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When should I sell my diesel car?

With the recent news of the UK banning the sale of petrol and diesel by 2040, there’s a lot of uncertainty for the future of existing diesel and petrol cars already in use. Whether you’re looking to sell your car in order to make some cash or want you want to purchase a new car, there’s never been a better time to sell your diesel car. Alongside this, plans are currently in discussion with the Government, as they’re looking to rollout a new scheme which will offer discounts to diesel car owners, to ensure individuals swap their diesel car for a

Car Valuations: How do we value cars at Sell Your Car 2 Jack?

It may seem like a silly question that we’re addressing but it’s something we get asked regularly. And because we do things slightly differently at Sell Your Car 2 Jack, we wanted to break down the full process for you. We’re not like the rest – we don’t send out automated pricing because online pricing systems can become out of date and be unrealistic. While many car buying services offer immediate valuations, this is a computer generated algorithm which send potential customers their valuation. This is why more often than not, the larger corporate buying services do not honour their prices,

Selling my car with outstanding finance

If we received a pound for every time we received an enquiry about someone stressing over wanting to sell their car with outstanding finance on it, we would be rich! Therefore we decided to write this to put your mind at ease and show you that it’s actually a lot easier than you think. Whether you want to sell it privately, to a car buyer or by part exchanging it, then it is possible to do, but you must make sure you are doing everything legally. Before you can legally sell the car, you must: – Inform the finance company

Why Do New Cars Lose Value So Quickly: Depreciation

What is Car Depreciation? Car depreciation is the difference between a car’s value when you buy it and when you come to sell it. As soon as you drive your shiny new car away from the garage, it already loses around quarter of its value. Anyone who has tried to sell their new car back to the dealership can certainly vouch for this rather rapid depreciation in their car’s worth. This drop in value varies between makes and models, but typically is between 15-35% in the first year and up to 50% or more over three years. Consider this: You

How to get spray paint or graffiti off a car

Let’s hope you never have to get spray paint off your car, but on the off chance that you do—perhaps after somebody had a little too much fun on Halloween — or perhaps you cheated on your partner like the person above!! Either way, it’s not a pleasant surprise! If you discover it early in the morning when the dew is still on the car and the paint is damp, you might just have a chance at getting it off without having to take the car into an auto body shop. Here are some things you can try: 1. Treat

8 Cheap Ways To Improve The Look Of Your Car

Most of us car owners spend a lot of time in our vehicles. I’m no fan of keeping up with the Jones’s but there’s always a temptation to trade the old run around in a brand spanking new one because our car is something we can (and should) be proud of. Instead of purchasing a new vehicle every couple of years though, it’s far more cost efficient to keep the old one. If you’re a bit embarrassed about it’s condition then there are many things you can do it improve it and make your car look like new again. Here

Driving Through Floods: Top Tips And Best Cars

With heavy rain causing flooding across parts of the world, how can you stay safe and avoid an expensive insurance claim? While many cars will get through quite severe floods, there are a number of dangers. In addition to shorted-out electrics, there is a risk of the engine sucking in water which, being in-compressible, will smash connecting rods, pistons and even crankshafts. If the water is fast-moving, there is also a risk that the car could be carried off into deeper flood water with you inside. So what should you do when you meet a flood? First things first, you