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  • What is park assist?

    Look like a driving whizz without even touching the wheel: the cars that park themselves

  • Car emissions and g/km meaning

    Free car tax and cheap running costs come with low CO2 emissions. Get all the details here, including the meaning of g/km

  • PCP finance explained: what is equity?

    If you intend to give your PCP-financed car back to the lender at the end of the contract, you need to understand equity. Here’s our guide

  • What is car leasing? Car leasing explained

    Leasing – where you effectively agree a long-term rental of a car – is one of the cheapest ways to get into a brand-new car

  • What is a Cat S car?

    If you ever trawl through a used car market, you'll often see cars labeled as Category S, but what does it mean? And why should you be wary?

  • What is Hire Purchase (HP)?

    Want to own your car outright, but with affordable monthly instalments and no large final payment? Welcome to Hire Purchase (HP) finance

  • What is Personal Contract Hire (PCH)?

    Want low monthly payments on a brand new car but don't want to own it? Personal Contract Hire - also known as leasing - could be for you

  • What is PCP finance? Personal contract purchase car finance explained

    Want low monthly payments with the option to buy the car when the contract ends? Check out PCP finance - available for new and used cars

  • What is depreciation?

    It's often your biggest overall cost when choosing a car, but it's often overlooked. So what is depreciation?

  • What is ABS?

    Brake hard without losing control: how ABS helps you to avoid incidents to keep you and your family safe

  • What is keyless entry?

    Doors that open with the brush of a hand, bootlids that lift with a wave of your foot: how keyless entry works

  • What is AdBlue?

    Is your car telling you to top up your AdBlue? It could refuse to start if you don’t. Read what AdBlue is and how to top up