Tips and advice

What is a V5C? Here’s everything you need to know about the log book
V5C close up
Tips and advice
27 Sep 2021

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
What is E10 fuel? Can my car run on E10 petrol?
What is E10 fuel? Can my car run on E10 petrol?
Tips and advice
22 Sep 2021

What is E10 fuel? Can my car run on E10 petrol?

A new type of petrol called E10 has been introduced in the UK. Find out what it is and if your car is E10 compatible with our guide
What is Volkswagen 4MOTION? Should you choose it?
What is VW 4MOTION
Volkswagen
9 Sep 2021

What is Volkswagen 4MOTION? Should you choose it?

Volkswagen’s 4MOTION models all have four-wheel drive, but there are pros and cons – read more here
Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and 4x4 explained
Should your next car be four-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or front-wheel drive?
Tips and advice
9 Sep 2021

Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and 4x4 explained

Which wheels are powered by a car’s engine can seriously change the way it drives; our guide explains all
Your complete BMW car configurator guide
BMW M4 configurator
BMW
8 Sep 2021

Your complete BMW car configurator guide

Your complete guide to the official online BMW car configurator and the process of building your new BMW car
PCP deals explained – what is PCP finance?
Car dealer and customer talking
Car finance
8 Sep 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?
Top 3 used estate cars for £10,000
Best estate cars under £10k - header image
Estates
8 Sep 2021

Top 3 used estate cars for £10,000

“Dear CarBuyer, I want a good family estate car for a budget of £10,000 - what do you recommend?”
Top 3 used sporty cars for £5,000
Top 3 used sporty cars for £5,000 header
Car buying
8 Sep 2021

Top 3 used sporty cars for £5,000

Dear Carbuyer, I need to replace my loved but rusty Ford Puma coupé with something as characterful. What can I get for £5,000?
SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen: what’s the difference?
SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen brand comparison images
Tips and advice
8 Sep 2021

SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen: what’s the difference?

Many car brands fall under the same ownership, including SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen. Here’s why and what it means for you
How to buy a secondhand hybrid
3rd generation Toyota Prius
Tips and advice
31 Aug 2021

How to buy a secondhand hybrid

Our comprehensive guide on what to look out for when buying a used hybrid car
What is cruise control and adaptive cruise control?
Cruise control stalk
Tips and advice
31 Aug 2021

What is cruise control and adaptive cruise control?

In this guide, we explain cruise control, speed limiters and ‘adaptive’ cruise control and how they function
Parking lights: how do they work and what are they for?
traffic
Tips and advice
27 Aug 2021

Parking lights: how do they work and what are they for?

Parking lights are different from sidelights, which are legally required. Here’s everything you need to know about them
How to charge an electric car
How to charge an electric car
Tips and advice
26 Aug 2021

How to charge an electric car

There are a number of different ways to charge your electric car’s battery pack. Here’s our comprehensive guide
Do car fuel additives work?
Do car fuel additives work?
Tips and advice
26 Aug 2021

Do car fuel additives work?

Fuel additives promise a lot, but might not be able to deliver. Find out more with our handy guide
PCP on used cars
PCP on used cars
Tips and advice
26 Aug 2021

PCP on used cars

What to think about when taking out a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) finance agreement on a used car
How to test a car battery
How to test a car battery
Car care
25 Aug 2021

How to test a car battery

When your car won’t start, a flat battery is often the culprit. Testing the condition of your battery regularly can avoid problems
What car should I buy? How to decide
Ford Fiesta colours
Car buying
25 Aug 2021

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
How to test drive a car: top tips
How to test drive a car
Tips and advice
23 Aug 2021

How to test drive a car: top tips

A test drive is a vital step in the car-buying process but there are some important points to remember. Here’s our advice on how to conduct a test dri…
Audi quattro all-wheel drive explained
Audi quattro all-wheel drive
Audi
19 Aug 2021

Audi quattro all-wheel drive explained

We explain everything you need to know about the Audi quattro all-wheel drive system
Main dealer car servicing – a complete guide
Main dealer car servicing
Car ownership
19 Aug 2021

Main dealer car servicing – a complete guide

Have questions about main dealer car servicing? We explain what it is and why it’s important for your car
Best sat navs to buy
Best sat navs to buy 2021
Tips and advice
19 Aug 2021

Best sat navs to buy

We list the best portable sat-nav systems to help steer you through traffic jams and get you to your destination
What to do if you misfuel your car
What to do if you misfuel your car
Car ownership
18 Aug 2021

What to do if you misfuel your car

Misfuelling is a mistake that happens more than you might think. We explain what you need to do if you accidentally put the wrong fuel in your car
What is ESP on a car?
What is ESP?
Car ownership
18 Aug 2021

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.
Top 10 most reliable classic cars
Top 10 most reliable classic cars
Tips and advice
18 Aug 2021

Top 10 most reliable classic cars

Want to buy a classic car that won’t be a hassle or burn a hole in your wallet? Here are ten of the most reliable and usable you can buy
Best soft-top cleaner to buy 2021
Best soft-top cleaner to buy
Tips and advice
17 Aug 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
Vauxhall IntelliLink infotainment touchscreen explained
Vauxhall Adam infotainment system
Vauxhall
13 Aug 2021

Vauxhall IntelliLink infotainment touchscreen explained

Vauxhall’s multimedia touchscreen system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; here’s how it works
Audi Virtual Cockpit: what is it, and should you have it?
Audi interior with Virtual Cockpit
Audi
13 Aug 2021

Audi Virtual Cockpit: what is it, and should you have it?

The digital Audi Virtual Cockpit replaces traditional dials with a large configurable screen
Best scratch removers to buy
Best scratch removers to buy
Tips and advice
13 Aug 2021

Best scratch removers to buy

Bring your car’s paintwork back to life with the best scratch removers
Speeding fines 2021: how much will you have to pay?
MINI R56 Speedometer
Tips and advice
12 Aug 2021

Speeding fines 2021: how much will you have to pay?

Read our guide to discover how much speeding fines cost
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF): what you need to know
Smoky exhaust pipe
Tips and advice
12 Aug 2021

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

All modern diesel cars are fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). We explain what it is, why your car needs one and how to keep it maintained.…
Cheap fun cars: our picks from £1,000 to £10,000
Honda Civic Type R front
Toyota
12 Aug 2021

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

It’s very possible to buy a cheap car that’s a lot of fun - even with a budget of up to £10,000. Here are the best ones
What is Mercedes Parktronic?
What is Mercedes Parktronic?
Mercedes
11 Aug 2021

What is Mercedes Parktronic?

Here’s everything you need to know about Mercedes’ Parktronic and Active Parking Assist systems
Digital radio: a complete guide to in-car DAB
Digital radio DAB
Tips and advice
11 Aug 2021

Digital radio: a complete guide to in-car DAB

We explain what digital radio, or DAB, is and why you should have one in your car
New car rights: can I reject my car?
New car rights: can I reject my car?
Car ownership
11 Aug 2021

New car rights: can I reject my car?

Most new car purchases go smoothly, but if yours has gone wrong to the extent you wish to reject the car, we explain what your options are
What's the law on towing with an A-frame?
a-frame towing
Tips and advice
11 Aug 2021

What's the law on towing with an A-frame?

Everything you need to know about towing a car with an A-frame