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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.

The most popular used cars of 2017!

At AvailableCar, we have sold a huge amount of used cars so far in 2017, so we decided to take a look at the top ten most popular cars so far of 2017! In at number 10… The most popular… Continue Reading →

Did you know that wearing heels or flip flops could mean your car insurance claim being rejected?

According to new research by Uswitch, two-thirds of drivers are putting their future car insurance payouts at risk by making simple and frivolous mistakes that could void their policy out entirely such as wearing heels or flip flops whilst driving! It… Continue Reading →

Do you use your Mobile Phone as a Sat Nav? If so, you need to read this…

As the Bank Holiday weekend approaches, many of us will be heading off on a short break, but if you use your mobile phone as a Sat Nav, there is a really good chance you could be breaking the law!… Continue Reading →

If you are planning to drive in the EU this Summer, you need to read this…

There are some very strange driving laws in the EU, and if you are not aware of them, you could end up being stopped by the police without even realising you have done anything wrong. It is essential that if you… Continue Reading →

Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

At AvailableCar, we want to help to give you the best start to your Summer Holiday with a handy checklist to keep you moving!  By working your way through our Summer Car Maintenance Checklist, you can be as prepared as… Continue Reading →

Your guide to buying a used car!

Buying a used car is always going to be much better value than buying a new car!  That’s because new cars lose a hefty percentage of their list price as soon as you drive them off the forecourt and on… Continue Reading →

Part Exchanging your car with us couldn’t be easier!

At AvailableCar, you can do it all under one roof!  We will take your part exchange, at a fair price, and then leave you to browse all our cars, at your leisure, in a comfortable, non-pushy environment.  We have an… Continue Reading →

Car insurance has risen by more than 15 percent! We tell you ways to keep the cost down…

In the last 12 months, car insurance costs have risen by more than 15 percent and it looks like it’s only going to get worse! However, there are ways that you can try to keep the cost down… From April this year,… Continue Reading →

At AvailableCar, we make choosing your next used car so easy!

Whether you change your car every 3 years or every 10 years, the decision about which used car to buy can be a difficult one!  Some of our customers remain brand loyal and come to AvailableCar looking for a particular… Continue Reading →

Considering buying a car but unsure as to how the new car tax changes will affect you? We explain all..

On 1st April 2017, a new set of rules governing VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) came into force. Many motorists seem to be rather confused about how the car tax changes will affect them, and so we have explained everything you… Continue Reading →

AvailableCar’s Sixth Annual Charity Golf Day raises over £12,000

On 25th May 2017, we hosted our Sixth Annual Charity Golf Day Tournament at Trent Lock Golf Club in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire.  Last year we raised a record total of £8322, however this year we managed a whopping new record of £12,260!… Continue Reading →

The truth about speed cameras revealed!

In 1991, the first speed camera was installed on the M40. Since then, they have expanded to nearly every main road across Britain so it’s no wonder there are lots of rumours about them! But do motorists really know the… Continue Reading →

Driving laws you could be breaking daily, without even knowing it!

There are so many driving laws that it really can be difficult to keep track of all of them! Because of this it is estimated that millions of us are breaking driving laws every day without even knowing it!  … Continue Reading →

Do you know how to use a Smart Motorway?

According to the RAC, many drivers are unaware of the procedure when it comes to using a Smart Motorway! With these becoming more and more common in the UK, and major routes being upgraded to the new specifications, it’s important… Continue Reading →

Confused over Child Car Seats? Then read on…

Safety experts claim that between 50-70% of children are incorrectly restrained whilst travelling in a car. This isn’t just down to parents incorrectly fitting their child’s car seat; there are many reasons for this!   These include: 1. The car… Continue Reading →

Best used family cars under £10,000!

It can be difficult to know where to start when buying a used family car, particularly on a budget!   Depending on the size of your family, and the age of your children, your requirements could vary considerably!  If you… Continue Reading →

6 of the best cars for new drivers!

The best cars for new drivers are usually the ones that are easy to drive, have low running costs but are still packed with safety features. If you have just passed your driving test, buying your first car is a… Continue Reading →

Considered investing in a dash-cam? We think its a smart idea! Here’s why..

A dash-cam can be a very useful piece of kit for motorists! It records everything that happens on your journey, which can help to keep you safer on the road! Having a dash-cam fitted can benefit you in many different… Continue Reading →

If you are driving on holiday in the EU this summer, then you need to read this!

It appears that it’s not only speeding fines here is the UK that are changing! British drivers will soon face fines of up to £640 if caught speeding in France, the Netherlands and 12 other EU countries, under a new… 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

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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)

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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

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to our Sutton in Ashfield Store
on Google Maps