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VED road tax: how much does it cost?
car tax calculator
Consumer news

VED road tax: how much does it cost?

Confused by VED road tax? Our comprehensive guide explains how much you'll pay on your next car
4 Mar 2021
Smart motorways explained
M6 motorway traffic
Consumer news

Smart motorways explained

Smart motorways are meant to be a cost-effective way of increasing road capacity, but they’ve made headlines for the wrong reasons
26 Feb 2021
What is a hybrid car?
Hybrid badge
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.
24 Feb 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?
23 Feb 2021
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
16 Feb 2021
Should you buy a used police car? A guide to police auctions
How to buy a used police car - auction
Tips & advice

Should you buy a used police car? A guide to police auctions

If you’re prepared for a few compromises, you can save thousands on a well-maintained ex-police car
9 Feb 2021
What is BMW iDrive?
BMW 5 Series long termer - first report iDrive
Tips & advice

What is BMW iDrive?

BMW's iDrive in-car control and infotainment system explained: what it does and how to use it
9 Feb 2021

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What is an MOT: how much does it cost and how long does it take?
MOT
Tips & advice

What is an MOT: how much does it cost and how long does it take?

Your car needs a valid MOT certificate to be allowed on the road. Here’s everything you need to know about the MOT test, and what you can do to make y…
4 Feb 2021
How to use a car tyre puncture repair kit
Tyre repair
Nissan

How to use a car tyre puncture repair kit

Everything you need to know about using a car tyre puncture repair kit - and when you shouldn’t!
3 Feb 2021
How to wrap a car: vinyl car wrapping explained
Vinyl wrapping process
Tips & advice

How to wrap a car: vinyl car wrapping explained

We deliver the vinyl verdict on car wrapping, the pros, the cons, the costs, and how to get it done
3 Feb 2021
How to drive a manual car
Manual gear
Tips & advice

How to drive a manual car

Driving a manual car well can improve smoothness and efficiency – find out how with our useful guide
3 Feb 2021
What are biofuels?
Fuel pump
Tips & advice

What are biofuels?

What are biofuels? And what role could they play in the future of cars and motoring?
2 Feb 2021
How to renew your driving licence or change the address
Driving licence
Tips & advice

How to renew your driving licence or change the address

Renewing your driving licence or changing the address is really simple: here’s how it’s done
2 Feb 2021
Speed awareness courses: format, prices and online options explained
Increased speed limits helps to cut accidents
Tips & advice

Speed awareness courses: format, prices and online options explained

Speed awareness courses are an alternative to a accepting speeding ticket. But what are they all about?
29 Jan 2021
What is Ford SYNC 3?
Ford Focus ST - screen
Ford

What is Ford SYNC 3?

The latest Ford cars are fitted with SYNC 3, but what does that mean?
29 Jan 2021
What is a VIN number?
VIN
Tips & advice

What is a VIN number?

Everything you need to know about 17-digit Vehicle Identification Numbers on cars, and why they’re important
22 Jan 2021
What is third-party car insurance?
Third party insurance
Tips & advice

What is third-party car insurance?

Our straightforward guide to third-party car insurance has everything you need to know
22 Jan 2021
What do car fuel additives do? And are they any use?
Fuel additives header
Tips & advice

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
Can I drive a van? The vans you can drive on your licence
Best medium panel vans
Tips & advice

Can I drive a van? The vans you can drive on your licence

So you've got a licence to drive a car, but are you also able to drive a van? Our practical guide explains the ins and outs of UK driving licence cate…
21 Jan 2021
International driving permit: do you need one?
BMW M235i 2014 side desert
Driving abroad

International driving permit: do you need one?

Check out the post-Brexit rules and apply for an International Driving Permit for other countries
20 Jan 2021
Driving in Italy
Fiat 500
Driving abroad

Driving in Italy

Driving in Italy needn’t be a challenge, as long as you’ve checked out our handy tips
20 Jan 2021
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
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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
Driving in Spain
SEAT Leon Cupra
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
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