Owning your first car

Once you've bought your first car, the next steps are to understand maintenance and running costs. It's also easy to forget those important dates, so check out the advice below and sign up to a My Auto Trader account and never miss an insurance or MOT renewal date.

Be a smarter owner with a My Auto Trader account

If you don't already have an account, then sign up below. If you already have an account, select the option to add your car's details.

Add your car's details

Let our experts help you

We have some helpful advice below on how to keep your car in tip top condition and on the road.

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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.