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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.

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.

10 Great reasons to choose AvailableCar for your next used car!

At AvailableCar, we’re unique!  It’s incredibly important to us that each and every customer has a remarkable experience! So we go out of our way to make that happen!  How? By offering our customers a World Class Customer Service! And… Continue Reading →

Do you check your car before setting off on holiday? Apparently nearly half of us don’t!

According to research, almost half of us don’t check our cars when taking them on holiday. And it looks as though younger motorists and female drivers are much less likely than older, male drivers to check the condition of their… Continue Reading →

What to do if you break down on a Motorway

Breaking down on a motorway can be a very frightening experience for many, even for those who are experienced driving on motorways. There are many different reasons you could break down on a motorway but the most important thing is… Continue Reading →

Best selling used cars of 2018 so far!

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has released its latest data on the best selling used cars of 2018 so far – so we thought we would share what these are! And according to their research, Brits buy… Continue Reading →

What makes the AvailableCar shopping experience remarkable?

At AvailableCar, we want to make the car buying process as simple and hassle-free as possible for our customers. And we think that this is just one, of the many things, that makes the AvailableCar shopping experience remarkable! When you arrive… Continue Reading →

Are you driving on dangerous tyres? If so, you’re risking a huge fine and a potential driving ban!

According to new research, more than one in five of us are driving on dangerous tyres, which fall below the legal 1.6mm tyre tread. The legal tyre tread is 1.6mm, however, manufacturers recommend changing any tyre that falls below 3mm. If… Continue Reading →

Learner Drivers will soon be allowed on our Motorways!

At present, it is illegal for learner drivers to drive on a Motorway, however, from Monday 4th June, learners in England, Scotland and Wales will be able to take lessons on a Motorway if they are deemed to be ready…. Continue Reading →

The MOT Test – It’s all changing from 20th May!

From 20th May 2018, the MOT test is changing and stricter rules will be coming into force. Faults will be split into three categories, Minor, Major and Dangerous. Cars with minor defects will still be able to be driven legally… Continue Reading →

AvailableCar accelerates as Leeds site is a big success

Here at AvailableCar, we are marking a second full year in Leeds by expanding our vehicle space at our Leeds site, Capitol Boulevard Business Park, Morley. Established in 2002 by Graham Bell, our turnover for the year ending December 2017… Continue Reading →

Drivers risk £2,500 fine for letting their pet roam free in the car

Do you often travel and let your pet roam free in the car? Well if so, it could be time to reconsider how you travel with your pet, as it could land you with a fine of up to £2,500!… Continue Reading →

What using your phone whilst driving WILL REALLY COST YOU! And it’s worse than we thought!

It all changed in 2017 – the fines and penalties for using your phone whilst driving went up from 3 to 6 penalty points and from a £100 to a £200 fine!  But that isn’t all it will cost you!… Continue Reading →

Driving in the snow and ice – How to stay safe on the roads in bad weather

With severe weather forecast across the UK this week, we thought we would share some top tips on how to stay safe on the roads in bad weather… Driving in the snow and ice can be incredibly dangerous, making conditions… Continue Reading →

New Driving Laws are coming into force in 2018 – Find out all you need to know..

There will be a number of new driving laws coming into force in 2018. Road laws and rules are changing over the coming 12 months and could become more complicated for drivers across the UK. Here we tell you the… Continue Reading →

Driving licence changes could stop young motorists from driving in the dark!

Newly-qualified drivers under the age of 25 could soon face severe changes following a proposed change for 17-24-year-old new drivers. The proposed changes could ban new drivers under the age of 25 from driving at night, and impose other restrictions… Continue Reading →

Here is a great reason to buy a USED CAR over NEW in 2018! Car Tax!

Buy a new car in 2018 and your annual car tax bill could rocket from £0 to as much as £450, even if you go for the same car, just a newer version!  So there has never been a better… Continue Reading →

Driving through a puddle and splashing someone, could land you a £5000 fine!

Motorists are being warned that they could face up to a £5000 fine if they drive through a puddle and splash a pedestrian. According to ‘The Road Traffic Act 1998′, it is illegal to drive ‘without reasonable consideration for other persons’,… Continue Reading →

Best used cars to buy in 2018

Buying used cars over new can leave you with more money in your pocket and the knowledge that you haven’t suffered the depreciation the first owner has. As soon as you drive a new car out of the showroom, it… Continue Reading →

Winter Driving – Essentials for Driving in Snow

Freezing temperatures with snow and ice can cause major disruption on the roads! Being prepared is key when travelling in snow as the cold weather makes your car much more likely to break down. In the event of a break down in… Continue Reading →

Winter Tyres – How they can keep you safe on the road this Christmas!

Winter tyres are designed to perform in cold weather, and therefore keep you much safer on the road in icy and wet conditions. Winter tyres are made using a rubber compound that does not harden when the temperature drops below… Continue Reading →

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Find and contact our 4 stores...

AvailableCar

Cannock
0800 804 6568

A5 Watling Street
Cannock
Staffordshire
WS11 1SL

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

Get directions
to our Cannock Store
on Google Maps

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Castle Donington
0800 996 1052

Station Road
Castle
Donington
DE74 2NL

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

Get directions
to our Castle Donington Store
on Google Maps

AvailableCar

Leeds
0800 804 6484

Capitol Boulevard
Morley
Leeds
LS27 0TS

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

Get directions
to our Leeds Store
on Google Maps

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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

Get directions
to our Sutton in Ashfield Store
on Google Maps