Car ownership

How to jump start a car
Car ownership
14 Oct 2020

How to jump start a car

Car battery dead? Make sure you know how to jump-start a car safely with jump leads or push start your car
What is antifreeze? All about the coolant in your engine
Tips and Advice
5 Oct 2020

What is antifreeze? All about the coolant in your engine

Antifreeze – or coolant – plays an essential role in your car’s engine. We explain what it is and how to keep it topped up
How to check and top up your engine oil
Tips and Advice
2 Oct 2020

How to check and top up your engine oil

Engine oil should never be ignored. Let us show you how to check and top up your car’s oil
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Tips and advice
1 Oct 2020

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Your dashboard lights up with lots of symbols each time you start the car, but what do they mean – and what if one stays on?
What is a catalytic converter?
Tips and Advice
24 Sep 2020

What is a catalytic converter?

All new cars have a catalytic converter, but what exactly is it? Carbuyer explains
What is SORN? Statutory Off Road Notifications explained
Tips and Advice
23 Sep 2020

What is SORN? Statutory Off Road Notifications explained

If you plan to keep a car, but not take it on the road, you need to tell the DVLA it’s a SORN vehicle. But how does it work?
Towing with an electric car, hybrid or plug-in hybrid
Tips and Advice
11 Sep 2020

Towing with an electric car, hybrid or plug-in hybrid

Considering an alternative-fuel tow car? Read our guide on towing a caravan or trailer with a hybrid or electric car
Guide to UK car registration plates
Tips and Advice
7 Sep 2020

Guide to UK car registration plates

Introduced in September 2001, we explain the UK’s current number plate system
Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Car ownership
14 Aug 2020

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light

Has your amber engine warning light blinked into life on your dashboard? Don’t worry, there’s no need to panic!
Cat D cars, Cat C & insurance write-offs: complete guide
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2020

Cat D cars, Cat C & insurance write-offs: complete guide

We explain the pros and cons of buying an insurance written-off car
What to do if you misfuel your car
Tips and Advice
21 Jul 2020

What to do if you misfuel your car

It's a more common mistake than you think, but what do you need to do if you put petrol in your diesel car?
Apple CarPlay: everything you need to know
Tips and Advice
10 Jul 2020

Apple CarPlay: everything you need to know

What does Apple CarPlay do? How does it work? What is it for? We answer these questions and more
Car scratch repair: a complete guide
Car scratch repair: a complete guide
Tips and Advice
30 Jun 2020

Car scratch repair: a complete guide

Small scratches cause frustration and can prove costly to fix or when it comes time to sell. We explain how to repair them at home
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF): what you need to know
Tips and Advice
30 Jun 2020

Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF): what you need to know

Most diesel cars are fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). We explain what it is, why your car needs one and about DPF cleaning
MoT test extension ends on 1 August
News
30 Jun 2020

MoT test extension ends on 1 August

Cars due an MoT before 1 August will still be eligible for six-month extension
All you need to know about: dipped headlights
Tips and Advice
24 Jun 2020

All you need to know about: dipped headlights

Do you know which lights you should be using when it gets dark? Here’s our quick guide to the use of dipped beam headlights
What is a V5C? everything you need to know about the logbook
Tips and advice
18 Jun 2020

What is a V5C? everything you need to know about the logbook

Our guide to the V5C, an important piece of documentation about your car
FordPass Connect explained
Ford
15 Jun 2020

FordPass Connect explained

The FordPass app and FordPass Connect modem add many useful features to your car
Vauxhall IntelliLink infotainment touchscreen explained
Vauxhall
4 Jun 2020

Vauxhall IntelliLink infotainment touchscreen explained

Vauxhall’s multimedia touchscreen system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; here’s how it works
Best trolley jacks to buy
Tips and Advice
29 May 2020

Best trolley jacks to buy

For tackling DIY work on your car, a decent trolley jack is worth its weight in gold. We find the best to buy