Our Story | Used Car Supermarket in Greater Manchester

cartime is a prestige, independent used car supermarket that was founded in 2012 and was recently announced as the UK Car Supermarket of the Year.
With showrooms in Bury and Rochdale in Greater Manchester, all of our cars are sold in showroom condition, with other great benefits such as 0% finance and our fantastic six year warranty package available across all stock. 
We have over 1,000 vehicles available, from MPVs, 4x4s and supercars to family saloons, cars for first time buyers and high performance sports models. 
Open seven days a week, we are conveniently located close to Manchester City Centre and the M60 ring road. 

Welcome to cartime

Established in 2012, cartime is now one of the North West’s largest and fastest growing independent used car supermarkets.

Recently announced as this year’s UK Car Supermarket of the Year, we help customers all over the UK find their dream car from our wide selection of prestige used vehicles and offer a better than new six-year warranty package for added peace of mind. Offering cars in showroom condition, we also offer 0% finance, part exchange, refer a friend schemes, 100-mile radius price checking and a 30-day feedback policy.

As well as our original cartime used car sales centre on Bell Lane in Bury, we have a specialist used 4 x 4 centre in Bury, which is the largest in Greater Manchester, and a state-of-the-art used car dealership in Rochdale. All of our stock is also listed on our website with comprehensive photography and videos showing vehicles in close detail.

The business is owned and run by Matt Kay whose vision is to build cartime into one of the largest car supermarkets in the country in the next two years. Continued success has led to year-on-year growth and we now stock more than 1000 used vehicles across our three sites. Expansion into new areas is also planned for the future.

We pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional customer experience and cartime is consistently ranked highly in the Top 50 Independent Dealers list for the UK, as well as recognised by an accolade of industry awards for high standards and offering an innovative approach to buying a used car.

Our founding principals, which remain today, have always been to provide customers with a new way to buy a used car, offering carefully prepared prestige used vehicles and an industry-leading warranty package.

Matt personally oversees that we stock the right vehicles at the right prices, taking colour, mileage and specification into careful consideration. We also use the latest price check technology and a have a highly experienced team to ensure customers receive the best experience possible. This is reflected is our consistently high Trustpilot scores and positive online reviews.

A new way to buy a used car

We offer a friendly and efficient service

Our guarantee

  • Over 1,000 cars in stock
  • Part exchange available
  • 0% finance on all cars
  • Drive away in under an hour
  • Six year warranty available on all cars
  • All vehicles are price checked within 100 miles, matching any like-for-like quote
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The cartime way

We Handpick Our Cars

Every car available has been handpicked, taking colour, mileage, condition and specification into consideration. This allows us to provide the best prices and quality vehicles to all of our customers.

Mechanical Checks on All Vehicles

A mechanical 62-point check is undertaken on all cars, in combination with an extensive grading system. Any car that fails to achieve a cartime high quality grade is taken off stock and outed to auction.

Cars Supplied in Showroom Condition

All of our cars go through an extensive cosmetic preparation process. Each car is also given a new MOT and service where required.

Industry-leading Warranty Package

We are proud to offer our famous six-year warranty package, which includes six years’ MOT, servicing and guarantee. This is way above the industry average for a new or used car.

Part Exchange Your Car

Available to all customers, our team of analysts utilise the latest technology to ensure a competitive part exchange price for your car.

Competitive Finance and 0% Available

Offering some of the best rates in the UK, we have a dedicated team of lenders to allow us to offer extremely competitive finance packages and low monthly payments. We can also often offer finance to those with low credit ratings. 0% finance is also available to many of our customers.

Drive Away on the Same Day

Test drives are available on many of our vehicles and you can even drive away on the same day with most of our cars.

One of the Largest Dealers in the North West

With over 1,000 vehicles available from over 30 manufacturers, we are one of the largest dealers in the North West and also boast the largest 4x4 in the region.

A Relaxed Environment

Buying a car should be an enjoyable experience and our state-of-the-art showrooms offer an inviting and relaxing atmosphere, with a‘no pressure’ sales ethos.

Virtual Viewings and Online Reservations

We take up to 60 photographs of each car to place online and give full appreciation of a car’s interior and exterior, with videos and 360-degree simulators available. Test drives can be booked online, and you can even reserve your car directly through our website.

Fully Prepped Valeting Centre

Each car goes to the fully prepped valeting centre to be handled by our specialists. Cars are polished using a special compound giving to give that showroom finish.

Customer peace of mind

Before purchase, customers are even given the opportunity to point out anything they think we’ve missed. We then offer 30 days in which you can get back to us after the purchase.

Car Time Motor Company UK Limitedis authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer credit activity and our registration number is 661105. Permitted activities include acting as a credit broker not a lender. We can introduce you to a limited number of finance providers and do not charge fees for our Consumer Credit services. We may receive a payment(s) or other benefits from finance providers should you decide to enter into an agreement with them. The payment we receive may vary between finance providers and product types. The payment received does not impact the finance rate offered. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18s or over. Guarantees may be required.

Car Time Motor Company UK Limitedis an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts as an intermediary.