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The New Year is always a great time to make resolutions and give ourselves new targets to meet.

Whether that's getting in better shape, looking for new challenges or trying to save money, January is the perfect time to start making positive lifestyle changes. If saving money is among your aims, we've put together a few tips to make sure your year will be more prosperous.

Be part of the 52-week money challenge

A way of saving that has become very prominent on social media, is to save a small amount of money each week, gradually adding a little more each week, which will build savings for when you need them - without being a pinch on your budget.

Here's how it works; if you save £1 on the first week and then save a further £2 in week two, the gradual increase will not feel difficult to reach but also lead to a large cash saving. This will also build to give you quite a large amount is savings - in week 52 you will have £1,378 in savings, which can help towards any un-planned bills or even a nice holiday away.

Spread the costs on larger payments

Spreading Payments

Wouldn't it be great to already have money set aside for big outlays such as MOT's and servicing? Well it's easier than you think! By spreading the cost of your service, you can relax knowing you won't have that lump sum to pay.

Our service plan achieves this by allowing you to pay as little as £8.49 per month towards your servicing, which is flexible and can be altered to suit your needs. The service plan also benefits from a 10% loyalty saving on all mechanical repairs, tyres, accessories and any labour costs and fittings. As well, you will receive complementary puncture repairs, a wash and vac and seasonal checks.

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Shop around for the best deals

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Whether it's something small, such as a new phone, or slightly larger - a new car - checking the market to see what fits to your budget will give you an accurate idea of what you can realistically spend.

At Evans Halshaw we have dedicated teams to do this for our customers. They research the market and update our used car prices daily, meaning you will always get the best prices with us.

 Backing up this price is the promise, that if you do see a car with like-for-like specifications at another dealership at a lower price, we will refund the difference. Find out more about our Price Guarantee.

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Along with these few tips, if you set realistic goals and keep track of your progress, you'll have a better chance of keeping your wallet in check and making 2016 work for you. We hope these tips will kick-start a great new year for you!

Happy New Year from the Evans Halshaw Team!