Why Buy a Used Car from a Howards?
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Why Buy a Used Car from a Howards main franchised Dealership?


We always offer expert advice to ensure customers spend their money wisely.


We will work tirelessly to provide quality service tailored to the needs of the customer and the vehicle they drive.

Value for Money

We will commit to providing excellent value for money by combining fair prices with high quality service.


We will treat our customers, suppliers and employees with respect.


We will always work to deliver the products and services the customer needs when they need them.

When it comes to choosing your next car, it can be an exciting and concerning experience in equal measure!

The excitement comes from the prospect of replacing your current vehicle with a newer model that is perhaps more stylish, comfortable, spacious, economical, versatile and reliable. The concern is making sure you not only select a car that meets your future requirements but also in finding a Dealership that you can trust and that offers genuine value for money and exceptional after sales care.

At Howards, we understand these challenges and have tailored our used car proposition to maximise your excitement and minimise your concerns!

"Quality and Value you can Trust"

How does Howards deliver this promise?


Vehicle Preparation

Every vehicle displayed and sold by Howards undergoes a rigorous process of preparation and reconditioning carried out by our highly trained technicians. 

Provenance Checks

We work with the globally respected company 'Experian' to check the provenance of all vehicles that we present for sale. We specifically ensure:

  • There is no outstanding Finance on the vehicle

  • That it has not been stolen

  • That has not been subject to an insurance write-off

  • That the accuracy of the recorded mileage has been verified


Where appropriate, all cars are delivered with a minimum of 6 months MOT.

Minimum 12-month Warranty

Many of our cars are presented for sale with the remainder of the manufacturer warranty. In all cases, the warranty will be for a minimum of 12 months from the point at which you buy the car giving you peace of mind in the first year of motoring. We will always explain how this warranty can be extended to provide cover for longer periods of ownership.

Consumer Credit and Insurance Products

As an Appointed Representative that is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, we are able to offer Consumer Credit (subject to status) and advise you on a range of general insurance products. Our objective is to clearly explain how you can fund the purchase of your next car and ways in which you can protect your investment going forwards.

Service Plans

We offer a range of plans to help you budget for future servicing requirements. This is an affordable way to ensure you maintain the operational efficiency of your car and protect its future value.So.......if you are thinking of buying a used car, you need to look no further than Howards. It is simply quality and value that you can trust!

*Excludes Used Car Centre & Lotus Branches

Why buy a used car from the Used Car Centre?

Where does stock for the Howards Used Car Centre come from?

Every car we stock and sell has been sourced from part-exchanges taken into one of the main franchised dealerships within our Group.

Why are these cars not being sold from one of these franchised dealerships?

Our Used Car Centre stocks products for which we do not hold a main dealer franchise or cars that are perhaps slightly older or higher in mileage than you might normally find on a franchised dealer forecourt.

Are there genuine benefits to me buying from Howards Used Car Centre rather than another independent garage?

We firmly believe there are many benefits including our 'Every car' promise:

  • Every car undergoes a 140 point mechanical check before sale

  • Every car is sold with a minimum of 6 months MOT

  • Every car is sold with a minimum of 6 months RAC Warranty

  • Every car is provenance checked with Experian for outstanding finance, theft and insurance write-off

  • Every car is available with consumer credit (subject to status)

There are few independent garages who can offer this comprehensive 'peace of mind' motoring AND present such excellent value for money.

Interested in learning how finance can be the perfect option for you?

Find out more about how finance can be the right option for you by visiting our Finance Explained page where we lay out your options and the benefits on finance.

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  • Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only. Company Number: 1108986

    We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to the manufacturer lender linked directly to the particular franchise you are purchasing your vehicle from, who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent may also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.