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At Carcraft, we're really proud to be the Country's leading used car supermarket. We aim to make every part of the process as straightforward as possible and to help every customer drive away their ideal car. Here are some of the many reasons why thousands of customers choose to buy their car from Carcraft.
Finance options tailored for you

At Carcraft, we understand that purchasing a car is a considerable investment, so it’s essential to get the deal that’s best suited to your lifestyle. If you’re deciding on a finance option, we want to ensure that you’re completely satisfied with all elements of the deal - including your vehicle and the monthly repayments. We know that everyone’s circumstances are different and no two customers’ needs are the same. This means our team is in a position to offer our customers a range of flexible options to suit most budgets. Finance is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.

Comprehensive 1 Year Guarantee

Here at Carcraft, we believe that you should always be confident when purchasing a car from us, whether it is nearly new or a few years old. That's why we include a 1 year Drive Happy Guarantee with each of our cars as standard.

If something is to happen to your car in the first year of ownership, you can be confident that we are here to help. It doesn't have to end there either, at an additional cost we can also provide a 3, 4 and 5 year extended Drive Happy Guarantee for that extra peace of mind.

Please refer to our terms and conditions and note that the 1 year Drive Happy Guarantee excludes taxi/private hire drivers (we offer a Business Guarantee for those who use their car for work - no one has to miss out!)

Servicing for 1 year

Even the finest, smoothest-running cars should be regularly serviced and, here at Carcraft, we are happy to carry this out free of charge during your first year as the owner of one of our vehicles.

At our Carcraft Service Centre, staffed by our team of expert mechanics, you can expect everything outlined by your car manufacturer’s schedule to be covered as part of our service. All labour costs and consumable items, such as screen wash and oil, are included according to whether you opt for our Interim or Premium service when buying.

See our terms and conditions for full details.

Showrooms across the UK open until late every night

We take pride in offering quality used cars to people across the UK, and with 11 showrooms dotted around the country, you’ll have no trouble in finding a branch of Carcraft near you. Everything we do is centred around making it as easy as possible for you to find and buy the car of your dreams. We also understand that everyone has different working schedules, so we keep our showrooms open until 9:00pm each weeknight, and until late on weekends (please see individual sites for exact opening times) – meaning you’re able to come and browse the cars we have on offer when it suits you.

MOT in the first year

An MOT – you can’t drive your car without one if its over 3 years old, but it can be an unwelcome surprise with the cost it brings. Fortunately, at Carcraft we will carry out an MOT test free of charge if your vehicle needs one in its first year of your ownership.


Don’t forget as well that, even after the first year, we can still save you up to £14 per MOT at our service centres, and that we can double this up with a vehicle service to lower costs and inconvenience further.

Quality Checked Vehicles

When buying a car, we understand that the last thing you are looking for is a vehicle that makes a nuisance of itself from day one. That’s why not a single one of our cars becomes available for sale until it’s passed a rigorous 120-point inspection, carried out by our qualified team of mechanics. With a full valet included too, your next car will look every bit as good as it functions.

For added peace of mind, our cars are also HPI checked, so you can be confident that they won’t come with any hidden baggage, easing concerns of write-offs or outstanding finance under previous ownership.

7 day drive away insurance

We understand that buying a car is an exciting process for anyone – from motoring enthusiasts to growing young families. We also do our best to ensure you’re ready to get straight onto the road by providing free comprehensive insurance cover for the first seven days of ownership. This HPI drive-away insurance is available to all customers over the age of 21, which means you’ll have plenty of time to compare prices and find the best long-term cover to suit your vehicle and budget. What’s more, our cover notes can be arranged in the space of an hour, so you could be driving your new vehicle home today.

You can drive your new car away today!

When you’ve gone through the process of buying a new car, the last thing you want is to wait days before getting behind the wheel. This is why our customers are able to drive away on the day. There are just a few items you need to bring with you: a full driving licence and its counterpart, a utility bill from the last three months that bears your current address and some proof of signature. Recent wage slips are required if you’re arranging finance, and with part exchanging, we’ll require documents for the old vehicle. Lastly, our customers need their current insurance details.

Guaranteed part exchange on your old car

At Carcraft, we guarantee that we will take your old car in part exchange – regardless of its make and model, and even its age and condition. If it doesn’t have an MOT certificate, that’s not an issue either - we can still accept it in part exchange for any of the models we currently have in stock. To make things even easier, we only ask you to bring along the vehicle’s documents and any relevant items – such as the log book (V5), previous MOT details and spare keys or service records. Even if there is outstanding finance on your car, we can accept it.

RAC Roadside, Recovery and Home start

Is there a more miserable experience than a puncture or flat battery? At least the blow can be softened if you have adequate cover, which is what we provide here at Carcraft.

With the RAC Roadside, Recovery and Homestart package, help is at hand if you have a breakdown anywhere in the UK within your first year of ownership – whether it’s a long way from home or on your own drive. While a breakdown is something all of us hope to avoid, this service is worth its weight in gold should one occur.

See our terms and conditions for more info.

Massive choice

As we have thousands of cars in our range, with models from up to 40 of the world’s favourite manufacturers, all of our customers are sure to be spoilt for choice. Each of our centres stocks everything from smaller, more compact models and hatchbacks suitable for urban life to people carriers and other cars best suited to large families. Our extensive range also includes a host of 4x4s, convertibles and sports cars for the more adventurous drivers out there. Whether you’re looking for a newer version of your current vehicle or something completely different, drop in to your nearest Carcraft centre today – we really do have something for everyone.

7 Day 'no quibble' exchange policy

We stock so many cars simply because there’s a different make and model out there for everyone. We also realise that buying a quality used car is a big decision to make – after all, it’s going to serve you for years to come. This is why we’re happy to offer all of our customers the chance to bring their new vehicle back to us for an exchange within seven days of purchasing. If you’re not getting on with your new car as well as you’d hoped, and it hasn’t travelled further than 500 miles since delivery, we’re happy to swap it for an alternative of your choice from one of our showrooms – so what have you got to lose?

HPI check on every car as standard

When you’re buying a new car, the last thing you need is to find out that it has a bit of a shaky history. Unfortunately, thefts and write-offs occur in the UK every day, and this is exactly why all of the cars we sell have been HPI-checked to provide you with the peace of mind you need to enjoy your driving experience for years to come.

Test drive as many cars as you like

It’s important to us that you drive away in the car best suited to you, your family and the life you lead. Whether this means test driving one car and falling in love with it or trying half a dozen, we can help. As long as you hold a full UK driving licence, you can come and try out any of the cars in our range. Either contact your nearest showroom and make an appointment, or drop in to take a look at the cars we have on offer. With such an extensive range, there’s sure to be something that takes your fancy.

RAC Accident Care

Unfortunately, accidents do happen, even for the most careful of drivers. If you are unlucky enough to be involved in such an incident, taking the right steps to sort things out is unlikely to be the first thing on your mind. This is exactly why we offer one year’s RAC Accident Care to all of our customers. The Accident Care package provides drivers with comprehensive assistance in times of trouble. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, you can rest assured that expert advisors will be on hand to offer immediate help and guidance on what to do next.