Diary of a serial car lover 

All things automobile, the blog of Direct Gap.

How car dealerships are adapting to cope with coronavirus

How car dealerships are adapting to cope with coronavirus

The coronavirus has brought virtually every industry to its knees, and motoring has been no exception. Every motoring department has seen fundamental shifts, from the design and manufacture of vehicles through to the way they're bought. Provincial light is at the end of the tunnel, however, as since June 1st car dealers have begun being allowed to reopen.

By Beate Kubitz at 6 Jul 2020
Dealerships reopen with great discounts - here are 5 of our favourite deals!

Dealerships reopen with great discounts - here are 5 of our favourite deals!

As businesses begin to reopen with the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown, car dealerships across most of the UK are repeating the same tricks they used after the Global Financial Crisis 10 years ago – great deals with huge savings.

By Beate Kubitz at 22 Jun 2020
Top 10 best selling cars of 2020 so far

Top 10 best selling cars of 2020 so far

Buying a new car is a rite of passage, but with so many models on the market, it can feel overwhelming to know which model is right for you - especially if you are buying for the first time or looking to upgrade from your first car. To help you understand which car is best for you, we've looked at the best selling cars of 2020, according to SMMT data.

By Beate Kubitz at 1 Jun 2020
6 New Affordable Electric Cars for 2020

6 New Affordable Electric Cars for 2020

Electric cars continue to become more and more popular as consumers weigh up the environmental impacts of owning petrol and diesel-powered cars.

By Beate Kubitz at 18 May 2020
Gap Insurance for Second-Hand Cars

Gap Insurance for Second-Hand Cars

Emerging as an essential tool for car owners, GAP insurance covers a number of vehicle ownership areas that aren't typically considered. However, while it may be simple for new car owners, those purchasing a second-hand car may well be unsure of the value of GAP insurance. It's time to explore why GAP insurance is the right choice for your pre-loved vehicle, whether it's nearly new or has a few miles on the clock. Don't forget that the unexpected can happen at any time, so it's advisable to be prepped for every event.

By Beate Kubitz at 11 May 2020
Why buying a car online is becoming more popular

Why buying a car online is becoming more popular

In today's digital world, buying a car online is easier than ever. Many consumers enjoy the convenience of buying a car online, which has caused online car sales to skyrocket.

By Beate Kubitz at 4 May 2020