First Buy

FIRST BUY

How much you can afford to pay for your first car including running costs (car insurance, MOT, road tax, petrol, repairs and servicing)?

With that in mind you can then consider what type of car you want your first car to be. Research is an important part of the process - specialised magazines will provide reviews and prices for all types and models of cars. When you come to negotiate the purchase of your first car such information will prove vital.

  • Budget

    Budgetary constraints may render you unable to get the car that you really want, however buy the best you can afford. Every year of development in automotive is a step up in safety; crumple zones, standard fitment of safety features all improve with every new model.
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  • Shop around

    Shop around for insurance quotes, visit a number of difference comparison websites. The JD Power Satisfaction Survey compares different models in terms of reliability, dealer experience and so on. A small engine is wise for insurance reasons and fuel consumption.
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  • Watch and read car reviews

    Small new city cars worth investigating include the SEAT Mii, Skoda Citigo and VW Up, which are on the same platform. The Ford Fiesta is another small car with some brilliant points. A small engine is wise for insurance reasons and fuel consumption. Low tax and emissions make these smart buys for the first timers. 
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The Team's Top Turtle Wax Products

ESSENTIAL ZIP WAX 1L

ESSENTIAL ZIP WAX 1L

TOP TIP

The first step is to properly rinse the vehicle with a hose or bucket until the water runs clear to make sure all loose elements have been removed from the surface of the car. Use a specially formulated car care product like Turtle Wax Zip Wax Super Concentrate Wash & Wax to wash your car. Always start from the roof and work down to avoid spreading the dirt round and to avoid scratching the paint. Dry with a microfibre towel.
CLEARVUE GLASS CLEAN

CLEARVUE GLASS CLEAN

TOP TIP

Use a concentrated product such as Turtle Wax Clear Vue Glass Cleaner to cut through grease and tobacco stains. To avoid streaks, spray a couple of squirts onto each window and wipe off with a microfibre cloth.
ALL WHEEL CLEANER

ALL WHEEL CLEANER

TOP TIP

In order to clean off this dirt, the cleaning products need to be effective without causing damage to the surface. Spray Turtle Wax Alloy Wheel Cleaner generously over the wheel surface and use a brush or sponge to get into those hard to reach areas. Remember to rinse thoroughly for clean, sparkling wheels.
ESSENTIAL UPHOLSTERY CLEANER

ESSENTIAL UPHOLSTERY CLEANER

TOP TIP

Vacuum the interior to remove loose dirt and grit before using cleaning products. Use a product that will absorb and remove odours rather than mask them, such as Turtle Wax Interior 1 Upholstery & Carpet Cleaner to tackle any stains on the upholstery, mats or carpet.