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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.

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 →

The Driving Test changes next week! Here’s what you need to know…

The driving test is changing next week! From 4th December, learner drivers will need to prove that they can use a sat nav and drive into a parking bay in order to pass their test. The changes are being made… Continue Reading →

If you’re a young driver, you need to read this…

As a young driver, sorting out car insurance can be an absolute nightmare, with some young drivers being quoted as much as £4000, often more than their car is actually worth! We can safely say that the cost of car… Continue Reading →

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 →

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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

Get directions
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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