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Hugo Griffiths

As a car fan and ex-English teacher, consumer editor Hugo brings a love of cars and helpful advice to Carbuyer and Auto Express.
What is cruise control and adaptive cruise control?
Cruise control stalk
Tips and advice

What is cruise control and adaptive cruise control?

In this guide, we explain cruise control, speed limiters and ‘adaptive’ cruise control and how they function
9 Aug 2022
How do turbos work?
Turbocharging
Tips and advice

How do turbos work?

Turbochargers are common in modern cars, but how do they actually work?
29 Apr 2022
Where to legally mount a sat nav
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Tips and advice

Where to legally mount a sat nav

Find out the best place to mount your sat nav or smartphone in your car
18 Feb 2022
Best way to finance a used car
2017 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI
Car buying

Best way to finance a used car

There’s a huge range of finance deals available for buying used cars, so which is best for you? Our guide explains how each type works
21 Jan 2022
Should you use a car wash?
Car wash pros and cons
Tips and advice

Should you use a car wash?

Is it safe to go through an automatic car wash? We explain the pros and cons of different car cleaning methods
10 Nov 2021
Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

With the UK’s charging infrastructure growing at a rapid rate, here’s what you need to know about charging stations
5 Nov 2021
SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen: what’s the difference?
SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen brand comparison images
Tips and advice

SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen: what’s the difference?

Many car brands fall under the same ownership, including SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen. Here’s why and what it means for you
8 Sep 2021
How to test drive a car: top tips
How to test drive a car
Tips and advice

How to test drive a car: top tips

A test drive is a vital step in the car-buying process but there are some important points to remember. Here’s our advice on how to conduct a test dri…
23 Aug 2021
New car rights: can I reject my car?
New car rights: can I reject my car?
Car ownership

New car rights: can I reject my car?

Most new car purchases go smoothly, but if yours has gone wrong to the extent you wish to reject the car, we explain what your options are
11 Aug 2021
How to negotiate a car price: top tips
Car on sales forecourt
Tips and advice

How to negotiate a car price: top tips

Does the thought of haggling for the best new car price make you anxious? Read our guide and relax!
14 Jun 2021
What are run-flat tyres?
Tyre cutout
Tips and advice

What are run-flat tyres?

Some carmakers fit run-flat tyres as standard to many of their vehicles. We explain the advantages and disadvantages
26 May 2021
How to change a car battery
Tips and advice

How to change a car battery

Our guide to changing a car battery, with everything you need to know
13 Jan 2021
How to avoid car depreciation
Tips and advice

How to avoid car depreciation

Our guide to car depreciation gives you the lowdown on how to minimise this inevitable aspect of new or used car ownership
10 Jan 2021
Car breakdown: what to do to stay safe
Tips and Advice

Car breakdown: what to do to stay safe

If your car breaks down, follow these rules to stay safe and get help as quickly as possible
26 Sep 2020
Young driver insurance: getting a good deal
Tips and Advice

Young driver insurance: getting a good deal

Young drivers are often quoted huge sums for car insurance. What can you do to reduce the costs?
23 Sep 2020
Buying a pre-registered car: top tips
Tips and Advice

Buying a pre-registered car: top tips

Choosing a pre-registered car can save you lots of money, but what are the pros and cons?
14 Apr 2020
Car cameras: how cameras are making cars safer
Tips and Advice

Car cameras: how cameras are making cars safer

From reversing cameras to night-vision systems, modern cars often come with a host of cameras to help keep you safe. We explain all
25 Mar 2020
eCall explained
Tips and Advice

eCall explained

Every new car now has eCall as mandatory equipment – but what is this system and how does it work?
24 Mar 2020
How do airbags work?
Tips and Advice

How do airbags work?

We explain how airbags work and also give you the lowdown on the Takata airbag recall
24 Mar 2020
Laser wheel alignment explained
Tips and Advice

Laser wheel alignment explained

If you notice a difference in the way your car drives, laser wheel alignment could hold the solution
24 Mar 2020
Driving in fog: top tips
Tips and Advice

Driving in fog: top tips

Foglights and driving tips – everything you need to know about driving in fog
24 Mar 2020
Motability cars and scheme explained
Tips and Advice

Motability cars and scheme explained

We explain the Motability scheme, including the Motability allowance and how to get Motability cars
24 Mar 2020
The world’s most expensive cars

The world’s most expensive cars

Our top 10 rundown details your options if money is no object when buying a new car
23 Mar 2020
The Consumer Rights Act and new cars
Tips and Advice

The Consumer Rights Act and new cars

We explain your rights if something goes wrong when buying a new car
23 Mar 2020
Motorway driving tips: how to make smooth progress
Tips and Advice

Motorway driving tips: how to make smooth progress

Check out our motorway driving tips if you're planning on making a long journey
23 Mar 2020
Dash cams: what are they and how do they work?
Tips and Advice

Dash cams: what are they and how do they work?

More and more drivers are fitting dash cams to their cars. Our guide gives you the lowdown
23 Mar 2020
Car auctions: how to bid and buy
Tips and Advice

Car auctions: how to bid and buy

Our guide explains how buying from an auction can save you money when buying a used car
23 Mar 2020
Car sales tricks: top tips
Tips and Advice

Car sales tricks: top tips

This guide will teach you the secret tactics and tricks dealers use to get a sale
23 Mar 2020
What is AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking)?
What is AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking)?
Car safety

What is AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking)?

You may have heard of Autonomous Emergency Braking - but what is this relatively new, yet increasingly common technology?
23 Mar 2020
How to tow a car
Tips and Advice

How to tow a car

Knowing how to tow a car can get you out of a sticky spot. We explain how to master this tricky skill
23 Mar 2020
The best car stereo to buy today
Tips and Advice

The best car stereo to buy today

How to choose the best car stereo for you, and our top car stereo recommendations
3 Jan 2020
Black box insurance: how young drivers can save money
Tips and Advice

Black box insurance: how young drivers can save money

If you’re under 25 years old, insurance premiums are typically very expensive; a black box car insurance policy can be cheaper
12 Aug 2019
Electric Volkswagen I.D. Crozz SUV expected in 2020
Volkswagen Golf

Electric Volkswagen I.D. Crozz SUV expected in 2020

The all-electric I.D. Crozz will offer Tiguan buyers an EV alternative from 2020
26 Mar 2019
Revealed: the Great British car insurance write-off scandal
Revealed: the Great British car insurance write-off scandal
News

Revealed: the Great British car insurance write-off scandal

Our exclusive report has found written-off cars are being repaired and sold to unsuspecting motorists
20 Mar 2019
Citroen C5 Aircross SUV 2019 prices
Citroën

Citroen C5 Aircross SUV 2019 prices

£23,225 starting price announced for the new 2019 Citroen C5 Aircross SUV
26 Feb 2019
New Audi RS Q5 2019: price, specs and release date
News

New Audi RS Q5 2019: price, specs and release date

Our exclusive render shows sharp bodywork for the 444bhp 2.9-litre V6 twin-turbo SUV
19 Feb 2019