Welcome to Andrew Richards Cars

In 2006, Andrew made the decision to start his own business with the knowledge accrued over his time in the profession.

From contacts made over the years, a relationship has been built with numerous main dealers, enabling Andrew Richards Cars to source good quality used cars at affordable prices. We are privileged that this trust and friendship now extends to the other partners in the business; Andrew’s wife, Edith, and Son, Henry.

As a family, we have accumulated one of the most extensive ranges of second-hand cars in the Colchester area. Featuring all makes and models, Andrew Richards Cars has become one of the leading used car dealers in Essex.

We offer;

  • Van Hire
  • Used car sales
  • Finance
  • RAC Warranty
  • Car purchase

Our Featured Stock


Our herd of Vanimals are available to hire at competitive rates for both long and short term!, Our vans can take the hassle out of owning and running a van! We supply a range of sizes from our small car-derived van to our mighty Mammoth Luton with tail lift. For all your van hire needs, we are confident that we have the perfect partner.

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Andrew Richards Cars are pleased to have been approved to offer RAC Warranties. All cars over £1500 receive a 3 month warranty with extended warranties available.

In addition to this, all cars with RAC warranty also come with 12 months complimentary Breakdown and Recovery with the RAC.



We offer great deals on finance with our partners, Black Horse Finance and Evolution Funding. We can customise your finance agreement and are governed by the Financial Conduct Authority. We can also help if you have had problems getting finance before.

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24/7 Support

We offer competitive part-exchanges and are able to value and buy your car from you with no obligation to purchase from us.

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Contact Information

We aim to deal with all enquiries within 2 hours. Please feel free to contact us

2 D ‘arcy Road, Tiptree
Colchester, Essex, CO5 0RP

01621 819336 Office
07879 496923 Mobile

tiptree@herdhire.co.uk info@andrewrichardscars.co.uk

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:30 – 17:00

  • Tuesday 08:30 – 17:00

  • Wednesday 08:30 – 17:00

  • Thursday 08:30 – 17:00

  • Friday 08:30 – 17:00

  • Saturday 08:30 – 17:00

  • Sunday & Bank Holidays Appointment Only

About Us

We are a small, family firm that pride ourselves in our level of service. During our time trading, we have had many repeat customers who we consider as friends. We strive to be reliable and transparent.

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