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Best used cars under £3,000
Best used cars for £3,000 header
Tips and advice
26 Jul 2021

Best used cars under £3,000

Even a modest budget gives you a huge variety of cars to consider. Here are the best used cars for £3,000 or less
Engine size explained
Aston Martin 6.0-litre V12 engine
Tips and advice
26 Jul 2021

Engine size explained

Understanding engine size and what it means when choosing a new car
UK road tax rules for 2021 explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Tips and advice
26 Jul 2021

UK road tax rules for 2021 explained

We explain how the current Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) system works and what it means for UK motorists
Smoke from exhaust: what does exhaust smoke mean?
Smoking exhaust (106)
Tips and advice
23 Jul 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
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

We explain what average speed cameras are, how to recognise them and how they record speeding motorists
What is a DSG gearbox? Should I buy one?
What is a DSG?
Car buying
22 Jul 2021

What is a DSG gearbox? Should I buy one?

Also called twin-clutch or DCT gearboxes, a DSG automatic gearbox is offered on many cars now. But should you buy one over a manual?
Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Car ownership
22 Jul 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!
How to spot a slow puncture and what to do if you have one
How to spot a slow puncture
Car ownership
22 Jul 2021

How to spot a slow puncture and what to do if you have one

Ignoring a slow puncture can be dangerous and costly. Read on for our top tips on spotting and fixing one
What is a V5C? Here’s everything you need to know about the logbook
V5C close up
Tips and advice
22 Jul 2021

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

The V5C is an important piece of documentation about your car. Our guide explains what it is and when you might need it
How much does it cost to get a driving licence?
How much does it cost to get a driving licence?
Tips and advice
22 Jul 2021

How much does it cost to get a driving licence?

Learning to drive isn't cheap, from driving lessons to the theory and driving tests, along with paying for a provisional driving licence
What is a self-charging hybrid?
What is a self-charging hybrid?
Tips and advice
19 Jul 2021

What is a self-charging hybrid?

All you need to know about self-charging hybrids, how they work and the benefits and drawbacks
What is horsepower?
Car and horses together on the road
Tips and advice
14 Jul 2021

What is horsepower?

Everyone talks about brake horsepower (bhp) in the car industry but surprisingly few people know what it really means
Car scratch repair: a complete guide
Car scratch repair: a complete guide
Tips and advice
14 Jul 2021

Car scratch repair: a complete guide

Small car scratches are unsightly while deep scratches can cause more damage if left unattended. Luckily many car scratch repairs can be done at home
Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars
Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars
Tips and advice
6 Jul 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?
Engine remapping and chipping: guide, tips and cost
Audi on dyno
Tips and advice
5 Jul 2021

Engine remapping and chipping: guide, tips and cost

A remap can be a cheap way of liberating more power but are they a good idea?
Petrol or diesel: should I buy a diesel?
Audi A4 Avant TDI
Tips and advice
2 Jul 2021

Petrol or diesel: should I buy a diesel?

Diesel engines have received bad press recently. We answer the question: should I buy a diesel car?
What is AdBlue?
What is adblue?
Tips and advice
2 Jul 2021

What is AdBlue?

If you own a diesel car built after September 2015, the chances are it’ll need AdBlue at some point. Our guide explains all
Mersey Gateway Bridge payment guide
Mersey Gateway Bridge
Tips and advice
2 Jul 2021

Mersey Gateway Bridge payment guide

How to pay for the Mersey crossing toll, save money and avoid getting fined
2021 scrappage schemes: the complete guide
Scrappage schemes - Ford Focus
Tips and advice
1 Jul 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 is Ford SYNC 3?
Ford Focus ST Estate infotainment display
Ford Focus hatchback
30 Jun 2021

What is Ford SYNC 3?

Everything you need to know about the Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system
Best speed-camera locators to buy 2020
Best speed-camera locators to buy
Tips and advice
29 Jun 2021

Best speed-camera locators to buy 2020

Speed cameras are located at troublesome hotspots, so warnings can keep you safe and help protect you from points and fines
Best DAB car radio adaptors to buy 2020
DAB car radio adaptors
Tips and advice
28 Jun 2021

Best DAB car radio adaptors to buy 2020

If your car isn’t DAB compatible, these adaptors can have you listening to digital stations for under £150
Best car tyres to buy 2021
Best car tyres to buy 2021
Tips and advice
28 Jun 2021

Best car tyres to buy 2021

If you need new tyres, our test reveals which are the safest and most efficient
Ex-Motability cars: should you buy one?
Used car dealership
Car buying
25 Jun 2021

Ex-Motability cars: should you buy one?

Some ex-Motability cars can be excellent value, but make sure you do plenty of research before you buy one
20 car buying secrets that dealers don't want you to know
20 car buying secrets the dealers don’t want you to know - gallery
Car buying
24 Jun 2021

20 car buying secrets that dealers don't want you to know

Our top tips and tricks for buying a car to save you money, hassle and time
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
23 Jun 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
Ford SYNC 4 explained
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford
23 Jun 2021

Ford SYNC 4 explained

Ford’s infotainment system has been overhauled but what is the Ford SYNC 4 system?
Best used cars under £5,000
Best used cars for £5,000 header
Tips and advice
23 Jun 2021

Best used cars under £5,000

We show you some of the most tempting used cars for £5,000 or less
Towing with an electric car, hybrid or plug-in hybrid - what you need to know
Towing with an electric car, hybrid or plug-in hybrid
Tips and advice
21 Jun 2021

Towing with an electric car, hybrid or plug-in hybrid - what you need to know

Considering an alternative-fuel tow car? Read our guide on towing a caravan or trailer with a hybrid or electric car
Best steering wheel locks to buy 2021
Best steering wheel locks to buy 2021
Tips and advice
21 Jun 2021

Best steering wheel locks to buy 2021

As key thefts and car hacks become more prevalent, a traditional steering-wheel lock can still act as a powerful deterrent
What is SCR? Diesel selective catalytic reduction systems explained
SCR is used to clean up diesel emissions
Tips and advice
18 Jun 2021

What is SCR? Diesel selective catalytic reduction systems explained

We explain how SCR systems help lower NOx emissions from diesel cars
BMW Parking Assistant and Park Assistant Plus explained
BMW Park Assist in action
Tips and advice
16 Jun 2021

BMW Parking Assistant and Park Assistant Plus explained

What is BMW’s Parking Assistant? We explain how the system works and whether it’s worth adding as an option
Should you buy an Audi, a BMW or a Mercedes?
The three German brands in action
Tips and advice
16 Jun 2021

Should you buy an Audi, a BMW or a Mercedes?

Three premium German rivals, each with their own character; we help you choose between Audi, BMW and Mercedes
PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
15 Jun 2021

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Our guide to choosing between Hire Purchase and a Personal Contract Plan when buying a new or used car
How to negotiate a car price: top tips
Car on sales forecourt
Tips and advice
14 Jun 2021

How to negotiate a car price: top tips

Does the thought of haggling for the best new car price make you anxious? Read our guide and relax!