Tips and advice

Best sat-nav apps to buy
Best sat-nav apps to buy
Tips and advice
20 Jan 2021

Best sat-nav apps to buy

We take a closer look at the best sat-nav apps for your smartphone
Practical driving test tips: how to get your driving licence
Tips and advice
20 Jan 2021

Practical driving test tips: how to get your driving licence

All the facts on how to get your driving licence, photocard licence and online counterpart, plus our top tips for passing your test
Questions to ask when buying a used car
Tips and advice
19 Jan 2021

Questions to ask when buying a used car

Make sure you ask the right questions when you’re buying a used car with our comprehensive guide
UK car insurance groups explained
Tips and advice
19 Jan 2021

UK car insurance groups explained

Car insurance groups from 1 to 50 are set by the ABI in the UK - here’s everything you need to know
What is a mild hybrid?
Tips and advice
18 Jan 2021

What is a mild hybrid?

Many car makers are now promoting new mild hybrid models, so we explain what this means for you
How to buy a secondhand hybrid
Tips and advice
18 Jan 2021

How to buy a secondhand hybrid

Our comprehensive guide on what to look out for when buying a used hybrid car
Buying a new car: top tips
Tips and advice
18 Jan 2021

Buying a new car: top tips

Don't buy a new car without reading our top tips to help you keep a level head and get the best possible deal
How to scrap a car: top tips
Tips and advice
17 Jan 2021

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
Car security: top tips
Tips and advice
16 Jan 2021

Car security: top tips

Keep your car and valuables safe with our top tips, including how to prevent keyless car theft
Drug driving: UK laws explained
Tips and advice
15 Jan 2021

Drug driving: UK laws explained

Since stricter laws were introduced in 2015, an average of four UK drivers are found guilty of drug driving every day
Android Auto: everything you need to know
Tips and advice
15 Jan 2021

Android Auto: everything you need to know

In-car smartphone connectivity is a big part of a new car’s appeal and Android Auto is one of the most common systems
Driving in Europe after Brexit
Tips and advice
13 Jan 2021

Driving in Europe after Brexit

The UK has left the EU but how does Brexit affect the rules for driving abroad?
PCP deals explained – what is PCP finance?
Tips and advice
13 Jan 2021

PCP deals explained – what is PCP finance?

PCP finance deals are a popular way of getting into a new car. How does it work?
Manual or automatic gearbox – which is best?
A six-speed manual gearbox is standard with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine – 99bhp versions have a six-speed automatic option
Tips and advice
13 Jan 2021

Manual or automatic gearbox – which is best?

A closer look at which gearbox could be right for you, with all types explained and which is best
How to change a car battery
Tips and advice
13 Jan 2021

How to change a car battery

Our guide to changing a car battery, with everything you need to know
Classic cars to buy in 2021
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2021

Classic cars to buy in 2021

We take a look at some of the best classic cars to buy in 2021
How to change a tyre
Car ownership
11 Jan 2021

How to change a tyre

Getting a puncture is inconvenient but our guide will help you change the wheel yourself
How to avoid car depreciation
Tips and advice
10 Jan 2021

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
Classic car tax exemption: explained
Tips and advice
9 Jan 2021

Classic car tax exemption: explained

Here’s what you need to know about the UK’s 40-year classic car tax exemption
What to do if your keys are locked in the car
Tips and advice
8 Jan 2021

What to do if your keys are locked in the car

We explain what to do if your keys are stuck in your car or ignition, or if children or pets are trapped inside
What is the national speed limit?
Tips and advice
8 Jan 2021

What is the national speed limit?

Understanding the UK speed limits for dual carriageways, motorways and other roads
What is an HPI check?
Tips and advice
8 Jan 2021

What is an HPI check?

Everything you need to know about HPI checks, the most common tool to prevent buying a car with a hidden past
2021 scrappage schemes: the complete guide
Tips and advice
7 Jan 2021

2021 scrappage schemes: the complete guide

With several manufacturers still offering scrappage and trade-in schemes in 2021, we explain what each one entails
Best winter tyres to buy 2021
Tips and advice
7 Jan 2021

Best winter tyres to buy 2021

What are winter tyres, do you need them and which are the best winter tyres to buy for 2021? Read our run-down to find out
What is an electric car?
Tips and advice
7 Jan 2021

What is an electric car?

We explain the modern electric car (or electric vehicle/EV), plus how to charge it and what to think about when buying one
Coronavirus: can I still drive my car?
Audi S6 Avant estate front cornering
Tips and advice
6 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: can I still drive my car?

The COVID-19 restrictions affect how you can use your car across across the UK: here’s everything you need to know
Hiring a car abroad: top tips
Tips and advice
5 Jan 2021

Hiring a car abroad: top tips

Looking to hire a car overseas? Our handy guide makes it easy
Driving abroad: what you need to know
Tips and advice
5 Jan 2021

Driving abroad: what you need to know

Driving abroad – in Europe, America, Australia or elsewhere – poses challenges. Here’s our traveller's guide to avoiding trouble
Cheap fun cars: our picks from £1,000 to £10,000
Honda Civic Type R front
Toyota
5 Jan 2021

Cheap fun cars: our picks from £1,000 to £10,000

We explore the used car market on the hunt for cheap fun cars under £10,000. From sports cars to hot hatches, there's lots of choice
Coronavirus: what COVID-19 means for drivers and car buyers
coronavirus
5 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: what COVID-19 means for drivers and car buyers

The Coronavirus outbreak affects the car industry, motorists and car buyers: here’s what you need to know
Best cars under £2,000
Tips and advice
5 Jan 2021

Best cars under £2,000

We explore the used-car bargains that can be bagged for £2,000 or under
Coronavirus: how does it affect MoT, servicing and repairs
Tips and advice
5 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: how does it affect MoT, servicing and repairs

Does your car need maintenance or an MoT test during the COVID-19 outbreak? We explain everything you need to know
Carbuyer Best Buys: the best new cars to buy now
Tips and advice
2 Jan 2021

Carbuyer Best Buys: the best new cars to buy now

The Carbuyer Best Buys are the new cars we recommend in key areas of the market
Driving in snow and ice: top winter driving tips
Range Rover Sport SUV
30 Dec 2020

Driving in snow and ice: top winter driving tips

Winter driving requires careful handling; our guide will help prevent you from coming unstuck on snow or ice