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Vehicle Tax: Your Complete Guide

Some time has passed since the tax disc revolution of 2014, when the traditional UK method of displaying your car tax as a paper disc was replaced in a governmental cost-cutting measure. The DVLA projected that removing the print and postage costs for the old tax disc would save around £10 million each year.

But there have been developments since then, which are important to all drivers. We’ve put together an up-to-date guide on vehicle Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), better known as car or vehicle tax, to provide clarity to our driving readers, old and new.

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Is it time to sell my van?

Your van gets you from job to job, carries your tools and advertises your business. You may not be able to do without it. Sadly, however, the time will come when you will need to replace your van.

Light commercial vehicles are no different to cars – they too will develop common faults after they have been on the road for a while. If you find your van needs regular repairs, and has a long service history, perhaps it is time to sell and invest in a new van.

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Best used automatic cars to buy

If you’re looking for an automatic on the used car market, this guide is to help you make a considered choice. Automatic vehicles are often considered more convenient and easier to handle, as you only need to change gears for parking or reversing, plus can allow for more focus on driving as you have less to think about.

Remember prices will vary depending on many factors, so do as much research as you can before you buy.

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Should I use websites, like Cazoo, to sell my car?

If you are thinking of selling your car, there are numerous ways in which you can do so.

A private sale will involve arranging viewings with the potential buyers. You may have to put up with tyre kickers, time wasters and haggling. If this doesn’t appeal, you have two choices.

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Your rights when buying a used car from a dealer

Just because you didn’t buy your car new, doesn’t mean you don’t have rights if something goes wrong. You are protected by certain legislation. This guide will help you to know which legislation is on your side if you encounter problems with a vehicle you bought second-hand from a dealership.

Be aware that your consumer rights can vary in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland. This guide covers your consumer rights in England, with notes on any variations between the other countries in the UK.

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