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Car jargon explained

There are a lot of terms used in the car industry that can be confusing. Whether it's a new piece of car safety or entertainment technology, or how a car works, our experts are here to explain it all.

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What is car wrapping?

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The complete guide to self-driving and driverless cars in the UK, including self-driving cars on sale now.
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Cars with Apple CarPlay

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Advice 9 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.
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What is a crossover car?

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Advice 1 year ago

What is AdBlue?

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Advice 2 years ago

What is Isofix in a car?

Isofix is an international standard for fixing child car seats in place using a pair of metal mounts attached directly to the car’s chassis. How does it work?
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What is Bluetooth in a car?

Most new cars with an infotainment system will have Bluetooth connection capability. Let us explain how it works...

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Car jargon explained

There are a lot of terms used in the car industry that can be confusing. Whether it's a new piece of car safety or entertainment technology, or how a car works, our experts are here to explain it all.