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WINTER TIME

WINTER TIME What does this mean for your vehicle you should consider having the antifreeze, oil, tires & lights a general condition check is not a bad thing. We have many people asking about the battery how do you check the battery when should you change your battery how long will a battery how long will a battery last. All very good questions, the

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DISTANCE TO TRAVEL

What distance would you travel to look at a vehicle ? We would always advise, don’t let distance stop you going? Of course when you look how far away something is that may well put you off, we always advise customers to take that extra time, make sure your patient in deciding what you are purchasing and he sure you view the vehicle. Unfortunately,

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FLYING

November seems to be flying Inquiries are still strong & sales are still strong. Fortunately we’re able to source stock, at excellent value and excellent condition. As you know if you look our stock all the cars are low mileage. One owner, full service history. The best part for customers is this, gives them confidence in what they’re buying when they check out reviews.

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FRESH

We always love it when fresh stock turns up immaculate, low mileage, one owner vehicles waiting to be prepared for their new owners. We find now customers / clients know what they want regarding the vehicles condition we describe the vehicle accurately, absolutely the correct way to be. The weather is definitely changing colder and wetter. We always suggest in winter make sure you

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SEARCHING

Google for cars for sale near me. Trusted car dealers, we would say, don’t worry too much about the distance focus on the trust and all the people telling you the truth in their description of the vehicle. Sadly, the description is often not always accurate, this is why we advise taking the time to view the vehicle, when you buy a vehicle always

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NOVEMBER

This month is going well, sales are strong, inquiries are strong. We are finding people are inquiring about newer vehicles, because of the ULEZ. Lots of confusion, obviously over the ultra low emission zone. We have been finding that people are coming in and purchasing vehicles before they even marked up problem with this, it unfortunately makes our website seem as if we have

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CRAZY TIMES

November where did that go the month is flying away, Cars seem to be selling really well lots of enquiries & sales which is all a good thing.The ULEZ once again is making people change their vehicle before they would ideally like to older diesels pre 2016 and the very old petrol cars unfortunately will attract a charge of £12.50 to drive within the

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BUSY BUSY

Busy incredibly busy it appears enquiries are still strong, sales are even stronger we are luckily in a good position to able to source good late low mileage stock. We always encourage customers and potential customers to contact us with their enquiries for the vehicle they would like to buy and get advice. We understand purchasing a vehicle is a big decision not to

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FREEZING

It’s appearing summer has definitely left the building, freezing yes very cold what does this mean for your car. Cars very Hardy they can’t stand the cold weather unlike us with your vehicle you need to ensure that the antifreeze is correct, tyres are in good condition, wipers and the heater heater is working correctly. If ever you need any advice or tips on

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STOCK

Well October has arrived stock is seeming to be more readily available, prices are still appearing very strong on pre owned vehicles. Condition will still pay a massive part in the price of vehicles if a vehicle’s in exceptional condition it will also achieve a much greater price. Mileage is not always necessarily a good indicator of condition, you may find a high mileage

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BEWARE

Please ensure whoever you give your money to you can trust, we have heard of shocking stories on the Internet where garages are fake, people are sending money they are hard earned money the vehicles and garage do not even exist.Sadly scammers will never care about you all they will care about is getting your money and then disappearing.One problem with distance selling if

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TRUST

Can you, who to, are they to be, Trust a small word with big impact. Always try to deal with people you trust this way you will never be disappointed trust is something that is earned and gained you don’t just get it. At Cambridge Motors Plumstead we know the importance of being trusted, check out our Google reviews, we believe the customer comes

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RELIABILITY

Reliability definitely a subject that is important regardless vehicle, any particular brands more reliable than others some say yes some say no. Modern vehicles are incredibly reliable they don’t seem to suffer with the problems of old, basically it’s because there are more electronics and less mechanical parts in the modern vehicles. Of course it’s impossible to have a vehicle that will never go

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WINTER TIME

What does this mean for your vehicle you should consider having the antifreeze, oil, tires & lights a general condition check is not a bad thing. We have many people asking about the battery how do you check the battery when should you change your battery how long will a battery how long will a battery last. All very good questions, the battery generally

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SO IT’S TIME

Time to think about that new car you’ve been fancying or your present car has become problematic decision’s decisions. What brand what model what do I require, How much shall I spend how much do I need to spend. Some questions are easy to get the answer to the budget should be reflected upon what you can afford. Often our decision making process will

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WAX on WAX off

How do you keep your body work in good condition. Great question, the simplest solution is the best making sure the body work is waxed this will protect the vehicle from contaminants that would otherwise damage the paintwork. Before you attempt to wax the paintwork of your vehicle you shall always ensure the vehicle has been thoroughly washed to remove any grit dirt and

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SERVICE

How often how much what’s required, Very good questions a full service will require the vehicle to have the wheels removed check underneath the vehicle check the lights change the oil change oil filter the air filter possibly the spark plugs. All of our vehicles come with the benefit of a full service and complete thorough checkover before delivery. Service history is another good

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OIL

Oil what type how much how much should I pay, very good questions. Oil comes in various different grades and quantities, always ensure you check the correct grade that your vehicle should take and you use that in the vehicle or you could end up damaging the vehicle. Semi synthetic, fully syntceltic just 2 differentypes other vehicles will require semi synthetic. Your vehicle manual

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GAP INSURANCE

What is it ? good question basically when you have finance you will owe possibly more than the vehicles value. We would always suggest you take out gap insurance because if the vehicle is involved in an accident and written off you will oh possibly more than the insurance will pay out. The gap insurance basically will pay the gap from what you owe

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SECURITY

Recently  we have had customers asking about additional security to vehicles there are various options. TrackersSteering locksWill clamps Trackers are probably the most sophisticated type of security device and will allow you to see the vehicle’s location. Steering locks are a simple but effective way of slowing down the theft of the vehicle. Wheel clamps are very good but they are obviously more complex

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Tyres

One subject that all motorists will encounter throughout their driving. There are lots of brands makes size is it’s too vast a subject to cover in a small post but it is essential your tyres are in good condition because they are the only thing connecting you to the road surface. Do we believe you should spend a fortune on tyres absolutely not but

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Rain Dance

At last some much need rain it felt at times in the last few weeks that we were never gonna get any. Thankfully we have and hopefully we won’t have the hosepipe ban for too long. We will always advise that you wax your vehicle body work this helps to protect for the vehicle when you’re not able to wash it as often as

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Stolen vehicles

Vehicles with a dubious history or stolen something you must be ensure you avoid at all costs. Are to be avoided al all costs, please ensure you do your due diligence. It can be very hard to avoid the con men, if your unsure what to look out for make sure you ask plenty of questions. Ultimately its down to trust, if you can

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Thursday Thoughts

Enquiries are appearing very strong and lots of people wishing to buy quality used vehicles. Sadly the market is still appearing incredibly strong for prices. We are fortunately in a good position to source late low mileage quality vehicles if you have any questions or would like to know what we are able to source please get in touch.

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August

August traditionally was month to register new vehicles this changed many years back to two dates per year. I think the new system is better, It saves the mad rush the 1st of August and also it means that everyone’s, mot insurance and tax does not expire on the 31st July.

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How fast

July already where is the year going, Trade thoughts stock is still hard to come by, cars are still in nigh demand so consequently prices are still remaining high.Luckily we are able to source quality quality used vehicles predominantly one owner with full service history.

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Automatic VS manual

Many people are still confused whether to choose automatic or manual in all honesty it’s a personal preference automatics now are equally as good on fuel as manuals, back in the day the automatic were far worse on fuel but now that has closed the gap. Over the years we have many customers who would only choose manual but when a person drives an

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Monday Thoughts

MAYWhat a month sales are enquiries are still strong, thankfully prices appear to be slowly coming down in price, obviously not as fast as we would like.Lots of online and telephone enquiries, we will always advise customers to get in touch for simply a chat or advice, we believe it can be a lonely place trying to get advice for which particular car is

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Funding The Purchase

This is a subject that has many different options. Cash, debit card or bank transfer are known as purchasing outright, with this option there are no further payments required. This option you have the traditional way to fund the purchase if you don’t have all the funds to complete the sale. It involves putting a deposit down and borrowing the remainder.There are many different

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Virtual Viewings

Enquiries are strong on line and in person, we realise its not always possible to do a physical viewing so this has given rise to many virtual viewings. If you see a vehicle you are interested in please get in touch to arrange a video call at a time and date to suit you.

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