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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

When should I sell my diesel car?

Is now the best time to sell my diesel car? As with many questions surrounding diesel cars, not everything is black and white. If your motivation to sell your diesel car is purely environmentally, then yes, without a shadow of a doubt, you should sell your diesel car. Electric cars are the greenest form of motor vehicle, give the best fuel economy, and are an excellent choice for many people. However, many decisions to sell diesel vehicles will naturally have financial implications, and at Sell Your Car 2 Jack, we are here to help diesel owners make an informed and

How Jack beat WeBuyAnyCar by £1700

Robert with Jack just after his Jaguar's in person inspection

Robert Lakin-Hall, owner of Elite Windows in Solihull recently had his beautiful Jaguar XF Portfolio to sell. He didn’t want the hassle of a private sale, and had his eye on a new BMW X6 for sale in Bradford. Due to the sheer marketing power of the Webuyanycar website, they were his first choice to do an online valuation and get an appointment booked in. He was offered £10,265 via an online quote from WeBuyAnyCar, and was happy with around the £10k mark so went ahead and booked his appointment. Well, here’s what happened next… We Buy Any Car scrutinised

Birmingham’s clean air zone – is your car compliant?

On Monday 8 April 2019, London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was started to cover central London. From 25 October 2021, this was extended to within the North and South Circular Roads. Since then there are now clean air zones implemented throughout England and include Bath, Bradford, Bristol, Portsmouth, Sheffield as well as Newcastle and Gateshead. From January 2020, drivers within Birmingham of high polluting vehicles pay £8 per day to travel into Birmingham city centre.   Birmingham City Council has faced pressure from the government to reduce pollution by setting up a Clean Air Zone (CAZ), also called the Birmingham Low

Selling your car when you have outstanding car finance

Don’t let the fact that you may still have some outstanding finance on your car put you off selling it. It’s really easy and hassle-free to sell your car to us, whether you own it or are still paying it off on a finance agreement. Why should I sell my car when I’m still paying it off? There are lots of reasons people sell their cars to us even though they are still paying them off, such as – they just fancy a different car; they want to buy something outright and stop paying interest; or they want to reduce

Why March is the best time to buy a new car

March 1st will see a big boost to the car market with many people clamouring to get their hands on a brand new 19 plate car. This also provides a great opportunity to buy a slightly older car at a much better price as many dealers and sellers will reduce their prices to make older cars more competitive and appealing. Larger dealers need to clear their forecourts to make space for the new cars – so being ready to buy at the right time can get you a good deal on your next car. Also, there will be many late

Why use us instead of

There’s any number of ways you can sell your car these days. Ways to sell your car There’s any number of ways you can sell your car these days. Whether you place an ad on car websites like autotrader, put a sign in your car window and sell it privately, go to a dealer, use an auction house, try a car buying website service like, part exchange it… there’s so many possibilities it can get confusing which road you should take. How you decide to sell your car really depends on what’s important to you. Benefits of Selling Your Car 2 Jack

How driving tests have changed over the years

Driving Test Differences Over the Years Driving tests have been around for more than 80 years and they’ve changed significantly in that amount of time. The test that your grandparents would have taken to get their driving license would have been a very different test to the one that people have to take today. Arguably it’s much harder now than it was all those years ago to pass, and the number of young motorists passing their practical driving test is at its lowest for 10 years. This could be because of the difficulty of the driving test (practical and theory)