Drive the same Road Cars as F1 Driver's

The F1 is back! The greatest of motorsports. F1 is a testing ground for technology that will eventually make it into the cars we see on the road. And the drivers get to experience a type of driving that many can only dream of. However, when the chequered flag is waved and the celebrations are over. Lewis Hamilton and co have to return to the road like every other person. We have decided to take a ...

Is leasing the car dealers hidden secret?

Personal Contract Hire or Leasing is a growing product with attractive low payments More importantly is it the right product for you? We compare the two most popular financing solutions for new cars. Personal Contract Hire (PCH) vs Personal Contract Purchase (PCP). Specify your car to compare the costs. Highlighting the benefits to your personal cashflow we looked at one of our special offers: Pas...

66 plate bargains

Is 300PS for £245/month good enough, with a VW badge? The most frequent question we receive at AutoeBid is “what’s the best new car deal I can get?” The answer is naturally, “it depends”. The most important part when buying a car is getting something that suits your needs; space, comfort and practical – or 2 seats and no roof! For most purposes everything points to a VW Golf. More on that later. B...

Car Innovation as Airbus Announce Flying Cars

Airbus, innovation arm A3, have released news that Back to the Future fans have been waiting for. While the date might not be spot on. The fact that airbus expect flying cars to be about in the near future is still unbelievable news. The project is being led by A3, Airbus’ innovation arm. While most of the project is being kept under wraps. They have revealed it is currently working under the name...

Fuel Prices Drop as Motorists Want Efficiency

Fuel prices fell 2p in August for both petrol and diesel. The drop occurred after RAC Fuel Watch issued a plea to the major supermarkets who sell approximately 40% of UK fuel. The drop is a welcome bit of news for motorists who have seen a constant increase in fuel prices since March. The cost of fuel at the pump is heavily dictated by the value of the Pound against the Dollar. This is because oil...

Hybrids - Our Friend Electric

The idea of an electric hybrid has been around since the turn of the 20th century. The conventional hybrid, epitomised by the Prius, since just before the millennium. And Elon Musk has been producing all electric cars, with Tesla, since 2008. Tesla have also begun their production of their GigaFactory in Nevada, where Musk hopes to begin the process of producing enough batteries to sustain the dem...

BMW Celebrate Centenary with Vision Next 100

BMW Turns 100 2016 marks BMW’s centenary. They have seen the rise and fall of several car manufacturers. They have even owned a few of them too. From a humble beginning producing aeroplane engines to being one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, BMW has done it all. Picture Courtesy of https://www.press.bmwgroup.com The Vision Next 100 To celebrate the momentous occasion BMW have unveil...

Writing & Photos for Used Car Adverts

In 2016 great photos are essential along with clear text for all used car adverts. See how to achieve this below. Most sites now pre-populate the majority of text to enable a consistent user experience, which helps. If listing locally or on smaller sites aim to reflect how the big sites show things. Wording your advert The first sentence is critical, as most buyers will get no further. As a rule, ...

Lexus RX450h Stock Offers

Limited time stock vehicles available in a variety of colours! Lexus RX450h Luxury – solid paint MPA: 10,000 3 + 23 = 567.33 (inc. VAT) MPA: 8,000 6 + 35 = 437.00 (inc. VAT) MPA: 15,000 6 + 23 = 531.82 (inc. VAT) Lexus RX450h F Sport – metallic paint MPA: 10,000 3 + 23 = 621.03 (inc. VAT) MPA: 8,000 6 + 35 = 475.43 (inc. VAT) MPA: 15,000 6 + 23 = 582.19 (inc. VAT) Business users only. Further opti...

Mini Cooper Personal Contract Hire Special Offer

Mini Hatch 1.5 Cooper Petrol 3dr MPA: 5000 Deposit: £1,198.80 Solid Paint 36 x Monthly rentals (inc. VAT): £166.96 Mini Hatch 1.5 Cooper Petrol 3dr MPA: 5000 Deposit: £1,198.80 Metallic Paint 36 x Monthly rentals (inc. VAT): £179.44 Mini Hatch 1.5 Cooper Diesel 3dr MPA: 5000 Deposit: £1,198.80 Solid Paint 36 x Monthly rentals (inc. VAT): £186.73 Mini Hatch 1.5 Cooper Diesel 3dr MPA: 5000 Deposit: ...

The Value of a Car

There are now more than 1.2 billion reported cars on the roads around the world, over 35 million registered for the road in the UK, and some 2.63 million new cars registered last year. This is the highest number of new car registrations since the 2008 recession. It is due to multiple reasons. For example, last year saw the Pound at its best against the Euro since the recession, meaning importing c...

Considering a new car? Try the Toyota Hilux

Toyota is the main name in reliability, and this extends to their latest model, the 2016 Hilux. But should you buy one? We delve into the main features and specs of this motor to help you determine if it’s the right new car for you. The Hilux is the latest offering in Japanese manufacturer Toyota’s light pickup range. Ever since its launch in 1968, the Hilux has been providing owners with the ulti...

Autoebid launch new "car stock search tool" as Brexit impacts prices

Car-buying website AutoeBid.com have brought forward the launch of their ‘stock search tool’ which gives customers access to 1000s of vehicles currently held as dealership vehicle stock – including pipeline, cancelled orders, pre-registered and ex-demo cars from many manufacturers. Access ex-demo and dealer pipeline vehicles for up to 30% discount on new car price. The tool can be found here: Pre-...

The Pros and Cons of the Summer Car

Summer is nearly here, and you have probably spent the last 9 months dreaming of how you are going to enjoy the best of the weather while it is here. All that hard work in the cold winter might just have left you dreaming of buying a new car. And not just any car. An open top car. And that would be a great move. You would, by all reckoning, be the envy of your friends. However, before you spend al...

Buying a New Car: Getting the Cheapest Deal

So you’re looking to buy a new car, but how can you get the cheapest deal? From maintenance and running costs to finance, we’ll show you the hassle-free way of getting a great cheap deal. If you’re looking to buy a new motor, the chances are you’re looking for the best deal. But can cheap mean no hassle? We’ll show you how to get the best new car deals quickly and easily. Do Your Research You migh...

List of cars with free insurance

As soon as a vehicle is purchased it is a legal requirement for all drivers to have car insurance taken out on it if they want to use it on the roads. This usually comes at a hefty price, especially for young drivers, however, a number of manufacturers are helping to cut running costs by offering free insurance. The likes of Hyundai, Vauxhall and Volkswagen currently have special offers on some of...

London Motor Show competition winner announcement

AutoeBid would like to send a thank you to everyone who spoke to our team at the London Motor Show and those who participated in our win an iPad Mini competition. We would also like to express a special congratulations to competition winner Michael Lane, pictured above with AutoeBid CEO Chris Greener, with his prize. As well as receiving a number of competition entries across the London Motor Show...

Should automatic braking be standard in new vehicles?

Car manufacturers are being urged to fit automatic  braking as standard after it was revealed only two per cent of car buyers are choosing to take it as an option. The shocking figure comes following a recent report by Euro NCAP which found that autonomous braking systems were to thank for a 38 per cent reduction in real-word rear-end crashes in Europe. Despite that, a mere 17 per cent of UK cars ...

BMW announce model range upgrades for 2017

BMW will be upgrading its existing model range in 2017, with updates to trim levels, name changes and new engines set to be introduced. The range of upgrades, which will feature on models including the new M140i and 7 Series plug-in will also include changes to the engine range of the 1 Series hatchback and 2 Series coupe and convertible. The M135i and M235i will be replaced by the faster M140i an...

Mercedes-Benz achieves highest monthly unit sales in the company's history

Mercedes-Benz delivered 198,921 cars to customers in March, more than ever before in one month. Unit sales in the first quarter also reached a new high of 483,487 vehicles for the Stuttgart based company. Sales in Europe totalled 97,748 units in March, of which 28,316 vehicles were delivered to customers in Germany. In the first quarter, Mercedes-Benz achieved double-digit growth in Great Britain,...

The new MINI Seven

MINI has launched its latest design model, MINI Seven, which joins the current generation MINI Hatch range in 5-door and 3-door form. Taking its name from the very first MINI, the 1959 Austin Seven, MINI Seven has been developed to showcase both the distinctive style inspired by the original Mini and the current modern values of the brand. MINI Seven is instantly recognisable by its striking MINI ...

Nissan NP300 Navara crowned pick of the pick-ups

The newly-launched Nissan NP300 Navara has added to its list of accolades by being named the Best Pick-Up in the 2016 Diesel Car Top 50. More than 200 new cars were tested by the judging panel, with thousands more over preceding years, and the Nissan NP300 Navara was the only pick-up included in the list of 50 models. The Nissan NP300 Navara can be specified with either a double cab or a king cab ...

New rules for child car seats

The laws on child car seats are undergoing a change later this year and drivers are being warned to take notice ahead of it. Stricter rules will limit the use of backless booster seats to older children. Backless booster seats will only be approved for children taller than 125cm and weighing more than 22kg. As they stand, the rules on child car seats state that children weighing as little as 15kg ...

Are these the best family cars?

The competition between family cars has never been stronger with a number of models all competing to be the best in its category. Whether it’s SUVs, estate cars or the traditional family hatchback, family cars now come in all different shapes and sizes. But which are the best family cars? What exactly makes a good family car? Well, according to WhatCar? these are considered the best on the market....

Growth in motor finance in March

New figures show that the point-of-sale (POS) consumer new car finance market saw new business growth of 17% by value and 10% by volume in March compared with the same month last year, according to the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA). The percentage of private new car sales finance by FLA members through dealerships reached 82.7% in the twelve months to March, up from 81.9% in the twelve month...

Win an iPad with AutoeBid

Win an iPad with AutoeBid The competition shall open at 00:01 on May 1 2016 (the ‘Opening Date’) and close at 23:59 on May 15 2016 (the ‘Closing Date’). To enter: Text ‘LMS’, your name and your car registration number to 66777. The prize: An iPad courtesy of AutoeBid. The prize winner will be notified within 9 days of the closing date. The prize will be sent by post and therefore the winner will b...

Record month for UK electric car sales

The UK electric car market has reached its strongest figures since the plug-in grant was introduced in 2011, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. During the first three months of 2016 a total of 10,496 electric cars were bought in Britain. This figure is even more impressive when the government’s grant reduction is taken into consideration, dropping from £5,000 to £4,500. S...

Record month for UK electric car sales

The UK electric car market has reached its strongest figures since the plug-in grant was introduced in 2011, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. During the first three months of 2016 a total of 10,496 electric cars were bought in Britain. This figure is even more impressive when the government’s grant reduction is taken into consideration, dropping from £5,000 to £4,500. S...

5 ways to save on your car insurance

The cost of car insurance has froze for the first time in a year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look for ways to save on your premiums. A 10% increase in insurance premium tax will be introduced by the government in October 2016 in a bid to raise £700m to boost flood defences. Ahead of the impending rise, car owners can take the following five steps to reduce the cost of car insurance premiu...

Kia Sportage Review

Driving Experience This fourth generation model carries over many of the mechanicals of its predecessor, but adds some new technology too. The petrol range is made up of a normally aspirated 1.6-litre GDI 132PS unit and a much pokier T-GDI turbo 177PS powerplant. Go for the T-GDI variant and you get the option of the brand’s latest seven-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Most Sportage buyer...

Confused by new car registration plate changes?

Are you confused by new car registration plate changes? With so many DVLA changes to the number plate system over recent years, it is no surprise that many people do not know how to tell what the year of a car on the road is by its number plate. Guide to new car registration plate changes over the next three years: 16 from March 2016 – 66 from September 2016 17 from March 2017 – 67 from September ...