5 Reasons why Car Leasing is Popular

Nowadays car finance is one of the most popular ways to obtain car ownership. With car loans now becoming as easy to obtain as mobile phone contracts, it’s never been easier to drive a brand-new car. And with big premium brands such as Audi or Volkswagen offering cheap lease deals, it’s never been easier to drive a car that would potentially be out of your budget otherwise.

You can get the car of your dreams at an affordable price

Ever wanted a brand-new Mercedes A-Class? If you have a spare £27,000 for the top spec you can! Otherwise you may be out of luck, unless you jump into leasing deals. For as little as £238 per month you can get a brand-new A-Class delivered straight to your door. Leasing deals are extremely affordable and easily customisable. You can get better prices by reducing your annual mileage or extending your contract length by a year, meaning you have an extra year to pay off your car finance.

You get to drive a reliable car with modern technology and safety features

Modern cars are equipped with the latest technology and safety features that make driving far easier. Some used cars also have basic safety features such as ABS, traction control etc, but modern cars have evolved far past this. You can expect a host of new technologies on modern cars, including front and rear parking sensors, integrated satnav, automatic window de-icing, tyre pressor sensors and much more. A modern car is extremely safe to drive compared to the cars of 20 years ago. Continue reading “5 Reasons why Car Leasing is Popular”

Auto-Sleepers for sale

Perhaps you’ve seen some advertisements for pre-used Auto-Sleepers for sale and are wondering whether this route is for you.

Let’s look objectively at some of the pros and cons associated with purchasing used as opposed to new Auto-Sleepers motorhomes.

Cost savings

For many people, this is a prime motivator when looking for used Auto-Sleepers motorhomes.

It’s an understandable assumption that there might potentially be some interesting savings over purchasing one new.

The good news is, that’s correct! There are some potentially excellent deals out there on Auto-Sleepers vehicles that are in good used condition.  Continue reading “Auto-Sleepers for sale”

Comparing Payments: New vs. Old Cars

In a down economy, people are keeping their eyes open for ways to make their money last a little longer. Although spending for spendings sake is never a wise financial move, keeping a tighter lid on finances is a priority during recession. The good news is there is always room to get creative when it comes to saving money.

Its important to keep in mind that everyone’s budget is limited by their income, and no matter what kind of budgetary tricks you pull, you can’t make money appear that isn’t there. But proper budgeting can help turn money around and start to make it work for you instead of the other way round.

Two of the largest expenses in most budgets are the car and mortgage. Because reducing mortgage expenses is a science all on its own, here we will compare the real cost of ownership between new and used cars.

Why new cars

You need a reliable car to get to work and buying a new car is the best way to ensure your car is in good condition. Also, new cars frequently have better financing options which help make the payments more bearable. A new car will likely be better than a used car in terms of reliability and performance if you can afford it.

That’s not the case for a lot of families, unfortunately. Many opt to have smaller payments at a higher total interest cost to keep their monthly expenses down. This works great if your difficult financial situation is temporary. Nevertheless, over the long run, you’ll pay more money in interest. Good budgeting combines resolving today’s money problems in such a way that you don’t have them all over again. Continue reading “Comparing Payments: New vs. Old Cars”