Bath Father Of Two Takes First Place In Nationwide Competition

One lucky customer at ACF Car Finance Limited in Bristol has driven away with more than they bargained for after winning first prize in a New Year competition held across the UK.

Steven Herridge, of Bath, entered the free customer prize draw organised by ACF Car Finance, which gave every customer who purchased a car from one of its eight showrooms nationwide between 29th and 31st December 2009 a chance to win a fantastic cash amount.

After purchasing his new Peugeot 107 at the branch based on the Avonbridge Trading Estate, Steven took first place and was awarded the £1000 prize amount.

Father of two, Steven said: ”Winning the £1000 first prize has been a great start to the New year for me and my family. I’ve been very pleased with the service from ACF Car Finance already and am delighted with the car.”

Lorry driver Steven intends to spend the money on a family holiday to Florida, a destination they have enjoyed visiting in past years.

Mark Moore, the Bristol branch manager said: “This is great news for Steven and the branch. The competition has been a great way of giving our customers an extra bonus for choosing ACF Car Finance.

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M&S Car Insurance Reveals Drivers Take To The Road In New Cars Without Fully Understanding Them

A survey by M&S Car Insurance has found that many drivers will take to the road in their new vehicle without fully understanding how the car works. With many drivers set to pick-up the keys to their new ’10’ registration-plate vehicles on 1st March, drivers are being urged by M&S to get to know their new cars before heading out on the road.

M&S Car Insurance Reveals Drivers Take To The Road In New Cars Without Fully Understanding Them

The M&S Car Insurance commissioned poll found that only 12% of car drivers will fully read the manual before driving off in a car (new or used) for the first time.

When driving a car for the first time over a third of drivers (35%) don’t read the manual at all beforehand, while 51% of drivers will simply flick through it. The research found that women (40%) are more likely to drive a car without reading the manual, compared to 30% of men.

Almost a fifth (19%) of drivers admitted that they work out how to use features such as the windscreen wipers, hazards lights and CD player, as they drive. As a result, only 21% of drivers say they feel very confident that they know how everything works before taking a car out for the first time.

The research showed that, from a list of 10 common issues, the top five features drivers struggle to get to grips with in a car they are driving for the first time are:
– Finding the handle to open the bonnet
– Working out how to use the CD player or radio
– Finding how to alter the seat position
– Locating the headlights switch
– Working out how to use the windscreen wipers

David Wells, M&S Head of Insurance, said: “Whether it’s a brand new car or a used vehicle, most garages should talk you through a vehicle before you drive it away. To avoid taking risks and potentially causing an accident, it is important to take time to familiarise yourself with the features of a car that’s new to you.”

Further information about M&S Premier Car Insurance as well as key features is available by contacting M&S Money or through the M&S Money website.

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To simplify the highly competitive and complex market of Auto Car Insurance, has introduced an online auto insurance quote provider service. When one buys a car, a considerable sum of money is invested in it. It needs to be insured from any sort of accident and provides all of these services like coverage, deductable and other related insurance variables. All the quotes provided by the are authentic and compiled from the various insurance partners and not from a single insurance provider. This gives consumer the option to  compare insurance quotes so that one can choose the best one as per the needs.

In response to a query official commented, “Our team makes it sure that the customer gets the best deal in a relatively small amount of time. It saves a lot of time as the customer does not have to go from one agent to another agent asking about the quotes. We provide it at the same place and just at the click of a mouse.” The response also added that to get a quote one has to submit some basic information like name, address, information related to the car and the driving history of the car owner to get the  online insurance quotes. official also stressed on the fact that the need for arose due to the lack of any credible source to provide the best insurance deals to the customers while saving their money, time and effort at the same time. Team at the works in tandem with the wide array of insurance providers and makes sure that the results are up to date. The results can also be delivered as per the area of residence. While providing best deals to the customers, promises to keep improving and will come up with new features in the times to come.

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Enfield Customer Gears Up For 2010 With Cash Win!

One lucky customer of ACF Car Finance Limited in Dunstable is gearing up for a great 2010 after winning one of two large cash prizes following a nationwide competition.

Enfield Customer Gears Up For 2010 With Cash Win!

Wayne Hedges, of Enfield, entered the free customer prize draw organised by ACF Car Finance which gave every customer who purchased a car f r o m one of its eight nationwide showrooms, between 29 and 31 December 2009, the chance to win one of two cash sums.

Wayne was the lucky runner-up, winning the £500 prize, after driving away in his new Peugeot 307 f r o m the ACF Car Finance showroom on London Road (A5).

“I’m really shocked to have won this fantastic cash prize. The timing couldn’t be better. It’s going to come in really useful having just moved into a new flat. I’m looking forward to spending it on a new leather sofa” Wayne commented.

The first prize winner was ACF Car Finance Bristol customer Stephen Herridge, who won £1,000.

Chetan Patel, the recently appointed Branch Manager of ACF Car Finance Dunstable, added: “The prize draw competition was a great incentive. It felt good to be able to give our customers a chance to win a large cash prize and it proved incredibly popular as many people would have liked the cash to help pay off their New Year bills after Christmas.

“It’s fantastic to see such a worthy winner as Wayne who we know will benefit f r o m the money, using it to help settle into his new place.”

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Record Breaking Start To 2010 For ACF Car Finance

January has seen the strongest ever start to a year for sub-prime car dealer ACF Car Finance Limited, who revealed that it has smashed two of its most significant records so early in the 2010 trading period.

Record Breaking Start To 2010 For ACF Car Finance

Despite the difficult climate and winter traditionally being a tough time for car retail, the market leading dealer achieved its best December on record for applications processed and has also seen the highest volume of applications ever processed in a single day on 4 January.

Norman Beaumont, Sales and Marketing Director for ACF Car Finance, commented: “We are delighted, given the tough trading conditions, that demand for our unique offering remains so strong. This is a great achievement for the whole team.

“New Year is a time when people take stock of their finances and make purchasing decisions according to their lifestyle needs and budget. By continuing to offer a wide variety of cars, finance tailored to each customer’s individual circumstances and excellent customer and Aftersales service, we are experiencing more interest than ever before.

“Our understanding of the sub-prime market place, being able to adapt quickly to changes, whilst always embracing our Treating Customers Fairly principles, have been key to achieving this success.”

Lorna Rossi, Head of Call Centre and Business Acquisition at ACF Car Finance adds: “We’re delighted with such a fantastic result which is testament to the excellent level of service we offer right from the start of the customer journey at our Call Centre. We then hand over to our Sales Executives who are fully trained to be able to offer flexible finance for each customer according to their needs, with cars starting from as little as £25 per week.

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