Is your car winter ready?
As autumn leaves begin to fall and the days grow shorter, the UK prepares for its annual transformation into a wet and wintery wonderland. For car owners, this change in weather brings unique challenges and considerations, especially if you’re looking to finance a new set of wheels. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to navigate the wet and winter months while making informed decisions about car finance. So, buckle up and let’s hit the road with Glenside Finance!
Why winter is the perfect time for car shopping
- Year-End Deals: As the year draws to a close, car dealerships often introduce enticing deals to meet their annual sales targets. Take advantage of these promotions and secure a great HP finance deal with Glenside Finance, whether your credit score is good or bad. We can always check and let you know what we can do for you.
- Model Year Changes: Many car manufacturers release new models in the autumn, making it an ideal time to shop for the outgoing model year and, generally speaking, older used vehicles fall in price too. So used vehicles can be significantly discounted, making your financing options easier and more attractive.
- Prepare for Winter: With winter approaching, now is the time to consider upgrading to a vehicle better equipped to handle adverse weather conditions. There’s nothing like replacing your older car, especially if it has fresh tyres and an updated MOT. If you really want to know, we only let our customers drive out of the forecourt if the vehicle you buy has 9 months MOT most of the time. Your peace of mind is our peace of mind! Glenside’s hire purchase financing options can make this transition seriously simple.
Choosing the right vehicle
Before diving into the financing options, it’s crucial to select a vehicle that suits the UK’s wet and wintery conditions. Here are some factors to consider:
- All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and Four-Wheel Drive (4WD): These drivetrains offer enhanced traction on slippery roads, making them ideal for winter driving. We finance AWD and 4WD cars all the time!
- Tyres: If you decide to stick with a two-wheel-drive vehicle like most people, there is no harm in considering investing in winter tyres. They can significantly improve your car’s performance on snow and ice.
- Fuel Efficiency: Consider a fuel-efficient vehicle to save on fuel costs during winter, when cold temperatures can reduce fuel efficiency. Glenside Finance offers financing options covering eco-friendly cars as well. We gave the lowdown on low emission cars and ULEZ a month or so ago, which you can check out here.
- Test Drive before you Buy: Sounds obvious but it could save you a lot of time and hassle. Click here to read more about why you should test drive before you buy.
Financing your winter-ready car with Glenside Finance
At Glenside Finance, we understand that car finance can be a complex process. Our mission is to simplify it for you, ensuring you drive away with a smile. Here’s how you can make the most of our services during the wet and winter months:
- Bad Credit Car Finance: Whatever your credit history, we will always try to see how you have managed paying other lenders in the past in the best light possible and make the right decision.
- Great Range of Interest Rates: Take advantage of our competitive interest rates. Lower rates mean you’ll save more money over the life of your car loan. If your credit rating is good, you’ll get a lower rate and probably a larger loan – it’s really that simple.
- Flexible Terms: We offer flexible loan terms that can be customised to your needs. Whether you prefer shorter or longer terms, we’ve got you covered.
- Online Application – Get Pre-Approved Now: Get pre-approved for financing with Glenside before you even step foot in a dealership. It streamlines the car-buying experience, the whole process becomes simpler, allowing you to focus on finding the perfect vehicle. Apply online today.
- Budget-Friendly Payments: With our expert guidance, you can structure your payments to fit comfortably within your budget, ensuring peace of mind even during the costlier winter months.
It takes 1-2 minutes to complete our online application. Get pre-approved now! If it’s easier, you can just call us on 01942 466 035 and we’ll happily help you.
Winter maintenance tips
To ensure your new vehicle stays in tip-top shape during the wet and winter months, remember these essential maintenance tips:
- Regular Check-Ups: Schedule routine maintenance checks to keep your car running smoothly. If you carry a spare wheel, check the tyre pressure of it. Check you’ve got your tools to change your tyre if ever you need to.
- Winter Fluids: Ensure your vehicle’s fluids are suitable for winter, including antifreeze and windshield washer fluid.
- Stay Informed: Keep an eye on weather forecasts and road conditions, especially before long journeys.
- Emergency Kit: Prepare an emergency kit that includes items like blankets, flashlights, and extra warm clothing.
To wrap up (pun intended)…
As the UK embraces the wet and wintery season, now is the perfect time to explore securing your HP car finance with Glenside. Our competitive interest rates, flexible terms, and expert guidance can help you secure the ideal vehicle to tackle the challenging conditions ahead. As we said earlier, don’t miss out on year-end deals and the opportunity to finance a winter-ready car. Nothing like a bit of peace of mind.
Contact us today, and let’s make your winter driving experience safe, comfortable, and enjoyable! If you’re still unsure or thinking about whether it’s worth reaching out to us, see for yourself what our customers have to say on TrustPilot!