Tips & advice

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

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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 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
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