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What Happens When You Apply For Finance at Perrys?

Applying for car finance can sometimes seem like an overwhelmingly long process. Applying for finance through Perrys will help reduce thi...
Written by Lois | 3.5 min read
24 Jun 2022
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Top 10 Tips on How to Save on Fuel

With the soaring prices of fuel which seem to gradually reach for the stars and several cities in the UK where fuel is already £2 p...
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
24 Jun 2022
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Can I get Car Finance with No Deposit

If you’re ready to purchase your new car, the good news is that you don’t need to dip into your savings to do so.  It ma...
Written by Lois | 1 min read
13 Jun 2022
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Everything You Need to Know About Electric Scooters

Electric transportation is growing rapidly; you'll now notice that every other car on the road is either fully electric or hybrid. Th...
Written by Lois | 5 min read
10 Jun 2022
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What are CCJs and IVAs?

When it comes to financial agreements, having a CCJ or an IVA can make it challenging to find lenders willing to offer you a deal and thi...
Written by Lucrezia | 3 min read
10 Jun 2022
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10 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Having a good credit score means you’re more likely to get accepted for car finance at the best rates. Credit score will significan...
Written by Lois | 10 min read
09 Jun 2022
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Ask an EV Owner Q&A

Here at Perrys we wanted to do something different with this article: We interviewed someone in our HQ who already drives an EV, Helen Th...
Written by Lucrezia | 2 min read
09 Jun 2022
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What is Voluntary Termination?

When financing a car through Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) or Hire Purchase you are committed to pay monthly for the car. Before signi...
Written by Lois | 3.5 min read
25 May 2022
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What is “Vauxhall Partners”?

This week we wanted to make you aware of something which may be beneficial to many of you: Vauxhall Partners. Vauxhall Partners is an exc...
Written by Lucrezia | 1.3 min read
25 May 2022
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What is Personal Contract Hire?

After talking about car finance options such as Hire Purchase and Personal Contract Purchase, the next in our series is Personal Contract...
Written by Lucrezia | 3 min read
25 May 2022
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Top 5 Best Family Cars on Motability

Perrys offers a huge range of vehicles on Motability, from hatchbacks to SUVs. All vehicles are taxed, insured and ready to drive away. E...
Written by Lois | 5 min read
24 May 2022
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Everything You Need to Know About Motability

What is Motability? The Motability Scheme is a charitable organisation that enables people with disabilities to have more freedom and mob...
Written by Lois | 3.5 min read
04 May 2022
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What is Part Exchange?

What is Part Exchange? Part exchange is a service that most dealerships offer that involves you trading in your existing vehicle as value...
Written by Lois | 6 min read
03 May 2022
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Perrys Presents: Kia Electric Experience

Perrys is pleased to invite you to our Kia Electric Experience taking place in our dealerships between May and June 2022. Here at Perrys ...
Written by Lucrezia | 1 min read
03 May 2022
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What is Personal Contract Purchase?

If you don’t want to purchase your car by dipping into your savings, there are several other options, including Personal Contract P...
Written by Lucrezia | 3 min read
03 May 2022
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What Happens When Your Financial Agreement is Coming to an End?

  When your current agreement is coming to an end, there are different options around what you can do with your car. However, this w...
Written by Lois | 6 min read
29 Apr 2022
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What is Hire Purchase?

There are several ways to finance a car if you’re not a cash buyer, just like Hire Purchase, also known as HP. Hire Purchase can be...
Written by Lucrezia | 3 min read
29 Apr 2022
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What is Credit Score and How to Check It?

Credit Score is a number between 300 and 850. This number shows how likely you are to repay the money that you are requesting to borrow.&...
Written by Lois | 4 min read
20 Apr 2022
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What Reduces the Range on Your Electric Vehicle?

A question that a lot of individuals are asking across social media is what reduces the range of an electric car?  There would be no...
Written by Lois | 5 min read
20 Apr 2022
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Top 10 Car Parts You Should Know About

Has it ever happened to you to break something in your car but not know the part’s name and thus, being unable to replace it? If it...
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
19 Apr 2022
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Top 10 Most Desired Tech Features in a Used Car

With lockdown, financial constraints and changes in circumstances, an increasing number of people have turned to used cars. A pre-loved c...
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
19 Apr 2022
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Perrys Partnership with Rightcharge

Perrys is pleased to be partnering with Rightcharge, a home charger point installation and EV energy tariff comparison service.  Rig...
Written by Lois | 3.5 min read
08 Apr 2022
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How to Read Your Driving Licence

Back in the day, driving licences were different from how they are today and came a long way since. In 1903 the “Motor Car Act&rdqu...
Written by Lucrezia | 9 min read
08 Apr 2022
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EV and Hybrid Myths Debunked

EV and hybrid cars are relatively new to the automotive market, many think that this technology is the way forward to a more sustainable ...
Written by Lois | 6 min read
07 Apr 2022
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The Future of Electric Cars

After discovering that the first electric car was invented in 1832, we thought it would be interesting to find out more about the current...
Written by Lois | 8 min read
04 Apr 2022
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Top 5 Small Hybrid Cars

There are plenty of reasons why you may consider a small hybrid car; maybe you don’t have off-street parking where you live, you ma...
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
31 Mar 2022
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Clean Air Zones: Everything You Need to Know

In order to improve their air quality and reduce pollution, some UK cities are rolling out what are known as “ultra-low emission zo...
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
16 Mar 2022
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The Most Interesting Customised Number Plates

How do Customised Number Plates Work? Customised number plates are a way of making a car more exciting. You can choose to have a slogan, ...
Written by Lois | 5 min read
15 Mar 2022
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Top 5 Compact Electric Cars

If you are looking to move into the electric car market and want a small, easy manoeuvrable car, then here are the top 5 small electric c...
Written by Lois | 6 min read
09 Mar 2022
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Top 5 Best Family Electric Cars

Thanks to the boom in requests for electric cars, they are now available in all shapes and sizes to meet the requirements of an ever-incr...
Written by Lucrezia | 4min read
09 Mar 2022
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Brief History of Electric Cars

In 1832, Robert Anderson, a Scottish inventor, produced the first fully electric vehicle. It was designed more like a carriage than a car...
Written by Lois | 4.5 min read
28 Feb 2022
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New and Returning Motability Customers to Get One Off Discount

With the everyday cost of living rising every year, Motability has introduced a £250 “new vehicle” one-off payment to i...
Written by Lucrezia | 2 min read
28 Feb 2022
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How To Read UK Number Plates

Why Do We Have Vehicle Registration Plates? You may think a number plate is made of random letters and numbers, but that's not entire...
Written by Lois | 4 min read
21 Feb 2022
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How Much Does It Cost to Run an Electric Car?

Just like with regular petrol or diesel cars, the cost of running an electric vehicle will depend on its make, model, and specifics, in a...
Written by Lucrezia | 3 min read
21 Feb 2022
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How do Plug-in Hybrids Work?

What Does ‘Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles’ Mean? Plug-in hybrid cars, known as PHEVs, are powered by an electric motor and ...
Written by Lois | 4 min read
16 Feb 2022
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New Highway Code Rules for 2022: Everything You Need to Know

The new Highway Code rule changes resulted from a public consultation which took place between July and October 2020 to improve road safe...
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
15 Feb 2022
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Charging Times for Electric Cars

Charging times are essential when it comes to switching to electric cars. You want to charge your car with the same efficiency as filling...
Written by Lois│7 min read
14 Feb 2022
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Electric Car Maintenance and Servicing Explained

Research has shown that a great advantage of electric cars compared to Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) ones is that they have fewer part...
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
11 Feb 2022
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Electric Charging Points across the UK

As electric vehicles (EV) are becoming increasingly popular, the availability of charging points is crucial. Knowing where your nearest c...
Written by Lois | 4 min read
28 Jan 2022
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Government Grants for Electric Cars

Government Grants have been introduced to help customers, businesses, and local authorities purchase electric cars and charging points. T...
Written by Lois | 4 min read
28 Jan 2022
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Do Electric Cars Need an MOT?

A question that many of our customers have been asking is whether electric vehicles need an MOT. Contrary to popular belief, you can&rsqu...
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
28 Jan 2022
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How do All Electric Cars Work?

There are currently an estimate of 370,000 All Electric Cars on the road in the UK. This number is set to rapidly increase over the next ...
Written by Lois | 8 min read
21 Jan 2022
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Pros & Cons of Electric Cars

The electric car market is becoming more and more relevant, for both car manufacturers and consumers alike. In fact, those who wish to up...
Written by Lucrezia | 10 min read
21 Jan 2022
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Types of Electric Vehicles: A No Frills Guide

With an estimate of over 1M electric vehicles recorded on the road last year in the UK and electric cars amounting for 11.6% of vehicle s...
Written by Lucrezia | 7 min read
21 Jan 2022
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Preparing your Car for Part Exchange

When you are considering purchasing a new car, whether brand new or just new to you, one of your first thoughts may be, 'how much can...
Written by Perrys | 4 min read
17 Jan 2022
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What is the best van to buy?

When the time comes to upgrade your van or purchase a commercial vehicle for the very first time, you need to ensure the van is suitable ...
Written by Perrys | 5 min read
23 Nov 2021
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Benefits of a 7 seater car

If you have a large family, enjoy going on outdoor adventures or often travel as a group, you might want to consider a 7 seater car. Ther...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
22 Oct 2021
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Watch: Mustang Mach-E Deep Dive

Mustang Mach-E Deep Dive Ford first launched the Mustang onto the market back in 1964 and since then we have seen six generations of the ...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
22 Jun 2021
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Taking Your Car on Staycation

Staycation, it’s a word we’re hearing a lot of at the minute which is likely to do with the current restrictions that are in ...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
07 May 2021
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The top 5 causes of road trip rows – and how to prevent them

The end of lockdown has appeared on the horizon – and, as we pass more markers in the government’s ‘roadmap’, hop...
Written by Perrys | 5 min read
23 Apr 2021
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10 best beaches in driving distance (North West)

If you’re anything like us, we’re sure you can’t wait to get out to the beach on the next sunny day! Now that a few mor...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
21 Apr 2021
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10 best beaches in driving distance (Yorkshire)

Sunny days are just around the corner, and so are beach trips! We’re expecting an uptick in beach visits this year with the Great B...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
21 Apr 2021
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10 best beaches in driving distance (Kent)

Kent has one of the best coastlines of the UK – with dramatic cliffs, golden sands and beautiful multi-coloured pebbles, there&rsqu...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
21 Apr 2021
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10 best beaches in driving distance (Buckinghamshire)

Is there anything better than a day out to the seaside when the sun’s out? With a few more restrictions lifted, the year of the sta...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
21 Apr 2021
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10 best beaches in driving distance (East Midlands)

Who else is looking forward to their first trip to the seaside this season? With a few more lockdown restrictions lifted, we’re sur...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
21 Apr 2021
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10 best day trips in driving distance (Yorkshire)

The cold winds and showers are finally starting to give way to sunnier days, and with the sunshine comes the perfect opportunity to get o...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
09 Apr 2021
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10 best day trips in driving distance (North West)

The cold winds and showers are finally starting to give way to sunnier days, and with the sunshine comes the perfect opportunity to get o...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
09 Apr 2021
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10 best day trips in driving distance (Kent)

Sunnier days are finally upon us, even if they’re interspersed with cold winds and showers, which means many of you might be desper...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
09 Apr 2021
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10 best day trips in driving distance (East Midlands)

Sunnier days are finally upon us, even if they’re interspersed with cold winds and showers, which means many of you might be desper...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
09 Apr 2021
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10 best day trips in driving distance (Buckinghamshire)

Sunnier days are finally upon us, even if they’re interspersed with cold winds and showers, which means many of you might be desper...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
09 Apr 2021
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Top 10 Used Cars for a Staycation

It’s safe to say we’re all looking forward to a very well-deserved break now, aren’t we? As we move along the UK’...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
09 Apr 2021
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10 best picnic spots within driving distance (Yorkshire)

Spring is officially in the air, and we don’t think there’s anything more perfect than a picnic as the weather warms up. Simp...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
08 Apr 2021
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10 best picnic spots within driving distance (North West)

Can you think of anything more quintessentially British than a lovely picnic? You might not know that they actually originated in France ...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
08 Apr 2021
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10 best picnic spots within driving distance (Kent)

It’d be hard to find anything more quintessentially British than a picnic, although it may surprise you to learn that they originat...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
08 Apr 2021
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10 best picnic spots within driving distance (East Midlands)

Although the concept for picnics originated in France, these days you’d be hard pressed to find anything more quintessentially Brit...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
08 Apr 2021
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10 best picnic spots within driving distance (Buckinghamshire)

Did you know that the concept of picnics originated in France? While the idea may have come from abroad, nowadays you’d be hard pre...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
08 Apr 2021
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Electric Car Revolution and Public Charge Points

In the wake of a new decade, the electric car market has quickly growing with interest in electric vehicles now becoming a firm considera...
Written by Perrys | 5 min read
07 Apr 2021
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10 Best Parks within driving distance (Yorkshire)

While the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be finally starting to recede, it is likely that the restrictions will be staying in place for at ...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
07 Apr 2021
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10 Best Parks within driving distance (North West)

The light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel has finally begun to shine, although restrictions will likely be staying in place until at le...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
07 Apr 2021
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10 Best Parks within driving distance (Kent)

The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be finally starting to recede, though restrictions are likely to stay in place for at least the beginnin...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
07 Apr 2021
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10 Best Parks within driving distance (East Midlands)

We’re beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, but restrictions are still likely to ...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
07 Apr 2021
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Best Family SUV's to Consider in 2021

If you’re used to driving a hatchback or an estate car, you may think of an SUV as being a bulky and not particularly aesthetically...
Written by Perrys | 5 min read
06 Apr 2021
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10 Best Parks within driving distance (Buckinghamshire)

While we may be starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are still likely to r...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
06 Apr 2021
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Ultimate Safety Checklist Before a Long Journey

As the UK makes its way back to something like normality, many of us are now making plans for a holiday. And with foreign travel still po...
Written by Perrys | 5 min read
01 Apr 2021
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Driving test pass rates: Men vs Women

  It’s one of the age-old debates; who is the better driver – men or women? While we will tread carefully on this topic ...
Written by Perrys | 9 min read
27 Oct 2020
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The 2020 guide to electric vehicles

With a ban on new petrol or diesel cars in the UK potentially starting as early as 2032, it’s time that we all get educated on the ...
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
19 Jun 2020
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What is a pre-reg car?

It’s a term you may have seen advertised online or heard at your local dealership, but what does it actually mean? In a nutshell, a...
Written by Perrys | 5 min read
15 Jun 2020
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Perrys at the Goosnargh & Longridge Agricultural Show

The team at Perrys Commercial Vehicle Centre, based in Preston, has been getting out into the community and demonstrating the latest rang...
01 Aug 2019
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