Car Tips & Advice

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...

Car Buying Tips

There comes a time when your trusty companion of the last five years starts to look a bit tired and has probably seen better days. The rear view mirror is down in the passenger foot well, you're missing a wheel trim and the engine sings to its own beat. So that's it... You start to look for a new car, but where do you start?We have compiled a list of helpful tips to aid you in your buying experience. First, sit down with a pen and paper then list and understand your...

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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
  • Bluetooth
  • LED Headlights

Finance this car from
£224 per month

BJ64 WPV (2014)

47,428 miles

£1,780 Fitted Extras!

now £11,988

was £12,388

Seat Leon 2.0 TDI 184 FR 3dr

Red, diesel, manual

BJ64 WPV (2014)

47,428 miles

Finance This Car From £224 Per Month

£1,780 Fitted Extras!

BMW 3 Series Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo 2dr Auto
BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo 2dr Auto

Black, diesel, automatic

  • Sat Nav
  • Leather
  • Bluetooth

FJ11 LGK (2011)

90,247 miles

Automatic/Diesel

£14,500

BMW 3 Series Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo 2dr Auto

Black, diesel, automatic

FJ11 LGK (2011)

90,247 miles

Ready To Test Drive

Automatic/Diesel

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
£266 per month

FJ15 YMW (2015)

14,942 miles

£4,140 Fitted Extras!

now £15,998

was £16,998

Mini Hatchback 2.0 Cooper S D 5dr

Blue, diesel, manual

FJ15 YMW (2015)

14,942 miles

Finance This Car From £266 Per Month

£4,140 Fitted Extras!

BMW 4 Series 420d M Sport 2dr
BMW 420d

BMW 4 Series 420d M Sport 2dr

Blue, diesel, manual

  • Sat Nav
  • Leather
  • Bluetooth

Finance this car from
£352 per month

BL14 MBY (2014)

20,447 miles

£645 Fitted Extras!

now £20,394

was £20,988

BMW 4 Series 420d M Sport 2dr

Blue, diesel, manual

BL14 MBY (2014)

20,447 miles

Finance This Car From £352 Per Month

£645 Fitted Extras!

Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI R 3dr DSG
Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI R 3dr DSG

White, petrol, automatic

  • Bluetooth
  • Xenon Headlights
  • Upgraded Wheels

Finance this car from
£405 per month

SP15 ZNY (2015)

27,209 miles

Automatic/Petrol

£22,898

Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI R 3dr DSG

White, petrol, automatic

SP15 ZNY (2015)

27,209 miles

Finance This Car From £405 Per Month

Automatic/Petrol

Mercedes-Benz C Class C220 BlueTEC AMG Line Premium Plus 4dr Auto
Mercedes-Benz C220

Mercedes-Benz C Class C220 BlueTEC AMG...

Silver, diesel, automatic

  • Sat Nav
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Burmester Sound System

Finance this car from
£393 per month

PO64 XPD (2014)

30,383 miles

£3,715 Fitted Extras!

£22,898

Mercedes-Benz C Class C220 BlueTEC AMG

Silver, diesel, automatic

PO64 XPD (2014)

30,383 miles

Finance This Car From £393 Per Month

£3,715 Fitted Extras!

Audi A6 3.0 BiTDI Quattro 313 Black Edition 5dr Tip Auto
Audi A6

Audi A6 3.0 BiTDI Quattro 313 Black...

Grey, diesel, automatic

  • Sat Nav
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Leather

Finance this car from
£460 per month

DN64 HWX (2014)

48,056 miles

£3,945 Fitted Extras!

now £27,498

was £28,289

Audi A6 3.0 BiTDI Quattro 313 Black

Grey, diesel, automatic

DN64 HWX (2014)

48,056 miles

Finance This Car From £460 Per Month

£3,945 Fitted Extras!

Mercedes-Benz Viano 3.0 CDI Ambiente [Ex Long] 5dr Tip Auto
Mercedes-Benz Viano

Mercedes-Benz Viano 3.0 CDI Ambiente [Ex...

Brown, diesel, automatic

  • Sat Nav
  • Reversing Camera
  • Leather

Finance this car from
£521 per month

LG13 EFS (2013)

36,666 miles

Automatic/Diesel

now £27,798

was £28,998

Mercedes-Benz Viano 3.0 CDI Ambiente

Brown, diesel, automatic

LG13 EFS (2013)

36,666 miles

Finance This Car From £521 Per Month

Automatic/Diesel