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Cars are getting bigger, but what about parking spaces?

cars getting bigger tyre to tyre

How easy do you find it to get out of your car? Have you noticed when you go to get out of your vehicle in a car park, it seems harder? You might put it down to bad parking, or your bad back, but actually it is due to the increasing sizes of modern cars. Whilst modern cars are getting bigger, car park spaces are determinedly remaining the same size, giving us less and less room to maneuver ourselves out of our new larger cars. If you have a poorly parked vehicle in the adjoining space, you can really struggle

What is the best car colour to hold its resale value?

Pink car in front of a monochrome house

Car colour may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you are considering buying a new car. But, if like most people, you intend to upgrade your car every few years, then it is financially savvy. As new car buyers, it is wise to think about the current popular car colours, as the resale value of your car will be affected by your choice of paint colour. It is not only the car colour but how that colour complements the style and shape of the car. A sporty soft top will carry off a colour that wouldn’t

Should I buy a second hand electric car?

nissan leaf second hand ev charging

76% of people say yes! Fears over battery life, and distrust of new technology, have historically put people off buying a second hand electric car. But as more and more manufacturers enter the electric car market, from high-end, high-performance Jaguars, to fun city Fiats, consumers are becoming more trusting of buying a used electric car. Indeed 76% of people would consider buying a used electric car, compared to a mere 45% who would buy a used smartphone. Consumers are also making more environmentally conscious decisions with their lifestyle and purchasing, and the rise in the popularity of the used electric

All the driving stats you need to know

Car stats including dirving tired statistics

Driving stats are extremely interesting. Whether it is that the majority of accidents happen within 20 miles of our home, or that 60% of people cannot drive without music, the stats around driving are fascinating. We spend a significant amount of time behind the wheel, and our cars, after our houses, are often the most expensive items that we purchase, so it is important to make sure that you have the best car for your lifestyle and usage. If you need to upgrade your car, then selling your current car is the first step. For an easy way to trade

Get the best petrol price app

Car forecout petrol price signage

In these times of rising prices, we at Sell Your Car 2 Jack, are here to help. There are many ways to save money on your driving costs, and we will give you our top tips to save you money. Make your hard-earned cash work harder by being a smart shopper and thinking outside the box. We have researched the best apps to compare the latest fuel prices across the country, as well as offering you other good tips to keep your driving costs to a minimum. Start with making sure you have an economical car It isn’t only the

How Jack beat Motorway car buying site by £1,500 after a customer waited 8 weeks for a higher “estimated” price

How Jack beat Motorway online car buyers by £1,500 after a customer waited 8 weeks for a higher “estimated” price As an independent company, we are always compared against our competitors. We understand that you want to get the best price for your car, but also value your time and expect excellent customer service when choosing a company to sell your car to. Mr Pallet was in the market to sell his 2016 Mercedes Benz ML and was exploring all options online. Now, the majority of car buying services see the used car at a similar price in line with

Will I save money with an electric car?

two cars charging but is it worth it

5 ways to save money by going electric Everyone is looking to reduce their costs and outgoings with the cost of living crisis, and for many of us, motoring is a substantial part of our monthly outgoings. Whether it is the car payments on our car finance, or fuel costs for filling up the tank on a petrol or diesel car, it is easy to rack up hundreds of pounds a month on transport costs. While walking or biking may help to reduce your bills (and waistline!) it is not always practical. However, changing your petrol or diesel car to

Easy car repairs you can do yourself

Car repairs can be a huge drain on your bank account and are often an expense that not many of us budget for. The UK’s Top 10 Car repairs will cost the average driver over £30,000 in their lifetime! Car repairs range from small cosmetic dents and scratches to full blown mechanical issues. The trouble is, you never know whether it’s something you can fix yourself or you need to pay a mechanic or a car specialist to do for you. In a previous blog we wrote about the truth of what it really costs to repair your car to save you from getting

What you need to know when selling a deceased person’s car

The death of a partner or close family member is a traumatic period for anyone. It’s not a topic we like to bring up, however; we do receive many enquiries, unfortunately, from the recently bereaved asking if we are able to buy the car of a late family member. Uncertainty in the period immediately after bereavement is certainly not a time any of us would choose to deal with pending legal and financial matters. Sadly it is an essential task sorting out the deceased’s financial affairs, and this does often include their vehicle. Prior to selling You may need to

Selling a Car Privately Online? 10 Reasons Why You Should Reconsider

As tempting as it is to sell your car online yourself, with the hope that you will get more money for your car than if you were to sell it through a car buying company or even by part exchanging it, there are a lot of hassles and hidden costs that you need to be aware of. 1. The cost of advertising  Whether you advertise online – on gumtree or ebay or in a paper or magazine, there are costs associated with putting your car up for sale which people aren’t normally aware of. The cost to list an advert