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If you need information or advice to choose a new car or van we've got it.

From car and van prices and equipment to options and technical specifications we've got the data you need.

You can select cars or vans and choose the type of information you want to see, or use our car and van factsheets to view everything we've got on a vehicle.

Just click on the links below to get started ...




Car Data


Find car prices, standard equipment, options and technical specifications.




Van Data


Instant access to van data on length, height, width, payload and more.




And There's More ...


  Cars and Your Money


Whichever new car or van you're considering there's some serious mathematics to be done.

Leave the maths to us.


Lease or Buy?

Take on the responsibility of ownership or go for car leasing and avoid the risks? Our lease or buy analyser will show how to finance your new car or van, whether you're a fleet operator or thinking about buying or car leasing for yourself.

Use our lease analyser to find the best way of funding your new car or van, whether you're a fleet operator or buying or leasing for yourself.




Running Costs

We've calculated the running costs for over 10,000 new cars and vans to make the numbers easier for you to compare.   Get side-by-side running cost comparisons for petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric cars instantly including costs for car leasing too.






Taxes Too!



Over 50% of new cars registered each year go to company car drivers or those using their own car on business motoring.

Minimise your company car taxes and get the right tax deductions for business motoring.

So we've put together the key tools you'll need to minimise your company car taxes or get the right tax deductions for business motoring.


Company Car Tax

Our Company Car Tax Calculator will tell you the taxes on your next new car instantly, plus we've covered the new 0% rules for electric cars, the winners and losers from the 2020 tax year changes and the 2020 Company Car Benefit tax rules.



Cash or Car?

Thinking about cash or a company car and wondering which would be better for your wallet? Our PaySwaptm cash or car calculator will work out which route is best, plus we explain how to swap from a company car to cash with PCP finance or car leasing.

Can't decide between a company car or a cash allowance? Use our PaySwaptm analyser to calculate the best route for you.



Cash Allowance

If you're taking a cash allowance instead of a company car then we'll calculate your spending power, work out your net cash allowance after tax and NIC then show you cars with monthly PCP or car leasing payments within your budget.



Tax And Your Own Car

If you use your own car for business motoring then the Tax Office will give you money towards your running costs whether you buy or use car leasing. Here's how to claim tax relief for business motoring.





What About An EV?



But ... What Is An EV?




Most of us are familiar with cars and vans powered by an internal combustion engine or 'ICE'.

But perhaps you're thinking about swapping from a petrol or diesel engine to an electric car or van and wondering 'what exactly is an EV'?

Don't worry, our guides to electric cars and vans will take you from the basics of how they work through to the options for funding your EV including business finance, PCP, car leasing and subscriptions.



  HOW EVs WORK


EVs are a lot simpler than ICE powered vehicles - a typical electric car or electric van has only around 90% of the mechanical components of a comparable vehicle powered by petrol or diesel.

But how does it all work?

Our guide explains the basics about electric cars and electric vans for you.

  HOW EVs WORK


Our guide explains the basics about electric vehicles for you.


  RANGE ANXIETY


Electric cars and electric vans have one fundamental difference with ICE vehicles.

Instead of heading to a fuel station for a quick fill-up, electric cars and vans need to be recharged regularly, some for up to 8 hours.

Our guide explains what's involved in recharging an electric car or van, including both home and away charging.

  RANGE ANXIETY


Here's what's involved in recharging an electric car or van.


  FINANCE FOR EVs


Modern electric cars and vans are a quantum leap away from traditional ICE vehicles.

So, should you risk buying an electric car or van, or perhaps let someone else take on the worry about your EV's resale value and use van or car leasing instead?

Our guide to financing electric cars and vans covers buying and van or car leasing through to subscription renting to help you decide how to fund an EV.

  FINANCE FOR EVs


From buying to EV subscriptions our guide covers how to fund an EV.




And if you're struggling with the maths on whether a petrol, diesel, hybrid or electric car or van is cheaper to run then don't worry, we've done it all for you.



   RUNNING COSTS   


You can compare running costs instantly for ICE and electric cars and vans with our calculator.

It's ready to go with depreciation, maintenance and fuel costs for petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric cars calculated side-by-side for you.

We even include EV charger installation costs and the VAT impact for business users (you can't get VAT back on recharging costs).

Just click on a link to get started.




FAST CAR SEARCHES TOO!

FAST SEARCHES TOO!



If you've got specific needs for your next new car or van we'll track down the right vehicle for you.

We'll track down the right vehicle for you.




You can search for cars by:


Plus CO2 output, fuel consumption, safety, comfort, security and other vehicle features and the list goes on and on ...





AND WE HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN VANS ...

VANS TOO!



We can find a new van to meet your needs for ....

Find a new van by ...




Just click on a link to get started




Plus: Our van factsheets will give you everything you need to know when choosing a new van.






Our fact sheets are packed with information about new vans.

We've got ...



  PRICES

  • List Price & Delivery Charges
  • Registration Fee, 1st & 2nd Year Tax Disc
  • On-The-Road Price

  EQUIPMENT


We've got manufacturer's standard equipment lists by make and model, plus you can compare equipment across model ranges and manufacturers with our SpecCheck.

  OPTIONS


Manufacturer's factory fitted options are listed for each van plus option prices by model and trim levels.


  SPECIFICATIONS

  • Performance & Emissions
  • Dimensions & Weights
  • EV Recharge & Range

  TAX


We've got van annual taxable benefit and taxes due at all the tax rates, plus private fuel benefit for vans and the employer's NIC too!

  LEASING


You can see van lease rentals rates, plus you can configure your own monthly payments too, including selectable finance terms and payment plans for van leasing and contract purchase.




Take a look!



Van Factsheets








ALL THE JARGON EXPLAINED

JARGON EXPLAINED



Don't know your PCP from your PCH or depreciation from amortisation?

Need more information about finance?

Then we've got what you need.

We've got it all.


If you want to understand car leasing, van leasing or any type of funding for your next new car or van then we've got what you need.


Our complete online car and van finance library has everything you need to know.


We've covered car leasing, business and personal contract purchase and how to finance a new van.


Not only that, we have the most extensive library on company car tax, capital allowances and company van taxation.



Online Finance And Tax Library




Personal Car Leasing & Tax


Company Car Taxes

All about company car benefit and taxes, plus the special rules for electric cars



Personal Tax Relief

How to claim tax relief for business motoring with MAPs and advisory fuel rates



Business Car Finance & Tax


Business Car Leasing

We explain the different business options for car and van finance including leasing and purchase



Value Added Tax

We explain VAT recovery on car leasing, purchasing and vans, plus electric car running costs



Tax Calculators


Car Benefit Calculator

Use our Car Benefit Calculator to check the taxes on your next company car



Capital Allowances

Our Capital Allowances calculator will work out how long it takes to claim for a company car



Private Fuel Benefit

Calculate whether or not private fuel benefit is worthwhile for your company car



Finance & Tax Analysers


Business Lease or Buy

Use our Lease or Buy Calculator to work out the best finance approach for your business



Personal Lease or Buy

Our calculator will make it easy to find the best finance route or your next new car



Cash or Car?

Our Cash or Car calculator will show you whether a company car is still worthwhile as a perk






A SMALL SAMPLE FROM OUR LIBRARY ...



Here's a little of what we've got to help you find the right car or van finance, or decide on your next company car:


Car Leasing

Car leasing allows you to get the use of a vehicle without taking ownership of it.

You borrow a vehicle from someone for a fixed period (the 'term') in return for a monthly payment.

During the 'term' the car is still owned by the leasing company and just rented by you.


What's In Car Leasing Rentals?

During the car lease term the rental you pay to the leasing company covers their costs to operate the vehicle, plus a profit too.

In other words, you pay for ...

Read more about car leasing




Company Car Benefit

Company car benefit is used to tax the value to you of having a car provided by your employer.


What's the taxable value of a company car?

You need to multiply the car's List Price by a percentage figure based on the car's Carbon Dioxide ('CO2') emissions.

The higher the combined list price and CO2 emissions of a company car, the higher the annual taxable beneft (and vice versa).


So What Is 'List Price'?

Read more about company cars



Van Leasing

Unlike car leasing (which tends to be based around fixed annual mileages), van leasing is often more complex.


Annual mileages can be a lot less predictable for vans, so instead businesses typically have a choice between finance leasing or contract hire.


What's the Difference?

In a van contract hire agreement you agree a fixed annual mileage for the van and just pay back depreciation according to the forecast mileage, plus interest on the price of the van.

Read more about van leasing




Tax Relief for Private Cars

If you use your own car on travel for your employer you will normally get tax relief on the car's running costs.


If you give up a company car to take a cash allowance you will normally stop paying company car tax and instead pay tax on your cash allowance, but you can then offset some of your car's running costs against tax.


How Is Tax Relief Given?

Tax relief is given through a system called 'MAPs' (HM Revenue & Customs' Mileage Allowance Payments).

Read more about tax relief







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AND FINALLY ...



  DEALCRACKERtm


WE KEPT THE BEST UNTIL LAST ....



As if all this isn't enough, we've got one more surprise.


If you've been given a lease quote for an electric car or van but you're struggling to understand what it covers and how it works then our DealCrackertm will take your quote and crack the contents in seconds.


DealCrackertm will display the likely vehicle price, finance rate and residual value for any lease or contract hire quote from a dealer or finance company.


Use DealCrackertm to work out where your car or van supplier is making a profit from you, then turn it around to negotiate a better price or finance.


The best news of all? DealCrackertm is free. So why not try it now.



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