Many of us rely on our cars to get us to and from work, to allow us to socialise with others and to go on holiday or days out. When choosing a car, you first need to decide if you want a new or used car.

If you decide to buy a new car you may wonder how long you should keep it before changing it again. You may have your car on a PCP agreement which allows you to hand it back after 2 or 3 years but if not, you need to consider how long you want to keep it for.

Some people buy a new car intending on keeping it until it is near the end of its life whereas other people will buy one and look to change it every two to three years. You may plan on keeping the vehicle just until the manufactures warranty is about to expire. Most cars have a three year manufacturer’s warranty buts some manufacturers even give ten years.

Dealerships often have great deals on new vehicles so you may be able to end up with a new car and actually pay the same or a only a little bit more than you were already paying (if the vehicle is on a finance deal).