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How much is a car on finance in the UK? Unveiling costs

Oodle Articles

27 Feb 2024

Demystify the costs of car finance in the UK with our comprehensive guide. Here, we uncover exactly how much car finance will cost you, giving you essential insights for informed decision-making.

Parental guide - Can I finance a car for my daughter

Financial Tips

26 Feb 2024

Starting the exciting, but daunting prospect of financing a car for your daughter? Here we look at the options and help you get a better understanding of car finance, allowing you to make informed decisions and support her automotive dreams.

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Refusal illustration
Refusal illustration

Unveiling reasons why car finance gets refused

Oodle Articles

20 Feb 2024

Navigating car finance can be challenging, especially when faced with application refusal. Here we explore common pitfalls in the application process and gain insights into how to confidently overcome obstacles on your journey to approval.

Disadvantages
Disadvantages
Disadvantages

Understanding the downsides to financing a car

Oodle Articles

18 Feb 2024

Ready to dive into the nitty-gritty of car financing? Our guide, 'Understanding the downsides to financing a car', spills the beans on what to watch out for, so you can cruise through the process with confidence. Let's break it down!

V5C logbook
V5C logbook
V5C logbook

What is a V5C?

Oodle Articles

12 Feb 2024

Buying a car with finance can be thrilling, but questions about ownership can quickly put the brakes on your excitement. Worry not! Here we unpick the sometimes-confusing world of V5C names and car finance, clarifying who’s legally responsible and offering safe routes for the road ahead.

Car buying trends in the automotive industry: ones to watch

Oodle Articles

14 Dec 2023

As the UK motor industry recovers from the pandemic, we explore the trends that could shape the future of the sector, for manufacturers, dealers and customers alike.

Testing times ahead – but motor trade’s legendary resilience will see it through

Oodle Articles

6 Dec 2023

Phillip Williams, Co-Founder and Director of Oodle Car Finance, predicts a bumpy road for the first six months – but a brighter outlook for the second half of the year. The automotive industry has always been a remarkably resilient trade and we’ve seen this in abundance in 2023. Despite the cost of living crisis and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, both sales and prices have held up.

How to look after your car when you're not using it

Oodle Articles

28 Nov 2023

From time to time, you may not need to use your car. This could be due to illness, because you’re away, you’re trying to save money on fuel, or simply down to bad weather. Whatever the reason, the last thing you want is for your car to conk out while it’s not being used. Read on to find out how to keep your car in good shape if you won’t be driving it for a while.

Drawing of a car during winter, with snow on the top.
Drawing of a car during winter, with snow on the top.
Drawing of a car during winter, with snow on the top.

Winter maintenance

Vehicle Care

4 Sept 2023

As winter finally begins to bite, now is the time to make sure that both you and your car are as well prepared as possible for the colder months ahead.

Phil Williams, Oodle’s chief commercial officer, Umesh Samani, chairman of the IMDA, Jim Reid, MD Jim Reid Vehicle Sales and services and Stuart Saunders, founder & managing director, Urban Car Company.
Phil Williams, Oodle’s chief commercial officer, Umesh Samani, chairman of the IMDA, Jim Reid, MD Jim Reid Vehicle Sales and services and Stuart Saunders, founder & managing director, Urban Car Company.
Phil Williams, Oodle’s chief commercial officer, Umesh Samani, chairman of the IMDA, Jim Reid, MD Jim Reid Vehicle Sales and services and Stuart Saunders, founder & managing director, Urban Car Company.

5 steps to success for independent dealers

Supporting Business

10 Nov 2022

We were delighted to sponsor Automotive Management’s latest live event November 10th 2022 that included a lively IDMA panel session discussing the top 5 steps to success for independent used car dealers. Phil Williams joined Umesh Samani, Jim Reid and Stuart Saunders to unpick the key challenges facing the industry and examine how independents can position themselves for success.

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dealership
dealership

Today, it's all about the experience - and not just online.

Oodle Articles

8 Apr 2022

White goods, TVs, stereos and other big household purchases were once considered important enough to warrant a visit to a store

Landing page design
Landing page design
Landing page design

Your next MOT or service

Vehicle Care

15 Mar 2022

Most independent garages (and those attached to dealerships) and MOT Centres’ remained open during lockdown

Designer
Designer
Designer

The road to recovery

Oodle Articles

28 Feb 2022

If you are currently in a payment break, we will contact you around 20 days before your next payment is due. There is no need to contact us before then.

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Build navigation
Build navigation

Car dealerships in England re-open

Top Tips

6 Feb 2022

When will local dealerships be opening post-covid?

Freelancer
Freelancer
Freelancer

Breaking down during Covid-19

Vehicle Care

12 Jan 2022

As restrictions around the Coronavirus begin to ease, more people will be venturing out in the vehicles and for some, especially whereby their cars have been stationary for a while, this is when faults and anomalies become more apparent.

Cleaning your vehicle with household products

Vehicle Care

31 May 2020

What household products can I use to clean my vehicle?

Starting your vehicle when not in use

Vehicle Care

7 Apr 2020

Should I turn my vehicle on if I am not using it frequently?

Will my brakes seize if they're not in use?

Vehicle Care

6 Apr 2020

I’m not using my vehicle frequently, will my vehicle brakes begin to seize up?

Oodle Car Finance makes "Sunday Times 100 Best Mid Companies to Work for"

Oodle Articles

25 Feb 2020

Extraordinary levels of employee engagement cited by judges

Oodle Car Finance sponsors Severn Stars

Sponsorship

19 Feb 2020

With the start of the new year comes a new opportunity for Oodle, and we’re excited to announce that we will be sponsoring Gloucestershire and Worcestershire professional netball team Severn Stars for the upcoming season!

James Gornall completes trade price cars racing line-up

Sponsorship

18 Feb 2020

Trade Price Cars Racing can today confirm that reigning MINI Challenge champion James Gornall will complete its driver line-up for the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season.

Bobby Thompson joins trade price cars racing for 2020

Sponsorship

18 Feb 2020

Trade Price Cars Racing is pleased to announce the signing of rising star Bobby Thompson for the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season.

Car buying - will "click and deliver" be the new way in?

Oodle Articles

28 Oct 2019

The road ahead for car buying

The Future of Car Buying

Oodle Articles

28 Oct 2019

What will we be driving in the next 10 years? Diesel? Electric? Hybrid? Hydrogen?