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.
The best new family car for you depends largely on your individual needs and budget. Among those recommended by independent site Carbuyer, however, 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.
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.
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.
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 new for under £15,000.
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.
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.
Unsurprisingly, many of the cheapest new cars on the market are hatchback models. These include the Peugeot 108 and Dacia Sandero. The Dacia Logan MCV is also among the least expensive vehicles, offering more space for a modest price tag. Contact us today for details on our new car pricing and offers.
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.
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.