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Mersey Gateway Toll explained: How to pay the charge
Mersey Gateway
Tips & advice

Mersey Gateway Toll explained: How to pay the charge

Information on how to pay the Mersey Gateway Toll, and what to do if you want to appeal a fine
19 Jan 2021
How to jump start a car
Jump start a car
Winter Driving Special

How to jump start a car

Got a flat battery? This is how to jump start a car with jump leads or bump start it without them
19 Jan 2021
Engine remapping and car chipping: does it work?
Watchdog: Engine remapping
Tips & advice

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 Jan 2021
What is Audi's Virtual Cockpit?
Audi Virtual Cockpit - header
Audi

What is Audi's Virtual Cockpit?

We give you the lowdown on Audi's hi-tech dashboard display screen, the Virtual Cockpit
19 Jan 2021
How to wash your car
How to wash your car - header
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
19 Jan 2021
What is a car insurance 'green card' and do you need one post-Brexit?
GB sticker
Tips & advice

What is a car insurance 'green card' and do you need one post-Brexit?

Now the UK has left the EU, motorists need a car insurance 'green card' to drive in Europe – here’s how you can apply
13 Jan 2021
Driving in Europe after Brexit: everything you need to know
UK & EU flags
Tips & advice

Driving in Europe after Brexit: everything you need to know

Brexit will impact UK motorists driving in EU countries in a number of ways; our guide sets out the changes
13 Jan 2021

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Driving in Italy
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Driving abroad

Driving in Italy

Driving in Italy needn’t be a challenge, as long as you’ve checked out our handy tips
6 Jan 2021
Driving in Spain
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Driving abroad

Driving in Spain

If you’re driving in Spain, read our guide for advice, top tips and a handy vehicle checklist
6 Jan 2021
Driving in France: top tips
Citroen 2CV driving in France
Driving abroad

Driving in France: top tips

Our guide to driving in France has advice, tips and a car checklist to keep you safe and legal
6 Jan 2021
Driving abroad: your holiday car guide
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Tips & advice

Driving abroad: your holiday car guide

Driving abroad can be fun, family friendly and cost-effective, our tips will help you stay safe and legal on holiday
6 Jan 2021
Can I drive my car during the Covid-19 lockdown?
Speed limit to be cut to 60mph on M1
Tips & advice

Can I drive my car during the Covid-19 lockdown?

England is in lockdown for the third time, with the rest of the UK employing similarly drastic measures - what does this mean for drivers?
5 Jan 2021
International driving permit: do you need one?
BMW M235i 2014 side desert
Driving abroad

International driving permit: do you need one?

Driving abroad? Check out the rules and apply for an International Driving Permit
4 Jan 2021
Van valuations: how much is my van worth?
Ford Transit Custom Sport
Tips & advice

Van valuations: how much is my van worth?

If you're buying or selling a van, you'll want to know how much it's worth. So what’s the best way to find the true value of a used commercial vehicle…
30 Dec 2020
How much do driving lessons cost?
Driving lessons
First Cars

How much do driving lessons cost?

Your guide to the cost of driving lessons, and how much money you’ll need to pass your test and get your licence
22 Dec 2020
How to remove car paint scratches
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Tips & advice

How to remove car paint scratches

A light parking ding can spoil your car's looks. Here's how to tidy up and remove car paintwork scratches
17 Dec 2020
Slow punctures: the dangers and should you repair them?
Bridgestone DriveGuard run-flat
Tips & advice

Slow punctures: the dangers and should you repair them?

Tips on what to do with a slow puncture on your car tyre. Is it safe to drive on and when you can repair it?
17 Dec 2020
Practical driving test tips: how to prepare and pass
REd driving school, learner driver
First Cars

Practical driving test tips: how to prepare and pass

Are you ready for your practical driving test? Prepare for the big day with our guide and top tips.
17 Dec 2020
UK speed limits: everything you need to know
Speed limit sign
Tips & advice

UK speed limits: everything you need to know

Current UK speed limits explained, as well as their history and use
17 Dec 2020
ULEZ compliant vans: rules and charges explained
Vans

ULEZ compliant vans: rules and charges explained

If your van doesn’t meet certain criteria, you’ll need to pay to enter London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone. We explain the ULEZ rules and fees...
17 Dec 2020
What is a hybrid car?
Hybrid cars

What is a hybrid car?

Hybrids are everywhere but with mild hybrids, full hybrids and plug-in hybrids all available, understanding the technology can be hard.
16 Dec 2020
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
16 Dec 2020
Storing a car: how to lay up a car for the long term
Hibernation feature - car cover
Tips & advice

Storing a car: how to lay up a car for the long term

Most of us won’t be using our cars very much, if at all, in the coming weeks and months - here’s how you should prepare to keep your car in tip-top co…
16 Dec 2020
How to buy an electric car
Electric cars

How to buy an electric car

Buying an electric car can be easier than you think, we visit a new type of EV and hybrid dealership to find out how easy
16 Dec 2020
Speeding fines: top tips on speeding tickets
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Tips & advice

Speeding fines: top tips on speeding tickets

What to do if you receive a speeding fine or 'notice of intended prosecution for a speeding offence'
16 Dec 2020
What is a CVT gearbox?
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Tips & advice

What is a CVT gearbox?

If you're looking for cars with an automatic gearbox, you may have seen the term CVT. Here’s what it means…
16 Dec 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
16 Dec 2020
London Congestion Charge explained
Congestion Charge
Tips & advice

London Congestion Charge explained

All the facts about the £15 charge for driving into central London including a map, how to pay and how to check if you need to...
16 Dec 2020
Driving without due care and attention
Driving without care - phone
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Driving without due care and attention

You've been charged with driving without due care and attention - but what does that actually mean?
16 Dec 2020
Car headlights explained
Headlights explained header
Tips & advice

Car headlights explained

We look at the many different types of car headlight and explain how each technology works
16 Dec 2020
Double-cab pick-up truck tax benefits explained
Tips & advice

Double-cab pick-up truck tax benefits explained

HMRC’s VAT and Benefit-in-Kind tax rules for double cab pick-ups make them seriously attractive as company vehicles
16 Dec 2020
What is Waze? The phone navigation app explained
Fiat Panda Waze screen
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What is Waze? The phone navigation app explained

All you need to know about the Waze map app that aims to be better than any other sat-nav or smartphone navigation available
16 Dec 2020
Fog lights and when to use them
Tips & advice

Fog lights and when to use them

They do exactly as described, but fog lights seem to cause confusion with some drivers. Here’s all the key info on fog light use…
16 Dec 2020
What is Torque? The mystery explained
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What is Torque? The mystery explained

Engine torque figures are commonly compared, but what is torque and why is it important?
16 Dec 2020