Are you a motorist currently living in the UK?
Do you own a vehicle?
Does saving money on your driving expenses sound like something you might be interested in?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then maybe it is time you explored the online automotive market if you haven’t already. Every vehicle related expense can be purchased online in today’s world, from the cars themselves to road tax and insurance.
Not only is it convenient to go about your car searches in this way, as you can compare prices from the comfort of your own home, but it is often cheaper to buy products online as it is cheaper for businesses to operate over the internet.
Our research shows us that there are currently more automotive websites online than ever before and that new ones are emerging all the time.
Some of the sites are specific to insurance or leasing for example where as others are far broader in the information and options that they provide. One of the broader sites that we researched in depth was CarSite.co.uk.
With the current economic climate of the UK in a state of recession, the vast majority of motorists are opting for used vehicles for financial reasons. Used cars are significantly cheaper to buy than new ones and boast much greater residual values. The used vehicle section on CarSite.co.uk is easy to use and makes it quick to see the models you are interested in – simply search for a used Jaguar XK, a used Mercedes A Class, a used Ford Kuga, a used Vauxhall Corsa or a used Fiat Bravo for example. Results can be narrowed further by performing an advanced search and entering information such as a maximum price or engine size. Cars are listed by both private sellers and dealers.
Another increasingly popular option in today’s market is to lease or contract hire. This allows people to drive a brand new model at a fraction of the list price. Amongst other advantages, the car you lease can be swapped for a new model at the end of the lease period and all expenses are covered under a single monthly repayment. On CarSite.co.uk there is an online form to fill in once you have decided which model you’d like to lease. When submitted this information is sent to lease brokers all over the country who reply with quotes via email.
The process is a very similar one with regards to replacement car parts. An online form is filled in and submitted, outlining the spare that is required as well as your contact details. Within a matter of minutes parts suppliers from across the UK will reply with quotes via email, making it easy to compare prices and determine the best deal.
For people interested in purchasing a new car outright, there is detailed information available on CarSite.co.uk for every vehicle currently sold by manufacturers in the UK. The specifications of each derivative of each model are listed, including pricing structures, emission data, fuel economies and engine options.
Additionally there is a section for comparing the prices of MOT and service garages, which is actually the first of its kind in the UK. Most people don’t have any idea what a good deal is for an MOT or service, so this comparison offering could save you £££s for years to come. Simply enter your postcode and the make and model of your vehicle and the site generates a list of garages in that area, listed with comprehensive pricing guides.