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Harry Waring

After graduating from Swansea University, Harry joined the Autovia team as a Content Editor in 2021. He helps keep the site updated with the latest automotive news and developments. 

Outside of the day job, Harry can usually be found driving around the scenic roads of South Wales.

e-mail: harry_waring@autovia.co.uk

Best way to sell a car
How to sell a car
Tips and advice

Best way to sell a car

Have a car you no longer want or need? This guide will explain how to sell your car quickly and get the best price
16 May 2022
How to scrap a car: top tips
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Tips and advice

How to scrap a car: top tips

If it’s no longer possible to keep or sell a car, it may be necessary to scrap it. Here we explain the process
6 May 2022
What is a car ECU?
ecu
Car technology

What is a car ECU?

An ECU is an important component of your vehicle’s engine. Here’s everything you need to know about ECUs
13 Apr 2022
How to buy an electric car
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Electric cars

How to buy an electric car

Electric cars are becoming more and more popular with new car buyers, and for good reason
5 Apr 2022
Hazard perception test tips: how to pass
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Tips and advice

Hazard perception test tips: how to pass

The hazard perception test was introduced make newly qualified drivers safer. Our guide explains what’s involved
30 Mar 2022
What are spark plugs and glow plugs?
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Car technology

What are spark plugs and glow plugs?

Spark plugs and glow plugs work to keep your car functioning properly, but what are they?
23 Feb 2022
How long do electric car batteries last?
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Car technology

How long do electric car batteries last?

An EV battery is a complex component that can be expensive to replace. With that in mind, here’s how long an electric car battery typically lasts
23 Feb 2022
What is lumbar support in a car?
What is lumbar support in a car?
Car technology

What is lumbar support in a car?

Lumbar support is fitted to the seats of some cars to help passengers maintain good posture and prevent lower back pain
11 Feb 2022
What is air suspension, and how does it work?
What is air suspension, and how does it work?
Car technology

What is air suspension, and how does it work?

Air suspension uses pressurised air to provide a cushioned, smooth ride, but has some potential drawbacks
11 Feb 2022
What are adaptive dampers, and how do they work?
damper
Car technology

What are adaptive dampers, and how do they work?

Adaptive dampers are an advanced vehicle technology that improves the comfort and handling of your car
11 Feb 2022
What is a balloon payment?
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Car finance

What is a balloon payment?

A balloon payment is required to buy a car outright when using car finance, but how do they work? Let’s find out…
10 Feb 2022
What is a pedestrian detection system?
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Tips and advice

What is a pedestrian detection system?

Pedestrian detection is a hi-tech car feature that helps to protect people both inside the car and out
10 Feb 2022
What is Alcantara?
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Car technology

What is Alcantara?

Alcantara is a luxurious, suede-like material that is being used more and more in car interiors
10 Feb 2022
What is kerb weight?
measuring car
Car technology

What is kerb weight?

Kerb weight is a popular method of specifying a car’s weight, but what exactly does it mean? Read on to find out everything you need to know about ker…
10 Feb 2022
What is a space saver wheel?
spare wheel
Car technology

What is a space saver wheel?

A space saver spare wheel can help you get home or to a garage if your car suffers a puncture and takes up less room than a full-size spare
10 Feb 2022
What is regenerative braking? Brake energy regeneration explained
regen wheel
Car technology

What is regenerative braking? Brake energy regeneration explained

Regenerative braking can generate extra electricity for your car’s battery by harvesting otherwise wasted energy. Here’s everything you need to know a…
10 Feb 2022
What is gross vehicle weight?
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Car technology

What is gross vehicle weight?

Gross weight is used to calculate the overall weight of a vehicle, but what exactly does it mean?
10 Feb 2022