Tips & advice

Your electric car questions answered - the ultimate EV and hybrid FAQ guide
Electric cars

Your electric car questions answered - the ultimate EV and hybrid FAQ guide

Thinking of buying a plug-in car? You’ve probably got questions and we’ve got the answers
7 Aug 2020
Company car tax guide 2019/2020: everything you need to know
Consumer news

Company car tax guide 2019/2020: everything you need to know

Strict new emissions tests will affect how much company car tax we pay. Here we look at how the system has changed
6 Aug 2020
Engine management light: what is it?
Used Mazda 6 - engine light
Tips & advice

Engine management light: what is it?

What do you do when the engine management light comes on, and how do you safely turn it off?
6 Aug 2020
Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars: which electrified vehicle is right for you
Tips & advice

Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars: which electrified vehicle is right for you

Should you buy a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric car? We examine the pros and cons of today’s electrified powertrains.
1 Aug 2020
Electric cars vs petrol cars vs hybrid cars : which engine choice is right for you?
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Juro - charging
Electric cars

Electric cars vs petrol cars vs hybrid cars : which engine choice is right for you?

Petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric cars each have their merits but picking the right one can be tricky. Luckily our guide is here to help
31 Jul 2020
Electric car charging in the UK
Electric car charging in the UK - header
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?
30 Jul 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.
30 Jul 2020

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How to change a car tyre
Tyre test 2016 - car on jack
Tips & advice

How to change a car tyre

Need to change a tyre on the drive or by the side of the road? Our online guide is here to help you get safely back on the road...
30 Jul 2020
What is car detailing? Top tips and kit advice from the professionals
Tips & advice

What is car detailing? Top tips and kit advice from the professionals

Give your car the ultimate clean with our car detailing tips from the leading expert in the field
1 Jul 2020
Car tax bands: 2020 VED bands explained
Tips & advice

Car tax bands: 2020 VED bands explained

Our guide to the VED road tax bands for cars registered from 1 April 2017 onwards
1 Jul 2020
Pass Plus scheme: pros, cons, cost and insurance discounts
Pass Plus
First Cars

Pass Plus scheme: pros, cons, cost and insurance discounts

Extra driver training is always welcome, but do insurance discounts make the Pass Plus prices worth paying?
25 Jun 2020
How to clean alloy wheels
Auto Express Product Awards 2016 - wheel cleaner
Tips & advice

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
24 Jun 2020
What do car fuel additives do? And are they any use?
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?
24 Jun 2020
Tyre speed rating and labelling guide
Ford Motorcraft tyres (sponsored)
Tips & advice

Tyre speed rating and labelling guide

What is a tyre speed rating? Decode your sidewalls with our straightforward tyre labelling explainer
24 Jun 2020
Tyre pressures and tread depths: your safety check guide
Peugeot 308 SW - tyre
Tips & advice

Tyre pressures and tread depths: your safety check guide

Stay safe and save money by checking your car tyre pressures and tread wear regularly
24 Jun 2020
How to scrap your car, and get the best price
Scrapyard
Tips & advice

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
24 Jun 2020
Tyre pressure, speed rating and depth explained
Peugeot 308 SW - tyre
Tips & advice

Tyre pressure, speed rating and depth explained

Maintain your tyres and you'll reap the benefits with an improved drive and lower running costs. We explain all
24 Jun 2020
Guide to car windscreen repair and car window replacement
Saab 9-5 windscreen
Tips & advice

Guide to car windscreen repair and car window replacement

What to do if you get a stone chip or crack in your car windscreen
23 Jun 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...
22 Jun 2020
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
19 Jun 2020
What is Android Auto? Full review and user guide
Skoda Superb long-term test - Android Auto
Tips & advice

What is Android Auto? Full review and user guide

What is Google's Android Auto and how does it enhance infotainment and sat-nav for UK drivers?
11 Jun 2020
Ex-Motability cars – should you buy one?
Caddy vs Berlingo
Tips & advice

Ex-Motability cars – should you buy one?

Ex-Motability cars are commonplace on the UK used car market but what are the pros and cons when it comes to buying one?
8 Jun 2020
Buying a used car: your complete guide
Classifieds
Used Car Guide

Buying a used car: your complete guide

Buying a used car from a dealer or privately isn’t always easy. So here is our advice and tips on how to buy your dream second-hand motor
8 Jun 2020
Repossessed cars: everything you need to know
Tips & advice

Repossessed cars: everything you need to know

Find out what happens if your car is repossessed, and what to look out for if you're thinking of buying a repo car
8 Jun 2020
Used car checklist: key points to look for when buying
Car dealer forecourt shopping
Used Car Guide

Used car checklist: key points to look for when buying

Read this used vehicle checklist to be safe when buying any used car – then download our free vehicle appraisal form
5 Jun 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
5 Jun 2020
Wrong fuel: what to do if you put petrol in a diesel car
petrol pump Citroen C4 HDi
Tips & advice

Wrong fuel: what to do if you put petrol in a diesel car

Misfuelling your car can be a costly mistake if you try to drive it, but here's what to do if you put petrol in your diesel car
5 Jun 2020
How to spot a flood-damaged car
UK Floods: cars flooded
Tips & advice

How to spot a flood-damaged car

Flood water can have a huge effect on a car, both seen and unseen. But how do you know if the car you're about to buy is flood-damaged?
5 Jun 2020
Car auctions guide
Car auction MINI
Tips & advice

Car auctions guide

The murky world of car auctions explained, with top auction buyers tips to help you grab a great deal
5 Jun 2020
What is a no claims bonus?
Rear end shunt - car crash
Tips & advice

What is a no claims bonus?

For many drivers a no claims bonus is the ticket to cheaper car insurance. We explain what it is and how to earn it
5 Jun 2020
Cat S and N cars: new insurance write-off categories
Car crash
Tips & advice

Cat S and N cars: new insurance write-off categories

New Cat S and Cat N insurance write-off classifications have replaced the old Cat C and Cat D groups; we explain all.
5 Jun 2020
How to check if a car is taxed, MoT’d and insured
MOT testing station
Tips & advice

How to check if a car is taxed, MoT’d and insured

The government offers a free tax and insurance checker to make sure a vehicle is legally allowed on UK roads. Here’s how to use it...
5 Jun 2020
What is car GAP insurance?
Long-term test review Mazda MX-5 - Lesley showroom
Tips & advice

What is car GAP insurance?

We explain GAP and finance GAP insurance for cars, and ask whether you really need it!
5 Jun 2020
How to sell your car
Ford Fiesta automatic 2014 rear
Used Car Guide

How to sell your car

Whether you sell your car online, at a dealer, or somewhere in between, this guide will help you get the most cash
5 Jun 2020