A POPULAR car-buying service has set up a new branch at a Colchester supermarket.

Webuyanycar has confirmed the opening of its new 'pod branch' at Asda in Turner Rise, joining more than 500 other branches across the country.

The new 'pod branch' opened earlier this week, with bosses saying it provides “better access for customers" and helps meet "increasing demand from motorists looking for a fast and simple way to sell their car”.

The new branch is fully self-sustainable, running off solar power, and will have an entirely paperless sales process.

Head of technical sales at webuyanycar Richard Evans said: “Our latest opening in Colchester is testament to the continued growth of webuyanycar and our support for customers in the surrounding areas, who we have been buying many thousands of cars from over the years.

“We aim to provide our customers with even more branches in the area, saving time, hassle and making the whole process even more convenient.”

He added: “We are continuing to grow and put customers back in the driving seat, as more and more motorists realise, they can negotiate a better deal by not part-exchanging.

“Our new branch in Colchester will be open seven days a week and will offer instant bank transfers to motorists, saving valuable time.”