Owning a car

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 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 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
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
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 - our top options for DIY car mods
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Best cars to modify - 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
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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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
Car service intervals explained: how often should you service your car?
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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
Locking wheel nuts explained: types, removal and lost keys
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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
How to avoid keyless theft
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How to avoid keyless theft

The number of cars being stolen via keyless theft is increasing: here's what you can do to keep your car safe
9 Dec 2020
MoT test checklist: top tips to help your car pass
UK MoT tests could become less stringent
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MoT test checklist: top tips to help your car pass

Read our MoT checklist for the best tips to avoid unnecessary - and possibly expensive - MoT fails
4 Jun 2020
Can you trust car insurance comparison sites?
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Can you trust car insurance comparison sites?

Follow our guide to get the best cheap car insurance using price comparison websites
1 Jun 2020