Tips & advice

DSG: what is a Direct Shift Gearbox and how do they work?
Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG gearstick
Tips & advice

DSG: what is a Direct Shift Gearbox and how do they work?

A direct shift gearbox, also known as a dual-clutch gearbox, offers an alternative to a conventional automatic
16 Dec 2020
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
16 Dec 2020
How to avoid a flat car battery
Winter Driving Special

How to avoid a flat car battery

Car batteries can go flat for a number of reasons, which is why we have gathered these top tips to help prevent the worst happening
16 Dec 2020
What does P11D mean? P11D values explained
Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.0 petrol R Sport 2017
Tips & advice

What does P11D mean? P11D values explained

Lucky enough to be getting a company car but don’t know what a P11D value is? Our article explains all
16 Dec 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
16 Dec 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.
16 Dec 2020
Could you live with an electric car?
Electric car case study - Renault ZOE Sam East header
Electric cars

Could you live with an electric car?

According to the experts, the UK's EV revolution is just around the corner. But can an electric car fit into your life today?
16 Dec 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
16 Dec 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
16 Dec 2020
How to demist your car windows fast
Peugeot 208 windscreen detail
Tips & advice

How to demist your car windows fast

In the colder months, misty car windows can be very irritating and are also a safety hazard. Here’s how to clear the window fog quickly
16 Dec 2020
What are night driving glasses and do they work?
Driving glasses header
Tips & advice

What are night driving glasses and do they work?

In the wonderful world of driving accessories, you may have seen night driving glasses for sale - but what are they, and do they work?
16 Dec 2020
What is horsepower? The difference between HP, BHP, and PS
engine combustion
Tips & advice

What is horsepower? The difference between HP, BHP, and PS

Want to know the difference between HP, BHP and PS? Read on for our bluffer's guide to horsepower...
16 Dec 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?
16 Dec 2020
Car security: staying one step ahead of the criminals
Car security
Tips & advice

Car security: staying one step ahead of the criminals

From simple to hi-tech, we look at some of the best ways to help prevent you from having your car or its contents stolen
16 Dec 2020
Best car cleaning tips: the secrets to a perfect finish
Tips & advice

Best car cleaning tips: the secrets to a perfect finish

We get some top car care and car cleaning tips from one of the best in the business
16 Dec 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
16 Dec 2020
Car tax refunds and how to claim yours
Tax disc
Tips & advice

Car tax refunds and how to claim yours

If selling your car, you can no longer add road tax as an incentive. We guide you through the rules on refunding your road fund licence
16 Dec 2020
Car underseal: what is it and is it worth doing?
garage work
Tips & advice

Car underseal: what is it and is it worth doing?

Here are our top tips to protect your motor from rust with car underseal
16 Dec 2020
What is a limited slip differential?
Car differential powertrain layout
Tips & advice

What is a limited slip differential?

A limited-slip differential, or LSD, helps get your car's power to the road. We explain how
16 Dec 2020
What are dipped headlights and when should you use them?
Vauxhall Grandland X teaser
Tips & advice

What are dipped headlights and when should you use them?

Are you unsure of what dipped headlights are or how to use them? Let us shed a little light on the subject...
16 Dec 2020
Cheap as chips: how to buy a banger and run it for peanuts
How a cheap used car could save you money - header
Tips & advice

Cheap as chips: how to buy a banger and run it for peanuts

Owning and driving a banger is a decent way of saving cash on a car - here's what you need to know
16 Dec 2020
How to SORN your car with the DVLA
Tips & advice

How to SORN your car with the DVLA

Taking your car off the road? You’ll need to abide by the 'SORN’ laws. We explain what it means and why it exists.
16 Dec 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
16 Dec 2020
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?
16 Dec 2020
What is an HPI check?
HPI check
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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?
16 Dec 2020
What is MirrorLink?
Citroen C4 Picasso long-termer - MirrorLink
Tips & advice

What is MirrorLink?

Our guide to Mirrorlink the most popular automotive smartphone integration system that mirrors your phone screen in your car.
16 Dec 2020
What is a catalytic converter?
Mazda RX-8 catalytic converter
Tips & advice

What is a catalytic converter?

Catalytic converters help clean your car’s exhaust emissions using chemical reactions with precious metals, but thefts are on the rise...
16 Dec 2020
Smart motorways explained
M6 motorway traffic
Consumer news

Smart motorways explained

Smart motorways are meant to be a cost-effective way of increasing road capacity, but they’ve made headlines for the wrong reasons
16 Dec 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?
16 Dec 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
16 Dec 2020
Lost car keys: what do you do now?
How to buy a used police car - keys
Tips & advice

Lost car keys: what do you do now?

Locked out of your car? Don’t panic, there’s more than one way to get back behind the wheel if you lose your car keys
16 Dec 2020
What's the best engine oil for my car?
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Tips & advice

What's the best engine oil for my car?

Use our handy guide to work out what's the best engine oil for your car
15 Dec 2020
Electric car charging in the UK
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?
15 Dec 2020
Dartford Crossing toll: follow our guide and avoid a fine!
Dartford Crossing bridge
Consumer news

Dartford Crossing toll: follow our guide and avoid a fine!

Read our complete Dartford Crossing guide for when and how to pay the Dart Charge, along with guidance on appealing a fine
15 Dec 2020