The latest car advice from our team

Advice 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

What’s a Category S or Category N car?

Category S (Cat S) and Category N (Cat N) are a type of insurance category given to a vehicle if it has been written off by an insurance company because it’s uneconomical to repair. However, just because a car has been 'written off', it doesn't necessarily mean you should reject buying it.
Advice 6 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.
Advice 6 months ago

Where is the best place to buy a used car?

Used-car buyers have plenty of choice where to buy their next used car, and each place has its pros and cons. No one choice will be right for everyone, but whether you want a good price, good service or excellent back-up, you have the option.
Advice 7 months ago

What are WLTP and RDE?

Tougher car emissions tests are on the way. From 1 September 2018, all new cars must go through a more complex and rigorous test called WLTP. But what does that mean, and what does that mean for you?
Advice 7 months ago

Should I buy a diesel car?

It’s a question we get asked a lot at Auto Trader. With the recent demonisation of diesel in the press, #dieselgate, and increasing concern about the environment, it’s no wonder people are confused about whether they should still buy a diesel car. Here’s everything you might want to know.
Advice 8 months ago

How much is my car tax?

It’s a simple question, but the answer is far from straightforward. Let us help navigate the minefield with our guide to taxing your car.
Advice 8 months ago

How much is a fine for speeding?

Speeding fines are another area of the law that seem to change every year. The last changes were in 2017, with harsher penalties for the worst offenders. Here’s how much you’ll have to pay if you’re caught…
Advice 8 months ago

What is a crossover car?

You may have heard how well SUVs and crossover cars are selling, but wondered what they are. Let us help...
Advice 8 months ago

What oil does my car need?

If your oil light has come on and it’s time to top up, but you’ve got no idea how and what oil it might need, we’ve got all the answers…
Advice 8 months ago

How to jump start a car

Knowing how to jump start a car might be one of those things you never learn because you hope you’ll never have to do it. But a flat battery can happen for all sorts of reasons. Fortunately, it’s not too hard to learn what you need to do.
Advice 8 months ago

Car lease deals

If you’re looking to drive a car for an affordable monthly payment, but aren’t bothered about owning it, car leasing might be the best option for you.