Tips and advice

20 car buying secrets that dealers don't want you to know
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Car buying
24 Jun 2021

20 car buying secrets that dealers don't want you to know

Our top tips and tricks for buying a car to save you money, hassle and time
Should I buy an insurance write-off? Cat C, Cat D, Cat S and Cat N car explained
Cat D cars, Cat C & insurance write-offs: complete guide
Tips and advice
23 Jun 2021

Should I buy an insurance write-off? Cat C, Cat D, Cat S and Cat N car explained

We explain the pros and cons of buying an insurance written-off car
Ford SYNC 4 explained
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford
23 Jun 2021

Ford SYNC 4 explained

Ford’s infotainment system has been overhauled but what is the Ford SYNC 4 system?
Best used cars under £5,000
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Tips and advice
23 Jun 2021

Best used cars under £5,000

We show you some of the most tempting used cars for £5,000 or less
Towing with an electric car, hybrid or plug-in hybrid - what you need to know
Towing with an electric car, hybrid or plug-in hybrid
Tips and advice
21 Jun 2021

Towing with an electric car, hybrid or plug-in hybrid - what you need to know

Considering an alternative-fuel tow car? Read our guide on towing a caravan or trailer with a hybrid or electric car
Best steering wheel locks to buy 2021
Best steering wheel locks to buy 2021
Tips and advice
21 Jun 2021

Best steering wheel locks to buy 2021

As key thefts and car hacks become more prevalent, a traditional steering-wheel lock can still act as a powerful deterrent
What is SCR? Diesel selective catalytic reduction systems explained
SCR is used to clean up diesel emissions
Tips and advice
18 Jun 2021

What is SCR? Diesel selective catalytic reduction systems explained

We explain how SCR systems help lower NOx emissions from diesel cars
BMW Parking Assistant and Park Assistant Plus explained
BMW Park Assist in action
Tips and advice
16 Jun 2021

BMW Parking Assistant and Park Assistant Plus explained

What is BMW’s Parking Assistant? We explain how the system works and whether it’s worth adding as an option
Should you buy an Audi, a BMW or a Mercedes?
The three German brands in action
Tips and advice
16 Jun 2021

Should you buy an Audi, a BMW or a Mercedes?

Three premium German rivals, each with their own character; we help you choose between Audi, BMW and Mercedes
PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
15 Jun 2021

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Our guide to choosing between Hire Purchase and a Personal Contract Plan when buying a new or used car
How to negotiate a car price: top tips
Car on sales forecourt
Tips and advice
14 Jun 2021

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!
Best used cars under £10,000
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Tips and advice
11 Jun 2021

Best used cars under £10,000

We show you some of the best used cars for £10,000 or less
Should you use a car wash?
Car wash pros and cons
Tips and advice
11 Jun 2021

Should you use a car wash?

Is it safe to go down to the car wash? We explain the pros and cons of different car cleaning methods
Company-car tax explained
Company-car tax explained
Tips and advice
10 Jun 2021

Company-car tax explained

Everything you need to know about company cars, Benefit-in-Kind and how company-car tax is calculated
What is what3words?
what is what3words?
Tips and advice
9 Jun 2021

What is what3words?

The what3words app aims to provide simpler, more accurate location data than postcodes or grid references
Dartford Crossing toll changes and Dart Charge
Dartford Crossing
Tips and advice
8 Jun 2021

Dartford Crossing toll changes and Dart Charge

Find out when and how to pay the Dartford toll, save money and avoid fines
LPG cars explained
LPG gauge
Tips and advice
4 Jun 2021

LPG cars explained

You may have heard of LPG or even thought about converting your car to run on it - here's everything you need to know
Ford EcoBoost engines: what are they and should you buy one?
2020 Ford Puma - front tracking
Ford Focus hatchback
4 Jun 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
Land Rover InControl: what you need to know
Land Rover InControl
Land Rover
3 Jun 2021

Land Rover InControl: what you need to know

Want to know more about Land Rover InControl? We explain what it is and how to set up a subscription
Speed awareness course: all you need to know
Police car - open boot
Tips and advice
3 Jun 2021

Speed awareness course: all you need to know

If you’re caught speeding, you could take a speed awareness course instead of getting points on your licence - our guide explains all
Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
3 Jun 2021

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
How to buy or transfer a personalised number plate
Overfinch Range Rover - front
Tips and advice
26 May 2021

How to buy or transfer a personalised number plate

Treasured, cherished or vanity – whatever they’re called, personalised number plates are big business. We explain all you need to know
What are run-flat tyres?
Tyre cutout
Tips and advice
26 May 2021

What are run-flat tyres?

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

How to remove bird poop from a car

Read our guide on how to remove this most unpleasant of substances from your car
How to transfer car ownership
V5C close up
Tips and advice
26 May 2021

How to transfer car ownership

Buying or selling a used car? The easiest way to legally transfer a car to its new owner is via the DVLA website
Can I drive a van on a car licence?
Mercedes Sprinter
Tips and advice
26 May 2021

Can I drive a van on a car licence?

Need to hire a van for moving house or clearing rubbish? We explain the rules and regulations
How to clean car seats
Leather seat cleaning
Tips and advice
26 May 2021

How to clean 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
Volvo On Call explained: what is it and how does it work?
Volvo On Call app
Volvo
26 May 2021

Volvo On Call explained: what is it and how does it work?

Volvo On Call is one of the most advanced vehicle assistance subscription services there is - we explain what it is and how it works
Limp mode: what causes it and how to fix it
Dials
Tips and advice
20 May 2021

Limp mode: what causes it and how to fix it

If your car suffers from an engine malfunction it will likely enter ‘limp mode’. Our guide explains what this is and what you should do if it happens
What is a catalytic converter?
Catalytic Converter
Tips and advice
19 May 2021

What is a catalytic converter?

All new cars have a catalytic converter, but what exactly is it? Carbuyer explains
Best car wax to buy
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Car care
19 May 2021

Best car wax to buy

We explain how to get your car looking as shiny as possible and pick the best car waxes for the job
Best way to finance a used car
2017 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI
Tips and advice
18 May 2021

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
Getting car finance with bad credit
Bad credit finance - header
Tips and advice
17 May 2021

Getting car finance with bad credit

If you have a bad credit rating or history, it’s still possible to get car finance. We explain your options
Locking wheel nuts explained
Locking wheel nuts explained
Tips and advice
17 May 2021

Locking wheel nuts explained

When it comes to changing your car’s tyres, you’ll need to know what a locking wheel nut is and where to find it
How to choose the best toddler car seat
How to choose the best toddler car seat
Tips and advice
13 May 2021

How to choose the best toddler car seat

Finding the best toddler car seat for your child can be tricky - here are some of the best Group 1 and 1-2-3 child car seats you can buy