Buying a car

How to transfer a number plate from one car to another
MINI number plate change
Tips & advice

How to transfer a number plate from one car to another

Everything you need to know about swapping a registration plate from one vehicle to another in the UK
22 Oct 2020
How to check if a car is taxed, MoT’d and insured
MOT testing station
Tips & advice

How to check if a car is taxed, MoT’d and insured

The government offers a free tax and insurance checker to make sure a vehicle is legally allowed on UK roads. Here’s how to use it...
22 Oct 2020
Car valuations: how much is your car worth?
MINI One 5dr - front tracking
Tips & advice

Car valuations: how much is your car worth?

If you're buying or selling a car, you'll want to know how much it's worth. So what’s the best way to find the true value of a used car?
1 Oct 2020
Car warranty advice: manufacturer warranty cover and extended warranties explained
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in long term - first report front action
Tips & advice

Car warranty advice: manufacturer warranty cover and extended warranties explained

Buy a new car, and it'll come with a warranty. Here we explain what it covers and what it doesn't, and for how long
23 Sep 2020
How to spot a flood-damaged car
UK Floods: cars flooded
Tips & advice

How to spot a flood-damaged car

Flood water can have a huge effect on a car, both seen and unseen. But how do you know if the car you're about to buy is flood-damaged?
23 Sep 2020
How to test drive a car
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How to test drive a car

Before you buy a new or used car, you’ll want to take a test drive. Here’s how to do it well.
23 Sep 2020
Pre-registered cars: buying guide
Pre-reg guide
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Pre-registered cars: buying guide

We take a look at the benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of buying a pre-registered nearly-new car instead of a brand-new model
23 Sep 2020

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Car finance deals explained
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Car finance deals explained

Looking for the best way to finance a new car? Here's our complete guide to hire purchase, PCP, contract hire and more
23 Sep 2020
How to buy a car online
Tips & advice

How to buy a car online

Thinking of buying a brand new car online? Here's our guide to making the process as simple as possible
23 Sep 2020
Latest V5C log book rules for car buyers and sellers
New V5C document
Tips & advice

Latest V5C log book rules for car buyers and sellers

Understanding the V5C log book and the rules around it, whether you're buying or selling a car
22 Sep 2020
Cat S and N cars: new insurance write-off categories
Car crash
Tips & advice

Cat S and N cars: new insurance write-off categories

New Cat S and Cat N insurance write-off classifications have replaced the old Cat C and Cat D groups; we explain all.
11 Sep 2020
2.5 million clocked cars on the road
EU to crack down on car clocking companies
News

2.5 million clocked cars on the road

Citroen Dispatch, Renault Scenic and Peugeot Expert are most likely to have mileage discrepancies
7 Sep 2020
When is the best time to buy a car?
The new way of buying a car - SEAT interior
Tips & advice

When is the best time to buy a car?

Looking to get the best deal on a new or used car? Timing could be everything
3 Sep 2020
Repossessed cars: everything you need to know
Tips & advice

Repossessed cars: everything you need to know

Find out what happens if your car is repossessed, and what to look out for if you're thinking of buying a repo car
3 Sep 2020
Buying a used car: your complete guide
Classifieds
Used Car Guide

Buying a used car: your complete guide

Buying a used car from a dealer or privately isn’t always easy. So here is our advice and tips on how to buy your dream second-hand motor
3 Sep 2020
Used car checklist: key points to look for when buying
Car dealer forecourt shopping
Used Car Guide

Used car checklist: key points to look for when buying

Read our used vehicle checklist to help you make a safer, more informed choice when buying any used car
3 Sep 2020
High-mileage cars: should you buy one?
Features

High-mileage cars: should you buy one?

Concerned about the high mileage on a potential used buy? We present two cars with a combined total of 1.2 million miles
3 Sep 2020
Ex-Motability cars – should you buy one?
Caddy vs Berlingo
Tips & advice

Ex-Motability cars – should you buy one?

Ex-Motability cars are commonplace on the UK used car market but what are the pros and cons when it comes to buying one?
8 Jun 2020
Buying a car privately – advice and tips
Land Rover Discovery Sport - front
Tips & advice

Buying a car privately – advice and tips

Buying a car privately can be daunting, but follow our advice to get the best deals with the least hassle
5 Jun 2020
Car auctions guide
Car auction MINI
Tips & advice

Car auctions guide

The murky world of car auctions explained, with top auction buyers tips to help you grab a great deal
5 Jun 2020
What is car GAP insurance?
Long-term test review Mazda MX-5 - Lesley showroom
Tips & advice

What is car GAP insurance?

We explain GAP and finance GAP insurance for cars, and ask whether you really need it!
5 Jun 2020
Buying a new car - your complete guide
Long-term test review: SEAT Ateca - first report dealer
Tips & advice

Buying a new car - your complete guide

Whether you buy through a dealer, broker, or car supermarket, this guide contains our best tips on how and where to buy a new car
4 Jun 2020
Rejecting a new or used car: your car consumer rights explained
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Rejecting a new or used car: your car consumer rights explained

What if your dream car turns into a nightmare? If you bought from a dealership, you have various protections but the nuclear option is to reject the c…
4 Jun 2020
Haggling tips: how to negotiate the price of a new car
Tips & advice

Haggling tips: how to negotiate the price of a new car

What to say and what not to say when haggling over a deal on a new car
4 Jun 2020
Ford to launch online car sales this summer
Ford

Ford to launch online car sales this summer

Lockdown has accelerated Ford’s plans to offer a complete online service
4 Jun 2020
What is an HPI check?
HPI check
Tips & advice

What is an HPI check?

Many adverts will mention that a car is “HPI clear”. What does it mean, what is an HPI check and is it something you should consider?
4 Jun 2020
Subprime car loans and bad credit finance explained
Van finance explained
News

Subprime car loans and bad credit finance explained

Having bad credit doesn't mean you can't get car finance. Here's our complete guide to subprime car loans
4 Jun 2020
Cat D and Cat C write-offs
Saab crash, insurance, smash
Tips & advice

Cat D and Cat C write-offs

A new write-off system has been introduced, but Cat C and D cars are still on the used market. We explain all.
3 Jun 2020
Petrol or diesel: which fuel is better?
pumps
Tips & advice

Petrol or diesel: which fuel is better?

Petrol vs diesel: which is better? Our guide helps you choose the right fuel for your new car
29 Apr 2020