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Feel the force of tomorrow’s cars, today

Feel the force of tomorrow’s cars, today

  Although Star Wars is of course set “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”, for most of us May the 4th – which has come to be celebrated each year as ‘Star Wars Day’ – brings to mind a futuristic world of spaceships and robots. But back on Earth, we’re already […]

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Is Premium Petrol Really Worth It?

Is Premium Petrol Really Worth It?

When you pull up at the pumps, you’ve usually got a choice of petrol. From standard unleaded, to super or premium, it can be confusing and you might end up just going for the cheapest. So, what is the point in premium petrol? Is it actually worth it? As premium fuel can cost up to […]

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Winter Car Care: Why Won’t My Car Warm Up?

Winter Car Care: Why Won’t My Car Warm Up?

It’s freezing. Has anyone else noticed? And there’s nothing worse than when your car simply won’t warm up on a winter’s morning… Well, except for waiting for the bus in the snow. How does the heating work? The heating in your car is supplied by hot coolant that circulates through the engine. A small amount […]

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Presenting October’s Car of the Month… BMW 3 Series

Presenting October’s Car of the Month… BMW 3 Series

  When it comes to buying a car, we’re all looking for the holy trinity of motoring. This is the perfect combination of attractive styling, driving thrill and a price that won’t make you want to take the bus. Sound too good to be true? Top Gear’s Richard Hammond (or does he belong to Amazon […]

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cartime’s Matt Kay Unveils Plans for £Multimillion Car Supersite

cartime’s Matt Kay Unveils Plans for £Multimillion Car Supersite

  It’s an exciting time for cartime, as our director Matt Kay has recently unveiled our latest ambitious plans; a multimillion-pound rebuild of our Bury-based main showroom. The investment, which has just been awarded planning permission from Bury Metropolitan Borough Council, will see cartime HQ transformed into an iconic car supersite, with a showroom to rival the […]

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Why the VW Golf is Matt Kay’s Car of the Month!

Why the VW Golf is Matt Kay’s Car of the Month!

  VW Golf Awarded ‘Car of the Month’ The VW Golf is one of the greatest gifts of the 20th century. Yes, it’s safe to say it’s right up there, with the other greats – the internet, Kevlar, Hula-Hoops and the toaster. Since the Mk1 was first unveiled back in 1974 (also the year of […]

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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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Ten Points to Remember for a Terrific Test Drive

Ten Points to Remember for a Terrific Test Drive

  You’ve found your dream car, now’s the time to take the test drive… … And this is the most crucial part of buying a used car. This is where you’ll decide whether or not to buy, so we’ve listed ten points to remember during your test drive. Bear these in mind to make it […]

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What Were They Thinking?! Worst Car Names in the World… Ever!

What Were They Thinking?! Worst Car Names in the World… Ever!

  Can you think of any terrible car names that’d top our latest list? Every manufacturer, from Ford to Ferrari, is guilty of the occasional ill-advised idea, when it comes to naming its latest model. Here’s a list of cringeworthy choices, as we present to you… 7 of the world’s worst car names.

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Thinking About Buying a Used Car This Summer?

Thinking About Buying a Used Car This Summer?

  Summer’s here… And so are our best tips for buying a used car So, the sun has got his hat on. Hip, hip, hip, hooray. And car supermarkets across the UK are busy and bustling – it seems everyone gets the bug for buying a used car when summer’s on its way. (We didn’t mean […]

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cartime Presents… The UK’s Top 5 Best Driving Roads

cartime Presents… The UK’s Top 5 Best Driving Roads

  The very best driving roads, right on your doorstep Great Britain is renowned for many great things; Big Ben, bad weather and a good old full English breakfast. But we do offer so much more than just beans and bangers… The UK is home to some truly great driving roads. A quick Google search […]

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Drivers Buying a 16-Plate Beware! The Hidden Costs of Car Depreciation

Drivers Buying a 16-Plate Beware! The Hidden Costs of Car Depreciation

Car depreciation – what’s the big deal? We’re all well aware that a fresh-out-the-factory car loses a lotta’ value as soon as it’s driven off the forecourt. But did you know that a typical brand new model can expect to lose around 45-50% of its value, in the first year alone? This shocking loss in […]

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Car In For a Service? You Could Drive a Ferrari for a Day!

Car In For a Service? You Could Drive a Ferrari for a Day!

  cartime is all about offering customers a new way to buy a used-car. For us, that involves improving your car-buying experience by making it a little bit special. This extends to our very own on-site Car Service Centre, where we’ve had a great idea that involves giving something back to our customers. How does […]

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Key 103 for Cash for Kids Mission Christmas!

Key 103 for Cash for Kids Mission Christmas!

We’re spreading the Christmas cheer down at cartime HQ, as we’ve teamed up with Key 103 for the launch of Cash for Kids Mission Christmas. As a named present drop-off point, we’re inviting you down to donate any extra Christmas gifts in aid of a really great charitable cause. Cash for Kids Mission Christmas is […]

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cartime Tim’s Top Tips for Lowering Car Costs!

cartime Tim’s Top Tips for Lowering Car Costs!

Everyone loves saving money – including our old friend, cartime Tim. So much so, our very own animated amigo has compiled a list of the best ways to make buying and owning a car cheaper, with everything from getting yourself some 0% finance, to making sure your tyres are pumped up correctly! Figures from the […]

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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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cartime Presents… Autumn Time Deals!

cartime Presents… Autumn Time Deals!

At cartime, we love offering our customers a new way to buy a used car – and this means taking it up a gear with our seasonal autumn deals. With the weather getting cooler and the kids back to school, now’s the perfect time of year to start shopping for your new used car. From […]

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