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.

Best 4 x 4′s for Winter 2017

Winter is fast approaching and so we wanted to share a selection of what we believe to be the best & 4 x 4′s for Winter driving.  We all want safe, reliable transport in the Winter months, and you can… Continue Reading →

Why a simple mistake with your driving licence could cost you £1000!

It seems that millions of motorists in the UK are making a simple mistake with their driving licence, which could risk them being fined £1000! Under Section 99 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, you can be fined £1000 if your… Continue Reading →

Do you know how far your car will run on the fuel warning light?

We’ve all been there, its nearly payday and we want to make our fuel last as long as we possibly can, but do you know how far your car will go before you run out of fuel? And can you… Continue Reading →

Best place to buy a used car

You have made the decision to buy a used car, so what do you do first?  Research online? But how many websites do you need to visit to decide which car is right for you? This is where AvailableCar can help… Continue Reading →

Part Exchange Valuation

Online valuations are vague and inaccurate.  They don’t take into account the exact specification of your car, the exact mileage of your car or the exact condition of your car. These forms often just ask for basic information, therefore can only provide you with a… Continue Reading →

Driving in Autumn – Our handy guide!

As we head into Autumn, we need to prepare our cars for the switch in driving conditions. Autumn brings changes to the roads such as fallen leaves, low sun, and icy windscreens. At AvailableCar, we wanted to share some advice, to try… Continue Reading →

You can now ‘Click & Collect’ at AvailableCar! Want to know more?….

At AvailableCar, we want to make the car buying process as simple and straightforward as possible.  Our aim is to give our customers a no-hassle, great, car buying experience and one which will keep them coming back to us time… Continue Reading →

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 →

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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

AvailableCar

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

AvailableCar

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