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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Why buying a used car from us, over a new car from a main dealer, is the smarter choice!

It can often be confusing as to what the smartest decision is when buying a new or used car. There are some really attractive low monthly payment options available on new cars, which can be a magnet to people wanting… Continue Reading →

What is an admin fee when buying a car, and should you be paying one?

When you have bought a car in the past, you may have noticed that you were charged an ‘admin fee’!  This is added on to the cost of the car sale, usually for things such as paperwork, checks, valeting the… Continue Reading →

Is your car ready for Summer?

There is always a big focus every year on how to get your car ready for winter, but getting your car ready for summer is actually just as important! The roads are very different in summer and our journeys are… Continue Reading →

Stolen! – the UK’s most popular cars (popular with car thieves that is!)

If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to have had your car stolen you will know that feeling of utter confusion and bewilderment which quickly escalates to one of frustration and total rage. Tracker, the stolen vehicle recovery experts, have revealed… Continue Reading →

Potholes – the bane of every motorist’s life and it’s costing us money.

Potholes can damage our tyres, damage our wheels, knock out our tracking and cause minor and serious accidents. And at this time of year, after rain, frost, snow, more rain etc, they seem more prevalent than ever. So if you’re… Continue Reading →

Our daily commute adds almost 800 calories every week!

Recent findings by the Royal Society for Public Health have reported that the average UK commuter adds almost 800 calories to their diet every week as a result of their journey to and from work. This is based on an… Continue Reading →

Car Insurance Premiums at an All-Time High!

It’s been reported by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) that car insurance premiums hit an all-time high in the fourth quarter of 2016, rising by over five times more than inflation!. There are several reasons – tax increases and… Continue Reading →

Speeding fines set to increase – and to be based on your income!

You may have seen in the news that the guidelines given to magistrates to decide on speeding fines have changed – with fines being based on income for the most serious offences. Changes were announced on 24th January and will… Continue Reading →

Changes to the Driving Test look to be going ahead for 2017

The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) look to be pressing ahead with a few changes to the UK driving test after months of consultancy and study. The changes are intended to acknowledge new technology and more realistic driving scenarios… Continue Reading →

Take 2 minutes to check your Driving Licence hasn’t been wrongly revoked. It happens, and it could cause you BIG problems.

We hear so many stories about various organisations and bodies making administrative errors that we tend to gloss over them – but when we experience them first hand we sit up and take notice. It was during an annual check… Continue Reading →

Should you fit Winter Tyres to your car?

Is it worth splashing out on special tyres for winter driving or is it just a waste of money? In many parts of Europe it’s a legal requirement for drivers to fit specialist winter tyres (and also winter wheels) during… Continue Reading →

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Cannock
0800 804 6568

A5 Watling Street
Cannock
Staffordshire
WS11 1SL

2 miles from Jct 11 & 12 M6
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between A4601 and A34

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Castle Donington
0800 996 1052

Station Road
Castle
Donington
DE74 2NL

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

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Leeds
0800 804 6484

Capitol Boulevard
Morley
Leeds
LS27 0TS

From Jct 28 M62 take A650
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1st set of lights (2 miles from M1)

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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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