Knaresborough Car Finance

Used Car Finance in Knaresborough, Yorkshire

GB Car Finance specialises in used car finance in and around Knaresborough. We will work hard to help you obtain an approval decision, based on affordability, in minutes and drive away your new used car within 24 hours!

Car Finance Based On Affordability

If you need a loan to buy a used car then you have come to the right place - We could help to find car finance for you regardless of your current financial circumstances. We regularly help people with bad credit, even if they have been refused elsewhere.

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Used Car Finance Knaresborough

Car Finance Knaresborough

We are available to help people access car finance 247, 365 days a year - Whether you need an affordable family saloon, an economical hatchback, a large car or a people carrier we will work hard to help you find the right car for you. Apply online day or night, or speak with one of our friendly operators who will help guide you through the car finance application process and answer any questions you have.

“I was happy with the deal I got for my new car as I've struggled in the past to get the finance from any other company as I've had bad credit. They were very helpful on the phone and helped me choose my car - I was more than happy and would recommend GB Car Finance to anyone…”

All circumstances considered - CCJs, defaults, arrears, self employed, benefits, limited or no credit history, refused car finance elsewhere - Whatever your circumstances we'll look to help.

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More information about Knaresborough

Knaresborough — Car, Financial and Motorsport Connections

Knaresborough is a market town located in the borough of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the River Nidd and is famed for its breathtaking and picturesque views. Knaresborough has recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity and visitor numbers as an expanding community and bustling business hub, connecting car, finance and motorsport sectors.

History of Knaresborough

Knaresborough dates back to the Iron Age and gained an official charter in 1155 when King Stephen recognised the town. The Abbey of Saint Mary and Saint Louis was built here in 1272 and it is believed to be the oldest surviving large building in the town. A large number of local limestone buildings were constructed in the Elizabethan era between 1588 to 1603. Soon after this ended, the population of Knaresborough began to rise and the town continued to develop. In the 1700s it gained popularity as a destination due to its many attractions, including Mother Shipton's Cave and the beauty of the River Nidd.

During the industrial revolution, Knaresborough became a centre of heavy industry with numerous mills operating in the area. These mills remained in operation until the mid-1900s when the population began to decline due to lack of employment. In the last decade, however, Knaresborough has undergone a resurgence of popularity. There has been a huge influx of new businesses, shops and restaurants, and it has become a vibrant and desirable destination for visitors and locals alike.


Knaresborough has a population of approximately 14,300 people. According to the 2011 census, the ethnic make-up of the population comprises 92.69% white British, 3.48% other white, 0.95% mixed race, 1.14% Asian, 0.13% black and 0.37% other ethnic groups. The population is made up of 7,868 people aged 16 and over, of which 4,805 people are employed and 3,047 have a qualification up to Level 4 or above.

Connections to the Car Industry

Knaresborough's car industry links can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century when it was the home to several car manufacturers, including S.C. Yates Carriage Works. This car works was responsible for the production of various types of vehicles, including lorries and military vehicles. In more recent times, Knaresborough has become home to numerous of car dealerships and used car sales outlets offering customers a choice of makes and models.

The largest car dealership in Knaresborough is Pickwick Motors, who have been based here since the 1960s. They initially specialised in the sale of used Triumphs and Jaguars, but now offer an extensive range of cars and other vehicles to their customers. In addition to these dealerships, Knaresborough is also home to a number of independent automotive garages and repair outlets. These specialize in repairs, MOT tests and servicing of all kinds of vehicles. Knaresborough has grown to become a thriving automotive business hub, connecting car buyers and sellers.

Connections to the Financial Industry

Knaresborough is well-connected to the financial sector of the economy. This can be seen in the presence of a number of banking institutions, financial advisors and accounting firms in the town. These are mainly small and medium-sized firms who provide necessary services for both large and small companies and individuals in the region. Additionally, Knaresborough also has several Venture Capital firms and commercial brokers who have seized upon the opportunity to invest in the town.

In more recent times, the number of financial firms has grown significantly. This has been due to the establishment of the Knaresborough Business Forum, which encourages the expansion of local businesses. This drive to increase the number of financial firms in the area has been successful, as evidenced by the increase in the numbers of small and medium enterprises thriving in the area.

Connections to Motorsport

Knaresborough and its surrounding areas have a long history of motorsport activity. The town was the birthplace of motorsport legends such as the Vanwall team, who competed in Grand Prix in the 1950s, and Eddie Irvine, who began his motorsport career in Knaresborough's Bitham Wood rally cross circuit. Knaresborough continues to be home to motorsport events to this day, including the Knaresborough Rally, a stage-based tarmac rally which has been held annually since 1989.

The Knaresborough Rally is just one of many motorsport events hosted in the town. Others include the Knaresborough Historics and the Knaresborough Speed Trials, both of which have cars and bikes competing in various sprint and hill climb events. These motorsport events draw a huge crowd each year, with both spectators and participants coming from all over North Yorkshire and beyond.


Knaresborough is a delightful and historic town, with a long and fascinating history. It's connections to the car industry, finance industry and motorsport make it an attractive destination for visitors, businesses and potential investors. The town has made great progress in recent years and is continuing to grow and develop as an expanding community and business hub.