Tips and advice

How to choose the best toddler car seat
How to choose the best toddler car seat
Tips and advice
13 May 2021

How to choose the best toddler car seat

Finding the best toddler car seat for your child can be tricky - here are some of the best Group 1 and 1-2-3 child car seats you can buy
Top 3 used family SUVs for £15,000
Top 3 used family SUVs for £15,000 - hero
Tips and advice
7 May 2021

Top 3 used family SUVs for £15,000

“Dear Carbuyer, we’re about to welcome a baby to the family and want a practical and reliable used SUV. What options are there for £15,000?”
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF): what you need to know
Smoky exhaust pipe
Tips and advice
6 May 2021

Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF): what you need to know

All modern diesel cars are fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). We explain what it is, why your car needs one and about DPF cleaning
Tesla Autopilot and Full Self-Driving explained
Tesla Model S - rear 3/4 view
Tesla
5 May 2021

Tesla Autopilot and Full Self-Driving explained

What is Tesla Autopilot? How much does it cost in the UK and it is safe? We answer your questions
Ford EcoBlue diesel engines explained
Ford Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid driving - rear
Ford
21 Apr 2021

Ford EcoBlue diesel engines explained

We cover everything you need to know about Ford EcoBlue engines
2021 scrappage schemes: the complete guide
Scrappage schemes - Ford Focus
Tips and advice
20 Apr 2021

2021 scrappage schemes: the complete guide

With several manufacturers still offering scrappage and trade-in schemes in 2021, we explain what each one entails
What are Audi TFSI petrol engines?
Yellow Audi Q2
Audi
16 Apr 2021

What are Audi TFSI petrol engines?

We explain all you need to know about Audi TFSI engines
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Your dashboard lights up with lots of symbols each time you start the car, but what do they mean – and what if one stays on?
Top 3 used small luxury SUVs for £20,000
Top 3 used small luxury SUVs for £20,000 - hero
Tips and advice
9 Apr 2021

Top 3 used small luxury SUVs for £20,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I want a small luxury SUV that’s well equipped. What do you recommend for £20,000?”
BMW iDrive explained: what is it and how does it work?
The iDrive infotainment system is controlled via this rotary dial on the centre console
BMW
8 Apr 2021

BMW iDrive explained: what is it and how does it work?

The BMW iDrive 8 system is the most advanced yet. Here’s a rundown of what the latest iDrive upgrade offers and how it’s been improved
UK road tax rules for 2021 explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Tips and advice
8 Apr 2021

UK road tax rules for 2021 explained

We explain how the current Vehicle Excise Duty system works and what it means for UK motorists
Best eight-seater cars
CB Best eight-seaters header
Tips and advice
1 Apr 2021

Best eight-seater cars

If a seven-seat MPV or SUV just doesn’t cut it and you need an eight-seater, take a look at our top 10 list for the best options
Smoke from exhaust: what does exhaust smoke mean?
Smoking exhaust (106)
Tips and advice
31 Mar 2021

Smoke from exhaust: what does exhaust smoke mean?

Getting smoke from your car exhaust? Our guide explains why you might not need to panic
How to test a car battery
How to test a car battery
Tips and advice
31 Mar 2021

How to test a car battery

When your car won’t start, a flat battery is often the culprit. Testing the condition of your battery regularly can avoid problems
Driving in Spain: top tips
Spain-Toledo
Tips and advice
31 Mar 2021

Driving in Spain: top tips

If you’re driving to Spain or or hiring a car in Spain, make sure you’ve checked out our guide to Spanish driving rules
Driving in France: top tips
Citroen 15 Six 1950 on the Col du Granier France (1992)
Tips and advice
31 Mar 2021

Driving in France: top tips

Whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains or the city, our comprehensive guide will help you when driving in France
Best car foot pumps to buy 2021
Best car foot pumps
Tips and advice
24 Mar 2021

Best car foot pumps to buy 2021

Keep your tyres at the correct pressure with these affordable foot pumps
Best car dehumidifiers
Best car dehumidifiers
Tips and advice
19 Mar 2021

Best car dehumidifiers

If your car steams up easily, get rid of the condensation with a car dehumidifier
Plug-in car grant: a complete guide
Mazda MX-30 charging
Tips and advice
18 Mar 2021

Plug-in car grant: a complete guide

The PiCG has been extended until 2022/23 but is now less than it was before
Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars
Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars
Tips and advice
11 Mar 2021

Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars

What’s the difference between the three types of electrified car, and which is best for you?
What is what3words?
what is what3words?
Tips and advice
10 Mar 2021

What is what3words?

The what3words app aims to provide simpler, more accurate location data than postcodes or grid references
What does TSI stand for?
TSI badge
Tips and advice
5 Mar 2021

What does TSI stand for?

The ‘TSI’ petrol engine powers a variety of VW Group cars and we’re here to explain what TSI stands for
What car should I buy? How to decide
Ford Fiesta colours
Car buying
5 Mar 2021

What car should I buy? How to decide

With dozens of brands and hundreds of models available, choosing a car can be a lengthy process. Our guide is a great place to start
Top 3 used 4x4 estate cars for £12,000
Top 3 used 4x4 estate cars for £12,000 - hero
Tips and advice
5 Mar 2021

Top 3 used 4x4 estate cars for £12,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking to buy a used four-wheel-drive estate that can handle slippery roads. What can I get for £12,000?”
Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Car ownership
25 Feb 2021

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light

Has your amber engine warning light blinked into life on your dashboard? Don’t worry, there’s no need to panic!
PCP on used cars
PCP on used cars
Tips and advice
25 Feb 2021

PCP on used cars

We explain the points to consider when choosing a used car personal contract purchase plan
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
24 Feb 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

We explain how to recognise average speed cameras and how they record speeding motorists
What is a V5C? everything you need to know about the logbook
V5C close up
Tips and advice
24 Feb 2021

What is a V5C? everything you need to know about the logbook

Our guide to the V5C, an important piece of documentation about your car
Should I buy an insurance write-off? Cat C, Cat D, Cat S and Cat N car explained
Cat D cars, Cat C & insurance write-offs: complete guide
Tips and advice
24 Feb 2021

Should I buy an insurance write-off? Cat C, Cat D, Cat S and Cat N car explained

We explain the pros and cons of buying an insurance written-off car
Dartford Crossing toll changes and Dart Charge
Dartford Crossing
Tips and advice
16 Feb 2021

Dartford Crossing toll changes and Dart Charge

Find out when and how to pay the Dartford toll, save money and avoid fines
Engine size explained
Aston Martin engine
Tips and advice
16 Feb 2021

Engine size explained

Understanding engine size and what it means when choosing a new car
Best signal-blocking Faraday bags for car keys in 2021
Faraday bag checker
Tips and advice
16 Feb 2021

Best signal-blocking Faraday bags for car keys in 2021

Specially lined Faraday wallets can help prevent your car from being stolen
When’s the best time to buy a new car?
When’s the best time to buy a new car?
Tips and advice
12 Feb 2021

When’s the best time to buy a new car?

Timing can be important when buying a new car – find out the seasonal factors that can influence how much you'll need to spend
Company-car tax explained
Company-car tax explained
Tips and advice
12 Feb 2021

Company-car tax explained

We explain about company cars and how company-car tax affects you
Car warranty: what you need to know
Car warranty: what you need to know
Tips and advice
12 Feb 2021

Car warranty: what you need to know

Whether you’re buying a new or used car, a decent warranty is essential to protect your purchase. Our guide explains how they work