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What's the best oil for my car?
Car engine oil
Tips and advice
2 Apr 2024

What's the best oil for my car?

Engine oil isn’t entirely straightforward – here’s what you need to know
What is PCP finance? Car finance explained
Car dealer for a day
Tips and advice
28 Mar 2024

What is PCP finance? Car finance explained

PCP finance deals are a popular way to get into a new car. We cover everything you need to know
Beat the Easter weekend traffic: secrets of a stress-free car getaway
traffic jam
Tips and advice
27 Mar 2024

Beat the Easter weekend traffic: secrets of a stress-free car getaway

The roads you should avoid and the steps you should take for trouble-free travel this Easter
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Warning light appeared on your dashboard? We cover what you need to know
Ford EcoBoost engines: what are they and should you buy one?
Ford Puma SUV front tracking
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

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

Everything you need to know about Ford’s high-efficiency EcoBoost engine technology
Pelican or Puffin crossing? All UK pedestrian crossings explained
pedestrian crossing
Tips and advice
25 Mar 2024

Pelican or Puffin crossing? All UK pedestrian crossings explained

We break down the differences between the six different types of pedestrian crossing in the UK
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Average speed cameras are found across many A roads, motorways and road work areas – here’s what you need to know
What is AdBlue? Diesel exhaust fluid explained
adblue bottle
Tips and advice
20 Mar 2024

What is AdBlue? Diesel exhaust fluid explained

Most modern diesel cars require AdBlue – here’s everything you need to know
How to charge your electric car without a driveway
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
19 Mar 2024

How to charge your electric car without a driveway

Here’s how to charge your electric car if you don’t have a private off-street parking space
Audi Virtual Cockpit: what is it, and should you have it?
Audi virtual cockpit
Tips and advice
13 Mar 2024

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

The digital Audi Virtual Cockpit replaces traditional dials with a large configurable screen
What is an IDP licence? International Driving Permits explained
holiday car
Tips and advice
12 Mar 2024

What is an IDP licence? International Driving Permits explained

You may need an International Driving Permit if you plan on driving abroad – we cover everything you need to know
Tesla Supercharger network explained
tesla supercharger
Tips and advice
6 Mar 2024

Tesla Supercharger network explained

Tesla operates a network of rapid chargers known as Superchargers – here’s everything you need to know
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Engine size explained
Aston Martin 6.0-litre V12 engine
Tips and advice
5 Mar 2024

Engine size explained

A car’s engine size can affect how it drives – we cover everything you need to know
Driving licence penalty points explained
motorway
Tips and advice
4 Mar 2024

Driving licence penalty points explained

You could receive penalty points on your licence if you break the law when driving. Here’s all you need to know
How to tow a car
towing eye
Tips and advice
29 Feb 2024

How to tow a car

Towing a car is a tricky skill, but it could come in handy if you find yourself stuck at the side of the road
How to jump start a car
jump starting a car
Tips and advice
28 Feb 2024

How to jump start a car

We cover how to safely jump start and push start a car if your battery goes flat
How much is my van road tax? Light goods vehicle VED explained
Vauxhall van
Tips and advice
28 Feb 2024

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

We cover everything you need to know about taxing your van or commercial vehicle
Reporting potholes and claiming for damage: complete guide
pothole
Tips and advice
26 Feb 2024

Reporting potholes and claiming for damage: complete guide

Potholes are an increasingly prevalent annoyance for UK drivers – here’s everything you need to know
Number plates explained: guide to UK registration plate system
Cupra Ateca number plate
Tips and advice
23 Feb 2024

Number plates explained: guide to UK registration plate system

They’re found on every road-legal car in the UK, but how does our number plate system work?
Double-cab pickup tax benefits explained 2024
Ford Ranger Platinum drive
Tips and advice
20 Feb 2024

Double-cab pickup tax benefits explained 2024

Double-cab pickup trucks can offer company car drivers and small business owners big tax savings – here’s what you need to know
What is a self-charging hybrid?
What is a self-charging hybrid?
Tips and advice
13 Feb 2024

What is a self-charging hybrid?

Find out how self-charging hybrids work and why you might benefit from driving one
Used car brokers: pros and cons
Car dealership forecourt
Tips and advice
9 Feb 2024

Used car brokers: pros and cons

Used car brokers can offer excellent savings when buying a used car, but there are things to watch out for
Euro NCAP: how safe is my car?
euro ncap
Tips and advice
9 Feb 2024

Euro NCAP: how safe is my car?

Euro NCAP is the independent body that evaluates car safety – we cover everything you need to know
How to test drive a car: top tips
Test drive a car
Tips and advice
7 Feb 2024

How to test drive a car: top tips

A test drive is a key part of the car-buying process but there are some important points to remember. We cover what to do and what to avoid
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Speeding fines UK 2024: how much will I have to pay?
speeding
Tips and advice
5 Feb 2024

Speeding fines UK 2024: how much will I have to pay?

Received a fixed penalty notice? We break down how much it’ll cost you
Company car tax 2024: Benefit-in-Kind rates explained
company car
Tips and advice
2 Feb 2024

Company car tax 2024: Benefit-in-Kind rates explained

Everything you need to know about company cars, Benefit-in-Kind and how company-car tax is calculated
Do electric cars have gearboxes?
BYD Seal UK gear selector
Tips and advice
30 Jan 2024

Do electric cars have gearboxes?

Do electric cars have gears? We cover the differences between the transmissions fitted to electric cars and combustion engine cars
Wrong fuel: What to do if you put petrol in your diesel car
What to do if you misfuel your car
Tips and advice
23 Jan 2024

Wrong fuel: What to do if you put petrol in your diesel car

Have you filled your car with the wrong fuel by mistake? We explain what you need to do if you accidentally put petrol in a diesel car, or vice versa
What is a mild hybrid?
Mild-hybrid technology
Tips and advice
15 Jan 2024

What is a mild hybrid?

Mild hybrid systems are one of the latest fuel-saving technologies fitted to modern cars. We cover how they differ from other hybrids, and if you shou…
What is a DSG gearbox? Reliability, cost and should you buy a car with DSG?
Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift gearlever
Tips and advice
8 Jan 2024

What is a DSG gearbox? Reliability, cost and should you buy a car with DSG?

Now available on many new cars, DSGs (Direct-Shift gearboxes) are an excellent alternative to a traditional manual. But should you buy one?
Dipped headlights explained: what are dipped beams and when to use them
dipped headlights
Tips and advice
2 Jan 2024

Dipped headlights explained: what are dipped beams and when to use them

Do you know which lights you should be using when it gets dark? Here’s our quick guide to the use of dipped headlights
Car scratch repair: a complete guide
Car scratch repair: a complete guide
Tips and advice
13 Dec 2023

Car scratch repair: a complete guide

Small car scratches are unsightly while deep scratches can cause more damage if left unattended. Luckily many car scratch repairs can be done at home
What is a heat pump? Costs and range benefits in electric cars explained
ioniq 6 heat pump
Tips and advice
28 Nov 2023

What is a heat pump? Costs and range benefits in electric cars explained

You may have heard the term ‘heat pump’ when shopping for an electric car. But what is a heat pump, and do you need one?
How to clean your car seats
Leather seat cleaning
Tips and advice
22 Nov 2023

How to clean your 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
How to test and charge a car battery
Man checking the charge of a car battery
Tips and advice
16 Nov 2023

How to test and charge a car battery

When your car won’t start, a flat battery is often the culprit. Here is everything you need to know about testing and charging your car’s 12V battery
How to spot a slow puncture and what to do if you have one
Tyre with nail stuck in the sidewall
Tips and advice
16 Nov 2023

How to spot a slow puncture and what to do if you have one

Ignoring a slow puncture can be dangerous and costly. We’ve put together our top tips to help you spot and fix one
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