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Buying A Used Car? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Although buying a used car can be stressful, it can often save you lots of money compared to a brand new car. Whether you’re after a cheap urban runaround or your dream set of wheels, we have created this comprehensive used car buying guide to minimise the stress on your second-hand vehicle purchase journey. Nearly […]

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Getting Your Car Winter Ready

Is there anything worse than breaking down? Yes. Breaking down in the Winter. Did you know you’re twice as likely to break down in Winter months? Follow the Hippo Motor Finance Winter survival guide to ensure you’re doing everything possible to get your car geared up for the upcoming cold months. Car Battery In the […]

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Financing An Electric Car

Once a fantastical thought, now a reality unravelling before us – the demise of petrol and diesel cars and the sharp rise of electric vehicles. Benefits of leasing an electric car Electrified vehicles offer many advantages over petrol and diesel models. Cuts down fuel costs Fuelling an electric vehicle as opposed to fuelling a traditional […]

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Your Car Finance Questions Answered

Ten years ago the majority of car buyers would take what was then the ‘traditional’ car buying route – buying outright. Since then, car companies have introduced a car financing option making acquiring a car more affordable and realistic. With an option to simply acquire a car in return for monthly payments, getting a new […]

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What Is Car Finance?

The growing availability of car finance opens up the option to drive a car which may otherwise have been out of your budget. But, how exactly can you do it? It is more likely than not that financing a car will be one of the options available to you when buying your next car. If […]

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Leasing Or Financing A Used Car

  Used car leasing and finance deals come with modest payments and often certified used cars, making leasing a used car an appealing option. Many people think of car leasing, and wrongly assume that you can only lease brand new cars. In fact, this isn’t the case at all. Hippo Finance and Hippo Leasing specialise in used […]

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How Does Credit Affect Your Car Finance?

Car finance is quite a simple process; it allows you to afford the car of your dreams, without having to pay a large lump sum upfront to buy it. Financing a car lets you spread the cost of your new car over a set period of time, making the amount manageable. When the lease term […]

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Hippo Motor Finance – How It Works

Why have your dream car parked in your desktop background if you can have it parked in your driveway? Car finance aims to help you get your desired car without needing to splash out a huge lump sum to buy it outright. For many, the prospect of buying a car may seem unrealistic and unaffordable, […]

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Easter Opening Hours

Good Friday. Open: 9am – 4pm Easter Saturday. Open as usual: 8.30am-5.30pm Easter Sunday. Closed Bank Holiday Monday. Open: 9am – 4pm Happy Easter from us all

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Customise Your Finance

Did you know you can tailor your finance quote to suit your needs? Many think that car leasing has to be rigid and the terms are fixed, actually, that’s far from the truth. Here is how car finance works. Car leasing finance is completely down to you, your personal circumstances and financial stance, and how […]

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3 Reasons to Love Leasing…Your Next Car is Possible…

It’s that time of the year – the shelves have been stacked with chocolate heart-shaped lollipops and a sea of red cards. It’s official, valentine’s day is upon us. We are kicking off the season of loving and spreading love by telling you why you should fall for what everyone’s talking about, car leasing. You […]

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One Stop Shop Car Finance

These days we are busy, it seems busier than we used to be, even though things are much more convenient these days! We can literally plan and execute our whole lives from a small device we carry around in our pockets. They tell us where to go, where we need to be, who we need […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

Saturday 23th. Open: 9am – 5pm Sunday 24th. Closed Wednesday 27th. Open as usual: 8.30am-5.30pm Saturday 30th. Open as usual: 8.30am-5.30pm Sunday 31st. Showroom open as usual: 11am-4pm First day back in 2018 Tuesday 2nd January Merry Christmas from us all. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for your custom, and best wishes […]

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Top Five Rated Lego Cars

  Let’s face it, we all have a list of dream cars that we can only hope to have parked on our drive one day, don’t we? Ranging from the luxurious and exotic, to the completely absurd and maybe even a couple of the old school classics too. We’ve found a brilliant alternative to make […]

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The Best Van Conversions And Their Uses

Hippo Motor Finance recently had a Summer Family Day to celebrate our tenth anniversary. It was an amazing day thanks to the bright sunny weather and fantastic guests. We quenched our thirst with a mobile bar that came in the shell of the VW Camper van. That gave us an idea to see what other […]

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The Best & Worst James Bond Cars

James Bond has been saving the world for over 50 years, and in that time, he has driven an abundance of cars. Some have been truly legendary, and others have been downright appalling. Daniel Craig announced he would play James Bond for the last time in 2019 and we wanted to look back at the […]

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Do You Miss These Old Car Features?

Cars have continued to modernise and become more technical, with many features now running electronically or by computers. This makes it all easier for the driver to focus on driving. Not having to use his hands for much else except steering, but are there any features you miss? Are there features you don’t recognise because […]

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Love Island Blues – How To Use Your Time Now It’s Over

Love Island, the TV show that took the nation by storm has ended for another year. What are you to do with your time now that you can’t go home, make yourself a brew and watch couples fight, break up and get back together for the cash prize of £50K? Well, whilst we are sad […]

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Rising Insurance Costs see Motorists pay out over 18% more

Over the past year, motorists have seen a rise of over 18% on the cost of their insurance. This is seen as an average of £132 rise over the year. This means the average insurance premium is around £847 paid by drivers. In the past three months alone (April-June), there has been an 8% rise. […]

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The All New BMW Performance X3

BMW is on the march with their revamped luxury SUV range, starting with the new X3. The one we are excited about is the performance model, the BMW X3 M40i. This SUV will have all the luxury of an M Performance car with all the power that goes along with that legendary badge. It’s fourteen […]

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Which Cars Could Ronaldo Buy With £13 Million?

Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with tax fraud of £13 million (€14.7 million) by Spanish authorities. The superstar footballer is clearly not happy about this, but we had a thought. We know Ronaldo is a massive fan of collecting cars. Over the past decade, he has purchased over 19 cars worth more than £4 million. […]

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Treat Yourself To A Life Changing Road Trip Around The World

American author, Helen Keller said: “Life is either a great adventure or nothing” and an adventure it should be. There is no greater way of celebrating life and the world around us except through a road trip around the world. You will travel through a country rather than simply flying over it to your destination […]

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Who Qualifies For Business Car Leasing?

Business car leasing offers businesses the chance to get a great fleet of cars for a more affordable price. In the past, businesses would have been forced to purchase each car in their fleet outright. That’s no longer the case, thanks to car leasing. With car leasing, businesses simply place a deposit on each car […]

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The Driverless Cars Are Coming In 2020

Driverless cars have been the dream child of science fiction whether it be novels, comic books or films, the driverless car is a human dream. No longer. Driverless cars are closer than ever before and it is predicted we will see them on our roads as soon as 2020. Currently, there are 1.4 billion cars […]

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