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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
Towing goes hand in hand with those larger lifestyle choices, such as caravanning, horse riding, boating, or frequently ferrying around big items like furniture. It’s a handy way to use your car instead of splashing out on a purpose-built vehicle, but it’s important to remember that you can’t just hook up and go; there are rules and regulations around towing that make it a serious business. In order to tow safely and legally, you need to be up to speed with the dos and don'ts of towing with your... Read More
By offering car finance here at West Motors, we help fund the purchases of our customers’ dream cars. It may be the one that they’ve been looking for all this time, that they otherwise may have been unable to afford; after all, the price of a car is a pretty big lump sum to pay all in one go! Part of what we do is ensure that anyone interested in financing their car on a monthly basis is given all the information they need to make their decision. The world of car financing can be a little daunti... Read More
Owning and running a car comes with associated legal obligations, like having it MOT’d, paying car insurance, and paying road tax. This last one is a process that it’s worth us explaining, as there are a few different aspects to it depending on what car you own - and how old it is! At West Motors we make sure we keep up to date with the rules and regulations of road tax (or Vehicle Excise Duty, as it’s officially known), so that we can explain how it works to our customers. Read on to find out m... Read More
Car finance is a great way to get behind the wheel of the car you both need and want, making the otherwise unreachable more affordable through monthly payments, instead of a big lump sum upfront. We help customers finance their next car on a daily basis here at West Motors. However, as we’ve previously talked about, taking on finance for a used vehicle requires the lender to delve into your credit history to ultimately determine whether or not to lend money to you, and the deal you get depends o... Read More
As we’ve come to spend more time in our cars, we’ve come to expect more from them; both in terms of convenience, and keeping us connected. In response to this demand, major manufacturers have developed systems within our vehicles that round up all this functionality into a place where it’s all just a few clicks or touches away. Called ‘infotainment’ systems as a clever combination of information and entertainment, they generally allow you to manage music, communication, navigation and settings a... Read More
You expect to feel supported throughout the used car buying process; it’s a principle we work to here at West Motors at least! From the moment you enquire about the car you want, right through to the day you get the keys, the team at West Motors are here for you. But what happens once the handover is complete and the car is yours? We’ve got that covered too! If you’ve ever bought a new car, you’ll be familiar with the manufacturer’s warranty that can be there to step in if something fails. Why s... Read More
As a British brand specialising in predominantly four-wheel drive powerhouses, Land Rover has long been a staple on UK roads - 75 years, in fact! This manufacturer is, as you’d expect, hugely popular here at West Motors, with Land Rover’s stunning models providing style and practicality in abundance. With a variety of models on offer, you’re practically spoilt for choice, especially here at our Uxbridge used car dealership. The question you may be asking yourself is: which Land Rover is right fo... Read More
With many of us looking to save money right now as the cost of living increases, one of the first expenses we turn to is our cars. From maintenance to keeping them safe and legal, the amount your car can cost you can easily mount up. The reality of car ownership is that, whatever set of wheels you have, they’re always going to cost you something to run, but there are some practical ways in which you can keep those costs down. At West Motors, we’re exploring some of them below - read on to find o... Read More
There’s no doubt about it; buying a car is a big investment as well as an exciting purchase. Finding an affordable used car is something that we help customers with on a daily basis at West Motors, and budget is a large part of the decision-making process. Finance makes buying a car affordable by spreading the cost across monthly payments, bringing your dream car within reach. Understanding finance can initially seem overwhelming, but as experts in offering a variety of car finance options, we w... Read More
As a dealership proud to be so well placed here in West London, we keep a close eye on transport news around the capital, which includes the latest ULEZ initiative updates. Short for Ultra Low Emission Zone, this scheme was brought in to reduce pollution in London, and the area covered is expanding on 23rd August 2023 to encompass Greater London too. To make this transition easier for those who live, work and/or travel regularly within the Greater London area, the Government have implemented a s... Read More
With a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars coming into effect in 2030, and an increase in the choice of battery-powered vehicles on the market, it’s no surprise that demand for electric vehicles has gone up in recent years. It’s something we’ve definitely noticed here at West Motors, but we also recognise that buying an electric car for the first time can be a daunting move, and it holds many back from making the switch. There are cost-saving and environmental benefits of owning one of... 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.