Christmas is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about gifts for the car enthusiasts in your life. If you have a friend or family member who loves cars, we've got some great ideas to make their holiday special. From tools and accessories to experiences and memorabilia....
Here are the top 10 Christmas gift ideas for car lovers in the UK.
For the ultimate thrill, gift a driving experience like a supercar test drive, race car expe... Read More
When buying a new car, it's wise to consider the resale value. Unlike all vehicle types, SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) retain their value better than others. Many factors determine a strong residual value like reliability, desirability, low supply and high demand. Luxury and premium SUVs tend to fare better thanks to their perceived quality and prestige.
If you’re focused on long-term value retention, these 10 models of SUV are projected to have the strongest residual values after a typical ow... Read More
Buying a new car is an exciting experience but involves lots of research and debate. One of the most crucial decisions you will have to make is how to finance it. If you’re unable to pay for it upfront or engage in a personal loan, then you are probably considering Hire Purchase (HP) or Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) finance.
Both of these types of finance allow you to spread the cost of the car over a period of time. However, there are also some key differences between them that you should consider before choosing one. Read on further to find out what these differences are and which option might be better for you.
When it comes to premium cars, few names stand out with such prominence as Mercedes-Benz and BMW. These two renowned German rivals have been competing for decades within the luxury vehicle market, striving to be the best.
If you’re in the market for a luxury saloon that combines elegance, performance and technology, then you’ve undoubtedly considered options from each — namely, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the BMW 3 Series. While both are destined to impress, you're most likely asking: which is the best for me? Here, we put these two titans to the test to answer this question. Read on to find out more…
Winter is coming, and with it comes the challenge of keeping your car in good shape. Cold temperatures, ice, and snow can all take a toll on your vehicle’s performance and safety. To avoid breakdowns, accidents, or costly repairs, you’ll need to prepare your vehicle for the harsh conditions ahead. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the essential winter car maintenance tips to help you keep your vehicle running smoothly during the coldest months of the year. Read on to find out more.
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If you’ve kept an eye on the news recently, particularly when it comes to all things motoring, you may be aware that 2035 has been given by the Government as the year that manufacturers will stop selling brand-new petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK. Previously set at 2030, there has been a change of heart, with the Government putting the extension down to concerns about the affordability of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure available, and the impact on jobs in the car industry. Read o... Read More
A relatively fresh addition to the car-buying landscape is the crossover car, catering to those that want the best of both worlds. You may have come across the term if you’re looking for a bigger, family-style car, as crossovers most closely resemble an SUV. So what exactly is the difference? What is it that ‘crosses over’? And what are the best crossover cars to buy? In this article dedicated to the topic, we’ll explain more about crossovers and why they are proving so popular with drivers. Rea... Read More
As you know, here at West Motors we’re all about premium brands, and one of the first to spring to mind is Audi, a German manufacturer that never fails to impress. But why should you buy an Audi, and which are the best models? In this article we will discuss just that. From convenience to comfort, style to spaciousness, Audi is not just a prestigious marque, but a contender among its German cousins BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Read on to find out more about the range which includes hatchbacks and salo... Read More
Since we passed our driving tests, we’ve naturally fallen into our one way of driving, which should, of course, be a safe one. But did you know that there are some common driving habits that actually cause damage to your car? In this article we reveal the most common driving habits that damage your car which we can all claimed to have executed at some point in our lives! But which if these have you fallen foul of? Is it driving too fast over speed bumps or accidentally hitting that pothole on th... Read More
If you drive a diesel car, you may well be familiar with AdBlue, a solution used by modern diesel engines that helps them reach Euro 6 emissions standards. The AdBlue product is pretty vital if you’re in our neck of the woods of Uxbridge in Greater London. Our area is now part of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) which expanded its reach across the city in August 2023. If you are still confused about what AdBlue does and why it is important, then our handy guide on the topic will explain things... Read More
Short of buying a minibus, the 7 seater, or MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) as it's otherwise known, is the best way to accommodate more passengers than your average hatchback or SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) is capable of. An extra row of seats within these vehicles brings the total number of seats up to 7, and is ideal for large families, or those with active lifestyles. Increasing in popularity, 7 seaters are much in demand due to their practicalities for every day family life. In this article we ... Read More
When you’re a careful, responsible driver yourself, it can be difficult to understand how others can take their own safety and that of those around them so lightly; and even harder to see it. Whilst we always hope that the law catches up with dangerous or careless drivers at some point, we do have the power to make it happen quicker by reporting dangerous or careless driving when we see it. In this article we highlight what dangerous driving actually is and the penalties inconsiderate drivers fa... Read More
Buying a car is an indisputably exciting time as you prepare to upgrade to a new motor. When it’s time to collect your car, you should have a handover booked on the day of collection, so that you can finalise any payments, grab the keys, be shown the ropes, and get that all-important handover pack. But what should be inside? Here we’re going to discuss what documents you get with a used car, so you know exactly what to expect when purchasing a second hand vehicle. Read on to find out more.
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In a best-of-both-worlds way, hybrid cars allow motorists to combine the fuel efficiency of a battery with the familiarity of a combustion engine to zip around on reduced emissions. With a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars on the horizon in 2030, the popularity of hybrids is showing no signs of slowing. In this article dedicated to hybrid power, we explain the different types of hybrid cars available on the market and reveal our top hybrid choices too. We hope our guide helps you mak... Read More
If you’ve made any moves towards buying a car, either new or used, within the past few years, it can’t have escaped your notice that the number of automatics on the market has risen - we’ve certainly seen it here at West Motors.In fact, online car supermarket carwow.co.uk reported in late 2022 that less than a third of new cars on the market at the time had a manual gearbox. Whatever trends emerge in the new market then trickle down to the used. It looks like automatics are here to stay! Read on... Read More
A no claims bonus is a discount applied to your car insurance premiums after consecutive years of driving without claiming on your policy. The more years that you’ve gone without claiming, the more discount you’ll get.If you own and/or drive a car, you’ll be familiar with the fact that it is a legal requirement to get the appropriate insurance, to protect both you and/or a third party in the event of theft, damage, or an accident. This is an expense that all car owners must factor into their ann... Read More
As we always say, buying a used car is a big investment, and with such an important choice to make, you’ll want to do it at the right time. Regardless of when it’s a good time to buy in terms of the market, you should always aim to buy when you know what you’re looking for and, most importantly, when you can afford it.However, there are certain times of the year when it may be favourable to sign on the dotted line for that stunning new-to-you car. In this article we reveal when you should buy a ... Read More
When it comes to getting to work, many of us would be lost without our cars. Whether you’ve got a short 10-minute drive to the office, or you hit the M25 and beyond to earn a living, cars play a huge part in getting you there quickly, safely, conveniently, and comfortably.Picking the right car for our daily commute needs to be done carefully, and the one you go for depends on what sort of journey you’re doing on a daily basis. Below, we’ve covered the top 10 cars for commuters that cover both lo... Read More
With chocolate and bank holidays fast approaching, it’s the time of year when hunting for treats is an activity that many of us get involved with. Fancy extending your search for hidden treasures beyond your home and garden to the driveway too? Many car manufacturers conceal ‘Easter eggs’ around their vehicles, such as items or messages that can be discovered within various models. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite Easter eggs - is there one hidden in your car - read on to find out ... Read More
Whether you’ve fallen foul of a speed camera in the past or you stick to the limit as you should, you’d have to agree that speed cameras are a part of motoring life that isn’t going away anytime soon.As a vital element of UK road safety, speed cameras exist to remind drivers to adhere to the speed limits, facilitating fines and, in some cases, driving bans if you don’t.You may think you know what kind of speed cameras there are, how they work and what happens if you get caught speeding. However,... Read More
As a feature regularly coming as standard on new cars, cruise control is the new normal for many motorists. But do you know what it can do or how to use it? Ideal for motorway and long-distance driving, cruise control is a driver-assistance technology quickly becoming the norm in many models. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is developing at a rapid rate, with so many exciting safety features on the horizon. In this guide, we’ll explore what you can expect from this technology, and when... Read More
In a bid to reduce emissions in congested areas of the UK, Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and Low Emission Zones (LEZ) are cropping up in many cities across the country. We’re here to explain what it means for an area to operate a Clean Air Zones or Low Emission Zone, which vehicles are compliant, and what it will cost you if yours isn’t. First introduced in London and now present in many other large cities across the UK, expect to see more zones like this pop up in different areas of the country in 2023... Read More
From tiny toddlers to leggy teenagers, our cars can become family taxis as far as our kids are concerned, and us adults are merely their drivers. To keep everyone safe, particularly in the case of young children, there are some rules in place that are enforceable by law when it comes to carrying children in your car.As a retailer of used family cars here in West London, we’re looking into the rules around carrying children in your car, so that you can keep each journey safe and legal. Read on to... Read More
Just lately, we’ve been enjoying some pretty tropical weather in the UK, which has been very welcome indeed after months of chilly conditions. However, what’s less pleasant than sitting out in it is getting into your car that’s been sitting in it.Travelling in high temperatures doesn’t have to be the hot and sticky experience we’ll have been reacquainted with over the last couple of weeks, if you follow these tips on how to keep your car cool when it’s hot. Read on to find out more in our handy ... Read More
Having established ourselves as a trusted retailer of premium cars in West London, we’re proud of what we achieve for customers on a daily basis here at West Motors. With both new and returning customers choosing us for their next used car, it made sense for us to work hard to make our Uxbridge premises the best possible.Therefore, we’re proud to welcome customers to our new and improved showroom; in addition to the outside space that many customers have found their dream car at West Motors, we’... Read More
We may all be conscious of preventing our entire car being stolen, but how often have you considered that it may just be valuable parts of your car that thieves are after - is your car protected? Catalytic converter theft has risen alarmingly in recent years and the RAC recently reported that catalytic converter theft costs insurance companies over one thousand pounds on average. It is a serious problem and we’re here to give you the lowdown. In this article we explain why catalytic converters a... Read More
A big part of providing the entire car buying experience here at West Motors s offering used car finance which is something so many of our customers take advantage of. It is a popular way to spread the cost of your next car using a deposit to secure the finance, followed up by monthly instalments. Instrumental in the finance process is understanding APR (Annual Percentage Rate) which is an acronym used frequently in advertising and literature associated with finance, and car finance is no except... Read More
As a big part of our everyday lives, our cars are often tasked with transporting the entire family - and that can involve the dog! There are a few extra considerations to make when buying a car that will regularly have man’s best friend on board; thanks to our large selection of used vehicles here at West Motors, we are happy to help our customers find dog-friendly cars in West London. Discover what makes a car dog-friendly and what options are available at our dealership - why not bring your po... Read More
With a big expansion planned for later this year (August 2023), the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is a big talking point across London, particularly amongst our customers, who come to visit us at our West London dealership. Drivers of vehicles that don’t comply with the ULEZ standards could be liable for the dreaded daily fee - and you will be fined if you do not pay it. To understand more about the expanded zone which will reach parts of the M25 in some places, we have put together this compre... Read More
Part of the responsible ownership of your vehicle is insuring it, both for your financial protection and for anyone you may be involved in an accident with. It’s also one of the running costs you’ll need to consider when you’re budgeting for your car on a monthly or annual basis. The cost of car insurance can vary for many reasons and there are ways in which you could bring your premium down. In this article, we share our top tips so you can ensure a more budget-friendly year of motoring. Read o... Read More
As a used car dealership that helps customers daily to finance their preloved vehicle, here at West Motors, we come across the term ‘balloon payment’ very frequently. However, it’s one of those terms you may not be familiar with when you come to buy your next car, but it’s one to get acquainted with if you’re interested in a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) finance. Below is a guide to balloon payments including what they are, how they work, and when they apply. Read on to find out more about th... Read More
Part of being a responsible motorist (and citizen) is being kind and considerate with your car; after all, they’re big bits of kit, and they can be pretty noisy too. Those that aren’t so thoughtful towards their neighbours and fellow motorists engage in what’s known as vehicle nuisance and anti-social driving. Some of this behaviour can involve actions that cause disturbance and irritation to those around them, such as neighbours or bystanders, but others can prove intimidating, or even dangerou... Read More
It’s no secret that we sell a wide range of cars here at West Motors, and there’s one to suit pretty much everyone! A popular class of car here in West London is the saloon; cool, spacious, and perfect for frequent travellers, with enough room in the car and performance under the bonnet to make long journeys comfortable. Not sure if a saloon car is right for you? Well we have got you covered! In this guide, we explain what a saloon car is and the benefits of owning one. Read on to find out more.... Read More
Have you noticed that your car is looking a little less than fresh recently? With all the winter’s bad weather, your car bears the brunt of the grit, grime and road dirt being kicked up from the tarmac, leaving your paintwork looking pretty poor. As we approach spring, we’re willing to bet that your car could do with a little bit of love and care. To help, we have put together a checklist for cleaning your car at home. Sure, you could take it to a car wash, or even have someone come ar... Read More
Here at West Motors, it is important to us that the satisfaction you feel when you drive away from us continues into the future, and a big part of that is feeling protected if anything goes wrong. As a retailer of quality used cars here in West London, some of the vehicles on our forecourt will come with the remainder of their manufacturer’s warranty, but what happens if they don’t? Well, we’ve got that covered too, with the option to purchase an extended warranty when you say yes to your new ca... Read More
When it comes to car finance, your credit score is a pretty vital part of the process. We’ve talked before about how your credit score can be improve and how to check it with West Motors, but today we’re looking into how your credit score is affected by car finance. Any credit agreement you take out has an impact on your score, and it can be either negative or positive, depending on your attitude to repayments. Here, we explain how your credit score can be affected by car finance, so that you ca... Read More
To save timely negotiation all our cars are heavily discounted upfront and offered nearer cost price, saving customers up to £2000 when compared to our competition. This ensures we are treating every customer the same. This fee is a compulsory fee and applies to all customers.
Variable admin fee is charged as listed below:
Retail customers pay £199.
Repeat customers purchasing a 2nd car within 12 months of the original invoice date £0.
Retail customers arranging finance using brokers outside of our immediate panel of lenders £399.
Trade customers making a purchase as the motor trade £499.
Export customers including Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland £499.