The wraps are finally off, the new Porsche Taycan is here. After months of speculation and teaser shots, Porsche recently took the covers off of their all-new and first, fully electric machine and it’s called the Taycan.
As the popularity of electric cars rises at an unrelenting pace, car manufacturers around the world are having to keep up and supply this increasing demand. Initially slow off of the mark, the more established motor manufacturers were arguably slow to react to the threat ...
At SW Car Supermarket we are perfectly placed to help you in discovering your next car. With two locations in Peterborough, we hold over 1000 vehicles in group stock and are East Anglia’s largest independent Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Volkswagen specialist.
Whether you are in the market for a smart hatchback, a practical SUV for the family or an executive saloon, we are more than likely to have the right car for you. Whatsmore, all of our cars are fairly priced and we place emphasis on unriv...
Mercedes-Benz, one of the worlds oldest and most prestigious car makers. It’s three-pointed star emblem is known the world over and its illustrious history has positioned itself to be a brand that is highly sought after.
Mercedes-Benz has long been about performance and prestige and the current model line up stays true to this ethos and this ethos runs through all of their vehicles whether that a hatchback, saloon or SUV.
At SW Car Supermarket we are proud to offer for sale a fantastic r...
At SW Car Supermarket, we are proud of our reputation for serving Peterborough and the surrounding area with quality used cars that are sold with great customer service at the heart of everything that we do.
Whilst we are a business that is still growing, throughout our expansion our business has stayed true to our founding ethos, which is to provide the best customer experience possible. At SW Car Supermarket and SW Car Superstore, we genuinely care about our customers. That’s why when y...
SW Car Supermarket, home to a great selection of cars at the lowest prices. Serving Peterborough and the surrounding East Anglia area, we strive to bring our customers the largest selection of vehicles possible and the recent opening of our new SW Car Superstore has further enhanced that selection.
Coming to life off the back of several years of growth for the company, the new site at John Wesley Road opens at a very exciting time for SW Car Supermarket as we look to capitalise on our position ...
In the summertime, there is nothing better than feeling the wind in your hair. The open road, the roof down and nothing but you and the open road. It’s an exciting recipe and a summer that's best enjoyed behind the wheel of this, our car of the week.
Meet the BMW 4 Series 420D M Sport Convertible. A powerful yet comfortable convertible, it’s the perfect companion for summer and it’s available now at SW Car Supermarket and SW Car Superstore.
Finished in deep metallic red paint...
At SW Car Supermarket and SW Car Superstore, we go about our business differently. We believe that your car buying experience should be something to get excited about and ultimately enjoy. That’s why we go out of our way to deliver the best possible service for our customers.
From the moment you make a phone call or walk through the door at one of our dealerships, you’ll be treated fairly by one of our friendly customer service teams. We pride ourselves on our approach. Absolutely n...
The automotive industry has been through some dramatic changes over the last few years. As car buyers become more environmentally conscious, the rise in electric vehicles has continued at an unrelenting pace and it’s a theme that looks set to carry on long into the future.
It’s hard to ignore it, the future is electric. Just how long it will be until we are all driving around in fully electric vehicles remains to be seen, however, what is clear, is that they are here and they are ve...
Do you ask yourself whether it’s safe and legal to do so before passing another vehicle?
Dangerous overtaking could lead to penalty points and an unlimited fine. Motorists caught overtaking recklessly face an on-the-spot fine of £100 and three penalty points. But if the police deem the offence to be serious you could receive a much larger fine, nine penalty points, and even a driving ban should your case go to court.
Did you know that the Highway Code states that if the road ...
Used car Supermarket of the Year – Highly Commended and Best Car Website of the Year - Finalist
CarDealer – Used Car Awards 2018
The awards, sponsored by Black Horse, took place at The Brewery in London on the 26th November.
It presented the best in business within the used car industry with an opportunity to go head-to-head in many categories and recognises the hard work and professionalism that the best used car dealers do on a day by day basis.
SW Car Supermarket are proud to ...
41% believed more visible law enforcement is needed and 22% advocate stronger penalties. Many feel that the law isn’t advertised enough, with some saying signs should be displayed on our roads.
The change to 6 points is enough to ban those with less than two years’ experience. To get back to driving these offenders have to retake both the theory and practical parts of the driving test.
Of course some people wouldn’t dream of using a mobile phone whilst driving but others seem...
MOT test changes have been on the cards for some time
Changes include new categories, further emissions testing and other measures to make vehicles on British roads even safer.
Over 30 million cars are MOT tested annually, with any car over three years old requiring a mandatory MOT test to be road-worthy. Cars over 40 years old also do not require a test under the new changes. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Authority (DVSA) announced that it was making the changes to comply with a new EU dir...
Stylish, comfortable and hi-tech, that’s how our new Peterborough Used Car Showroom has been described.
Our Peterborough car dealership has a stunning new look after adopting the brand’s innovative and exciting 21st century showroom concept.
SW Car Supermarket provides the region’s most cutting edge used car sales environments, with technology and creature comforts combined to enhance the overall customer experience.
The concept replaces the traditional sales focused sh...
Motorists could be fined for driving too close to cyclists under a safety review
Ministers will consider reforms to penalise “intimidatory driving”, and the aim is to reduce the number of cyclists and pedestrians injured on our roads.
It is considered by ministers that the measures will help to make bikes the natural choice for shorter journeys.
The review by the Department for Transport is likely to consider imposing mandatory passing distances to prevent motorists overtaking too...
The state of repair on UK roads will be felt for a long time.
While the snow caused serious short-term travel disruption, motorists will sadly be suffering its consequences for months and possibly years to come.
Our roads were already in a poor state of repair before the extreme cold weather hit, so Siberian weather was the last thing our roads needed as the freezing conditions wreak havoc with any road surface that is in bad repair.
In its quarterly Pothole Index the RAC tracks vehicle break...
In the UK there are now over 38 million motorists on the roads.
The RAC also highlights that it is vital that Britain’s politicians, transport authorities and motor industry take their views into account when shaping policies and plans for the future.
The RAC interviewed more than 1,700 motorists to gather information for their report and we have picked some items out that we though you would be interested in.
Drivers main concerns can be br...
Clearing snow off of your car can help you avoid fines and keep you safe.
We all know the feeling, especially given the recent weather conditions. You go out to your car to find it covered tyre to roof in snow – it’s a sinking feeling, one where your hands will inevitably suffer from getting cold, your socks will probably get wet and you will end up getting in your car cold and soggy.
To avoid this it can be tempting to just wipe your windscreen clear, jump in the ...
Let’s take a look at when you should replace them.
Tyres are the only contact point your car has with the road, so it is crucial you keep your tyres in good condition and change them when needed.
Did you know that a worn tyre can cost you three points on your license and a £2,500 fine.
When should my tyres be replaced?
The minimum tyre depth is 1.6mm across the central three quarters of they tyre. If your tyres are less than 1.6mm across the tyre the...
Does your local police force have working cameras?
UK Police forces have released figures stating that of the 2,838 speed cameras, in the UK only 1,486 are active.
All 45 police forces were sent freedom of information requests and 36 responded with information about their speed cameras. There are four police forces that don’t have their cameras on at all, these forces are Northampton, Durham, Cleveland, and North Yorkshire. Northampton added that they kept their camera housin...
Unfortunately they will be on your license for a few years.
Whether you have received points for speeding, or another offence, unfortunately they will be on your license for a few years.
Having points on your license is a real pain, as it usually means your insurance premium will rise and it can make renting vehicles tricky. However, all is not lost, they do disappear eventually and we are going to have a look at how long this is.
Points on your license fall into three categ...
We have put together a list of the benefits you will enjoy.
Looking to trade your car in?
When a customer is looking to purchase their next car from us it is common that they are also looking to sell their old car.
If you are thinking of selling your car to us but want to know more about it, then we have put together a list of the benefits you will enjoy.
1. Saving time
Since you can sell your old car directly to us, you will only need to deal with one buyer - us. We...
At SW Car Supermarket our team are here to help you choose the right car.
We know there is a lot to consider when buying a new car – Will it be large enough for my family? What mpg will I get? Am I getting a good deal? Will the car come with a comprehensive warranty? Can I get the car on finance? These are just some of the many questions we get everyday.
We have made it our promise to ensure our customers get the answers to all their questions, and our team do everything they can t...
A new research project is set to run until 2020 to see if 20mph zones improve safety and cut road deaths.
A new research project is set to run until 2020 to see if 20mph zones improve safety and cut road deaths. If found to be successful we could see 20mph appear more frequently on local roads.
This research is taking place in Edinburgh and Belfast, where some of their 30mph speed limits have been cut to 20mph. Edinburgh University will then be conducting the research to see if these red...
On the 24th April tougher punishments were introduced for people caught speeding in England and Wales.
The new guidelines will see drivers caught doing 41mph in a 20mph zone or 101mph on a motorway fined up to 175% of their weekly income. Previously this was capped at 100%.
The new regulations are a great way to deter regular speed offenders; it should make people think twice before pushing over 100mph on a motorway.
The new fines are broken down into bands A to C, with A being the lowest of ...
Unfortunately, it happens, and it happens more often than you may think. Luckily, the situation is salvageable and if you notice your mistake before driving off it can save you a lot of hassle and money.
Stop fuelling and don’t turn the ignitionThe first thing to do when you realise you have put the wrong fuel in your car, is to stop fuelling and to not start your car. Your next cause of action depends on how much petrol you have just put into your diesel car. If you have only pumped a no...
Unfortunately, accidents on our roads occur and quite a lot of drivers have had the misfortune of being involved in one before their driving career is over. It's a horrible experience and one that can often leave us feeling helpless if we're on our own when it occurs. Hopefully we can help with this article and give you some guidance on what to do in the unfortunate event of an accident.
Firstly, when you have an accident it is important to remain calm and perform some initial checks:
The cold weather is on its way and with it - hazardous driving conditions.
To ensure you're journey from A to B is as safe as possible you can change your tyres for ones that will give you more stability during the winter months.
Your tyres are the only point of contact between you and the road, but are often taken for granted and we expect our tyres to take on all conditions. If you have ever watched F1 racing you will know that depending on the conditions different tyres are called for. This...
It's always advisable to check your car over before a long journey to ensure it is safe and fit for purpose but you shouldn't wait until the summer road trip or the trek home for Christmas. Routinely checking your car is essential and ensures you're safe all year round.
Wondering what to check your car for? Read our safety check list below.
1. TyresTyres are critical since they are are the only contact point between your car and the road. You need to check for pressure, as this has a direct re...
Ever had that sinking feeling when you check your car tyres and realise some or all are nearly ready for a change, it may be that you have been putting it off for a while!
Your car tyres are the contact point between car and the road and are therefore very important in terms of suitability and condition.
What should you first consider when choosing new tyres?
Firstly you will need to know the size of tyre fitted to your car, this would be the size as fitted by the car manufacturer and will be...
It probably won't come as any surprise to know that the faster you drive the greater your fuel consumption. What may be a surprise are the figures, the department of transport figures state that you will use up to 9% more fuel driving at 70mph than you would at 60mph, and up to 15% more fuel than driving at 50mph. Travelling at 80mph can use up to 25% more fuel than at 70mph.
Generally the optimum speed for fuel economy is 55/56mph, this is what car manufacturers use to quote fuel consumption f...
The Ford Fiesta is a small car that offers a wide range of models from very eco to sporty and everything in-between. Ford Fiesta's are stylish, packed full of extras and come with a great safety rating across the range. All of this is good news for both new and seasoned drivers.
At SW Car Supermarket we stock various models of the Ford Fiesta both in petrol and diesel. If you are looking for an appealing car that delivers a pleasurable driving experience whilst keeping running costs to a minimu...
If you have been thinking of purchasing a new car this could be your best time to pounce. We price check all our cars against the competition to guarantee low prices. Did you know that 97% of our cars are priced below market value or within Auto Trader guidelines?
So, combining low prices, superb stock and this BLACK SALE EVENT means now is the time to visit our new purpose built indoor/outdoor showroom.
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To save timely negotiation all our cars are heavily discounted upfront and offered nearer cost price, saving customers up to £2000 when compared to our competition. This ensures we are treating every customer the same. This fee is a compulsory fee and applies to all customers.
Variable admin fee is charged as listed below:
Retail customers pay £149.
Repeat customers purchasing a 2nd car within 12 months of the original invoice date £0.
Retail customers arranging finance using brokers outside of our immediate panel of lenders £399.
Trade customers making a purchase as the motor trade £499.
Export customers including Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland £499.