Meet the Auto Trader team

Rachael Hogg
Digital editor

Rachael has moved from the world of automotive business-to-business publishing to help manage and produce Auto Trader's content.

Advice 1 week 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 1 week 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.
Long-term Review 2 weeks ago

Living with a... Ford Fiesta

You probably know what we're going to say... the Ford Fiesta is the UK's best-selling car ever. 'But why?' you ask. Digital content editor Rachael Hogg is spending six months with one to find out.
Advice 1 month 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 1 month 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...
Feature 1 month ago

The REV Test: Small estate cars

While it seems like everyone wants to be driving an SUV these days, the humble estate car still definitely has its place on UK roads. For starters, it's perfect for camping, as this week's REV Test shows.
Advice 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.
Feature 1 month ago

The REV Test: Hot hatches

This week, it’s the turn of the hot hatches. The Honda Civic Type R, VW Golf GTI and Seat Leon Cupra ST face the REV Test, but which is the best hot hatch – or hot estate – of them all?
Advice 1 month ago

How to SORN a car

If you’re looking to declare your car off the road, we explain how to make a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) with the DVLA.
Review 1 month ago

Abarth 595 hatchback (2016 - ) review

This little pocket rocket packs a decent amount of power into a tiny, lightweight package, and competes with the likes of the Volkswagen Up GTI and Renault Twingo GT.
Feature 1 month ago

The REV Test: Electric cars

This week, Rachael, Erin and Vicki (REV… get it?) are testing three popular electric cars – BMW i3s, Renault Zoe, Kia Soul EV – based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
Advice 2 months ago

How much is the car theory test?

Are you looking to take the first step towards getting your car driving licence? Find out how much the car theory test, practical test, and overall costs of learning to drive will be.
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.
MGB GT Feature 2 months ago

Best cars for Father's Day

If you’re feeling super generous, or just fancy having a chat about ‘the good old days’, how about our pick of the best cars for Father’s Day? There’s a few classics in there, a few proper dad cars, and a couple of newer options too.
Feature 2 months ago

The REV Test: Budget SUVs

This week, Rachael, Erin and Vicki (REV… get it?) are testing three popular budget SUVs – Suzuki Vitara S, Dacia Duster, and Jeep Renegade – based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
Advice 2 months ago

Benefits and downsides of owning an electric or hybrid car

If you're considering buying an electric or hybrid car, you might have heard quite a few arguments for and against them. We explain the positives and negatives of each, so you can see if an alternative fuel vehicle could work for you.
News 2 months ago

Jaguar Land Rover developing off-road, self-driving SUVs

Under Project Cortex, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham and machine learning experts Myrtle AI, JLR is working on the highest level of self-driving technology, that will allow cars to go off-road and drive themselves in any weather condition.
Advice 2 months ago

What is AdBlue?

Whatever car you drive, you might have seen AdBlue at a fuel station and wondered what on earth it is, and whether you need it… here’s all you need to know.