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How to make your money go further when buying a used car

Anyone who’s currently looking to buy a used car has probably seen in the news that demand for used vehicles is at an unprecedented high right now.

  • Feb 18, 2022
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Seven top tips for financing your dream car

Here at Volkswagen Financial Services UK, we’ve compiled seven top tips for those of you looking to finance your dream car this year – and there are a few ways to help make this dream more affordable. 

  • Oct 1, 2021
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Car Maintenance - Jargon Buster

Most of us have walked into a garage to collect our vehicle after it's had some work done, only to be met with a barrate of terms that we aren't sure of. That's why we've pulled together some key car maintenance terms and what they mean to help you feel confident when talking to you mechanic.

  • Jul 1, 2021
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A new world of travel is emerging as we adapt to life after lockdown 

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, we’ve noticed that new travel trends are emerging.

  • Jun 25, 2021
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Seven top tips for planning the perfect road trip

The summer is almost here and it’s expected that thousands of people across the UK will pack up their cars for a staycation over the coming (hopefully sunny) months, so we have rounded up seven top tips for planning the perfect road trip this summer.

  • May 28, 2021
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VWFS launches Hot Offers on VWFS DRIVE website

Looking for a new vehicle is always a fun experience and we know there’s nothing quite like finding great offers.

  • May 27, 2021
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Why have rental vehicles become so popular during lockdown?

Demand for rental vehicles has more than doubled during lockdown, according to new research from our data insights team. 

  • May 27, 2021
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Looking for an aftercare package for your car? Try All-in! 

If you’re in the market for a one-stop-shop aftercare package that will give you peace of mind – and save you time and money – then you’re in the right place.

  • May 26, 2021
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Huge rise in VW campervan finance as brits prepare to drive to summer staycations

British holidaymakers are gearing up for a summer of staycations, according to our latest study.  

  • May 7, 2021
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Three in four brits would rather drive than get public transport as car showrooms reopen  

Many of us have had to adapt our daily routines over the past 12 months and our latest research shows that cars have become more important to our lifestyles. 

  • Apr 15, 2021
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When will car showrooms in England reopen to the public?

If you’re one of the many thousands of people who’ve been eagerly awaiting the reopening of car showrooms, we can confirm that the wait is over.

  • Apr 9, 2021
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VWFS DRIVE launches online finance applications for ŠKODA cars

VWFS DRIVE has launched an online finance application exclusively for ŠKODA cars. 

  • Apr 1, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
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The love of driving isn’t just about getting from A to B 

New research released by Volkswagen Financial Services UK reveals that nearly half of motorists in the UK prefer driving by themselves

  • Mar 5, 2021
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Find it and DRIVE it - new car online lease service launched

We are proud to share the news that VWFS has launched an innovative car leasing platform which can put drivers behind the wheel of a brand-new car, direct from the manufacturer, within just 30 days.

  • Nov 13, 2020
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Showing the love - quirky car owners

A love of cars is often passed down through the generations. Maybe you recall a favourite childhood toy. Or perhaps you have fond memories of working in the garage at a young age with your father, or going on a family road trip, a game of I-Spy to while away a long journey. So, in what ways do Brits show their quirky side through their car?

  • Feb 8, 2020
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How not to waste money

So you’ve just purchased your shiny new car, and got a great price from the dealer, but the savings don’t have to end there. Here’s how you can save money on your ongoing car-related costs.

  • Sep 7, 2019
  • 3 Minutes
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All about insurance

Insurance is a legal requirement for anyone who drives a car, but the level of cover you’d like is totally up to you. There are three main types that you can choose from: Third-party only, Third-party fire and theft & Comprehensive. Find out more about these types of insurance.

  • Sep 7, 2019
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Maximise Your Trade-In Value

If you’re looking to buy a new car, it might be worth considering trading in your current one to fund part of your deposit. We’ve put together a few little tips to help you get the best possible offer.

  • Sep 7, 2019
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How to save money when new license plates come out

There’s a magic number in car-buying. It’s a number that changes twice a year, follows you around for as long as you own a vehicle, and can mean the difference between paying full-price and making a satisfying saving.

  • Mar 9, 2019
  • 2 Minutes
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The latest car technology trends

Today’s cars come loaded with technology to keep us connected, safe and heading in the right direction. What are the hottest tech trends in the automotive world right now, and where will they go next?

  • Mar 7, 2019
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What you should look for in a family car

Trusted family cars have to put up with a lot. Whether it’s carting the school’s football team to a muddy field in January or heading off to a sugar-filled birthday party, they can go through a lot of punishment. Here we take a look at what makes these types of cars special and what anyone looking to invest in a new one should consider.

  • Mar 7, 2019
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Top tips for getting a great deal on a new car

Walking into a car dealership can be a daunting prospect. All those options, acronyms and offers can put off even the most determined customer, while juggling spec sheets, warranty data and finance quotes is enough to send you running for the hills. So follow our tips for negotiating the best deal possible on the forecourt.

  • Jan 9, 2019
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