Car finance help & guidance

Read our handy guides to find out more about car finance and how to manage your account online.


Buying a used car

When it comes to making a big purchase like a car, doing research up front could save you money in the future.

Our handy guide covers a number of things to look out for including:

  • places you can buy a used car
  • what to look for in a used car
  • hints and tips on how to check a car over
  • what to expect when purchasing the car
  • how to negotiate when buying a used car
Read our car buyers’ guide Read our car buyers’ guide

Good condition guide

At the end of your agreement you may choose to return your vehicle.

Throughout your agreement you must keep the vehicle in good condition allowing for fair wear and tear.

Our guide explains:

  • what to expect at the end of your contract
  • servicing and repairs of your car
  • what is reasonable wear and tear
  • how to carry out an inspection on your car
  • what needs to be included when you return your car
Read our car buyers’ guide Read our car buyers’ guide

Electric and hybrid cars guide

It’s good to know what the options are before buying an electric (EV) or hybrid car. Each type has features that may suit your lifestyle.

To help you decide which is right for you, we’ve a handy guide. In it, you’ll see the main differences and the features of both types of car.

Read more in our EV and hybrid


More likely to buy an EV?

If you think an EV will be your next car but want to know more, visit our electric vehicles pages. 

Find out more about EVs Read our car buyers’ guide

Car finance frequently asked questions

Check out some of the most frequently asked questions our customers have.

See our FAQs

Car leasing guide

Looking to upgrade to a brand new car? Find out what car leasing is and whether it’s the right option for you. 

Read our car leasing guide

Additional help and support

For free and independent advice, visit our money worries pages.

Get in touch with us

If you’d like to speak to someone about your Halifax car finance application, we’re here for you.

Call us on0333 202 7967

Lines are open from 8.30am-6pm Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm on Saturdays and closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Existing customers

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Get clued up on credit

Confused by credit? Understand more about how credit works, how to improve your score, and how it affects applying for car finance.

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