New Year, New You, New Car

A new car is one resolution you can keep in 2018

So you started the year with the best of intentions but if you are anything like us you’ve given in and skipped the gym session, eaten a biscuit, ordered that take away. Don’t feel bad, New Year’s resolutions are there to be broken!

A new year can make you start taking stock of your life, things you would like to do, things you would like to achieve. It can even be a time when you look at your current car and start wondering if this is the right car for you in 2018 and further into the future.

A car can become impractical for your lifestyle, become too costly to run, unreliable, not big enough for your growing family or you simply might have stopped enjoying driving it.

We researched the top reasons car buyers started looking for a new car. You may find yourself nodding along to some of these reasons. If you do, why not use our easy search function to start browsing for a new car.

Attractive Financing

Personal Contract Hire has increased in popularity considerably in the last three years due to its flexibility and large choice of term and deposit.

Particularly popular has been the option to lease a new car without a huge deposit, commonly required for Personal Contract Purchase finance deals. PCH or Personal Leasing means you can lease a brand new car with no deposit and just make a regular monthly payment to cover the cost of it.

Personal leasing is a great option if you get a monthly car allowance or are not looking to own the vehicle at the end of the contract.

Reliability

Whether your current car has a habit of not starting or left you stranded on the motorway more than once, or simply you are worried that your car might start doing this, reliability is a key reason for car buyers to start their search.

A new car goes through thorough tests before being released to the market. You know that it won’t be due an MOT for three years, plus depending on which brand you choose, you will have warranty on the car for at least 3 years, increasing to 7 years with some brands.

Safety

There are many reasons why safety suddenly becomes top priority for you – the top reason we found was a new addition to the family (or an expected new addition) which can make parents and parents-to-be very aware of how safe their current car is.

We are no longer just sold ‘safety’ features in cars. You now see ‘passive’ safety features as well as ‘active’ safety features. Isn’t it just safety I hear you cry? Not anymore. So what is the difference?

Active Safety features are technology that assists in the prevention of a crash. We love new technology such as lane keeping assist and forward collision warning systems.

Passive Safety features are your more traditional safety features like seat belts, airbags, anti-lock breaks (ABS) that help to protect you and your vehicle in a crash.

Whether it is active or passive safety features, new cars come with more improved technology than ever before and with more and more cars on the road, the unfortunate reality is there are more crashes. Without doubt safety is one of the top reasons for car buyers looking for new cars, especially among parents.

Fuel Economy

Do you find yourself visiting your local fuel station more than you meet up with your best friend? It could be time to find a new car that stops guzzling fuel and your money and even be the time to start considering an alternative fuel type vehicles – there are more electric hybrids on the market than ever, offering you a decent choice.

New Car Technology

Every year new technology is added to cars and your own car can seem outdated very quickly. Although it is tempting to choose an all-singing, all-dancing car with all the latest technology, from our research, in reality you may not use it all. It is definitely worth considering what your car currently has, what you use, what you don’t, what you think you would utilise and create a wish list.

If you do a lot of driving, technology such as cruise control, sat nav and a sophisticated media system with integration to your phone might be top of your wish list. Is parking tight where you live? Parking sensors, cameras or even the self-parking technologies might be worth considering.

Really think about what you need your car to do apart from get you to A to B, extra technology can not only add cost to your vehicle but it can also be a distractor when you are driving.

If you think now is the time to look for a new car why not contact the team to start discussing your perfect car along with your new wish list of technology and safety features. The team  are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, why not call them now: 03300 539 189

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