Tips & advice

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
22 Apr 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
22 Apr 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
22 Apr 2021
How to jump start a car
Jump start a car
Car care

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
22 Apr 2021
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
Best car scratch removers - header
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?
22 Apr 2021

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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 Apr 2021
Tyre types explained: what are the different types of tyre for?
Ford Mustang line-lock burnout
Tips & advice

Tyre types explained: what are the different types of tyre for?

All you need to know about the many different types of car tyre you can buy today, from all-season to run-flats and beyond...
12 Apr 2021
How to buy a car online
Internet Browsing
Tips & advice

How to buy a car online

Not sure how to buy a car online? Read our step-by-step guide to get you through the process
9 Apr 2021
How to sell your car
Ford Fiesta automatic 2014 rear
Used Car Guide

How to sell your car

If you want to sell a car quickly online or to a dealer, our guide will help you get the best price
9 Apr 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 coming out of its third lockdown, with the rest of the UK in a similar position - what does this mean for drivers?
6 Apr 2021
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?
6 Apr 2021
Car tax bands: 2021 VED bands explained
Tax
Tips & advice

Car tax bands: 2021 VED bands explained

Our guide to the VED road tax bands for cars registered from 1 April 2017 onwards
1 Apr 2021
What is what3words?
what3words location grid London travel
Tips & advice

What is what3words?

Never get lost again with the new location finding app that’s more accurate than a postcode - what3words
26 Mar 2021
DPF: what is a diesel particulate filter?
Volkswagen Golf GTD 2017 facelift - front tracking
Tips & advice

DPF: what is a diesel particulate filter?

The diesel particulate filter is an important part of your diesel car's exhaust system that helps to reduce its emissions
24 Mar 2021
UK child car seat, booster seat and baby seat laws explained
Child seat booster seat car seat
Consumer news

UK child car seat, booster seat and baby seat laws explained

Detailed info on latest baby seat and child seat regulations, plus when it’s OK to use a booster seat
24 Mar 2021
International driving permit: do you need one?
BMW M235i 2014 side desert
Driving abroad

International driving permit: do you need one?

Driving abroad is easy when you have the right paperwork - here’s how to apply for your International Driving Permit
24 Mar 2021
Speed awareness courses: format, prices and online options explained
Increased speed limits help 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?
23 Mar 2021
How to change a car battery and choose the right battery for your car
Winter driving - battery check
Tips & advice

How to change a car battery and choose the right battery for your car

Flat car battery? Our guide to replacing it, installing a replacement and using a battery charger should help
22 Mar 2021
Electric car charging in the UK
Charging
Electric cars

Electric car charging in the UK

The UK’s electric car charging infrastructure has changed substantially in the past 12 months but can it make an EV suit your lifestyle?
19 Mar 2021
Plug-in van grant: what is it and how does it work?
plug-in van
Tips & advice

Plug-in van grant: what is it and how does it work?

Everything you need to know about the plug-in van grant, including what it is, which vehicles are eligible for it and how to apply
19 Mar 2021
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.
11 Mar 2021
AA Route Planner
AA Route Planner
Tips & advice

AA Route Planner

If you simply want directions from A to B, the AA’s Route Planner is a great choice.
10 Mar 2021
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
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
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