Tips and advice

Questions to ask when buying a used car
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Tips and advice
3 Dec 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
Top 3 best automatic first cars for £3,000
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Tips and advice
3 Dec 2021

Top 3 best automatic first cars for £3,000

Dear Carbuyer, I’ve just passed my test and am looking for a first car with an automatic gearbox. What can I get for £3,000?
How much does it cost to charge an electric car?
How much does it cost to charge an EV
Electric cars
3 Dec 2021

How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

How much it costs to run an electric car, how long EVs take to charge and where you can do it
Best way to sell a car
How to sell a car
Tips and advice
2 Dec 2021

Best way to sell a car

Have a car you no longer want or need? This guide will explain the how to safely sell a car and get the best price
New and used car warranties: what you need to know
New and used car warranties: what you need to know
Car buying
1 Dec 2021

New and used car warranties: what you need to know

A guide to new and second-hand used car warranties, including the car warranty claim process
How to change ownership of a vehicle
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Tips and advice
26 Nov 2021

How to change ownership of a vehicle

Buying or selling a used car? The easiest way to legally transfer a car to its new owner is via the DVLA website online
Best used cars under £5,000
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Tips and advice
26 Nov 2021

Best used cars under £5,000

We show you some of the most tempting used cars for £5,000 or less
Best car polish 2021: six of the best
Best car polish
Tips and advice
25 Nov 2021

Best car polish 2021: six of the best

Pamper your car’s paintwork with our picks for the best polishes you can buy
Best LED head torches to buy
Headtorches header
Tips and advice
25 Nov 2021

Best LED head torches to buy

If you’re a home mechanic or spend time on the roads after dusk, an LED head torch can help you see and be seen
Care by Volvo: everything you need to know
Volvo V90 cornering
Tips and advice
25 Nov 2021

Care by Volvo: everything you need to know

We explain Care by Volvo, a way to drive a new Volvo with most ownership costs included
Top 10 best car battery chargers 2021
Top 10 best car battery chargers 2021
Tips and advice
25 Nov 2021

Top 10 best car battery chargers 2021

We test the best gadgets that can keep your car battery in tip-top shape
Top 3 used petrol estate cars for under £15,000
Top 3 used petrol estate
Tips and advice
24 Nov 2021

Top 3 used petrol estate cars for under £15,000

Dear Carbuyer, I need a petrol estate car with a good infotainment system. What can I get for £12,000?
What is lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist?
BMW lane-keeping assist
Tips and advice
24 Nov 2021

What is lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist?

One or both of these systems are fitted to most modern cars but what are they and what do they do?
Speed limits in the UK: temporary, advisory and motorway limits explained
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Tips and advice
24 Nov 2021

Speed limits in the UK: temporary, advisory and motorway limits explained

Understanding the UK speed limits for dual carriageways, motorways and other roads
Best waterless car wash to buy
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Tips and advice
24 Nov 2021

Best waterless car wash to buy

If you want to freshen up your car, these waterless car wash sprays will do the trick
Best eight-seater cars
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MPVs
22 Nov 2021

Best eight-seater cars

If a seven-seat MPV or SUV just doesn’t cut it and you need an eight-seater, take a look at our picks of the best models on sale today
Best car tyres to buy 2021
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Tips and advice
22 Nov 2021

Best car tyres to buy 2021

If you need new tyres, our test reveals which are the safest and most efficient
Electronic handbrakes and auto-hold: a complete guide
Electronic handbrake
Tips and advice
22 Nov 2021

Electronic handbrakes and auto-hold: a complete guide

We take you through the pros and cons of an electronic handbrake, as well as many of the accompanying features
Best soft-top cleaner to buy 2021
Soft-top cleaning product
Car care
17 Nov 2021

Best soft-top cleaner to buy 2021

Convertible cars are meant to be stylish, but a mouldy fabric roof can look tatty if you don’t use a soft-top cleaner
Best pressure gauges to buy 2020
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Car care
17 Nov 2021

Best pressure gauges to buy 2020

These digital tyre-pressure gauges can ensure your car maintains its fuel efficiency and stays safe
Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars
Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars
Tips and advice
17 Nov 2021

Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars

What’s the difference between the three types of electrified car, and which is best for you?
When’s the best time to buy a new car?
When’s the best time to buy a new car?
Car buying
17 Nov 2021

When’s the best time to buy a new car?

Timing can be important when buying a new car – find out the seasonal factors that can influence how much you'll need to spend
Classic cars to buy in 2021
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Car buying
17 Nov 2021

Classic cars to buy in 2021

We take a look at some of the best classic cars to buy in 2021
Best all-season tyres 2021
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Car care
17 Nov 2021

Best all-season tyres 2021

Should you buy all-season tyres and which ones are the best?
Top 3 used electric cars for £23,000
Top 3 used electric cars
Tips and advice
16 Nov 2021

Top 3 used electric cars for £23,000

Dear Carbuyer, I want to swap my current family car for an electric one. What are my options for £23k?
Best DAB car radio adaptors to buy
DAB car radio adaptors
Tips and advice
15 Nov 2021

Best DAB car radio adaptors to buy

If your car isn’t DAB compatible, these adaptors can have you listening to digital stations for under £150
Best speed-camera locators to buy
Best speed-camera locators to buy
Tips and advice
15 Nov 2021

Best speed-camera locators to buy

Speed cameras are located at troublesome hotspots, so warnings can keep you safe and help protect you from points and fines
Towing: all you need to know
Towing - all you need to know
Tips and advice
15 Nov 2021

Towing: all you need to know

Follow our guide to towing, including licence and legal requirements
Best cordless car vacuum cleaners to buy 2021
Best Cordless Vacuums
Tips and advice
11 Nov 2021

Best cordless car vacuum cleaners to buy 2021

We’ve put the power, functionality and quality of cordless car vacuum cleaners to the test
Top 3 used petrol sports saloons for £20,000
Top 3 used petrol sports saloons for £20,000
Tips and advice
10 Nov 2021

Top 3 used petrol sports saloons for £20,000

"Dear Carbuyer, I’ve stopped commuting and want to replace my diesel with a sporty petrol saloon. What’s the best choice for £20k?"
Should you use a car wash?
Car wash pros and cons
Tips and advice
10 Nov 2021

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
Best winter tyres to buy 2021
Best winter tyres 2021
Tips and advice
8 Nov 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
Best used cars under £2,000
Best used cars under £2,000
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Best used cars under £2,000

We explore the used-car bargains that can be bagged for £2,000 or under
Smoke from exhaust: what does exhaust smoke mean?
Smoking exhaust (106)
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Smoke from exhaust: what does exhaust smoke mean?

Getting smoke from your car exhaust? Our guide explains why you might not need to panic
Ford EcoBoost engines: what are they and should you buy one?
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Ford Focus hatchback
5 Nov 2021

Ford EcoBoost engines: what are they and should you buy one?

Everything you need to know about Ford’s high efficiency EcoBoost engine technology