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Money Saving Offers, Deals & Vouchers

Current best deals: £500 off a new SEAT; significant savings on bicycles and e-bikes; dozens of deals on dash cameras.

We're constantly on the look out for the best deals to save you money whether you're buying your next car, getting it serviced, insured, re-fuelled or after something like a dashcam. Our money-saving guide is updated daily - sometimes several times a day - kicking off with just-found deals and offers and moving into money saving information from other parts of the site.

See also: Cheap breakdown cover and reduced-rate airport parking with Groupon

Deals Of The Week

Deals, offers & promotions on cars, products and servicesInsur

Tuesday 22 January

48% off a Triple Supercar track day

Save up to 48% on a Triple Supercar Thrill with Virgin Experience Days: Pay £139 (was £269) for a triple supercar thrill plus high-speed passenger ride and photo, available at 37 locations across the UK. Minimum age 17 years.

Monday 21 January

Over £30 off a Mio dash camera

The Mio C330 dash cam is currently £80 on Amazon, down from it's usual price of £115. As well as its budget price, another selling point of the C330 is its compact size. The footage is good quality and it comes with GPS too, for more info, read our full review of the Mio C330 here.

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GSF Car Parts: Save a minimum of 45% with the discount voucher code GSF9REW*

GSF Car Parts was established in 1977, has 69 stores around the UK and provides car parts, accessories, batteries, oils and tools. GSF Car Parts also runs flash sales, so you may be able save even more, with savings of 50% and 60% not uncommmon.

Delivery: Free second class delivery on all order; express delivery at additional cost.

Returns policy: GSF Car Parts offers a 30 day exchange policy. As long as the item is returned in its original condition, GSF Car Parts will refund or exchange.

ALA GAP Insurance - 12% off* ALA-logo (1)

We've arranged a deal on GAP insurance just for readers. Use the ALA GAP Insurance voucher code HJ68 at ALA GAP Insurance* and get 12 per cent off the standard price of a policy.

Make sure you use the code before 31 December 2018.

MotorEasy Warranty - £75 off*       Download (2)

We've arranged a deal on warranty cover just for readers. Save an extra £75 off a MotorEasy 12-month plan by using code HJ75 at checkout. 

It can not be used with any other offer or discount.

Make sure you use the code before 31 March 2019.

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2Deals between 14-18 January

Friday 18 January

£30 off a Garmin bicycle computer

The Garmin Edge 20 tracks time, distance, speed and calories burned. You can customise data screens to display important ride information and compare rides over the same route. The simple bike computer has a battery life up to 8 hours and is currently £80 on Amazon.

Thursday 17 January

£65 off Marshall over-ear headphones

Get a pair of Marshall over-ear, wireless Bluetooth headphones with Active Noise Cancellation for £175 on Amazon, down from the usual price of £240. 

Wednesday 17 January

15% off car seats at Mothercare

15% discount off full price child car seats at Mothercare until 6 February 2019.

Tuesday 15 January

£75 off a Karcher K4 compact pressure washer

A compact, lay-flat design allows the machine to be easily stored whilst the wheels and telescopic aluminium handle ensures complete mobility. The K4 is currently £115 on Amazon.

Monday 14 January

£79 off a Pioneer touchscreen car stereo

The Pioneer AVH-Z2000BT Car Stereo is currently £350, down from £429, at Halfords. With a 6.2-inch touchscreen, you can connect to a compatible iPhone or Android phone via USB cable to give your car Apple CarPlay or Andriod Auto capability.

3Deals between 7-11 January

Friday 11 January

£30 off a Garmin dash camera

Get the Garmin 55 Plus dash cam for £119 from Halfords, down from £149. We reviewed the Garmin 55 here (the 55 Plus records at 1440P with a polarising filter, which makes for better footage in all light conditions).

Thurday 10 January

Save over £60 on a Garmin sat nav

The Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-D is a sat nav unit that features an integrated dash cam, in an effort to cut down on windscreen clutter and fuss. Read our full review here

Wednesday 9 January

50% off flash sale at Euro Car Parts

Use the code FLASH50 for 50% off brake pads and discs at Euro Car Parts. Sale ends tomorrow, 10 January 2019.

Tuesday 8 January

Save £30 on Audio-Technica headphones

These wireless Audio-Technica on-ear headphones are currently £68, down from £99, on Amazon.

Monday 7 January

£500 off a new SEAT model

Until 21 January 2019, you can save £500 on the price of a new SEAT Ibiza, Arona, Leon and Ateca when you download a voucher. You also get 0% APR finance on a PCP plan over four years.

4Deals between 3-4 January

Friday 4 January

£500 towards a Honda motorcycle when you pass the step-up course

Register online for The Honda School of Motorcycling to find qualified instructors that can get you up to A2 or A standard. Just fill in the online form and register for your unique code before the 31 March 2019, then quote your unique code to your local dealer when booking a course. Pass the Step Up course before 30 June 2019 and bring your pass certificate and quote your unique code to your local dealer to receive £500 towards any new Honda bike above 125cc.

Thursday 3 January

£195 off the Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Plus Child Car Seat

The Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Plus Group 0+/1 Child Car Seat (18kg) includes features like a 360º swivel, impact-absorbing headrest, Side Impact Protection, anti-slip harness pads and an Automatic Safety Belt to keep the seat and base connected. You can rotate the seat to the desired position – whether that’s rearward-facing from birth or forward-facing from around 18 months. The seat is currently £200, down from almost £400, at Halfords.

5Deals between 17-21 December

Friday 21 December

£125 off a Bosch cordless drill

The Bosch Professional GSB 18 VE-2-LI Cordless Combi Drill is currently £280, down from £405 on Amazon. 

Thursday 20 December

Up to 35% off airport parking

Get up to 35% off Sky Park airport parking when you visit here, fill in the quote form and enter your Groupon code into the promo code box. Click search prices and the discount will be applied. The deal ends on 28 Feb 2019. Airport discounts are as follows: Aberdeen Airport: 10% off, Birmingham Airport: up to 25% off, Bournemouth Airport: all car parks – 10% off, Bristol Airport: all car parks – 15% off, Cardiff Airport: all car parks – 13% off, Doncaster Robin Hood Airport: all car parks – 20% off, East Midlands Airport: all car parks – 20% off, Edinburgh Airport: up to 25% off, Exeter Airport: Flyparks Meet & Greet – 20% off, Gatwick Airport: up to 35% off, Glasgow Airport: up to 21% off, Heathrow Airport: up to 35% off, Inverness Airport: all car parks – 10% off, Leeds Bradford Airport: up to 20% off, Liverpool Airport: up to 25% off, London City Airport: all car parks – 15% off, Southend Airport: all car parks – 15% off, Luton Airport: up to 28% off, Manchester Airport: up to 35% off, Newcastle Airport: all car parks – 15% off, Southampton Airport: all car parks – 10% off, Stansted Airport: up to 25% off,

Wednesday 19 December

Save £70 on a TomTom sat nav

The TomTom GO 6200 sat nav with Wi-Fi, World Maps and built in Sim for TomTom Traffic is currently £270 at Halfords, down from £340.

Tuesday 18 December

£450 off a premium Melitta coffee machine

At £550, the Melitta CI Touch is still a hefty sum to pay for home-brewed coffee, but if you're looking for an excellent cup of coffee at home then this is a deal definitely worth looking at. The coffee machine, which we reviewed recently here, provides up to 10 pre-programmed drinks at the touch of a button. It's at the second lowest price it's ever been, with it falling to £520 on Dec 14 - which means you better act fast because it looks to be rising in price again... See all our discounted gift ideas here.

Monday 17 December

£55 off a Maxi-Cosi Group 0/1 car seat

The Nomad Black Maxi-Cosi MiloFix is £170 on Amazon today, down from £225. The seat is a rear-facing baby car seat (group 0+) from birth to about 15/18 months. It can then be easily turned into a forward-facing seat to suit toddlers (group 1).

Fuel Prices for W/C 14 January 2019

Average fuel prices in the UK have dropped slightly since last week...

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Top Five Best PCP finance deals

PCP deals aren't for everyone, but if you're after low monthly payments and want a new car, they can be cost effective. These are the best five finance deals on some of the UK's favourite cars, available through manufacturer schemes and sourced through research of manufacturer websites:

The car The PCP finance deal

Volvo S90

Volov S90 D4 Momentum

If you're in the market for an upmarket and luxurious saloon then it's worth considering Volvo's sleek S90. Besides being a relaxing car to drive, it's remarkably quiet and comfortable – and it also offers good value for money. Volvo's currently offering a hefty deposit contribution of £3250, as well as a retailer contribution of £4193, in conjunction with 0% APR finance. The net result is monthly payments of just £279.

Our full review of the Volvo S90 here

Monthly payment: £279

Cash price: £36,460

Customer deposit: £5606

Dealer deposit contribution: £3250

Total deposit: £8856

Duration: 49 months/annual mileage: 10,000

Total amount of credit: £23,410 at 0% APR representative, Optional final payment: £12,875

Total payable by customer: £35,123, excess mileage fee: 14.9p per mile 


Skoda Fabia SE 1.0 TSI 95PS 

The Fabia has long been one of the top choices if you're looking for a practical, comfortable and inexpensive small hatchback. In SE specification it comes with plenty of creature comforts, too, including air conditioning, Bluetooth, DAB, rear parking sensors and a speed limiter – and its TSI engine is frugal and eager. Low 3.9% APR finance and a deposit contribution of £1750 helps keep monthly costs down to just £148. 

Our full review of the Skoda Fabia here

Monthly payment: £148

Cash price: £14,845

Customer deposit: £2500

Dealer deposit contribution: £1750

Total deposit: £4250

Duration: 48 months/annual mileage: 10,000

Total amount of credit: £10,595 at 3.9% APR representative, Optional final payment: £4811

Total payable by customer: £16,025 excess mileage fee: 3p per mile 

 Suzuki Swift

Suzuki Swift 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T

This compact hatch is great fun to drive, in part thanks to its eager and efficient Boosterjet engine. It's easy to live with, too, as it has a spacious and comfortable interior. It won't break the bank, either; Suzuki's currently offering a 0% APR finance deal that requires no deposit and costs £184 per month.

Our full review of the Suzuki Swift here

Monthly payment: £184

Cash price: £13,999

Customer deposit: £0

Dealer deposit contribution: £0

Total deposit: £0

Duration: 49 months/annual mileage: 8000

Total amount of credit: £13,999 at 0% APR representative, Optional final payment: £5149

Total payable by customer: £13,999, excess mileage fee: 4p per mile 

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Nissan Qashqai 1.3 DIG-T 140 N-Connecta

The Nissan Qashqai is one of the UK’s most popular cars and there are a range of affordable finance deals – including this 0% APR offering. You'll have to put down a fairly hefty deposit but, after that, monthly costs are a sensible £189. The Qashqai also comes with three years' roadside assistance. Two years' servicing can also be bought for £249.

Our full review of the Nissan Qashqai here

Monthly payment: £189

Cash price: £24,045

Customer deposit: £6143

Dealer deposit contribution: £0

Total deposit: £6143

Duration: 37 months/annual mileage: 10,000

Total amount of credit: £17,902 at 0% APR representative, Optional final payment: £11,098

Total payable by customer: £24,045 excess mileage fee: 8p per mile 


Dacia Sandero

Dacia Sandero Essential TCe 90

The Dacia Sandero is a no-nonsense hatchback that's ideal if you're looking for straightforward, inexpensive motoring. It's not devoid of creature comforts in Essential specification, mind, featuring the likes of air conditioning and a DAB radio. Lending it further appeal is the fact that, if you put down £1759, you can drive one for just £109 per month.

Our full review of the Dacia Sandero here

Monthly payment: £109

Cash price: £8595

Customer deposit: £1759

Dealer deposit contribution: £250

Total deposit: £2009

Duration: 36 months/annual mileage: 6000

Total amount of credit: £6586 at 4.9% APR representative, Optional final payment: £3405

Total payable by customer: £9338, excess mileage fee: 8p per mile 

*Updated October 2018

See more on PCP offers >>> 

Car manufacturers offering car finance deals with free insurance:

Citroen is offering a 'SimplyDrive' package that includes three years' insurance, road tax, servicing and breakdown cover. The same deal applies to the DS range, too.

Peugeot's three-year 'Just Add Fuel' PCP deal combines insurance, road tax, servicing, breakdown cover and warranty costs into a single monthly payment.

Car manufacturers offering car finance deals with zero percent finance:

Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Mazda, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault, SEAT, SsangYong, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, Vauxhall, Volvo.

See more Manufacturer Offers>>> 

Comparison table with high street lenders' car loans

  Amount that can be loaned Highest representative APR Lowest representative APR Other information

Barclays car loans 


£1000-£50,000 20.9% 5.5% Lowest APR available from £7500 to £15,000

HSBC car loans

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£1000-£25,000 21.9% 3.3% Lowest APR available from £7000 to £15,000

Lloyds Bank car loans

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£1000-£50,000 26.7% 3.9% Lowest APR available between from £7500 to £25,000

Nationwide car loans

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£1000-£25,000 15.0% 4.2% Main current account customers will get a discount of at least 1% APR

 Natwest car loans

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£1000-£50,000 24.9% 3.4% Lowest APR is available when you borrow between £7500 and £19,950

 TSB car loans


£1000-£25,000 29.8% 3.49% TSB loans allow two repayment holidays per year

*Updated October 2018, figures from lenders' websites

Ask HJ

I am buying a new car - what is the best way to insure it until I sell the old one?

I am buying a car from my dad - a 2013 Volkswagen Golf - and then selling my current car privately. I expect to have both cars for about a month in total. What is the best way to insure them while I have two?
You can either insure them separately, or on your existing policy. If you do not have long left on your old policy, contact them and request proof of no claims for the new insurer and policy - then run both policies parallel to each other. If you are at the start of the policy, put your new vehicle on that policy, insurers generally will allow you to have both vehicles on the same policy from a few weeks to a month.
Answered by Tim Kelly
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How much would a decent dash cam cost?

What would be the cost of a reasonably priced, good dash camera?
I'd say to get a good dash cam you'd need to spend at least £30. You can definitely get them for less, but the footage quality isn't always great. For an extra tenner, it's worth knowing you can see the reg number or particular details in the event of an accident. The Aukey DR01 is currently £50 on Amazon right now, but we've seen it as low as £38. It's not got many features but the footage quality is very decent, review here: Obviously if you spend more, you'll get better footage quality and features (like GPS, WiFi etc). But if you just want a basic camera, you can find a host of good ones for less than £50 on Amazon. Check out our top ten best dash cams under £50: Alternatively, you can take a look at the reviews of all the dash cams we've tested for a variety of prices:
Answered by Georgia Petrie
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Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £8,930.17

Total cost of credit £1,430.17


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Borrowing £7,500 over 4 years with a representative APR of 25.4%, an annual interest rate of 25.4% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £239.77 per month, with a total cost of credit of £4,008.96 and a total amount payable of £11,508.96.

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