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What is a Commercial Vehicle?

The term Commercial Vehicle or CV usually refers to a vehicle (either a car or a van) whose primary purpose is to transport materials or goods as opposed to passengers. Usually CVs can carry two or three passengers; however, behind the seating area, they are designed to carry goods or materials and…
Written by Lucrezia | 4.5 min read

Switch to an Electric Car Today with Perrys

We know that switching to an EV may be a difficult decision to make, particularly if you are looking to purchase your first electric car. That is why here at Perrys we want to make this transition as seamless as possible with Perrys Electric. Switching to electric comes with plenty of benefits. They…
Written by Lois | 4.6 min read

Speed Cameras in the UK: Everything You Need to Know

Driving with chatty passengers, loud music, or even being behind the wheel for long hours can all cause distractions that can result in speeding and oftentimes crashes. In these situations, speed cameras come to the rescue, helping to decrease road accidents, catch culprits and improve road safety…
Written by Vineetha | 5 min read

Top 10 Tips to Pass Your Driving Test First Time

We know that taking your practical driving test is a rite of passage as well as a nerve-wracking moment, but once you’ve passed, it will be liberating and give you that sought-after sense of freedom, as well as the possibility of picking your first car. That is why here at Perrys we have put…
Written by Lucrezia | 3 min 30

Perrys Presents: Female Ambassador Project

Traditionally, the automotive sector has been a male-dominated industry.  At Perrys, we aspire to make this stereotype a thing of the past.  It is important to us that we represent the community that we serve.  To support this strategy we have launched our Female Ambassadors project.…
Written by Lucrezia & Nicky | 1 min read

Top 5 Best First Cars

Here at Perrys, we know how crucial it is to choose your first car once you’ve passed your driving test. That is why we have put together a list of our top 5 cars which are deemed to be best for a new driver, due to running costs, size and technology. Kia Picanto     Compact yet…
Written by Lucrezia | 2 min read

How Much is My Car Worth?

The value of your car is dependent on several factors. Whether you visit a dealership or have your car valued online,  they will all consider the same aspects. If you would like a quick estimate, then online would be a good option to start with. You can receive an estimated car value from us at…
Written by Lois | 4 min read

Choosing a Petrol or Diesel Car in 2022

Choosing a petrol or diesel car in 2022 is a huge decision. Making sure you pick the right vehicle to suit your lifestyle is key. Your decision will be based around several factors, the most significant being mileage.Commuting long journeys on a daily basis or taking a short trip to the shops twice…
Written by Lois | 6 min read

Top Tips for Part Exchanging Your Car

Part Exchange is a service that most dealerships offer. It involves you trading in your existing vehicle as a value towards the cost of the new vehicle you want to purchase. It’s a stress-free way to sell your existing vehicle and drive away with a new one. The process is a lot easier than…
Written by Lois | 4.5 min read

Essential Car Maintenance Checks To Do Before a Road Trip

If you’re planning a trip that involves long drives over an extended period of time, it’s worth carrying out some checks on your car before hitting the road, as surely you don’t want anything to ruin your staycation. So here at Perrys we have put together a list of simple checks…
Written by Lucrezia | 3 min read

Are Electric Cars Suitable for the Countryside?

With the government mandating that by 2030 there will be no new Petrol or Diesel cars for sale, the number of electric cars will not only rise in cities throughout the UK but will also increase in more rural areas. You have asked us whether electric cars are suitable for uneven terrains and whether…
Written by Faith | 2 min read

Top 5 Most Asked Questions About Used Cars

Buying a car whether brand new or used is a huge financial commitment. Asking questions is the key to getting the right car for you, plus it’s crucial in order to understand what you're buying . So, to make it easy for you we have collated a selection of the top 5 most asked questions…
Written by Lois | 10 min read

The Most Eco Friendly Electric Cars

Over the past few years, the automotive industry has crucially advanced when it comes to making more eco-friendly vehicles. The introduction of fully electric cars has helped the government's targets as well as reducing emissions. Most automotive manufacturers have now introduced hybrids and/or…
Written by Lois | 9 min read

Top 5 Group 1 Insurance Cars

From an insurance point of view, cars are divided into groups, from 1 to 50, with Group 1 being the cheapest to insure. Usually, small hatchbacks with a small engine will fit into Group 1 insurance. This is model-dependent though, as not all models of that particular car fall into the same insurance…
Written by Lucrezia | 3 min read

What To Check When Buying a Used Car

Buying a new car, whether new or used is an exciting moment and a big commitment. That is why it’s essential before you sign any paperwork and commit to buying the vehicle, to inspect it and make sure that everything is as it should. Here at Perrys, we have put together a checklist of what to…
Written by Lucrezia | 2 min read

Top 10 Tips for New Car Drivers

At one point in life for everyone comes the time to take the much-feared driving test. Passing it is a relief and comes with a newly acquired sense of freedom of no longer depending on friends and family for lifts. Being a new driver, however, also comes with the newly gained significant…
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read

Top 5 Electric SUV

With electric cars becoming cheaper to run, improving technologies, and the looming petrol ban in the UK, combined with customers increasing demand for SUVs, we have put together a top 5 of the most popular electric SUVs here at Perrys. Hyundai Kona Electric     First on our list is the…
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read

How do Electric Cars Cope in Adverse Weather?

It may not occur to you to consider what impact the weather has on your car but if you are buying an electric vehicle, it’s something to consider.  Britain’s weather is known to have a mind of its own, so if it’s pouring down with rain or there’s a mini heatwave, do EVs…
Written by Lois | 3 min read