• New Cars FAQs

New Cars FAQs

When does a new car need an MOT?

New cars don’t need to undergo an MOT test until they reach three years of age. This is determined from the point at which they are registered, rather than the point at which you take delivery. To check if your MOT is due, contact us at Wilsons today. ​

What is the best new family car?

The best new family car for you depends largely on your individual needs and budget. Among those recommended by independent site Carbuyer, are the Vauxhall Astra and Renault Megane, both of which are available to test drive here at Wilsons. Other popular options include the Nissan Qashqai and Peugeot 3008. ​

When should a new car have its first service?

New cars should have their first service either at 12 months old or at a mileage specified by the manufacturer – whichever comes sooner. You can check your owner’s manual to find out what the recommended service interval for your particular model is, or contact us for assistance. ​

Are newer cars cheaper to insure?

Several factors come into play when insurance premiums are calculated. While the value of a new car may bump up the premium, other aspects may bring the price down. New cars, for example, feature the latest security devices and safety systems, meaning they’re typically safer to park and drive than older models. ​

What new car can I buy for £15,000?

When it comes to buying a new car, £15,000 is a respectable budget and can get you some great vehicles – mostly in the hatchback segment. These include the Peugeot 208, Nissan Micra and Renault Clio. The Dacia Logan MCV and Duster can also be bought for under £15,000.

What used car can I buy for £20,000?

With £20,000 you have more flexibility in the type of car your budget can stretch to. Crossovers such as the Fiat 500X Cross, Peugeot 2008 and Nissan Juke are available within this price range, as are models such as the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport and Renault Megane Sport Tourer. ​

What are the most economical new cars?

For the ultimate in economy, the best choices are all-electric or hybrid vehicles. The Renault ZOE and Nissan LEAF are acclaimed electric cars, while the Peugeot 508 and 508 SW are great hybrid options. For great economy on conventional fuel models, choose a compact hatch such as the Fiat 500. ​

What new car finance options are available?

At Wilsons, we have a wide selection of new car finance options available. These can be tailored to suit your individual budget and include options like Personal Contract Purchase and Hire Purchase. For full details of the plans we provide and to discuss your needs, contact us today. ​

Do you offer 0% APR on new car finance?

At Wilsons, we have a range of special offers that are regularly updated to provide our customers with the best value for money all year. Often, these include 0% APR deals on your finance package. This means you can spread the cost of your vehicle over monthly payments without incurring interest charges and additional fees.

What to look for when buying a new car?

What you look for in a new car depends very much on your needs. Consider how much space you’ll need, what fuel type is best for your requirements and what your budget is. Once you’ve determined these factors, you can then look at what technology and options you’d like. ​

Do you offer part-exchange on new cars?

At Wilsons, we’re happy to accept your existing model in part-exchange when you purchase a new car from us. A member of our team will provide an accurate valuation based on the vehicle’s mileage and condition, and you can then use that value as a deposit towards your new vehicle.


All our vehicles are subject to an Admin Fee. Our Admin Fee covers any additional administration needed during your transaction, including a thorough provenance check (HPI Check). The vehicle provenance investigation checks if a car has finance owing, is stolen, cloned, written off or clocked, giving you real confidence in your car. Our vehicle checks carried out during preparation also include a cosmetic and mechanical assessment of each vehicle. The admin fee also includes the cost to fully valet, register and, if necessary, MOT your vehicle (if less than 6 months left of current MOT).

Our administration fee is a variable fee which covers the additional administration needed when transacting with different categories of customers as specified:

All of the above fees are inclusive of VAT