A recent and continuing increase in car finance available even for those with a poor credit record is a signal that higher employment rates along with increased pay across the country has boosted consumer confidence. This can only be good news for those with bad credit who are seeking to sort out a car loan, with the cost of borrowing being low at the moment compared to previous years.
We all need a boost from time to time. A pick up. A tonic. A fillip. The same goes for our credit score or rating. But, how is it done? Why do it? When to do it? Is it best to seek the help of an independent advisor, or can you improve your credit score yourself by making changes, by taking certain steps?
For most people, being without a car can be a nightmare – far more than the trials and tribulations of car ownership – finding car parking for example! And that’s not an exaggeration. If you’re used to having transport, and then, for whatever reason, just can’t afford to be on the road, that means being reliant on public transport or walking everywhere.
The past decade has seen car manufacturers pioneer the environmentally friendly car as an alternative to traditional petrol and diesel-fuelled machines in a bid to align with stringent directives for the promotion of energy-efficient vehicles. The exception to this is Toyota, who, ahead of the game by several years, unveiled their first gas-electric engine in 1997.
Road trips aren’t just a favourite with our friends across the Pond. No, you don’t have to live in Utah, South Carolina, Los Angeles or Arizona to feel the ‘pull’ of the highway; that irresistible allure of the open road, just driving for miles and miles and miles, and seeing where the road less travelled takes you… The premise of this little post is that a road trip certainly isn’t the mainstay of University life and something only students can enjoy. No way! Read on.
Sometimes it’s hard to know how to negotiate a sale. If we’re talking car sales and car sales people, you want to understand how to conduct the conversation; and perhaps a good place to start is knowing your facts around pricing and understanding body language and verbal triggers.