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Pre-registered cars: buying guide
Pre-reg guide
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Pre-registered cars: buying guide

We explore the pros and cons of picking a pre-reg car instead of buying a brand new car
26 Nov 2020
Buying a new car - your complete guide
Long-term test review: SEAT Ateca - first report dealer
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Buying a new car - your complete guide

Our top tips for buying a new car, whether it's from a dealer, online broker, or a car supermarket
26 Nov 2020
Car finance deals explained
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Car finance deals explained

A comprehensive guide to hire purchase, PCP, contract hire and more, for anyone buying a new car on finance
24 Nov 2020
Car warranty advice: manufacturer warranty cover and extended warranties explained
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in long term - first report front action
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Car warranty advice: manufacturer warranty cover and extended warranties explained

Buy a new car, and it'll come with a warranty. Here we explain what it covers and what it doesn't, and for how long
23 Nov 2020
How to transfer a number plate from one car to another
MINI number plate change
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How to transfer a number plate from one car to another

Need to know how to transfer a number plate between vehicles? Our step-by-step guide breaks it down
22 Nov 2020
How to buy a car online
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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
18 Nov 2020
Subprime car loans and bad credit finance explained
Van finance explained
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Subprime car loans and bad credit finance explained

Just because you’ve got a bad credit score doesn’t mean you can’t get a car on finance. Here’s all you need to know about subprime car loans
18 Nov 2020

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Van security: how to keep your van and its contents safe
Van security - header
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Van security: how to keep your van and its contents safe

Our top tips on how to improve your van’s security and stay one step ahead of the criminals
7 Nov 2020
Regenerative braking: what is it and how does it work?
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Regenerative braking: what is it and how does it work?

Regenerative braking turns your car’s kinetic energy into electricity to charge its battery and boost efficiency. Here’s how...
6 Nov 2020
UK driving licence penalty points explained
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UK driving licence penalty points explained

Commit a motoring offence and you could get penalty points on your licence. We explain how they work...
6 Nov 2020
Car paint protection explained: does your car need it?
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Car paint protection explained: does your car need it?

What is car paint protection, what are the different options and are they worth it?
5 Nov 2020
Haggling tips: how to negotiate the best price of a new car
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Haggling tips: how to negotiate the best price of a new car

When you’re haggling over the price of a new car, here are the things you should say and the traps to avoid
4 Nov 2020
Can I drive my car during the Covid-19 lockdown?
Speed limit to be cut to 60mph on M1
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Can I drive my car during the Covid-19 lockdown?

England is going back into lockdown, with firm measures in place across the rest of the UK - what does this mean for drivers?
2 Nov 2020
How to parallel park
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How to parallel park

With this simple technique and a bit of practice, anyone can pass the parallel parking test
30 Oct 2020
Manual vs automatic gearboxes - which should you choose?
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Manual vs automatic gearboxes - which should you choose?

The pros and cons of changing gears yourself, or letting the car do it for you
30 Oct 2020
MBUX: Mercedes’ infotainment technology explained
Mercedes

MBUX: Mercedes’ infotainment technology explained

What does MBUX mean, which Mercedes cars have it and what can it do? All is explained here
23 Oct 2020
What is Bluetooth? In-car connectivity tech explained
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What is Bluetooth? In-car connectivity tech explained

Bluetooth is an important part of modern in-car tech. We explain what it is and what it does
23 Oct 2020
How to check your car’s service history
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How to check your car’s service history

A full service history can add value to your car: here’s how to check it, and where to look for the information.
23 Oct 2020
Box junctions: what are the rules and the penalties for breaking them?
First Cars

Box junctions: what are the rules and the penalties for breaking them?

It’s easy to fall foul of box junction rules: here’s how they work and how to avoid being fined
23 Oct 2020
How to check if a car is taxed, MoT’d and insured
MOT testing station
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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...
22 Oct 2020
UK speed cameras explained
Speed camera apps
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UK speed cameras explained

Everything you need to know about UK speed cameras, the types, how they work and what to look out for
22 Oct 2020
Car exhaust smoke explained
British Steam Car
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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
22 Oct 2020
Wrong fuel: what to do if you put petrol in a diesel car
petrol pump Citroen C4 HDi
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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
22 Oct 2020
Hazard perception test tips
Hazard perception test
First Cars

Hazard perception test tips

DVSA Hazard Perception Test tips for learner drivers, and what to expect when you take the test
22 Oct 2020
How to use the hard shoulder
motorway
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How to use the hard shoulder

It's the emptiest lane on the UK's motorways, but do you know what you need to do if you stop on the hard shoulder? We explain all...
15 Oct 2020
Euro 6 vans and trucks: EU emissions rules for commercial vehicles explained
Vans

Euro 6 vans and trucks: EU emissions rules for commercial vehicles explained

New vans and trucks have to comply with Euro 6 emissions standards. Here’s what that means in detail
15 Oct 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...
15 Oct 2020
Best Volkswagen campervan conversions
Best VW campervan conversions
Volkswagen Transporter

Best Volkswagen campervan conversions

A Volkswagen campervan conversion is a great choice if you want to get away at the drop of a hat
11 Oct 2020
UK van speed limits: all you need to know
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UK van speed limits: all you need to know

What's the speed limit for a van in the UK? It's not always the one you'll see posted on the road. We explain all
8 Oct 2020
Ford van models: range, specs, prices and how to choose one
Ford

Ford van models: range, specs, prices and how to choose one

We dive into the Ford commercial vehicle range from Transit to Ranger to explain how to find the best vehicle for your needs
5 Oct 2020
Car valuations: how much is your car worth?
MINI One 5dr - front tracking
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Car valuations: how much is your car worth?

If you're buying or selling a car, you'll want to know how much it's worth. So what’s the best way to find the true value of a used car?
1 Oct 2020
Van MOTs explained: rules, costs and tips to help your van pass
Vans

Van MOTs explained: rules, costs and tips to help your van pass

The annual MOT check-up is an essential part of owning a van, here’s everything you need to know...
1 Oct 2020
Can I drive a van? The vans you can drive on your licence
Best medium panel vans
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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…
30 Sep 2020
Car care tips: how to protect your investment
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Car care tips: how to protect your investment

Keep your new car in the best shape with our recommended car care products
25 Sep 2020