The latest car advice from our team

Advice 3 weeks ago

Driving in Italy

Stay legal and safe when enjoying Italy’s beautiful roads. Our guide to driving in Italy includes the documents you’ll need, Italian road etiquette and more.
Advice 1 month ago

Car tax bands explained

It seems like the UK government change the rules on car tax bands every year. The rules changed again on April 1 2018, and there will be another increase in April 2019, so here’s our guide on what you have to pay.
Advice 2 months ago

Cars with Apple CarPlay

If you’re looking to buy your next car, you might want to know if it has Apple CarPlay connectivity available. Many cars across all budgets now come with Apple CarPlay.
Advice 3 months ago

How to prepare your car for winter

There are a few simple ways to get your car ready for the colder months, from carrying extra bits and bobs in the boot, to checking your tyres. Here are all our top tips to get you through winter.
How to drive in the winter Advice 3 months ago

How to drive in the winter

Snow. Ice. Rain. Cold. None of these make for much fun while driving, but these tips will help keep you safe during the winter months.
Advice 4 months ago

Company cars: everything you need to know

Whether you've already had several company cars, or are looking to get your first one, we answer all the questions you might have, including what a company car is, and how you can minimise your company car tax bill.
Advice 4 months ago

When is the best time of year to buy a car?

The cost of a car is rarely final, and there are bargains to be had if you’re prepared to negotiate or wait for a deal. But when is the best time to shop for your next car?
Advice 4 months ago

Why does my car need an MOT test?

For anyone with a car that's more than three-years-old, the annual MOT test is a fact of motoring life. Perhaps you're wondering why your car needs one, perhaps you think about it a lot, or perhaps it's never crossed your mind until now. But we have all the answers.
Advice 5 months ago

How much should I pay for an MOT test?

The government sets the maximum price for an MOT, but there are plenty of places offering it for less. What should you pay and where can you book your car in?
Advice 5 months ago

What’s a Category S or Category N car?

Category C and D cars are changing to Category S and N cars from 1 October 2017. Just because a car has been 'written off', it doesn't necessarily mean you should reject buying it.
Advice 5 months ago

Tips and advice for young drivers

It's a super exciting time when you pass your driving test, but you do need to sort out car insurance! You needn’t pay a fortune though, if you follow these tips from the experts at comparethemarket.com.