the roads for even a few minutes ...

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Cost effective alternatives to your dream car

Ferrari 485, Bentley Continental, Rolls Royce Ghost: there are some cars which many of us openly salivate over. They turn heads, they attract attenti ...

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What are Brits most annoying driving habits

 Driving can be a great experience, with the freedom and exhilaration of the open road illustrating just why around three-quarters of the UK populat ...

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Tough Mudder South West

A group of staff from various departments joined forces to push themselves to the limit on the 17th August 2014 when Team Carbase participated in one ...

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Skydiving for Weston Hospicecare

Emma, Julie-Anne and Sarah faced their fears and jumped from 15,000ft in tandem skydives on July 12th 2014. They were supporting a prominent local ch ...

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Quick guide to buying a used Audi

While BMW and Mercedes have long been considered the biggest players in the executive motoring world, the cars made by fellow German firm Audi are n ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

The 5 most important questions to ask when buying a used car

You've probably decided to go for a used car instead of a brand new one in order to save some money. However much you're spending, it is likely to b ...

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Used Car Buying Guide

What is involved with the first and second servicing of a car?

For many of us, our cars are our most treasured possessions; essential for a convenient and smooth day-to-day existence. Without cars, many people ...

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