Owning a car

What's the best engine oil for my car?
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Tips & advice

What's the best engine oil for my car?

Use our handy guide to work out what's the best engine oil for your car
20 Apr 2022
How to wash your car
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Tips & advice

How to wash your car

A step-by-step guide on the basics of how to hand wash your car and make it shine
20 Apr 2022
Car leasing with insurance: what is it and how does it work?
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Buying a car

Car leasing with insurance: what is it and how does it work?

Leasing a car with insurance as part of the deal is a good way to keep things simple, but might not be the cheapest way to insure your car
14 Apr 2022
Car scams and frauds: a safety guide for buyers and sellers
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Owning a car

Car scams and frauds: a safety guide for buyers and sellers

While 99% of car transactions go off without a hitch, there are scammers and fraudsters looking to take advantage, so it pays to take a few sensible p…
31 Mar 2022
Mobile phones in cars: UK law on using phones and sat-navs when driving extended to ‘any use’
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Mobile phones in cars: UK law on using phones and sat-navs when driving extended to ‘any use’

What are the new rules around using mobile phones when driving? We explain the laws on hands free phone use for drivers
24 Mar 2022
Can I end a car finance agreement early?
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Owning a car

Can I end a car finance agreement early?

It may be possible to pay off a car finance deal or use a voluntary termination clause but is it a good idea?
23 Mar 2022
Spring Budget 2022: fuel duty cut by 5p a litre for a year
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Spring Budget 2022: fuel duty cut by 5p a litre for a year

Rishi Sunak introduces the biggest UK fuel duty cut ever, but prices will remain high
23 Mar 2022

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Car valuations: how much is your car worth?
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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?
2 Mar 2022
Vehicle thefts up three per cent in 2021
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Vehicle thefts up three per cent in 2021

Police record 48,400 vehicles as stolen in 2021, with the Ford Fiesta, Range Rover and Ford Focus the most commonly stolen models
14 Feb 2022
Private parking PCNs to be capped at £50
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Private parking PCNs to be capped at £50

New details emerge of Government’s Parking Code of Practice, aimed at protecting motorists from unfair private parking rules
7 Feb 2022
Volvo launches free puncture and windscreen repairs
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Volvo

Volvo launches free puncture and windscreen repairs

Volvo UK will fix punctures and windscreen chips on its own cars of any age free-of-charge, where possible
2 Feb 2022
How to check your car’s service history
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Tips & advice

How to check your car’s service history

A full service history can add value to your car: here’s how to check it, and where to look for the information.
1 Feb 2022
How to advertise your car with a great classified car ad
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How to advertise your car with a great classified car ad

Get the best price for your car and sell it quickly in the classifieds, with our guide to writing a great ad
1 Feb 2022
Car photography: how to take great pics of your car
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Car photography: how to take great pics of your car

Follow our car photography top tips to make your car presentable when selling it on an online marketplace
1 Feb 2022
How to scrap your car, and get the best price
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How to scrap your car, and get the best price

How to scrap or recycle your car, and what prices to expect from the scrap yard
1 Feb 2022
How to SORN your car with the DVLA
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Tips & advice

How to SORN your car with the DVLA

Taking your car off the road? You’ll need to abide by the 'SORN’ laws. We explain what it means and why it exists.
1 Feb 2022
Car registered keeper vs owner: what's the difference?
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Car registered keeper vs owner: what's the difference?

The registered keeper and owner of a car don’t have to be the same person and each has different responsibilities.
1 Feb 2022
What is a V5C vehicle log book? Rules for car buyers and sellers
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What is a V5C vehicle 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
1 Feb 2022
Resident parking permits: how do they work and can you get one?
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Resident parking permits: how do they work and can you get one?

With a residents parking permit you can park your car in the Controlled Permit Zone where you live. But you need to apply for one first…
28 Jan 2022
What are 4D number plates and are they legal?
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What are 4D number plates and are they legal?

Everything you need to know about so-called ‘4D’ number plates, including whether you’re allowed to have them on your car
25 Jan 2022
Best cars to modify 2022 - our top options for DIY car mods
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Owning a car

Best cars to modify 2022 - our top options for DIY car mods

If you have the itch for aftermarket parts and making your ride unique, these are the best cars to go for
1 Jan 2022
E10 petrol explained: checker tool, UK prices and is it OK for your car?
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E10 petrol explained: checker tool, UK prices and is it OK for your car?

What is E10 fuel and will your car run on it? Here’s everything you need to know about E10...
14 Dec 2021
Carrying dogs in cars: UK laws and safety products explained
Dogs cause more pollution than cars
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Carrying dogs in cars: UK laws and safety products explained

Most dog owners will need to carry their dogs in a car at some time or another. We explore the rules and what you should do to keep yourself and your …
7 Dec 2021
How to remove tree sap from your car
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How to remove tree sap from your car

We explain how to safely get rid of sticky tree sap from your car’s paintwork
7 Dec 2021
What to do if your car breaks down: advice for motorway and minor road breakdowns
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Owning a car

What to do if your car breaks down: advice for motorway and minor road breakdowns

Car trouble is the last thing anyone wants but you still need to be prepared for a car breakdown here’s how...
3 Dec 2021
Euro 6 emissions standards: what do they mean for you?
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Euro 6 emissions standards: what do they mean for you?

Since their introduction in 2015, Euro 6 standards for exhaust emissions have had a big impact but what are they?
26 Nov 2021
Car service intervals explained: how often should you service your car?
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Owning a car

Car service intervals explained: how often should you service your car?

Whether your car is petrol, diesel, hybrid or electric powered, it’s going to need a service. Here’s a quick guide to car servicing and service interv…
17 Nov 2021
How to clean alloy wheels
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How to clean alloy wheels

Alloy wheels can get dirty pretty quickly. Here's how you can keep them looking fresh with an alloy wheel cleaner.
2 Nov 2021
Cheap car insurance for young drivers: top tips
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Cheap car insurance for young drivers: top tips

Our guide on car insurance for teenage drivers that could help save hundreds on your annual bill
12 Oct 2021
First-year motoring costs have risen dramatically over last decade
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First-year motoring costs have risen dramatically over last decade

First-year VED road tax costs are higher by as much as 178 per cent in 2021 compared with 2011, while a VW Golf costs 72 per cent more
10 Sep 2021
How to cut your car running costs
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Tips & advice

How to cut your car running costs

Tips and advice on how to save money on car insurance, fuel and servicing
23 Jul 2021
Locking wheel nuts explained: types, removal and lost keys
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Owning a car

Locking wheel nuts explained: types, removal and lost keys

We explain how locking wheel nuts work, and what to do when you lose your locking wheel nut key...
19 May 2021
Engine remapping and car chipping: does it work?
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Engine remapping and car chipping: does it work?

Everything you need to know if you're considering engine remapping or chipping work on your car
19 Apr 2021
What do car fuel additives do? And are they any use?
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What do car fuel additives do? And are they any use?

Fuel additives claim to improve your car's economy, performance, or both - but do they really work?
21 Jan 2021