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Money Saving Offers, Deals & Vouchers

Current best deals: Save 10% on Yokohama tyres; £500 off a new SEAT Leon; petrol and diesel prices falling; 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 23 April

Free accessory pack worth £750 with a Suzuki V-Strom

Get £750 worth of accessories free when you buy a Suzuki V-Strom 650/XT or V-Strom 1000/XT. Offers ends 30 June 2018.

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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 HJ18 at ALA GAP Insurance* and get 12 per cent off the standard price of a policy.

Make sure you use the code before 30 April 2018.

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 12-month policy.

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

Make sure you use the code before 31 May 2018.

1Too late to bag a bargain? Deals from previous weeks
2Deals between 16-20 April

Deal of the week

Save £40 on your first 10 AA driving lessons

You can save £4 per hour on the first 10 driving lessons booked with the AA. AA members can save £6 per per hour on the first block booking of six hours.

Friday 20 April

£100 discount on a Maxi-Cosi axissfix car seat

The Maxi-Cosi axissfix comes complete with an ISOFIX car seat. It's suitable from approximately four months to four years, rotates 360° to make placing and securing the toddler into the seat easier and is currently £275.

Thursday 19 April

EuroCarParts clearance sale

Get 33% off all car parts online at EuroCarParts as part of their stock clearance sale. 

Wednesday 18 April

Save 35% on a Shark motorcycle helmet

The Shark S900 Dual Special Edition benefits from an anti-scratch sun visor, removable interior lining and a racing upper ventilation system. It's currently £130, down from £200. 

Tuesday 17 April

£20 discount on an Aukey dash camera

Get the Aukey DR01 on Amazon for £40 (a 33% discount on the usual price). We've also reviewed the DR01, if you're interested. 

Monday 16 April

Free insurance and £500 discount on a new SEAT Ibiza

Get one year's free insurance when you buy a new SEAT Ibiza. Save an extra £500 when you take a test drive, on top of a £1500 deposit contribution when you buy before 2 July 2018. Check out more great new car offers here.

3Deals between 9-13 April

Deal of the week

18% off car hire in Australia and New Zealand

Are you going on a trip to Australia or NZ? If you book eight or more days of car hire with Europcar, you'll get 18% off. You can also get two free days of car hire in the Carribean, i.e. seven days for the price of five when you visit Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Uruguay or Venezuela.

Friday 13 April

Save £11 on a Ring tyre inflator

The Ring RAC600 digital tyre inflator is currently £24 on Amazon, down from £35.

Thursday 12 April

0% finance offer with no deposit on a SsangYong Tivoli

SsangYong has announced a 0% finance and zero deposit offer over five years on its Tivoli and Tivoli XLV diesel models. Prices start at £149 per month for a Tivoli SE, which comes with SsangYong's five-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

Wednesday 11 April

£30 off a Garmin satnav

The Garmin Drive 40LM 4.3-inch sat nav, featuring lifetime maps of UK and Ireland, is currently £70 - down from £100 - at Argos until 24 April 2018.

Tuesday 10 April 

20% Nextbase discount on Sure Thing insurance

Sure Thing has teamed up with Nextbase to offer a 20% discount off of your car insurance premium for Nextbase dash camera owners.

Monday 9 April

Free accessory pack worth £235 with a new scooter

Motorcycles Direct are offering a pack of free accessories worth £235 with every Piaggio, Vespa, MP3 or small Aprilia purchased. This pack includes a LID Helmet (£100), Oxford Aquatex Bike Cover (£25), Oxford Barrier Tough Chain Lock (£60) Oxford Comfy (£15) Oxford Junior Disc Lock (£20) and a tool kit (£15).

4Deals between 2-6 April

Deal of the week

Get £2492 off a new Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The A-Class is on offer for £199 per month (on 5.3% APR). This PCP offer includes a £2492 discount from Mercedes-Benz. With an all-new model on the way, you can expect more money-saving deals to emerge as Mercedes-Benz looks to make way for the new model.

Friday 6 April

Free Onward Travel with AA Breakdown Cover

Get free Onward Travel for 12 months with AA Breakdown Cover when you add National Recovery to your policy. The AA's cover is £109 per year (£12 per month), including cover for you, National Recovery and Onward Travel (car hire, public transport or a hotel room if your vehicle breaks down and can't be fixed).

Thursday 5 April

£500 discount on a new Kia Sportage when you trade-in your old Kia

Trade in your current Kia and save £500 (inc. VAT) on the price of a Sportage. You also get Kia's seven-year warranty on your new model.

Wednesday 4 April

Save £30 getting your car serviced and MoT'd

Get a six-month, 40-point interim service and MoT done at the same time at Halfords Autocentres to save £30. The full 69-point service and MoT will give you a saving of £35, while the major 24 month, 71-point service (plus parts replacement) and MoT will save you £40.

Tuesday 3 April

£80 Amazon or John Lewis vouchers when you buy Goodyear tyres

Get £80 worth of shopping on an Amazon or John Lewis giftcard when you buy two or more Goodyear tyres (rim size 16-inch and above) before 31 May 2018.

Monday 2 April

Free insurance on a new Volkswagen Polo

Get one year's free car insurance when you get a new Volkswagen Polo on PCP. Offer ends on 1 July 2018 and excludes GTI and GTI+ models.

5Deals between 26-29 March

Thursday 29 March

50% off your RAC or AA renewal quote

If your vehicle is 10 years old or under, GreenFlag will give you 50% off your renewal quote from the AA or RAC for the closest equivalent UK Vehicle Cover. If your renewal quote is for Personal Cover with the AA or RAC and your vehicle is 10 years or under, GreenFlag will give you 30% off your renewal quote.

Wednesday 28 March

Save £35 on a TomTom satnav

The TomTom Start 25 is currently £75 on Amazon, down from £110. The five-inch Sat Nav features Western European Maps, Lifetime Map Updates and fixed speed camera alerts.

Tuesday 27 March

35% discount on a Ring car battery charger

Save £19 on the Ring battery charger. The charger is for 12V vehicles up to 3.0-litres, including cars, small vans, boats, jet skis, golf trollies etc. Suitable for gel and lead acid batteries. The charger also automatically switches to maintenance mode once the battery is charged, protecting against damage caused by overcharging.

Monday 26 March

Free Tourer pack with new Kawasaki Versys 650s

Until 31 March 2018, customers purchasing a Kawasaki Versys 650 will receive a complimentary Tourer Pack worth £650, consisting of two 28-litre panniers, interior bags, handguards and a tank pad.

Petrol Prices for W/C 23 April 2018

Average petrol and diesel prices haven't changed this week, with petrol sitting at about £1.16ppl and diesel at £1.18ppl.

23 April 2018

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

Dacia -Sandero -2017-(1) 

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.

The new Volkswagen Polo comes with one year's free comprehensive cover.

The Renault Clio is on offer with one year's free insurance.

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.