Category Archives: News

From Aldi Supermarket to Car Supermarket … the Transformation Begins

From Aldi Supermarket to Car Supermarket … the Transformation Begins

  The half a million pound transformation of an Aldi Supermarket in Rochdale into a brand new state-of-the-art Cartime showroom is now underway! With lots of exciting new features and facilities in the pipeline, the new dealership, which is set to open in January 2019, is set to raise the bar when it comes to […]

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Specialist 4×4 Centre Coming Soon to Bury!

Specialist 4×4 Centre Coming Soon to Bury!

  We are excited to announce that we will soon be opening a specialist 4×4 centre opposite our existing Bell Lane Showroom. The expansion is creating up to 20 jobs for the local area with recruitment now underway. Set to open in November, the dealership will cater for growing demand for used 4×4 vehicles in […]

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cartime is coming to Rochdale!

cartime is coming to Rochdale!

  Exciting times this week at cartime as we revealed that we are set to open a brand new dealership in Rochdale. Our new 1.6 acre showroom is located on Edinburgh Way on a former Aldi Supermarket site. It will stock more than 200 prestige used cars, ranging from BMW and Range Rover marques to […]

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Top 10 in-car games for kids revealed

Top 10 in-car games for kids revealed

  As thousands of families prepare to hit the road for the summer holidays, we asked children across the UK to tell us their favourite ways to pass the time in the car. Perhaps surprisingly, classic games such as I Spy and First One to See outranked tablets and smartphones in the fun stakes amongst […]

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Biggest causes of in-car bust ups revealed

Biggest causes of in-car bust ups revealed

  If you’re amongst the thousands of Brits who are hitting the road for the May Bank Holiday and school half term you may be bracing yourselves for the regular in-car family arguments that undoubtedly occur. In fact, the findings of a new study we recently carried out have revealed that car journeys are THE […]

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cartime run the Bury 10k for SuperJosh

cartime run the Bury 10k for SuperJosh

  Several members of the cartime team parked our wheels and took to the streets of Bury on foot, on September 17th in aid of The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity – better known to many as SuperJosh. SuperJosh was just one of the charities supported through sponsorship in this year’s Run For All Bury […]

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Car of the Month… Kia Sportage

Car of the Month… Kia Sportage

This month, we’re feeling sporty… So, we’re making way for the Kia Sportage. The Sportage counts some excellent rivals among its competition, including the Nissan Qashqai, Mazda CX-5, and the Ford Kuga. After years of fine-tuning and finesse, the humble Kia Sportage has finally secured its position as a major player in the compact crossover […]

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We’re Supporting CanCare: Boxer Robin Reid and Author Stuart Haworth Visit cartime

We’re Supporting CanCare: Boxer Robin Reid and Author Stuart Haworth Visit cartime

We recently welcomed ex-championship boxing star Robin Reid and his good friend Stuart Haworth to the cartime showroom, as the duo browsed our selection of Range Rover Sport and Evoques. The pair were searching for the first in a fleet of cars for Stuart’s business, CanCare. Following his diagnosis of terminal cancer seven years ago, […]

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cartime Welcomes Jai, Our New Aftersales Manager!

cartime Welcomes Jai, Our New Aftersales Manager!

  At cartime, we’re always looking for new ways to improve our customer experience. From sourcing great quality stock to refining our services, our team will always go the extra mile to meet your needs. We also put a great deal of focus on our aftersales care. When you buy a car with cartime, your […]

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World’s First and Only TITANIUM CAR – On Sale Now for Just £2million

World’s First and Only TITANIUM CAR – On Sale Now for Just £2million

  We’ve got a serious case of car-lust down at cartime HQ this week… Thanks to the Icona Vulcano, the world’s first and only titanium car. If you’ve dreamt of a glittering, one-of-a-kind collector’s car worth more than £2million, well – the Shanghai-based manufacturer has finally made your wish come true. Nestled under the bonnet […]

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Matt Kay’s Car of the Month… The Range Rover Evoque

Matt Kay’s Car of the Month… The Range Rover Evoque

Here’s our director Matt Kay’s Car of the Month… Since the sun’s been out this week, it seems like everybody is talking about the latest entry in Range Rover’s line-up of ever-controversial Evoque models… The Range Rover Evoque Convertible. Ridiculous. Eye-popping. A ‘chocolate teapot on wheels’. These are just some of the terms that have […]

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Did You Spot Us? cartime Features in MEN Again!

Did You Spot Us? cartime Features in MEN Again!

  UK Sees Biggest Rise in Used Car Sales Since 2007 Director Matt Kay’s been a busy man again – he’s back in the MEN this week giving some expert commentary on the used car market. Check it out below. “Figures from Experian show used car sales rising at the fastest rate since before the […]

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We’ve Been Shortlisted for the Motor Trader Awards!

We’ve Been Shortlisted for the Motor Trader Awards!

Motor Trader Awards… Here we come! We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the Motor Trader Awards 2016.  We’ve been nominated for the Used Car Retailer of the Year category that’s sponsored this year by warranty experts WMS Group. As always, we’re facing some tough competition! And it’s no surprise that the other […]

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Did You See Our Editorial in The MEN?

Did You See Our Editorial in The MEN?

If you missed it, read below: “CARTIME PREPARING FOR GREATNESS AFTER SIGNING LEASE ON NEW BUILDING The 70,000 square ft. building will be turned into a state-of-the-art preparation centre, allowing them to offer up to 700 cars at any one time. cartime, a Bury-based independent used car dealership, have just signed the lease on an […]

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Matt Kay’s Car of the Month: Mercedes-AMG C 63

Matt Kay’s Car of the Month: Mercedes-AMG C 63

Roll up, roll up… It’s the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 It was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in September and ever since then, Team cartime has been lusting after Mercedes’ latest offering – the Mercedes-AMG C 63. This super-coupe pumps up the swooping profile of the two-door Mercedes C-Class. Although the body […]

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We’ve Been Nominated for Three AM Awards!

We’ve Been Nominated for Three AM Awards!

We’re delighted to announce that we have been nominated for not one but three awards in this year’s AM Awards. The AM awards is the one of most prestigious and highly regarded awards ceremonies in the motor industry, and we’ve made it to the shortlist for the ‘Best Website’, ‘Best Sales Team (New or Used)’, […]

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It’s a Win for cartime!

It’s a Win for cartime!

We’re delighted to announce last week’s win at the Made in Bury Business Awards 2015. It’s been a weekend of celebrations, as we were awarded Best in Class in the coveted Motoring and Transport category – and there are a few tired faces down at cartime HQ this morning! A great night was had by […]

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September Sees Boom for Car Buying on Finance!

September Sees Boom for Car Buying on Finance!

It seems that September was a busy month for those buying cars on finance. The latest figures from the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) have revealed that a whopping £2.64billion worth of new wheels were purchased in September alone – equating to a 15% rise on the amount borrowed last September. This is a colossal […]

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cartime Make Insider Magazine’s ‘SME300’

cartime Make Insider Magazine’s ‘SME300’

We work hard down at cartime HQ, and continually strive for growth and success as a used-car supermarket. It’s always nice when this hard work is recognised, which is why we are delighted to have made Insider Magazine’s ‘SME300’. The SME300 is a list of the best-performing small businesses in the North West, compiled every […]

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Meet cartime Tim!

Meet cartime Tim!

When we built our brand new website, not only did we introduce you all to a new way to buy a used car, but a friendly face as well – in the form of our favourite car-confidante, cartime Tim. Now you can meet him in person! Tim joins us as cartime’s Automotive Quality Assurance Expert, […]

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cartime Make the Made in Bury Business Awards 2015 Shortlists!

cartime Make the Made in Bury Business Awards 2015 Shortlists!

  All the team here at car supermarket cartime have been on the edge of our driving seats for weeks now, anxiously waiting for the next announcement from the Made in Bury Business Awards 2015. Our wait is finally over and we’re delighted to tell you – we’ve made the shortlist for not one but […]

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Made in Bury Business Awards 2015: We’re Finalists!

Made in Bury Business Awards 2015: We’re Finalists!

We’re celebrating at cartime today – we are proud to announce that we’ve been longlisted for the Made in Bury Business Awards 2015. And we’re celebrating three times over, as we’ve been nominated for no less than three awards! The Made in Bury Business Awards 2015 acknowledge the success of the diverse business community within […]

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Introducing Our New Collection Centre

Introducing Our New Collection Centre

We’ve got some exciting plans on the horizon in the form of a shiny new collection centre, just down the road from our main showroom where the Bell Lane Car Centre currently sits. We enlisted the help of Fletcher Smith, an architect’s practice who are responsible for designing buildings for some of the Europe’s biggest […]

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We’re a Contender for the Top 50 Independent Car Dealers of 2015

We’re a Contender for the Top 50 Independent Car Dealers of 2015

In their role-call of the Top 50 Independent Car Dealerships 2014, automotive magazine Motor Trader have added us into the running to make their future list later on this year. Each year Motor Trader compiles a list of the top 50 independent car dealerships in the country, which takes into account the number of cars […]

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We’re Featured in Lancashire Living!

We’re Featured in Lancashire Living!

  As anyone from Bury or the surrounding areas will know, Lancashire Living is one of the biggest and most prestigious free magazines, with a reputation for covering the best destinations, people and businesses that this great county has to offer. As such, we were more than thrilled to see cartime director Matt Kay’s face […]

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‘cartime set to become Manchester’s biggest car supermarket’ says Lancashire Living!

‘cartime set to become Manchester’s biggest car supermarket’ says Lancashire Living!

Here at cartime we’re proud to offer our customers ‘a new way to buy a used car’, changing the way you shop for used cars in and around Greater Manchester. Our company ethos lies in providing main dealer facilities for prestige makes and models such as Audi and BMW – only we enjoy offering them […]

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Welcome to the new cartime Website!

Welcome to the new cartime Website!

Welcome to the brand new Cartime website. We’ve had a bit of a makeover and updated our look, including the addition of ‘Cartime Tim’!

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Changes to car tax

Changes to car tax

From the 1st October 2014, there was a big overhaul of the car tax system in the UK. For the first time in over 90 years, vehicle owners are no longer required to display a tax disc on their windscreen.

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