Car Buying Tips & Advice

What do engine sizes actually mean?

We explain what engine sizes mean and how they affect your choice of car

Winter driving tips: a different mindset

There’s more to the next few months on the road than reminding yourself where the heated seat controls are…

Test drive tips: how to test drive a new car

Test-driving is one of the most important things to do when buying a new car. Here’s our checklist of what to look out for

Car stopping distances: all you need to know

Many factors affect your car’s ability to stop. Our guide takes you through them

How to buy a used car: Doing the deal

Read our guide to agreeing a price on a secondhand car

Complete guide to the plug-in electric car grant

Electric and plug-in hybrid car buyers have until February to get £5,000 discount on all eligible cars

Car paint: how to avoid unexpected costs

Paint isn’t the cost-free option it once was. Many manufacturers charge hundreds of pounds for even basic colours on new cars

Choosing the right car: Top tips

Take your time and don’t let your heart rule your head. Here’s our advice on how to choose your next car.

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What to do if you break down

In the event of a breakdown it's important to know what to do for your own safety and the safety of other drivers

Top tips: How to negotiate a car price

If you’re looking to buy a new car, read our guide on how to get the best price