Car ownership

Advice on every aspect of running your car, from saving money on your insurance to preparing it for winter

Advice 1 month 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 4 weeks 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 11 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 10 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 3 years ago

How to drive your car abroad

Millions take their cars abroad each year for holidays, but how much do you know about the laws of the road in the country you're driving?
Advice 2 years ago

How do car insurance groups work?

A car’s insurance group determines how much cover is likely to cost. Experts from Compare The Market explain how the ratings are calculated.
Advice 1 month 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 4 months 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.
Advice 4 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.
2016 Honda Civic Long-term Review 9 months ago

Living with a… Honda Civic: fourth report

Can a traditional 'small family car' really cope with the needs of a small family? Auto Trader's Road Test Editor Ivan Aistrop is currently finding out...
Advice 1 year ago

How to choose and fit a baby car seat

We’ve teamed up with the experts at Joie to look at what to consider when you choose a seat, and even more importantly, how you should fit them.
How to charge an electric car Advice 2 years ago

How to charge an electric car

Possibly the greatest barrier to someone considering an electric car or plug-in hybrid is charging. How easy is it? Where can you do it? How can you do it? And, how long does it take? These are just the kind of questions we answer in our video.

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