Tips and advice

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Car tax
25 May 2022

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained

We explain how the current Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) system works, what it means for UK motorists and how to check the cost of taxing your car
What is hill start assist?
Mercedes GLA driving uphill
Car technology
25 May 2022

What is hill start assist?

Everything you need to know about hill start assist, the car tech that helps you get moving on steep inclines
What is a V5C? Here’s everything you need to know about the log book
V5C close up
Tips and advice
25 May 2022

What is a V5C? Here’s everything you need to know about the log book

The V5C is an important piece of documentation about your car. Our guide explains what it is and when you might need it
Top 3 used all-wheel-drive saloons for £25,000
Hero
Tips and advice
23 May 2022

Top 3 used all-wheel-drive saloons for £25,000

Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking for a luxurious saloon with all-wheel drive. What is out there for £25,000?
What is Android Auto? Google Maps, apps and UK user guide
Android Auto
Tips and advice
20 May 2022

What is Android Auto? Google Maps, apps and UK user guide

In-car smartphone connectivity is a big part of a new car’s appeal and Android Auto is one of the most common systems
Car subscriptions: what are they, and are they better than PCP or lease deals?
Care by Volvo subscription
Car finance
20 May 2022

Car subscriptions: what are they, and are they better than PCP or lease deals?

Is a car subscription the right way for you to get a new car in your garage? We go through the pros and cons of car subscription services to find out
How much is my van road tax? Light goods vehicle VED explained
Vauxhall electric vans
Tips and advice
19 May 2022

How much is my van road tax? Light goods vehicle VED explained

Our guide to van tax and how much it’ll cost you to tax your van or pick-up for six or 12 months
Speed awareness course: how much does it cost, how long does it take and how do you do one online?
Police car - open boot
Tips and advice
19 May 2022

Speed awareness course: how much does it cost, how long does it take and how do you do one online?

If you’re caught speeding, you could take a speed awareness course instead of getting points on your licence - our guide explains all
Tesla Supercharger network explained
Hero
Electric cars
18 May 2022

Tesla Supercharger network explained

Looking to buy a Tesla and need somewhere to charge it? We explain how the Supercharger network works
The Pass Plus Scheme: how much it costs, car insurance discounts and is it worth it?
Learner badge
Consumer news
18 May 2022

The Pass Plus Scheme: how much it costs, car insurance discounts and is it worth it?

Pass Plus can help a new driver feel more confident on the roads and reduce the cost of car insurance
PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
17 May 2022

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

Find out the difference between a Hire Purchase (HP) and a Personal Contract Plan (PCP) for buying a new or used car with our handy guide
New car delivery times: how long will you have to wait?
Mazda3s at Bristol port
Car buying
17 May 2022

New car delivery times: how long will you have to wait?

New car lead times mean you may be in for a frustrating wait before your car's delivered; some cars have longer lead times than others
What is AdBlue?
What is adblue?
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

What is AdBlue?

If you own a diesel car built after September 2015, the chances are it’ll need AdBlue at some point. Our guide explains all
Best way to sell a car
How to sell a car
Tips and advice
16 May 2022

Best way to sell a car

Have a car you no longer want or need? This guide will explain how to sell your car quickly and get the best price
How to buy or transfer a personalised number plate
Overfinch Range Rover - front
Tips and advice
16 May 2022

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
Classic car tax exemption: explained
Classic car tax exemption
Car ownership
13 May 2022

Classic car tax exemption: explained

Here’s what you need to know about the UK’s 40-year classic car tax exemption
What car should I buy? How to decide
Electric and hybrid car choices
Car buying
11 May 2022

What car should I buy? How to decide

With dozens of brands and hundreds of models available, choosing a car can be a lengthy process. Our guide is a great place to start
Fast charging or rapid charging? Your guide to electric car charger types
Audi e-tron GT Ionity
Tips and advice
9 May 2022

Fast charging or rapid charging? Your guide to electric car charger types

Our guide to different electric car charger types and speeds in the UK
Driving in France: top tips
Citroen 15 Six 1950 on the Col du Granier France (1992)
Tips and advice
9 May 2022

Driving in France: top tips

Whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains or the city, our comprehensive guide will help you when driving in France
What is GAP insurance and why do you need it?
crash
Car buying
6 May 2022

What is GAP insurance and why do you need it?

A GAP insurance quote can be as low as £100 for three years, but could save you thousands after an accident
Top 3 used electric city cars for £15,000
Hero
Tips and advice
6 May 2022

Top 3 used electric city cars for £15,000

Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking for a cheap electric commuter car to drive in London. What can I get for £15,000?
How to scrap a car: top tips
scrapyard image
Tips and advice
6 May 2022

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
What is ESP on a car?
What is ESP?
Car ownership
5 May 2022

What is ESP on a car?

Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) is a life-saving piece of technology. We explain what it is and how it works.
Used car dealers: top tips
Used cars at a dealership
Tips and advice
5 May 2022

Used car dealers: top tips

There are a number of different dealerships out there for you to buy your next car from. Here are our top tips on what to expect.
Channel Tunnel car guide: top tips for using the Eurotunnel
Eurotunnel guide
Driving
4 May 2022

Channel Tunnel car guide: top tips for using the Eurotunnel

From where to board to how to buy tickets and what you need to bring, here’s everything you need to know about the Channel Tunnel
How to parallel park
Parallel parking
Driving
2 May 2022

How to parallel park

Even seasoned drivers can struggle with parallel parking. Read on for our guide and tips on how to parallel park successfully and safely in your car
New, used or nearly-new: which is best for you?
New, used or nearly-new: which is best for you?
Tips and advice
29 Apr 2022

New, used or nearly-new: which is best for you?

We run down the pros and cons of buying a new, nearly-new or used car so you can work out what's right for you
How do turbos work?
Turbocharging
Tips and advice
29 Apr 2022

How do turbos work?

Turbochargers are common in modern cars, but how do they actually work?
Top 3 used posh cars for under £40,000
Hero
Tips and advice
28 Apr 2022

Top 3 used posh cars for under £40,000

Dear Carbuyer, I want an ultra-comfortable saloon or SUV with reasonable mileage. What is out there for £40k?
How to cancel road tax and get a refund
tax
Car ownership
27 Apr 2022

How to cancel road tax and get a refund

Sometimes you need to cancel your car tax - we explain how to do it
What is a VIN number, and why does my car have one?
VIN
Tips and advice
27 Apr 2022

What is a VIN number, and why does my car have one?

Every car on the road has its own unique VIN number. Read on to find out what a VIN number is and why it’s so important
What is a plug-in hybrid car?
Plug-in hybrid Mercedes S-Class
Plug-in hybrid cars
27 Apr 2022

What is a plug-in hybrid car?

What is a plug-in hybrid, how can it cut pollution and costs and should you buy one?
M6 Toll: how much does it cost and how do you pay?
M6 Toll
Driving
26 Apr 2022

M6 Toll: how much does it cost and how do you pay?

Find out how to pay the M6 Toll charges, how much they are and how to avoid any additional fines
What's the best oil for my car?
Car engine oil
Tips and advice
26 Apr 2022

What's the best oil for my car?

How to choose the best engine oil and the correct grade of oil for your car
Towing weights and capacities guide
Towcar
Tips and advice
25 Apr 2022

Towing weights and capacities guide

Not sure about towing weights and gradients? Our guide will make sure you're confident when towing a trailer or caravan