Tips and advice

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Tips and advice
28 Dec 2020

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Your dashboard lights up with lots of symbols each time you start the car, but what do they mean – and what if one stays on?
The best supercars money can buy
Ferrari F8 Tributo front tracking
Supercars
27 Dec 2020

The best supercars money can buy

Discover the very best supercars, including models from Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini ...and Nissan
Best used cars under £5,000
Tips and advice
25 Dec 2020

Best used cars under £5,000

We show you some of the most tempting used cars for £5,000 or less
What is a plug-in hybrid car?
Plug-in hybrid cars
23 Dec 2020

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?
20 car buying secrets that dealers don't want you to know
20 car buying secrets the dealers don’t want you to know - gallery
Car buying
22 Dec 2020

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
How to avoid keyless entry car theft
Car ownership
21 Dec 2020

How to avoid keyless entry car theft

As cases of keyless car theft spike, find out how you can keep your car secure
Top 3 used hardtop convertibles for £20,000
Convertibles
17 Dec 2020

Top 3 used hardtop convertibles for £20,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking for a used hardtop convertible costing less than £20,000. What do you recommend?”
Top 3 used automatic petrol SUVs for £20,000
Family SUVs
11 Dec 2020

Top 3 used automatic petrol SUVs for £20,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I want a high-spec petrol or hybrid SUV with an automatic gearbox and less than 50,000 miles on the clock. What can I get for £20,000?…
Speed awareness course: all you need to know
Tips and advice
29 Nov 2020

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
UK road tax rules for 2020 explained
Tips and advice
26 Nov 2020

UK road tax rules for 2020 explained

We explain how the current Vehicle Excise Duty system works, and what it means for UK motorists
What is ESP on a car?
Tips and advice
26 Nov 2020

What is ESP on a car?

Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) is a life-saving piece of technology – but what does it do?
Car scratch repair: a complete guide
Car scratch repair: a complete guide
Tips and advice
22 Nov 2020

Car scratch repair: a complete guide

Small scratches cause frustration and can prove costly to fix or when it comes time to sell. We explain how to repair them at home
Cat D cars, Cat C & insurance write-offs: complete guide
Tips and advice
18 Nov 2020

Cat D cars, Cat C & insurance write-offs: complete guide

We explain the pros and cons of buying an insurance written-off car
What is a V5C? everything you need to know about the logbook
Tips and advice
14 Nov 2020

What is a V5C? everything you need to know about the logbook

Our guide to the V5C, an important piece of documentation about your car
Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Tips and advice
10 Nov 2020

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
Ford EcoBoost engines: what are they and should you buy one?
2020 Ford Puma - front tracking
Ford Focus hatchback
10 Nov 2020

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

Everything you need to know about Ford’s high efficiency EcoBoost engine technology
Top 3 used four-seat coupes for £20,000
BMW 4 Series
30 Oct 2020

Top 3 used four-seat coupes for £20,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I want a petrol-powered four-seater coupé with decent performance. What are my options for £20,000?”
Best car tyres to buy 2020
Tips and advice
29 Oct 2020

Best car tyres to buy 2020

If you need new tyres, our test reveals which are safest and most efficient
How to transfer car ownership
Tips and advice
29 Oct 2020

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
Best eight-seater cars 2020
Tips and advice
29 Oct 2020

Best eight-seater cars 2020

If a seven-seat MPV or SUV just doesn’t cut it and you need an eight-seater, take a look at our top 10 list for the best options
Ex-Motability cars: should you buy one?
Tips and advice
28 Oct 2020

Ex-Motability cars: should you buy one?

Some ex-Motability cars can be excellent value, but make sure you do plenty of research before you buy one
How to jump start a car
Car ownership
14 Oct 2020

How to jump start a car

Car battery dead? Make sure you know how to jump-start a car safely with jump leads or push start your car
What is antifreeze? All about the coolant in your engine
Tips and Advice
5 Oct 2020

What is antifreeze? All about the coolant in your engine

Antifreeze – or coolant – plays an essential role in your car’s engine. We explain what it is and how to keep it topped up
How to check and top up your engine oil
Tips and Advice
2 Oct 2020

How to check and top up your engine oil

Engine oil should never be ignored. Let us show you how to check and top up your car’s oil
Best used cars under £7,000
Tips and Advice
30 Sep 2020

Best used cars under £7,000

Here are some of the best used cars for £7,000 or less
Best roof-mounted bike racks to buy
Tips and advice
28 Sep 2020

Best roof-mounted bike racks to buy

There are countless ways of transporting a bicycle with your car, but nothing beats a roof-mounted bike rack. We pick the best
Best car wax to buy 2020
Tips and advice
28 Sep 2020

Best car wax to buy 2020

We explain how to get your car looking as shiny as possible and pick the best car waxes for the job
25 tips that will make you a better driver
Tips and advice
28 Sep 2020

25 tips that will make you a better driver

Read our guide and become a safer, smoother and more efficient driver
Driving home for Christmas: holiday driving advice
Tips and Advice
26 Sep 2020

Driving home for Christmas: holiday driving advice

Taking to the road to see family or friends this Christmas? Stay prepared with our festive driving advice
Car breakdown: what to do to stay safe
Tips and Advice
26 Sep 2020

Car breakdown: what to do to stay safe

If your car breaks down, follow these rules to stay safe and get help as quickly as possible
Drink-driving and the legal alcohol limit
Tips and Advice
26 Sep 2020

Drink-driving and the legal alcohol limit

We all know not to drink and drive, but what are the UK’s drink-driving laws and penalties?
Driving in floods: top tips
Tips and Advice
26 Sep 2020

Driving in floods: top tips

When there's a lot of wet weather about, stay safe in flooded conditions with this guide
Stopping distances explained
Tips and Advice
24 Sep 2020

Stopping distances explained

Stopping distances define how fast it’s safe to travel. We reveal all about one of the Highway Code’s most famous rules
What is a catalytic converter?
Tips and Advice
24 Sep 2020

What is a catalytic converter?

All new cars have a catalytic converter, but what exactly is it? Carbuyer explains
Petrol or diesel: should I buy a diesel?
Tips and Advice
24 Sep 2020

Petrol or diesel: should I buy a diesel?

Diesel engines have received bad press recently. We answer the question: should I buy a diesel car?
What does BMW stand for?
BMW
23 Sep 2020

What does BMW stand for?

Discover the meaning of 'BMW' and why the manufacturer’s badge is blue and white