Car Tips & Advice

Car Finance – Are You Able to Upgrade Your Car Right Now?

Many people who have bought a car with car finance wonder when they can upgrade or change their car. If you financed your current vehicle and have owned that vehicle for in excess of 2½ years it is likely that you could now be in a position to upgrade to a far newer car with far less mileage for a similar monthly payment.

Quality Used Mercedes-Benz at Imperial Car Supermarkets

With a range of models, Mercedes have a car for everyone. The mid sized A Class is a great family hatchback, extremely economical (especially the diesels), yet remaining sporty and stylish. For a sleeker more executive saloon there is the C Class with a wide range of engines to choose from. For ultimate comfort and luxury the E Class has space, practicality and a particularly impressive level of equipment.

Bright Sunshine Yellow Cars for sale Southampton & Northampton

With the Summery weather, many people are actively looking to replace their old car, actively seeking out quality used vehicles. What better colour for Summer than bright yellow? This feel good colour can lift your spirits all year round whatever the weather, and Imperial Car Supermarkets has some great yellow city cars and hot hatches for sale at low prices and mileage. Reasons to buy a yellow car:-       A recent study by iSeeCars.com found that yellow cars depreciate...

Buy Nearly New Used Cars Southampton & Northampton

When it comes to buying a quality used car, it really does make sense to buy from Imperial Car Supermarkets. At our Southampton, Northampton, Portsmouth and Fleet showrooms we sell many ‘nearly new’ cars. All under 18 months of being on the road; these cars offer completely amazing value. Every car at Imperial car Supermarkets is thoroughly checked over by the RAC, and all can be viewed with their documents on our website and in branch. To find our range of ‘Nearly New’ cars...

Baffled by BMW? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, X, Z, M)

If we say 'Five Thirty', do you think three-litre German saloon or home time?

With so many cars in the BMW line up, it's easy to be baffled by the badges on Beemers... But never fear! Imperial Car Supermarkets are here, and we're going to show you that understanding the BMW range is as easy as One Two Three.

 

1 Series

The BMW 1 Series first arrived in 2004, and was initially available only as a five-door hatchback. A...

Tips for driving in winter conditions

Here’s the Imperial Car Supermarket’s top tips for driving in cold weather.

Keep yourself warm, all of these could be life savers if you get stuck in a Winter traffic jam

Wear (or take) a thick coat, scarf, gloves and a hatLadies, you might consider popping a jumper & trousers in the boot – imagine being at a stand still for hours wearing a dress!Sensible shoes or boots – handy if you have to get out and walkA warm blanket

Don’t forget your...

Jargon Buster

Our friends over at Sunday Times Driving have compiled a great list to attack the car acronyms and jargon! 

So don't get all confused about the ACC and RPM's - check out this great guide to help you through it!

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A-pillar: The two vertical struts sitting either side of and supporting the windscreen. The A-pillars are a critical part of the crash structure and increasingly house a side airbags, so have widened over the years. Some A-pillars are split in...

Imperial Car Supermarkets - genuine, open and transparent

Our aim is to help our customers find, pick, compare and fully evaluate quality used cars before making a visit to one of our showrooms.Genuine Used CarsIt can sometimes be hard to compare one carshop, car dealership or car supermarket with another. At Imperial Cars we are proud to say that all of our cars are genuine, all have been independently RAC Inspected and put through extensive evaluation at our new preparation centre before being made available for sale. How do we differ from our...

Buy A Premium Quality Used Car from Imperial Car Supermarkets

Many people know that new cars depreciate rapidly, indeed it’s been estimated that you could lose as much as £5,000 just by driving off in a brand new car – that’s before even clocking a mile on the odometer! With an Imperial Car Supermarkets quality used car you can be assured the majority of their depreciation has taken place already. All of the cars we sell are between 2 – 5 years old, priced nationally and independently checked by the RAC onsite. This ensures that we are...

How To Get The Most Money For Your Part Exchange

The value of your car in part exchange can vary depending on a number of factors; Age, Mileage, Specification, Condition,  Service History and HPI Status. Prior to going to a garage to view a potential new car and have your part exchanged valued we advise the following to help achieve the highest value possible. ConditionIt is always a good idea to give your car a good thorough clean or have it valeted professional before seeking a part exchange valuation. This gives you...

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Seat Leon 2.0 TDI 184 FR 3dr [Technology Pack]
Seat Leon

Seat Leon 2.0 TDI 184 FR 3dr [Technology...

Red, diesel, manual

  • Sat Nav
  • Leather
  • Bluetooth

Finance this car from
£210 per month

BJ64 WPV (2014)

47,428 miles

£1,780 Fitted Extras!

now £11,087

was £12,388

Seat Leon 2.0 TDI 184 FR 3dr

Red, diesel, manual

BJ64 WPV (2014)

47,428 miles

Finance This Car From £210 Per Month

£1,780 Fitted Extras!

Mini Hatchback 2.0 Cooper S D 5dr [Chili/Media Pack XL]
Mini Hatchback

Mini Hatchback 2.0 Cooper S D 5dr...

Blue, diesel, manual

  • Sat Nav
  • Leather
  • Bluetooth

Finance this car from
£259 per month

FJ15 YMW (2015)

14,942 miles

£4,140 Fitted Extras!

now £15,186

was £15,998

Mini Hatchback 2.0 Cooper S D 5dr

Blue, diesel, manual

FJ15 YMW (2015)

14,942 miles

Finance This Car From £259 Per Month

£4,140 Fitted Extras!

Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi XE 5dr

Silver, diesel, manual

LC56 YLO (2006)

111,309 miles

In
Preparation

Inspected

£3,450

Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi XE 5dr

Silver, diesel, manual

LC56 YLO (2006)

111,309 miles

Ready To Test Drive

Manual/Diesel

Audi A4 2.0T FSI SE 4dr

Blue, petrol, manual

CU06 RXL (2006)

121,000 miles

In
Preparation

Inspected

£3,450

Audi A4 2.0T FSI SE 4dr

Blue, petrol, manual

CU06 RXL (2006)

121,000 miles

Ready To Test Drive

£815 Fitted Extras!

In
Preparation

Citroen DS3 1.6 HDi 16V 110 DSport 3dr
Citroen DS3

Citroen DS3 1.6 HDi 16V 110 DSport 3dr

Yellow, diesel, manual

  • Bluetooth
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Parking Sensors

Finance this car from
£122 per month

AF60 PCU (2010)

90,418 miles

£1,600 Fitted Extras!

now £3,590

was £4,980

Citroen DS3 1.6 HDi 16V 110 DSport 3dr

Yellow, diesel, manual

AF60 PCU (2010)

90,418 miles

Finance This Car From £122 Per Month

£1,600 Fitted Extras!

Citroen C1 1.0i VTR 5dr [AC]
Citroen C1

Citroen C1 1.0i VTR 5dr [AC]

Black, petrol, manual

  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Player
  • Child Locks

Finance this car from
£106 per month

WR60 AVL (2010)

31,035 miles

Manual/Petrol

£3,925

Citroen C1 1.0i VTR 5dr [AC]

Black, petrol, manual

WR60 AVL (2010)

31,035 miles

Finance This Car From £106 Per Month

Manual/Petrol

Mazda 2 1.3 TS 3dr [AC]
Mazda 2

Mazda 2 1.3 TS 3dr [AC]

Silver, petrol, manual

  • Air Conditioning
  • On Board Computer
  • ISOFIX

Finance this car from
£137 per month

KX59 KVY (2009)

59,723 miles

Manual/Petrol

£3,990

Mazda 2 1.3 TS 3dr [AC]

Silver, petrol, manual

KX59 KVY (2009)

59,723 miles

Finance This Car From £137 Per Month

Manual/Petrol

In
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Vauxhall Corsa 1.2i 16V SXi 5dr [AC]
Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2i 16V SXi 5dr [AC]

Black, petrol, manual

  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Alloy Wheels
  • MF Steering Wheel

Finance this car from
£141 per month

PK59 HRF (2009)

65,429 miles

Manual/Petrol

£3,995

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2i 16V SXi 5dr [AC]

Black, petrol, manual

PK59 HRF (2009)

65,429 miles

Finance This Car From £141 Per Month

Manual/Petrol