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How to get top dollar for your part exchange…

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How to get top dollar for your part exchange……What you need to know from the inside. We do want to give you as much money as possible for your car, we honestly do! And Here is why........................ 4 things you need to know to protect your wallet

1. Help Us Reward You

The cleaner your car is the less time it takes for us to get it back up for sale, hugely important to us. The cleaner your car is the less we have to spend putting it right, we would rather pay you the extra money to make the deal happen. In a competitive pricing era we need to be paying good money for part exchanges to make the deals happen. A £250 valuation swing could be the difference in you purchasing the new car or not, we want your business. You're not daft, you can go online and find out how much your car is worth, however, there is only so much a dealer can pay, the internet has squeezed the pricing disparity to benefit the customer but this has also reduced the ability to grossly over pay for stock.

2. Get Your Car Ready To Sell
Consider the possibility that you're going to sell the car within 7 to 10 days of starting your buying journey so get your car ready to sell. If you listed your car on ebay would you present it in the way you present it to a dealer for a valuation? Based on what we see regularly I would hope not. How much do you think you are losing financially by not giving your Dyson hoover one last go at your car? (remember you're going to sell it within the next 10 days)

3. Touch Up The Marks. Pens cost as little as £10, this could save you hundreds of pounds.

4. Ask for Help, we like to give it contrary to what you may have experienced elsewhere. it's almost impossible not to catch an alloy these days, the pain that I feel when I do mine is unbearable............. protect them with insurance, you will reap the rewards when you part exchange the car. Too late for the insurance? Ask and we can do them for cost price, we pay cost to repair these so you will to, we like to help.

MY EXPERT TIP
"Prepare your car for sale before you get it valued, it could be the difference between you affording the new car you desire or not"

Ryan K Luke

Car Finance Options Explained…

Car Finance Options Explained…

Posted on: 21st Jun 2018

Finding the right car that’s suitable for you is an exciting experience but deciding how to pay for your new car can be a challenge as there are various options to choose from, some of which not everyone fully understands. Below we will explain the most popular forms of payment options, to help you decide which one is right for you.

MOT Changes 2018

MOT Changes 2018

Posted on: 19th May 2018

As of 20th May 2018, the MOT test has undergone some of the most significant changes of its near 60-year history. Some of the changes include new defect categories, stricter rules for Diesel car emissions and some cars over 40-year-old will be exempt from the MOT test. The main changes which you need to know about are explained below.

Driving Test Changes In December 2017

Driving Test Changes In December 2017

Posted on: 4th Dec 2017

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have confirmed that from today (Monday 4th December), changes to the driving test are now in effect.

Winter Driving Questions Unveiled: Part 1

Winter Driving Questions Unveiled: Part 1

Posted on: 15th Nov 2017

With the cold winter days fast approaching and the dark nights now here, driving can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re driving to work, the shops or travelling to a relative’s home for Christmas ensuring your car is in full working condition is essential. Sometimes though, we forget some of the rules of the road during the colder months;...

Richard Hardie Staff Race To The Finish Line At The Great North Run 2017

Richard Hardie Staff Race To The Finish Line At The Great North Run 2017

Posted on: 13th Sep 2017

Last weekend (Sunday 10th September) some of our fitness fanatic staff completed the Great North Run, which is the largest half marathon in the UK with over 57,000 runners participating each year! Do you want to find out how our team got on? Read their inspiring stories below…

A Guide To Child Seat Laws

A Guide To Child Seat Laws

Posted on: 28th Aug 2017

Check out our handy guide on the new child seat laws and everything you need to know about choosing the correct seat for your child.

Valentine’s Day Road Trip Ideas

Valentine’s Day Road Trip Ideas

Posted on: 13th Feb 2017

Looking for something extra special to do this Valentine’s Day? How about a road trip? The UK has some wonderful places, especially around the North East. Here we share with you those places and how to make your Valentine’s Day that little more special.

Richard Hardie Raise over £378 for Save the Children

Richard Hardie Raise over £378 for Save the Children

Posted on: 30th Dec 2016

On Friday 16th December 2016 our Richard Hardie Centres in Ashington, Durham, Newcastle, Silverlink and Sunderland, flaunted their Christmas Jumpers to raise money for Save the Children. We had a great day playing various fundraising games and in all we raised £379.72 between our five Centres in the North East!

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

Posted on: 22nd Dec 2016

Here are our top winter driving tips to get you and your car through the next few months.

Taking Your Car Abroad

Taking Your Car Abroad

Posted on: 22nd Aug 2016

Our top tips on how to prepare for your European driving holiday.

Richard Hardie Durham to Complete Demanding Two Day Coast 2 Coast Challenge

Richard Hardie Durham to Complete Demanding Two Day Coast 2 Coast Challenge

Posted on: 14th Aug 2016

Some of the team at our Durham branch are embarking on a gruelling two day challenge later this month to support and raise money for excellent charities close to their hearts. The team are doing the Coast 2 Coast starting at Whitehaven on the 26th August and finishing the challenge at Sunderland on the 28th August 2016.

Abarth and Fiat Anniversary

Abarth and Fiat Anniversary

Posted on: 28th Jul 2016

The end of this month will see the 44th anniversary since Fiat and Abarth merged.

Chris Moody Celebrates 25 Years at Richard Hardie

Chris Moody Celebrates 25 Years at Richard Hardie

Posted on: 30th Jun 2016

Chris Moody celebrates 25 Years with the company on 1st July 2016. Chris originally started as an YTS apprentice for 2 years at the Chester le Street branch and then became employed on the 1st July 1991. Since then Chris has had many promotions from then and became Group Parts Manager in 2001.

Is Your Car Ready For Summer?

Is Your Car Ready For Summer?

Posted on: 26th Apr 2016

Our cars take a bit of a beating over the cooler months. Follow our tips to ensure your car is ready for long summer drives!

New Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition

Posted on: 5th Nov 2015

Recently a new special edition of the Abarth 595 has been launched to celebrate the brand becoming the official sponsorship and car supplier of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team.

Fiat 500 Abarth: What

Fiat 500 Abarth: What's It Like To Drive?

Posted on: 29th Jun 2015

You’ll have read reviews of the Fiat 500 Abarth before, of course. But anyone considering buying the performance supermini might like to know what it’s like to actually drive one.

Abarth To Launch Spicy 500X?

Posted on: 11th Jun 2015

The iconic Fiat 500X was launched to a great fanfair in Turin last autumn, with its sophisticated technology and driving capability. It was the first crossover in the 500 family and came in two handy editions: City and Off-Road.

The History of the Abarth 500

Posted on: 23rd Apr 2015

Today the Abarth brand is synonymous with impressive motoring engineering and design excellence.

Abarth to appear at UK supercar event

Posted on: 1st Sep 2014

Following it’s road debut and starring role as the ‘Official Car’ of the Gumball 3000 Rally and appearance at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed the Abarth 695 biposto will attend the Salon Privé event at Syon House on the 3rd to 5th September 2014.

Big star, small car! Clint Eastwood in his FIAT500

Big star, small car! Clint Eastwood in his FIAT500

Posted on: 25th May 2014

He can afford any car on this earth but forget a Lamborghini, the only Italian motor Clint Eastwood wants is a Fiat. The 83-year-old mega star arrived on set in Venice, California, in the Fiat 500 Hatchback.

Abarth 595 Special Edition

Abarth 595 Special Edition

Posted on: 27th Apr 2014

Fiat have launched a special edition Abarth 595 to celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary. The original Abarth was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in 1963, which propelled the original Fiat 500 into hot hatch territory.