A car scrappage scheme could be the hand up you need to get yourself a shiny, new motor. Has your car become an endless money pit? Is it plagued with faults? Or maybe it's pumping out far too many harmful emissions? If so, trading it in and making a saving on a newer, cleaner model might be the way to go.
Car scrappage schemes were introduced in 2009 to encourage new car sales. At the time the government provided a £2,000 incentive to buyers who traded in their old cars for less-polluting, more up-to-date models.
Fast forward 11 years and, while the government isn't running an official car scrappage scheme any more, there are plenty of manufacturers that are.
Keep reading to find out what car makers, including Kia, Lexus, Mazda, MG, Toyota and Renault, are offering.
Coined the 'Citroen swappage offer', the French car manufacturer is giving customers a £3,000 scrappage saving in addition to the trade-in value of the vehicle - as long as your car was first registered in the UK before 1 January 2014 and you've owned it for at least 90 days.
You'll also have to make sure the V5C of the part exchange address matches the new vehicle invoice.
The scheme runs until 30 September 2020.
Dacia's 'new for old' allowance is a slightly more modest scheme.
You can swap any car of any age. But you must have been the registered owner for at least 90 days or be able to prove a direct relationship with the purchaser (spouse or parent, for example).
You have until 30 September 2020 to order and 31 December 2020 to register.
With 12 models to choose from and up to £5,000 in savings available, Hyundai's scrappage scheme runs until the end of September this year.
All cars that were registered before 1 July 2012 are eligible, as long as you've owned it for 90 days or more.
The most polluting cars that fit the Euro 1-3 emissions standard will be scrapped and removed from the roads, while cleaner models that fit Euro 4-5 can be traded in.
The car you trade in has to be seven years old or more, taxed, in good working order and you have to have owned it for at least three months.
The deal is valid from 1 July to 30 September 2020 but is not available to personal contract hire (PCH) buyers.
If your car was registered before 1 October 2012 and you've owned it for more than six months, you could be eligible for the Lexus scrappage scheme.
This offers you up to £4,000 off certain models when you trade in your car before the end of September this year.
For those of you with an older petrol or diesel car you would like to trade in, Mazda is giving up to £4,000 saving off six of its new models until 30 September 2020.
To take part in the scheme your car has to have been registered on or before 31 December 2011 and you have to have owned it for more than 60 days.
MG's 'swappage' allowance scheme offers buyers savings of up to £7,280 on a newMG3, MG ZS, MG ZS EV and MG HS when you part exchange your car.
For a trade-in car to be eligible it must be taxed, in good working order, originally registered on or before 30 September 2013 and owned by the buyer for at least 90 days prior to placing an order for the new car.
The trade can't be combined with any other offer, but can be used on cash or finance purchases.
Renault's car scrappage scheme (called 'new for old') offers a maximum saving of £3,000 off a new model. The savings vary depending on which one of the six cars you pick.
You can trade in any car of any age as long have you have owned it for at least three months prior to placing an order.
The scheme can't be combined with any other offer, and new cars have to be ordered by 30 September 2020 and registered by 31 December 2020.
If your car or commercial vehicle was manufactured on or before 30 September 2012 you can trade it in using Toyota's scrappage scheme and save yourself up to £4,000. The offer's open until 30 September 2020 and to be involved you have to have owned your car for more than six months.
Motorcycles and motorhomes can't be traded, nor can the scheme be used in conjunction with any saving programme or financial deposit allowance - but it does include finance APRs.
The majority of car makers will offer their scrappage schemes alongside finance plans. But it can become a minefield if you don't know what you're looking for.
There are three types of car finance; hire purchase, personal contract purchase and personal leasing. But don't forget about other forms of independent borrowing, too.
Here are some top tips to getting the best deal: