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  • Buying a car in the New Year? Assess your needs

    03/01/2017 15:58:39

    car deals

    The New Year is finally upon us and it's a great time to start looking around for a new car. With a bit more spare cash after Christmas, not to mention a bit more free time, January is the ideal month to consider what the forthcoming year might bring your way -

  • Buying a car as a Christmas gift

    15/12/2016 15:39:56

    christmas car sales

    We have seen the adverts: the curtains open on Christmas morning, it has snowed and miraculously a shiny new car has appeared wrapped in a giant red bow. There is no doubt about it - this would be a fabulous way to start your Christmas mornin

  • Vauxhall moves its special vehicle operations facility

    30/11/2016 10:37:08

    vauxhall Luton

    Car maker Vauxhall has decided to move its Special Vehicle Operations facility to Luton, where the plant already produces commercial vehicles, as well as Vivaro vans.

    Now, the plant will also be responsible for producing blue light vehicles wit

  • Time to say goodbye to Vauxhall's Meriva?

    16/11/2016 11:20:22

    goodbye to meriva

    Given the popularity of its Mokka and Antara, it’s no surprise that when it came time to update their range, Vauxhall decided that the Meriva needed a complete makeover. The face-lifted new arrival is to be called the Crossland X, and has been sent

  • Keeping your vehicle healthy this winter

    26/10/2016 16:27:17

    winter cars

    When winter strikes, many vehicles can find it a struggle to cope in the icy weather conditions. You take extra care of yourself during the colder months - so be sure to take care of your vehicle too. Here are six top tips to make sure your v

  • Choosing the right commercial vehicle

    14/10/2016 16:24:30

    Whether you are looking to purchase your first commercial vehicle or upgrade on your existing model, there are some key considerations to make before coming to a decision.
    You should first establish what the primary purpose of the vehic

  • Climb inside the new Astra Sports Tourer

    27/09/2016 15:14:56

    Astra Sports

    Family life can be quite the whirlwind, and it requires tools that are up to the job. The Astra Sports Tourer is Vauxhall's well-thought-out answer to the problems faced by modern families everywhere.

    The enduring Astra design has always been a favourit

  • Top reasons to finance a used Vauxhall

    20/09/2016 15:33:52

    vauxhall finance

    If you're thinking of investing in a used Vauxhall, you could choose to fork out for the vehicle from your savings or use second-hand Vauxhall finance. We think finance is the best choice for most people - here's why:

    1. You can buy the Vaux

  • The history of the Vauxhall Astra

    31/08/2016 15:48:57

    Vauxhall Astra

    Those who are looking for a Vauxhall Astra for sale may be interested in the history of this popular, award-winning family car. It was 36 years ago that the first Astra rolled off the production line at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, and the model

  • Top tips when looking to buy a used car for the summer

    19/08/2016 11:22:29

    soft top

    Summer time is upon us, and there’s no better feeling than getting the roof down on a convertible and heading for a drive in the sunshine. Unfortunately if you’re rocking a bulky people carrier, you’re not going to get the same level of enjoyment