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In light of the current situation within the UK and across the rest of the world we wanted to remind customers that you can still purchase vehicles from the comfort of your own home. We offer • Self-Serve finance options and online calculator • Videos on request instead of seeing the vehicle in the flesh • Customer protection with 14 days distance selling return policy • FREE NATIONWIDE DELIVERY and pay on arrival once satisfied, we won't even shake your hand unless of course online! Feel free to call us on 01206 391913 or email STAY WELL, TEAM ATLAS


What are the benefits of buying a used car over a brand new car?

Here at Atlas Autos, we have a wide range of used cars here in our showroom. Our team is full of expert knowledge and are here to help you throughout the process of buying a new car. Our business thrives in our excellent customer satisfaction and we go above and beyond to make sure the whole process runs smoothly and is accessible to everyone. On average a used car saves you at least 50% of the original price of the vehicle, it makes economic sense to purchase a used/ second hand car. Why not search used cars Ipswich to find the best deals near you!

We have some top tips for you about why you should invest in a second hand car instead of a brand new one.

Saving Money

Firstly, when buying a car it's important to establish a budget. This consists of the upfront cost of the car, the insurance, tax and the monthly cost of petrol you use. Buying a second hand car can be considerably cheaper than a brand new one. As soon as you sign the contract, and drive away in your brand new set of wheels, you instantly lose money. Why not talk to our team today, we can advise you in your next step to purchasing a used car. You may decide to finance your car, a used car will be easier to pay off in a shorter period of time. Many people like to change their cars frequently, opting for a cheaper option will allow you to buy a better quality car for a fraction of the price.

No exaggerated fees

You may think you've found an excellent deal on the brand new car of your dreams, but chances are you're more than likely to find a model 2-3 years older for a smaller cost. Many new cars have hidden costs and once these are taken away the price is significantly lower. This can include hidden advertising fees which can take the price up! But buying a used car it's very unlikely to have any hidden fees which can save you a lot of money. If this is the case, why wouldn't you do this?

Good for the environment.

Buying a used car can be good for the environment, it's known that the manufacturing of new cars is damaging to the environment. If you buy a second hand car this will reduce the carbon dioxide output into the environment impacting the environment than newer cars. If you can make a difference, why wouldn't you? Get in touch with our team here at Atlas Autos to find out more today!

An advantage of buying a used car is that you're letting someone else take the initial financial pluge of buying it brand new. It's important for you to calculate the cost of the car in the future. From here it might be possible to buy your next car for the same price you sold our old car. You can still finance a second hand car, so why lose out on this incredible financial opportunity? Here at Atlas Autos we offer you help to finance your purchase, come on down to our showroom to see a number of carefully selected used cars today!

Get in touch with our team here at Atlas Autos we sell used cars, Colchester. We have a huge range of great quality used cars for sale.

Top tips to follow when it comes to a full service history.

Are you looking to buy a car, it could be new or used, whatever it may be the most important factor is the service history of the vehicle. This will give you an insight to all previous information about the vehicle giving you a greater understanding of the car you're about to buy. Many people buy used cars, but only on the condition they have all the previous full service history. The age of the car can make a significant difference to the functions of the vehicle, but how important is the car's service history and what does a service history show?

Let's discuss the significance and importance of a full service history.

Identifies previous responsible ownerships.

Diving deep into the full service history you can gain all information regarding the previous owners of the vehicle. For example you can see how much the previous owners have treated the car with respect. All services and work which is done is logged onto the service history. The fact that previous owners have invested and spent money on the car will put your mind at rest knowing it was previously well looked after. Knowing that people have taken pride in the car and looked after it well will show you that the vehicle is currently in the best condition possible. This is why a full service history is vital when buying a used car, it will give you all the background information there is to know!

Adds value to the car

Full service history can add value to your vehicle, whether you're buying a used car or you're trying to sell the car you have currently, take a look at the service history. This document helps to highlight the previous condition of the car and how well it's been kept in the past. The detail will give you all the insights to the vehicle whilst giving you a good idea of how to maintain the quality of the car.

The Prior Services

This is very self explanatory and the main reason for a full service history on your car, the details will show you exactly when and where the car has been serviced. If you buy a car without any service history you won't have a clue about the small details such as when the brakes were checked, has the oil been regularly changed? All of the information which deems whether or not the vehicle is safe to drive. This is essential when buying a used car.

Places trust in the dealership

It is down to our team here at Atlas Autos to provide you with the full service history of each vehicle we're selling. From here we will ensure everything is in working order and all of the correct information is provided to you. This can be different when buying from a private seller but when buying from a trusted dealership a full service history must be at hand.

All our vehicles here at Atlas Autos have a full service history. We provide you with great quality vehicles with all the previous background history of the used car in Colchester you're buying. For any further information please contact our team, we're more than happy to help you today! If you're looking for a used car in Ipswich, we can help you find the car of your dreams. Here at Atlas Autos we have a huge range of used cars for sale.

The difference between PCP and HP

Are you looking to buy a new car, but you're unsure about the difference between PCP and HP. Here at Atlas Autos our experienced team are here to help you buy your used car in Colchester. Our extensive knowledge and experience can come in handy, we can tell you all there is to know about your new car.

Here at Atlas Autos our showroom is full of a huge range of cars for you to choose from. Why don't you come on down and take a look, our team will be here to answer any questions you may have. It's really important for you to see the car and take it for a test drive before you make the purchase. We offer the chance for you to take any of our models for a spin, this will give you a greater understanding of the car when you buy it.

What is PCP? Personal contract purchase is a finance option we offer here at Atlas Autos. This is best suited to those of you who like to regularly change your car with a low monthly cost for finance. This flexible deal can suit you and your budget, for more information call us today to find out all there is to know about PCP.

This finance option is a loan to help you get a car, you're not paying back the full amount of the vehicle and you won't own the car at the end of the lease. This is ideal if you're looking for a new car for a few years and you enjoy regularly changing your set of wheels. This option can be split into 3 main parts...

1. The deposit:
This is usually around 10% of the vehicle's overall price but this can vary depending on the dealership you go to. The more money you pay upfront, the less you will have to borrow and pay off each month.

2. The amount you borrow:
The finance company will predict the value of the car once the lease has ended, from here they will put together a sum of money which you will borrow and pay off each month plus interest. Over time, cars lose value due to their age and the amount of miles they have done.

3. The Balloon payment:
At the end of the lease there is the option for you to pay the difference of the guaranteed minimum future value of the car you have on finance. In some agreements, at the beginning of the finance agreement some people choose to keep the car at the end, some choose to take out finance on a different car. This depends on each individual.

Benefits of PCP

  • Fixed monthly payments.
  • Deposit is low.
  • Fixed option payment when you first take out the finance.
  • Option to refinance the final payment.

What is HP? Hire purchase finance is another option we offer here at Atlas Autos. If you're looking to own your car at the end of the lease, this is the most cost effective way for you to finance your car.

The difference here is that you pay the initial installment for the deposit, this is usually 10% of the car's value. From here monthly installments will be spread over 5 years, in this time you will repay the money you have loaned plus interest. This is the best option if you wish to own your car at the end of the agreement.

Benefits of Hire Purchase finance.

  • At the end of the agreement you will own the car outright.
  • The interests are lower than PCP finance.
  • There are no mileage limits as you will own the car at the end of the lease.
  • Flexible term lengths to suit your financial situation, this can be between 1-5 years.

For more information about used cars in Ipswich, contact our experienced team here at Atlas Autos. We want to help you purchase your ideal car today! Come on down to our showroom we have a huge range of used cars for sale for you to choose from