Tips & advice

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.
11 Sep 2020
UK car insurance groups explained
Shopping around for car insurance
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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…
3 Sep 2020
Driving in France: top tips
Citroen 2CV driving in France
Driving abroad

Driving in France: top tips

Our guide to driving in France has advice, tips and a car checklist to keep you safe and legal
3 Sep 2020
When is the best time to buy a car?
The new way of buying a car - SEAT interior
Tips & advice

When is the best time to buy a car?

Looking to get the best deal on a new or used car? Timing could be everything
3 Sep 2020
Car photography: how to take great pics of your car
How to photograph your car for sale - header
Used Car Guide

Car photography: how to take great pics of your car

Follow our car photography top tips to make your car presentable when selling it on an online marketplace
3 Sep 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
3 Sep 2020
Part exchange: how to get the most money for your car
man stroking car
Tips & advice

Part exchange: how to get the most money for your car

Is it best to part exchange your car? Our handy guide will tell you how to get the most cash for your car
3 Sep 2020
Should I buy a nearly new car?
Suzuki dealership
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Should I buy a nearly new car?

If you're not fussed about ordering a brand-new car to your exact needs, then bag a big bargain and buy a nearly new car instead
3 Sep 2020
Your rights when buying a used car
Dealer forecourt
Tips & advice

Your rights when buying a used car

What rights do you have as a consumer when you buy a second hand car? Our guide explains your legal protections
3 Sep 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
3 Sep 2020
Car valuations: how much is your car worth?
MINI One 5dr - front tracking
Tips & advice

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?
3 Sep 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
3 Sep 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 our used vehicle checklist to help you make a safer, more informed choice when buying any used car
3 Sep 2020
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
20 Aug 2020
Company van tax: understanding the rules
Toyota Proace City van - rear
Tips & advice

Company van tax: understanding the rules

Tax rates for businesses using a van are simpler than they are for car drivers, but there are still issues to look out for
20 Aug 2020
How to run a zero-emissions van
Tips & advice

How to run a zero-emissions van

Looking to save money by purchasing a zero-emissions electric van? Read these tips before heading to the dealer
18 Aug 2020
Electric van charging guide
Tips & advice

Electric van charging guide

The idea of charging an electric van is a big change for new and potential electric vehicle owners, but it’s a lot easier than you might think
16 Aug 2020
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
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
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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
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
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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?
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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
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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
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
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