Available Car Supermarket

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Current vacancies at AvailableCar.com

Our always up-to-date list of current AvailableCar vacancies we have at our four showrooms in Castle Donington, Cannock, Sutton in Ashfield and Leeds.

UPDATED: Latest fundraising totals for our chosen charities

Since May 2009, AvailableCar has supported Rainbows Children’s Hospice through our Castle Donington and Sutton in Ashfield stores. Our Cannock store supports Acorns Children’s Hospice since July 2014 and our new Leeds store supports Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Need a Christmas Gift idea for the ‘Car Lover’ in your life?

It’s nearly here! Christmas is just around the corner… in fact, Christmas Eve is just 5 weeks away! So here are some great Christmas gift ideas for the car lover in your life! Lego Technic Car Model - Guaranteed to thrill… Continue Reading →

Do you really need winter tyres?

Do you need Winter tyres? There is a common misconception that Winter tyres are purely for use in snow, however, this simply isn’t true and the clue is in the name – Winter Tyres! They are designed for temperatures below 7ºC,… Continue Reading →

Winter Driving – Your Checklist for the Winter months ahead!

We all know how severe winter weather can be, and there is no doubt that those wintery mornings will soon be on their way, so, we thought we would give you some tips on how to stay safe driving in… Continue Reading →

Difference between Hire Purchase and Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)

Does car finance baffle you? Struggling to understand what the difference is between Hire Purchase and Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)? Here we have put together a guide, which explains each one, and how they differ… Hire Purchase (HP) finance –… Continue Reading →

How to check your tyres!

Do you know how to check your tyres? Learning how to check your tyres as a driver is essential. Most modern cars now have a tyre pressure indicator to alert you when your tyres are under or over-inflated, however, you… Continue Reading →

Which type of used car should you buy?

Choosing a used car can be a difficult decision. Often customers are baffled about where to begin! But there is a way you can quickly narrow down your used car choices by simply asking yourself a few basic questions! Choosing… Continue Reading →

Steve Alcock appointed Chief Operating Officer at Available Car Ltd!

Steve Alcock has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at Available Car Ltd. Steve has been involved in the business for over 17 years and has been instrumental in the growth and expansion of AvailableCar. With nearly 40 years in the… Continue Reading →

How much does having penalty points on your driving licence really cost you?

Recent Department for Transport data shows there are currently 2,711,493 motorists in Great Britain with penalty points on their licence –That’s 6.65 percent of the total driving population! But what does it really cost you to have penalty points on your… Continue Reading →

Considering a Hybrid? Here’s what you need to know…

If you’re on the lookout for a new car and considering a Hybrid, here is what you need to know: A hybrid car is one that uses more than one means of propulsion – this means combining a petrol or… Continue Reading →

Top 10 Selling Used Cars Of 2019 So Far!

We have the latest used car sales data from SMMT (The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders) and we can announce the ‘Top 10 Selling Used Cars Of 2019 So Far!’ And there is no surprise that the Ford Fiesta… Continue Reading →

Available Car wins the Customer Choice Award at the 12th Auto Trader Retailer Awards

We are very proud to announce that on Friday 19th July 2019,  AvailableCar were the winners of one of the most prestigious awards at the National 2019 Auto Trader Retailer Awards. Winners of the ‘Customer Choice Award’ beating over 13,000 other… Continue Reading →

Why buy used over new? The answer…

Well, simply buying USED over NEW can SAVE you a HUGE amount of money! As we all know, new cars depreciate at a rapid rate! On average, by the end of the first year, a new car will have lost… Continue Reading →

Motorists are more inclined to visit car dealers than ever before!

Is visiting a car dealership an important part of your car buying experience? A recent study has revealed that visiting a car dealership is an important part of the car buying experience for over 55% of motorists. Despite the huge… Continue Reading →

One in ten of us now buy a used car without seeing it first… would you?

According to Motoring Research, one in ten of us now buy a used car without seeing it first. This research suggests that sight-unseen used car purchases are on the up with 11% of buyers committing to a purchase without seeing… Continue Reading →

Are you heading off on holiday next week? All ready to go? Then make sure your car is too!

If you are heading off with the family for the school holidays next week, we want to help to get you on your way safely with a handy checklist to keep you moving!  By working your way through our checklist,… Continue Reading →

Keeping it in the family – Available Car Ltd drive the business forward under new Senior Management

Michael Bell has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Available Car Ltd. Michael has been involved in the family business in a variety of roles all his working life and brings a wealth of experience and innovation to drive the… Continue Reading →

The AvailableCar shopping experience is unique… Here’s why…

When it comes to buying a used car, the last thing people want is to be hassled by aggressive salespeople the moment they walk in. So at AvailableCar, we have tailored the AvailableCar shopping experience around our customers. Our no-hassle… Continue Reading →

Best Used Family Cars under £20,000

Choosing the right used family car can be a challenge!  Nowadays, there is so much choice with a huge range of family cars available. We hope that we can help in your search by letting you know some of the top… Continue Reading →

The benefits of a small car

Small cars are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s not difficult to see why! There are a wide range of benefits to opting for a small car, from affordability, manoeuvrability to improved safety! Here we take a look at some of… Continue Reading →

Best cars for dog owners

Whether you have owned a dog for some time, or are about to bring a dog into your family for the first time, knowing the best cars for dog owners can be incredibly valuable when looking to purchase your next… Continue Reading →

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Find and contact our 4 stores...


0800 804 6568

A5 Watling Street
WS11 1SL

2 miles from Jct 11 & 12 M6
onto A5 Watling St
between A4601 and A34

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to our Cannock Store
on Google Maps


Castle Donington
0800 996 1052

Station Road
DE74 2NL

1 mile from Jct 24/24a M1
exit Jct 1 follow
brown signs for Donington Park

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to our Castle Donington Store
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0800 804 6484

Capitol Boulevard
LS27 0TS

From Jct 28 M62 take A650
towards Bradford, turn right at
1st set of lights (2 miles from M1)

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to our Leeds Store
on Google Maps


Sutton in Ashfield
0800 996 1279

Calladine Business Park
Orchard Way
Sutton in Ashfield
NG17 1JU

2 miles from Jct 28 M1
onto A38 towards Mansfield
turn left at 4th set of lights

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to our Sutton in Ashfield Store
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