Frequently asked questions
Corner Park Garages, Swansea and Cardiff
Corner Park Garages
When are your opening times?
|Monday to Friday:||9am - 7.30pm|
|Saturday||9.30am - 6pm|
|Sunday||10pm - 6pm|
Do I need an appointment?
|No, you don’t. Just pay us a visit and we’ll be more than happy to help. But if you do prefer to plan then you can always book a test drive or make an appointment to see our finance managers. We will also be happy to reserve a car prior to your visit for a small refundable deposit. Just call our sales team to reserve your chosen vehicle.|
Do you negotiate on price?
|We want the best for each and every customer, so we work hard with our pricing team. Every week they monitor both our competitor prices, CAP and Glasses prices across the industry, so that each car is at the lowest possible price and you won’t need to negotiate. This is why all our prices are fixed.|
Can I reserve a car online?
|Yes, you can. Just give our salesman a call at the dealership where your car of choice is located and they will be happy to reserve a car for up to 3 days for a small refundable deposit of £50|
Do you arrange cars for export?
|No, we don’t arrange cars for export, but you’re free to export the car yourself.|
Are your cars HPI checked?
|Yes. We guarantee our cars have no outstanding finance, and have not been stolen or written off.|
Can I test drive the car before buying it?
|Absolutely. We wouldn’t have it any other way. We offer test drives with no obligation to buy.|
What is the £99 admin fee for?
|We charge this fee to cover essential documentation and administration costs. Your statutory rights are not affected.|
Have your cars been checked?
|Yes, thoroughly. Every car we offer for sale at Corner Park has successfully passed a demanding mechanical and safety inspection carried out by the AA. If you want to double check before taking delivery of any vehicle, you’re welcome to arrange an independent inspection at your own expense. If any mechanical or electrical problems are evident at these times, they will be remedied accordingly. Note: inspections must be pre-booked so we can allocate space within our workshops for the inspection to take place.|
Do your cars have road tax?
|The way you purchase road tax has changed. Since October 1 2014, car tax is no longer transferable between owners. This means that now, buyers of used cars will have to tax them themselves as soon as they take ownership, rather than benefiting from tax already paid for by the seller. You can easily use the free internet access at our showrooms to purchase yours before driving away in your new car. For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vehicle-tax-changes|
Can I drive away on the same day?
|Yes this is possible*. In order to purchase a car you’ll need to bring the following documentation with you:
- Your UK/EU driving licence
- An EU Passport if using EU driving licence
Two proofs of address dated within the last 90 days, e.g. bank statement, council tax statements or other utility bill. *Circumstances and timings apply
Our Car Finance
Can you provide finance that suits my circumstances?
|Yes. Our finance experts can advise you on all finance options including hire purchase. Don’t worry about your credit history, we’ll do all we can to help.|
Why is there a debit/credit card charge?
|The debit and credit card surcharge is in place to reflect the new transaction fee policies introduced by Visa and Mastercard in 2016. This change increased costs to businesses for accepting payments made by credit and debit cards as it removed the 50p cap on transaction fees.
As a result:
- debit card payments will incur a 0.5% surcharge
- credit card payments* will incur a 2% surcharge
- bank transfer will not incur a surcharge
At Corner Park we work hard to make sure our pricing is as low and transparent as possible. So instead of increasing our admin fee for all customers, we decided the fairest way to update our pricing was to apply a surcharge when applicable. This charge is equal to the transaction fees Visa and Mastercard charge Corner Park
Who do you work with to provide finance?
|We use specialist motor funding divisions of the major high Street names and finance houses such as Blackhorse, Barclays and Motonovo. We continually assess our list of vendors to ensure our finance packages offer the best value for our customers.|
What type of finance do you offer?
|We offer Hire Purchase (HP) and Personal Contract Plan ( PCP ) . Learn more about our finance solutions on our finance page.|
What is your APR?
|The rate depends on various factors. These include the amount borrowed, term, total, charge for credit, doc fees, and also which of the finance companies we deal with who accept your application for credit. Our APRs are typically very competitive against other car dealers, saving you time and trouble.|
Do you offer 0%?
|We don’t offer an interest free facility, but we do offer very competitive rates.|
Over what period of time can I take my finance?
|We offer a variety of terms from 12 months to 60 months (5 years), depending on the finance plan you have chosen.|
Can I apply for Corner Park finance online?
|Yes. You can apply online via this link. If you prefer, you can talk to one of our Business Managers face to face at Corner Park or call the finance team at one of our branches. Our experienced team are able to answer any questions you may have as well as guide you through your application. We’re all here to help.|
How much deposit do I need for finance with Corner Park?
|This depends entirely on the Finance provider, but there are occasions where Finance can be arranged without a deposit. Our business manager will provide you with a full quotation and advise you on the various finance packages available.|
How old do I need to be to apply for finance?
|Under UK law you must be at least 18 years old to enter into a finance agreement.|
What documents do I need to apply for finance?
|- Your UK/EU driving licence
EU Passport if using EU driving licence
Two proofs of address dated within the last 90 days, e.g. bank statement, council tax statements or other utility bill.
What if I still have outstanding finance on my part exchange car?
|We would contact your existing finance provider and obtain a settlement figure. We can work out how much deposit you have towards your next purchase, or if you need to put money in to clear your existing finance.|
Is it possible to use my own finance provider?
|It’s possible to use your own finance provider, but all our customers appreciate the benefit of doing everything in-house, including Mechanical Breakdown cover, GAP Insurance and, especially, finance. External finance companies will have to send documents to us. They will then want a receipt of the original documents before paying us for the car, which can lead to a delay in the purchase of your car.|
Part Exchange at Corner Park
Does my car have to be running?
|Yes, we’ll need your car to be up and running for a part exchange.|
What’s the oldest car you accept in part exchange?
|We will consider any age car for part exchange. Just bring us your car for a valuation.|
Can you give me a price by email or on the phone?
|As no two used cars are the same, we’ll need to carry out a physical inspection (covering age, condition, documentation, mileage, ownership, specification and more) on your car before we can offer you the best possible price.|
Do you check the mileage on cars before accepting them?
|Yes, we run a NMR (National Mileage Register) check to make sure the mileage is correct. We will also want to check the service history to ensure it stacks up, along with the car’s VOSA history (MOT).|
Do you HPI check cars before taking them in as part exchange?
|Yes. We’ll check to make sure your car has no outstanding finance, is not an insurance write off and is not stolen. We may also carry out an Experian check on the vehicle.|
Does my car need to have a current MOT?
|You shouldn’t be on the road without a current MOT certificate. But we will consider a car without a current MOT. For more information please call us.|
Why should I part exchange my car at Corner Park?
|We will always pay top prices for good quality part exchanges|
Can I part exchange more than one car against my new purchase?
|We will look at all part exchange deals on an individual basis and this may be possible. You would need to bring both cars to our dealership for inspection. For more information please call us.|
Do you accept VCARs?
|A VCAR is any motor vehicle that has been declared an insurance write off. Vehicles on VCAR can still be taken in part exchange. However, this will be at the discretion of our part exchange valuers, and it will be subject to the value, make, age and specification of the vehicle. Please remember there’ll be a significant difference in price. We don’t accept category A or B cars as they should not be on the road.|
What do I need to do if I wish to keep my private number plate?
|This can now be done online by visiting https://www.gov.uk/keep-registration-number.
However, in an effort to make your vehicle purchase as hassle free as possible our finance team will be happy to arrange transfer of a private plate for you. You will just need to provide us with a valid V5 and a current MOT and Road Fund License ( RFL )