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How to Spring Clean your Car

Nothing beats that clean, ‘fresh from the showroom’ feeling when you step into your car! However keeping your car well cleaned doesn’t just provide a nice experience for you but can also help you maintain the value of your vehicle. So how do you go about giving your car a proper spring clean?

10 Essential Checks before a Long Car Journey

Summer is approaching and it’s the time of year when many of us are planning longer car journeys, whether it’s travelling to see relatives, taking a break away in the UK or driving out of the country altogether!

Following these essential checks can help you drive more safely, avoid unnecessary breakdown and hopefully make it a stress-free trip!

Electric, Hybrid or PHEV?

When it comes to buying an electric car, there are currently three main types available: Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Plug-In Electric Vehicles, commonly known as PHEVs.

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...

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Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition
Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition

Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition

Red, Petrol, Manual

  • 17" alloy wheels
  • Climate Control
  • Alloy Wheels

HN61 XCJ (2012)

68,500 miles

Manual/Petrol

£4,490

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition

Red, Petrol, Manual

HN61 XCJ (2012)

68,500 miles

Ready To Test Drive

Manual/Petrol

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Excite 5dr [AC]
Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Excite 5dr [AC]

White, Petrol, Manual

  • Bluetooth
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Climate Control

Finance this car from
£92 per month

HV61 OPR (2011)

31,451 miles

£100 Fitted Extras!

£4,594

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Excite 5dr [AC]

White, Petrol, Manual

HV61 OPR (2011)

31,451 miles

Finance This Car From £92 Per Month

£100 Fitted Extras!

Peugeot 308 1.6 e-HDi 112 Active 5dr
Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308 1.6 e-HDi 112 Active 5dr

Blue, Diesel, Manual

  • Bluetooth
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • Climate Control

Finance this car from
£95 per month

DY62 LFO (2012)

68,879 miles

Manual/Diesel

£4,698

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Peugeot 308 1.6 e-HDi 112 Active 5dr

Blue, Diesel, Manual

DY62 LFO (2012)

68,879 miles

Finance This Car From £95 Per Month

Manual/Diesel

Peugeot 208 1.2 VTi Active 3dr
Peugeot 208

Peugeot 208 1.2 VTi Active 3dr

Black, Petrol, Manual

  • Bluetooth
  • 15" alloy wheels
  • Climate Control

FP13 KKA (2013)

41,264 miles

£495 Fitted Extras!

£4,985

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Peugeot 208 1.2 VTi Active 3dr

Black, Petrol, Manual

FP13 KKA (2013)

41,264 miles

Ready To Test Drive

£495 Fitted Extras!

Toyota AYGO 1.0 VVT-i Move 5dr
Toyota AYGO

Toyota AYGO 1.0 VVT-i Move 5dr

Blue, Petrol, Manual

  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Player
  • Electric Windows

Finance this car from
£93 per month

HN63 BSU (2013)

34,519 miles

Manual/Petrol

£4,990

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Toyota AYGO 1.0 VVT-i Move 5dr

Blue, Petrol, Manual

HN63 BSU (2013)

34,519 miles

Finance This Car From £93 Per Month

Manual/Petrol

Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI CR Elegance 5dr DSG
Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI CR Elegance 5dr DSG

Green, Diesel, Automatic

  • Dual Zone Digital Climate Control
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Parking Sensors

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£101 per month

HY12 OXZ (2012)

87,581 miles

£1,235 Fitted Extras!

£4,990

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI CR Elegance 5dr

Green, Diesel, Automatic

HY12 OXZ (2012)

87,581 miles

Finance This Car From £101 Per Month

£1,235 Fitted Extras!

Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi [70] Zetec 5dr

White, Diesel, Manual

BJ11 MXS (2011)

61,936 miles

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£4,998

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi [70] Zetec 5dr

White, Diesel, Manual

BJ11 MXS (2011)

61,936 miles

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Citroen C3 1.2 VTi VTR+ 5dr
Citroen C3

Citroen C3 1.2 VTi VTR+ 5dr

White, Petrol, Manual

  • Bluetooth
  • 15" alloy wheels
  • Parking Sensors

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£100 per month

MT13 HCC (2013)

49,925 miles

Manual/Petrol

£5,145

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Citroen C3 1.2 VTi VTR+ 5dr

White, Petrol, Manual

MT13 HCC (2013)

49,925 miles

Finance This Car From £100 Per Month

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