AUTHOR

Charlie Harvey

Before he could read, Charlie’s dad would buy him car magazines so he could look at pictures of supercars while sitting pitch-side at his brothers’ football matches – he soon became consumed with everything automotive. After indulging in his other interests in foreign languages at university and briefly living in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, Charlie came back to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars. 

Fast charging or rapid charging? Your guide to electric car charger types
Audi e-tron GT Ionity
Tips and advice

Fast charging or rapid charging? Your guide to electric car charger types

Our guide to different electric car charger types and speeds in the UK
9 May 2022
What is GAP insurance and why do you need it?
crash
Car buying

What is GAP insurance and why do you need it?

A GAP insurance quote can be as low as £100 for three years, but could save you thousands after an accident
6 May 2022
What's the best oil for my car?
Car engine oil
Tips and advice

What's the best oil for my car?

How to choose the best engine oil and the correct grade of oil for your car
26 Apr 2022
Best car lease deals 2022
Audi Q2 SUV
Deals

Best car lease deals 2022

The best new car lease deals, including the very best value manufacturer offers
21 Apr 2022
How much does it cost to charge an electric car?
How much does it cost to charge an EV
Electric cars

How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

How much it costs to run an electric car, how long EVs take to charge and where you can do it
7 Apr 2022
How to charge your electric car without a driveway
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice

How to charge your electric car without a driveway

A guide to charging your EV if you don’t have home charger or live in a flat or house with no driveway
4 Apr 2022
How to value a used car
How to value a used car
Car buying

How to value a used car

Our guide on how to get an accurate valuation of your used car, and pay the right price for its replacement
29 Mar 2022
What is a limited slip differential?
Limited slip differential cams
Car technology

What is a limited slip differential?

What is an LSD and what are the benefits of a limited-slip differential?
9 Mar 2022
Volvo V90 estate review
Volvo V90 estate
Volvo V90

Volvo V90 estate review

"The Volvo V90 is a large estate car with all the comfort, technology and style you could need"
25 Feb 2022
Volvo V90 owner reviews
Volvo V90 estate
Volvo V90

Volvo V90 owner reviews

"The Volvo V90 is a large estate car with all the comfort, technology and style you could need"
25 Feb 2022
What is a cambelt change and does your car need one?
Mechanic working on car
Car care

What is a cambelt change and does your car need one?

Why it’s so important to change a cambelt, how to know if you need a new one and how much it costs.
10 Feb 2022
What are service intervals and when does my car need to be serviced?
Car service dashboard warning
Car care

What are service intervals and when does my car need to be serviced?

How often should you service your car and where do you check the service schedule for your car?
1 Feb 2022
Car service history: why it’s important and how to check for one
Car service book
Car buying

Car service history: why it’s important and how to check for one

A car’s service history is evidence of how well it has been maintained. Here’s everything you need to know
26 Jan 2022
What is a car immobiliser and does my car have one?
Car theft
Car technology

What is a car immobiliser and does my car have one?

How does a car immobiliser work and how do I know if my car has this security device?
25 Jan 2022
Top 10 most reliable cars 2022
Skoda Kodiaq SE L Executive
Best cars

Top 10 most reliable cars 2022

We detail the 10 most reliable cars on sale today, so read on to find out which models you can depend on most.
21 Jan 2022
How to refinance a car
Know what to pay
Car buying

How to refinance a car

Our guide to refinancing a car and getting a better deal on your car finance
21 Jan 2022
Van finance explained
Van driving
Tips and advice

Van finance explained

Van finance is largely similar to buying a car on finance, but there are more perks involved when buying a work vehicle
21 Jan 2022
The safest cars to buy in 2022
Safest Cars 2022
Best cars

The safest cars to buy in 2022

These are the latest Euro NCAP ‘best in class’ cars, the safest cars crash tested in each category during 2021
12 Jan 2022
Top 3 used city cars for £6,000
Top 3 used city cars for £6,000
City cars

Top 3 used city cars for £6,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I have £6,000 to spend on a city car for nipping about town. I want something small and cheap to run. What do you recommend?”
29 Dec 2021
Top 3 used four-wheel drive family SUVs for £25,000
Top 3 used four-wheel drive family SUVs for £25,000 - hero
Tips and advice

Top 3 used four-wheel drive family SUVs for £25,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I have £25,000 for a mid-size four-wheel-drive SUV that’s decent on both long journeys and dirt tracks. What can I get?”
23 Dec 2021
Electric company-car tax explained
Electric Company Car
Electric cars

Electric company-car tax explained

A guide to electric company-car tax costs for employees and employers
8 Dec 2021