Tips & advice

What is lane-keeping assist?
Lane keep assist
Tips & advice

What is lane-keeping assist?

Most new cars feature lane-keeping technology of some kind, but what is it, and how does it work?
14 Sep 2021
What are synthetic fuels? efuels explained
eFuels
Tips & advice

What are synthetic fuels? efuels explained

Combustion engines could be viable in a fossil-fuel-free future thanks to new synthetic fuel tech. We explain how...
10 Sep 2021
Fuel cards explained
Fuel card payment
Tips & advice

Fuel cards explained

All the details on fuel cards and how to use them
8 Sep 2021
Used car finance explained: PCP, PCH, leasing, loans and top tips
Car finance
Tips & advice

Used car finance explained: PCP, PCH, leasing, loans and top tips

Want to buy a used car on finance? We’ve got everything you need to know about used car finance deals
7 Sep 2021
How to get bird poop off your car
Wiping bird poo off of paintwork
Tips & advice

How to get bird poop off your car

It can damage your paint, so work fast to remove bird droppings from your car as soon as possible
6 Sep 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
23 Aug 2021
Euro 6 emissions standards: what do they mean for you?
Diesel smog, haze, pollution
Tips & advice

Euro 6 emissions standards: what do they mean for you?

Since their introduction in 2015, Euro 6 standards for exhaust emissions have had a big impact but what are they?
6 Aug 2021

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Electric car charging in the UK
Mk1 Nissan Leaf 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?
4 Aug 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
2 Aug 2021
Traction Control – what is it, and how does it work?
Nissan Note traction control
Tips & advice

Traction Control – what is it, and how does it work?

All new cars are equipped with a traction control system but do you know how it works and when to switch it off?
29 Jul 2021
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?
23 Jul 2021
How to cut your car running costs
Hands holding a toy car and coins
Tips & advice

How to cut your car running costs

Tips and advice on how to save money on car insurance, fuel and servicing
23 Jul 2021
What is BuyaCar?
Buyacar
Tips & advice

What is BuyaCar?

Online used car sales site BuyaCar offers a vast array of cars that can be bought from the comfort of your home and delivered to your door.
23 Jun 2021
Car exhaust smoke explained
British Steam Car
Tips & advice

Car exhaust smoke explained

Is your car suffering from a smoky exhaust? Our troubleshooting guide tells you the causes and what you need to do to fix it
10 Jun 2021
UK car insurance groups explained
Shopping around for car insurance
Tips & advice

UK car insurance groups explained

The Association of British Insurers decides your car’s insurance group, from 1 to 50. Here’s what it means to you…
10 Jun 2021
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
9 Jun 2021
The M6 toll: prices and alternatives explained
M6 Toll sign
Tips & advice

The M6 toll: prices and alternatives explained

The the M6 toll can save you valuable time if you want to avoid congestion through Birmingham
9 Jun 2021
What is antifreeze? And how to check your engine coolant level
Hibernation feature - Antifreeze
Tips & advice

What is antifreeze? And how to check your engine coolant level

We explain how antifreeze keeps your engine from overheating, and why you should regularly check your levels
8 Jun 2021
How to check and top up your engine oil
How to check and top up oil - header
Tips & advice

How to check and top up your engine oil

Your car’s engine oil shouldn’t be neglected. Here’s how to check and top up your engine oil
8 Jun 2021
How to drive - improve your life behind the wheel
How to drive
Tips & advice

How to drive - improve your life behind the wheel

Get ready to rev up your driving skills with Auto Express and our resident driving expert, as we help you boost your confidence and safety on the road
25 May 2021
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
20 May 2021
Locking wheel nuts explained: types, removal and lost keys
Ford Tourneo Custom wheel detail
Owning a car

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
Catalytic converters explained: how they work and theft prevention
Mazda RX-8 catalytic converter
Tips & advice

Catalytic converters explained: how they work and theft prevention

Catalytic converters help clean your car’s exhaust emissions using chemical reactions with precious metals, but thefts are on the rise...
14 May 2021
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 May 2021
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
30 Apr 2021
Company car tax guide 2021/2022: everything you need to know
Executive saloons make popular company cars
Consumer news

Company car tax guide 2021/2022: everything you need to know

Company car tax is bound up in a complex net of emissions, salaries and a car's value; we explain how the system looks for the 2021/22 Financial Year
27 Apr 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
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 Apr 2021
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
22 Apr 2021
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
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