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Money Saving Offers, Deals & Vouchers

Current best deals: 15% off RED driving lessons & 25% off Europcar car hire; petrol and diesel prices steady; best car loan rate 2.9% APR (TSB)

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.

 

Deals Of The Week

Deals, offers & promotions on cars, products and services 

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Monday 20 November

One year's free insurance with a Renault Clio on 0% finance

Renault is currently offering a Renault Clio with one year's free insurance. The Clio is available for £238 per month and is on 0% finance, meaning you won't pay anything over the list price.

Small print: The offer is only available to drivers aged 21 - 79, with at least one year's no claims discount. It runs until the end of January 2018. The annual mileage limit is 6000 miles.

Tuesday 21 November

£13 off a Saris Sentinel bike carrier at Halfords

This Saris rear mounted bike rack can take up to three bikes and features coated hooks to protect your car's paintwork. Priced at £64.97 is also folds flat making it easy to store away when you're not using it. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.

Wednesday 22 November

Save 16% on RED driving lessons with free theory test training

Get six hours driving lessons from RED Driving School for the price of five. Now comes with free theory test training (worth £8.95). The training must be activated within three months of purchasing the lessons and will be valid for 12 months thereafter. The offer is only available to new RED customers and is available from 13 Nov 2017 to 28 Jan 2018.

Arranged Exclusively For HonestJohn.co.uk Readers

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

We've arranged a deal on GAP insurance just for HonestJohn.co.uk readers. Use the ALA GAP Insurance voucher code HJ67 at ALA GAP Insurance* and get 12 per cent off the standard price of a policy.

Make sure you use the code before 30 November 2017.

MotorEasy Warranty - 12% off*       Download (2)

We've arranged a deal on warranty cover just for HonestJohn.co.uk readers. Use it by calling MotorEasy* on 0800 131 0001 once you have a quote that you're happy with and quoting HJ12 to get 12 per cent off the standard price of a policy.

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

Make sure you use the code before 31 December 2017.

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2Deals between 13-17 November 2017

Monday 13 November

£30 free key and lock replacement with RAC Breakdown cover

Save £30 on RAC's Winter Complete breakdown cover package - which includes free at home repairs and towing (up to 10 miles). It also includes replacement locks and keys (up to £1500), if they're lost, stolen or broken and reseting your immobiliser and alarm. The cover is £13.50 per month, or £125 annually, and includes personal cover, roadside rescue (with towing up to 10 miles), national recovery and replacement car hire (if the RAC can’t get your vehicle repaired the same day, they'll provide either a hire car - up to three days - one night bed and breakfast or alternative transport.

Tuesday 14 November

Save over £20 on a Nextbase dash cam*

The Nextbase 412GW is currently on offer for £109, down from £130. The camera films in 1440p and plugs into the lighter socket of any vehicle. Check out our review of the Nextbase 412GW here.

Wednesday 15 November

Silverline jump leads for just £5.99*

Having a set of jump leads in your car is always handy and these 3.6 metre Silverline ones are just £6. They're suitable for vehicles with a battery start-up power of up to 600 A.

Thursday 16 November

Up to £50 off fitting of Michelin tyres at ATS Euromaster

If you're after new Michelin tyres, you can save on fitting at ATS. If you buy 2 tyres you'll save £25.34, get three and it's a saving of £38.01. The full £50 is if you get all four tyres replaced. It applies to Michelin tyres of 16-inch and over when you buy online or in-centre. It runs until the end of November. The 'free fitting' covers the standard charge usually made for fitting the tyre which includes one tubeless rubber valve, one tyre balance and one disposal of the old tyre.

Friday 17 November

Get a 470-litre Exodus roof box for £299

The Exodus roofbox has a load capacity of 60kg, making it great for any extra luggage you need to transport. Halfords is currently offering the roofbox, roof bars and fitting as a £299 bundle.

Deal of the Week

Get £1500 deposit contribution on a new SEAT Ibiza

SEAT is offering a deposit contribution of £1500 on the new Ibiza, as well as one year's free insurance and an extra £500 when you take a test drive (until 4 December 2017).

3Deals between 6-10 November 2017

Monday 6 November

Save over £10 on a windscreen cover

Save 44% on a Big Ant windscreen cover to protect against frost this winter. The screen protector connects to each wheel with a rubber hook and to the screen in four corners via magnets. The cover also has four reflective lines on the mirror covers to protect your car at night.

Tuesday 7 November

One year's free insurance on Volkswagen Polo

The offer of one year’s free comprehensive cover applies to customers who buy a new Polo, aged between 18 and 80 (GTI is 25 and over). You can also receive a deposit contribution of £500 if you purchase through PCP. The offer applies to Polo models ordered from 3 October 2017 - 2 January 2018 and registered by 31 March 2018. Drivers aged 18 - 24 will likely have a black box or telematics app required to monitor your driving style, depending on how long you've had a licence and whether you're a named driver.

Wednesday 8 November

Save 25% on any car or van battery

Kwik Fit is offering 25% off batteries for a range of vehicles. Buy online, then book an appointment at your local Kwik Fit for fitting. Fitting usually takes around one hour. Offer ends on 31 December 2017.

Thursday 9 November

Save £30 on heated motorbike grips

These Oxford heated premium grips are now down to £49.99. Well reviewed and with five heat settings, they're perfect for keeping your hands warm while you ride this winter.

Friday 10 November

Save 43% on a 12V handheld hoover

Get the ORIA handheld hoover for £20. The vacuum cleaner plugs right into the 12V lighter socket in your car, comes with three attachments and two detachable, easy-to-clean, filters.

Deal of the week

0% finance on a Toyota Aygo X-Press

This little 1.0-litre car is perfect for new drivers. It's available for £129 on 0% finance, which means you won't pay any interest over the duration of the PCP term. Both manual and automatic models get over 50mpg in Real MPG as well.

4Deals between 30 October - 3 November 2017

Monday 30 October

Save £40 on Michelin CrossClimate+

Save £25 when you buy four 16-inch (or under) Michelin CrossClimate, CrossClimate+ or CrossClimate SUV tyres by using the code CC25 at checkout from Black Circles. Save £40 when you buy four 17-inch (or above) Michelin CrossClimate, CrossClimate+ or CrossClimate SUV tyres by using the code CC40 at checkout.

Discount ends on 31 October at midnight. 

 

Tuesday 31 October

Save money with Euro Car Parts Halloween sale

Euro Car Parts has some sppoky savings on this Halloween. Offers across a range of parts - including brake pads, car batteries, wing mirrors, engine oil and much more. Use the code SPOOKY80 at checkout for discounts.

 

Wednesday 1 November

Save 20% on the Anker Roav C1 Pro dash cam

Save £24 if you buy an Anker Roav C1 Pro dash camera today. The camera records in a very-sharp 2K resolution, comes with built-in GPS and is motion activated to immediately record if your car is bumped. In this one-day, £95.99 bundle offer you get the Roav dash cam, an Anker dual-port car charger, a micro USB cable, 32GB microSD card and a 12-month product replacement warranty.

 

Thursday 2 November

0% Finance available on Kawasaki Versys-X 300

Kawasaki is currently offering 0 per cent APR hire purchase finance for buyers of various models, including the A2-licence-friendly Versys-X 300. With a £99 deposit, buyers will pay £142.94 each month on a 36 month Hire Purchase deal offer - and so will keep the bike at the end of the term. Buyers can

 

Friday 3 November 

Sky TV bundle worth £750 when you buy a Nissan

Get an 18-month Sky Original Bundle + Complete Sports Pack, worth £750, when you buy a Nissan Micra, new Qashqai, new X-Trail or Juke. The offer runs from 19 October to 6 November 2017 and is available for new and existing Sky customers.

 

5Deals between 23-28 October 2017

Deals between 23-28 October 2017

Save up to 15% on driving lessons with RED Driving School

Monday 23 October

Red Driving School is currently offering a variety of introductory lesson offers. These include 8% discount on 10 hours of lessons, 10% discount on 20 hours of lessons, 12% discount on 30 hours of lessons and 15% discount on 40 hours of lessons.

>> Click here to see the deal

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25% discount on car hire with Europcar

Tuesday 24 October

Save up to 25% on car hire with Europcar when you book between 16 October and 29 October 2017. The offer is available when you collect the vehicle between 6 November and 31 December 2017. The full 25% discount is available for hire in the UK, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Hire in France, Germany and Belgium is available with a 15% saving. Hire in New Zealand will have an 18% discount and hire in Ireland with 10% off.

Small print: Make sure you read the details. The offer is only available in participating rental stations, with certain restrictions. Some stations don't allow pick-up on certain days, for rental periods of less than two days and for set car categories.

>> Click here to see the deal

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Up to 30% off insurance premiums for young drivers

Wednesday 25 October

Drivers aged between 21 and 30 can save up to 30% on their insurance premiums when they take out a dash cam insurance policy with MyFirstUK. Drivers must have a Nextbase 312GW dash cam installed in their vehicle, which is inclusive in the premium. This is the first discounted insurance alternative to telematics, often called black box insurance.

Many insurers offer discounted insurance to drivers that use a dashcam because they can speed up an insurance claim by proving liability. For more info on cheap insurance, click here.

>> Click here to see the deal

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Save £16 on a Ring battery charger

Thursday 26 October

Get the Ring 12V battery charger for £38.35, down from £54.99. This charger can charge up to 3-litre engines and protects against overcharging.

>> Click here to see the deal

Ring Battery Charger

Free winter car check at Halfords

Friday 27 October

Halfords will check your car's battery, windscreen wipers, light bulbs, oil levels and screenwash levels for free this winter. They'll even top-up the screenwash at no charge.

Small print: This isn't offered in city centres due to parking restrictions.

>> Click here to see the deal

Halfords Oil Top -up

 

 

Petrol Prices for W/C 20 November 2017

Average petrol and diesel prices have risen again this week as a result of a wave of arrests of princes, businessmen and government ministers in Saudi Arabia for alleged corruption. The country is one of the leading suppliers of oil, so concerns over political unrest has pushed up prices, with petrol reaching 120.1p and diesel increasing from 122p last week to over 123p this week.

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New Car Deals

Below are deals on new cars that we think are worth highlighting. If you're looking to cut costs to the bone, we've uncovered cars that you can drive for less than £100 per month, but if you're looking to buy something bigger or more expensive, we have those deals covered too - in depth - in our Cheap Car Finance section.

PCP Car Finance: Small cars for under £100 a month

We've looked all over to find you the best offers on small cars. 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 cheapest we currently know of:

The car The PCP finance deal

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Dacia Sandero Ambience SCe 75PS

The Dacia Sandero offers a refreshing change to other 'value' alternatives, with prices starting from less than £7500. It's quite a lot more practical than similarly priced cars like the Citroen C1, plus it's cheap to run and easy to drive, making it a great choice for the budget-conscious.

Our full review of the Dacia Sandero here 

Monthly payment: £89

Cash price: £7395

Customer deposit: £1361

Dealer deposit contribution: £400

Total deposit: £1761

Duration: 49 months/annual mileage: 6000

Total amount of credit: £5634 at 7.9% APR representative, Optional final payment: £2676

Total payable by customer: £8709, excess mileage fee: 8p per mile 

Celerio

Suzuki Celerio 1.0 SZ2

While the Suzuki Celerio isn't the most interesting car in its class, it does offer good fuel economy and low tax - making it an good value little runabout. It also currently comes with one year's free insurance and three years' servicing.

Our full review of the Suzuki Celerio here 

Monthly payment: £89

Cash price: £7499

Customer deposit: £1945

Dealer deposit contribution: £0

Total deposit: £1945

Duration: 49 months/annual mileage: 6000

Total amount of credit: £5554 at 5.9% APR representative, Optional final payment: £2206

Total payable by customer: £8423, excess mileage fee: 7p per mile 

Ka+

Ford Ka+ Studio 1.2 Ti-VCT 70PS

The Ford Ka+ is a different animal to the previous generation Ka, which was known to be a bit problematic. Now based on the Fiesta, the Ka+ is not only the cheapest new Ford - but is also a nice little hatchback. It isn't the most exciting engine, but running costs are low. The Ka+ is available on a PCP deal for £98 a month over four years. There's no Ford deposit contribution but you'll get more space for your money considering the size of this car compared to the little city cars in this list.

Our full review of the Ford Ka+ here

Monthly payment: £98

Cash price: £9295

Customer deposit: £2700

Dealer deposit contribution: £0

Total deposit: £0

Duration: 49 months/annual mileage: 6000

Total amount of credit: £6595 at 5.9% APR representative, Optional final payment: £2992

Total payable by customer: £10,439, excess mileage fee: 7.2p per mile 

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Hyundai i10 S 1.0 66PS

The i10 is a handsome hatchback, offering an impressive amount of space in the cabin and a good quality interior. It recently won our Most Popular City Car award is only £100 over the course of four years on PCP. While the deposit is a bit steep at £2300, Hyundai will also contribute £250.

Our full review of the Hyundai i10 here

Monthly payment: £100

Cash price: £8995

Customer deposit: £2300

Dealer deposit contribution: £250

Total deposit: £2550

Duration: 49 months/annual mileage: 8000

Total amount of credit: £6445 at 4.9% APR representative, Optional final payment: £2541

Total payable by customer: £9885, excess mileage fee: 9p per mile 

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Kia Picanto 1.0 66PS

The Picanto is a smart looking small car, and this offer on the five-door model with air conditioning comes with monthly payments of £93 over three years if you're prepared to stump up a deposit of £2600. It’s a pretty good deal, and should you decide to complete the purchase with the final payment, you’ll also have the benefit of Kia’s seven-year warranty.

Our full review of the Kia Picanto here

Monthly payment: £93

Cash price: £9450

Customer deposit: £2600

Dealer deposit contribution: £500

Total deposit: £3100

Duration: 36months/annual mileage: 8000

Total amount of credit: £6350 at 4.9% APR representative, Optional final payment: £3766

Total payable by customer: £10,201 excess mileage fee: 7.5p per mile 

+Updated October 2017

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Car manufacturers offering car finance deals with free insurance:

Citroen offers free insurance, as well as road tax and servicing costs, through SimplyDrive.

The new SEAT Ibiza comes with one year's free insurance for drivers over 18 years old. This offer ends on 4 December 2017.

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

Car manufacturers offering car finance deals with zero percent finance:

Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Skoda, smart, Suzuki and Toyota

See more Manufacturer Offers>>>

 

Car loan rates available from high street lenders

Always shop around before taking out finance. What may seem like a good in the showroom may not be all it seems. Below are representative rates currently available from high street lenders to help you make an informed decision. The lowest high street rate is currently with TSB.

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

Barclays car loans 

Barclays 

£1000-£50,000 22.9% 4.9% Lowest APR available between £7500 and £15,000

HSBC car loans

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£1000-£25,000 21.9% 3.3% "Lowest ever rate" for new customers borrowing between £7000 and £15,000

Lloyds Bank car loans

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£1000-£50,000 27.7% 4.6% Lowest APR available between £7500 and £25,000

Nationwide car loans

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£1000-£25,000 13.9% 3.4% 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

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£1000-£25,000 30% 2.9% TSB loans allow two repayment holidays

+Updated October 2017, figures from lenders' websites

Ask HJ

How can I save money insuring an old car?

How can I save money insuring an old car?
Shopping around for quotes should help keep the price down. Things like having a garage to store it in and limiting the mileage can also help.
Answered by Keith Moody
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My wife only has a provisional license, should I add her as a named driver to my policy to save money?

I recently leased a second car and own a 2010 Hyundai i30 outright. I would like to give the i30 to my wife, but she only has a provisional licence. Should I retain both cars and simply add her to the insurance, or am I better 'selling' the car to her and letting her own it? Which is likely the cheapest route from an insurance perspective?
Retain both cars and put her on as a provisional driver. This is certainly the cheapest way of doing it. If you do it the other way, she will have no No Claims Bonus and will be the main driver. As a result the premium will be much much higher because she will be seen as higher risk.
Answered by Tim Kelly
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What dash cam would you recommend for £100?

I would like to buy a dash cam, paying a maximum of £100. Could you recommend one, please? I want one that will record decent images in all light situations.
£100 is a great budget for a dash camera, you'll find plenty that have good features and image quality. A Nextbase 412GW is a good buy and available for £100 if you shop around, or you can save a bit of money and go for the very discreet Anker Roav. This has a design that means it can be easily hidden from view. It's around £80, leaving enough money to get it professionally hard-wired. Our list of dash cam best buys is here: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/products/top-10s/top-10-best-dash-cameras-to-suit-all-budgets/
Answered by John Slavin
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Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93

£155.08

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Representative example

The Representative APR is 13.2% (fixed) so if you borrow £7,500 over 4 years at a rate of 13.2% p.a (fixed) you will repay £199.21 per month and repay £9562.20 in total.