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Engine management light: what to do if it comes on
Engine warning light
Tips and advice
12 Jun 2024

Engine management light: what to do if it comes on

An orange or red engine warning light could signify a serious problem – here’s what you should do
Limp mode: common causes and how to fix it
Dashboard warnings
Tips and advice
5 Jun 2024

Limp mode: common causes and how to fix it

Limp mode is designed to protect your engine if something goes wrong. We cover the causes and how to fix it
How to check if a car has outstanding finance
Outstanding Vehicle Finance Check
Tips and advice
20 May 2024

How to check if a car has outstanding finance

If you’re buying a car it’s important to know if it has outstanding vehicle finance and sellers must understand the rules to stay on the right side of…
Peugeot EV customers benefit from new 8-year, 100k-mile warranty
Peugeot e-2008
News
15 May 2024

Peugeot EV customers benefit from new 8-year, 100k-mile warranty

‘Allure Care’ warranty cover extended to eight years for nearly all new Peugeot electric cars
Cat S and Cat N cars explained: guide to buying an insurance write-off
Cat S and Cat N car
Tips and advice
15 May 2024

Cat S and Cat N cars explained: guide to buying an insurance write-off

Cat S, N, C and D cars have been written off by an insurer – should you buy one?
What is Apple CarPlay? How it works and compatible cars
apple carplay bmw
Tips and advice
13 May 2024

What is Apple CarPlay? How it works and compatible cars

Apple CarPlay allows you to connect your iPhone to your car’s infotainment screen – here’s how it works
Speed limits in the UK: everything you need to know
50 mph limit sign
Tips and advice
8 May 2024

Speed limits in the UK: everything you need to know

We explain the law surrounding motorway, urban, and single and dual carriageway speed limits
What does SORN mean? Statutory Off Road Notification explained
Car covered
Tips and advice
2 May 2024

What does SORN mean? Statutory Off Road Notification explained

If you’re the registered keeper of a car that’s off the road, you need to apply for a SORN to avoid paying road tax. But what does SORN mean?
How do I renew my driving licence or change the address?
UK Driving licence
Tips and advice
29 Apr 2024

How do I renew my driving licence or change the address?

Follow our step-by-step guide to find out how to renew your driving licence or change your licence details
What is a Diesel Particulate Filter? Guide to DPFs and how to look after them
Smoky exhaust pipe
Tips and advice
24 Apr 2024

What is a Diesel Particulate Filter? Guide to DPFs and how to look after them

All modern diesel cars are fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). We explain what it is, why your car needs one and how to keep it maintained
Car tax rates 2024: VED explained and how to tax my car
road tax
Tips and advice
22 Apr 2024

Car tax rates 2024: VED explained and how to tax my car

Road tax in the UK can be tricky to decipher – we break down how it works
What is a V5C? Your car’s log book explained
V5C close up
Tips and advice
18 Apr 2024

What is a V5C? Your car’s log book explained

We cover everything to know about your car’s log book, from changing the address to selling your car
What's the best oil for my car?
Car engine oil
Tips and advice
2 Apr 2024

What's the best oil for my car?

Engine oil isn’t entirely straightforward – here’s what you need to know
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Warning light appeared on your dashboard? We cover what you need to know
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How to charge your electric car without a driveway
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
19 Mar 2024

How to charge your electric car without a driveway

Here’s how to charge your electric car if you don’t have a private off-street parking space
What is an IDP licence? International Driving Permits explained
holiday car
Tips and advice
12 Mar 2024

What is an IDP licence? International Driving Permits explained

You may need an International Driving Permit if you plan on driving abroad – we cover everything you need to know
Driving licence penalty points explained
motorway
Tips and advice
4 Mar 2024

Driving licence penalty points explained

You could receive penalty points on your licence if you break the law when driving. Here’s all you need to know
Towing capacity, weights and limits guide
Towcar
Tips and advice
29 Feb 2024

Towing capacity, weights and limits guide

It’s vital to understand towing weights and capacities before hitching a trailer or caravan to your car
How to tow a car
towing eye
Tips and advice
29 Feb 2024

How to tow a car

Towing a car is a tricky skill, but it could come in handy if you find yourself stuck at the side of the road
How to jump start a car
jump starting a car
Tips and advice
28 Feb 2024

How to jump start a car

We cover how to safely jump start and push start a car if your battery goes flat
Reporting potholes and claiming for damage: complete guide
pothole
Tips and advice
26 Feb 2024

Reporting potholes and claiming for damage: complete guide

Potholes are an increasingly prevalent annoyance for UK drivers – here’s everything you need to know
Number plates explained: guide to UK registration plate system
Cupra Ateca number plate
Tips and advice
23 Feb 2024

Number plates explained: guide to UK registration plate system

They’re found on every road-legal car in the UK, but how does our number plate system work?
Double-cab pickup tax benefits explained 2024
Ford Ranger Platinum drive
Tips and advice
20 Feb 2024

Double-cab pickup tax benefits explained 2024

Double-cab pickup trucks can offer company car drivers and small business owners big tax savings – here’s what you need to know
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Car warranties explained: what’s covered in a new or used car warranty
Kia warranty sticker
Tips and advice
13 Feb 2024

Car warranties explained: what’s covered in a new or used car warranty

A guide to new and second-hand used car warranties, including the car warranty claim process
Company car tax 2024: Benefit-in-Kind rates explained
company car
Tips and advice
2 Feb 2024

Company car tax 2024: Benefit-in-Kind rates explained

Everything you need to know about company cars, Benefit-in-Kind and how company-car tax is calculated
Wrong fuel: What to do if you put petrol in your diesel car
What to do if you misfuel your car
Tips and advice
23 Jan 2024

Wrong fuel: What to do if you put petrol in your diesel car

Have you filled your car with the wrong fuel by mistake? We explain what you need to do if you accidentally put petrol in a diesel car, or vice versa
What is a DSG gearbox? Reliability, cost and should you buy a car with DSG?
Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift gearlever
Tips and advice
8 Jan 2024

What is a DSG gearbox? Reliability, cost and should you buy a car with DSG?

Now available on many new cars, DSGs (Direct-Shift gearboxes) are an excellent alternative to a traditional manual. But should you buy one?
The best company cars 2024
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Best cars
8 Jan 2024

The best company cars 2024

With budgets and Benefit in-Kind tax to consider, choosing a company car can be full of pitfalls; we pick out some of the best
Best road tax-free cars 2024
The best road tax-free cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Best road tax-free cars 2024

Only new electric and hydrogen-powered cars are free from annual road tax today, but a range of used cars and classic cars are also exempt
Dipped headlights explained: what are dipped beams and when to use them
dipped headlights
Tips and advice
2 Jan 2024

Dipped headlights explained: what are dipped beams and when to use them

Do you know which lights you should be using when it gets dark? Here’s our quick guide to the use of dipped headlights
Top 10 most reliable cars 2024
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Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 most reliable cars 2024

We detail the 10 most reliable cars according to our Driver Power data, so read on to find out which models you can depend on most
Car scratch repair: a complete guide
Car scratch repair: a complete guide
Tips and advice
13 Dec 2023

Car scratch repair: a complete guide

Small car scratches are unsightly while deep scratches can cause more damage if left unattended. Luckily many car scratch repairs can be done at home
How to clean your car seats
Leather seat cleaning
Tips and advice
22 Nov 2023

How to clean your car seats

Dirty car seats? Whether you’re maintaining or selling your car, cleaning its seats will keep it looking fresh and boost its value
How to test and charge a car battery
Man checking the charge of a car battery
Tips and advice
16 Nov 2023

How to test and charge a car battery

When your car won’t start, a flat battery is often the culprit. Here is everything you need to know about testing and charging your car’s 12V battery
How to spot a slow puncture and what to do if you have one
Tyre with nail stuck in the sidewall
Tips and advice
16 Nov 2023

How to spot a slow puncture and what to do if you have one

Ignoring a slow puncture can be dangerous and costly. We’ve put together our top tips to help you spot and fix one