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Why have the classic car sales market slowed up now that interest rates are up?

Over the past few years we have witnessed the classic car market explode in value, with a Bugatti EB110 and a Ferrari F40 once being worth a respected 165k and 200k yet to get hold of anyone of these majestic machines now will cost you over seven figures. So what has happened to the classic car market? That Is the question on the mind of many classic car sellers and buyers.

As prices are at an all time high this will lead to fewer buyers, as now fewer people can afford the cars they once could have comfortably bought. This had lead to a lot of speculation and uncertainty in the current market, as many buyers are unsure if the car they are purchasing will be a worthwhile investment, so henceforth this has to lead to fewer buyers, meaning there are now fewer cars on the market, so, therefore, cars that were once rare and now basically obsolete now.

The future of the classic car market is uncertain as ever as it is so difficult to predict. But many speculators are waiting for the eventual crash which they have believed in since late 2017, but the longer they wait and more hesitant they become this still means a further reason for fewer buyers.

Although is it impossible to completely predict the future, many experts and experienced buyers believe the price in classic cars will next drastically drop before it drastically increases, but that doesn’t mean it may not slowly increase until then. So take the experts to advise on board yet always stay diligent in this ever-changing and perplexing market.

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What does DPF actually do?

When servicing, repairing or even dealing with your car in general there are so many things to remember and deal with you often lose track, from checking fluid levels to tyre pressure. Many people do not know what a DPF is or if their car even has one.

By definition a DPF is a Diesel Particulate Filter. It is a filter that captures and stores exhaust soot which allows your car to be more environmentally friendly by reducing the emissions out the exhaust as the DPF captures a lot of the soot that is harmful to the environment.

To avoid confusion some people may have with a DPF, wondering if their car even has one, a DPF is only available/comes with only new diesel models. Meaning if your car runs on diesel and is a quite recent model, your car may have one. As over recent years many environmentalist groups, politicians and even a majority of the public have shown a great deal of disapproval for diesel run cars. As it is clear they cause great harm to the environment, so the DPF was made to make diesel models less harmful to run.

Although not every diesel car has a DPF it is promising to see that there has been steps made towards a less environmentally straining world, especially on the roads. Although this is only a minor solution to the big diesel problem, over the next decades it is looking that electric cars will take over the roads for the greater good of our environment.