Car advice

Buying guides, articles and advice from our team of experts.

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Fiat 500 vs Mini Hatch: used car comparison

Which is best, the Fiat 500 or the Mini Hatch? Read on and find out which could be the right car for you.

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Mini Hatch vs Mini Countryman: which is best?

Can't choose between the Mini Hatch and the Mini Countryman? Our guide can help you decide.

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What is Audi Sport trim and is it worth it?

What exactly is an Audi Sport model and is it worth getting one? Our guide can help you decide.

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Hyundai Tucson vs Kia Sportage: used car comparison

Which is best for you, the Hyundai Tucson or Kia Sportage? Our guide can help you decide.

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs Volkswagen Golf: used car comparison

Which is best, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class or the Volkswagen Golf? Our guide can help you decide.

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Audi Q5 vs BMW X3: used car comparison

Which is best for you, the Audi Q5 or the BMW X3? Our guide can help you decide.

Finance

Car finance vs bank loan: which is right for me?

Want to know what the difference is between car finance and a loan? Our guide has all the answers.

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Skoda Karoq vs Volkswagen Tiguan: used car comparison

Which is better, the Skoda Karoq or the Volkswagen Tiguan? Our guide tells you what you need to know.

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Best cheap automatic cars 2024

If you’re looking for a cheap automatic car there are some great options. We've rounded up our top 10..

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Ford Puma vs Toyota C-HR: which is best?

Which is best for you, the Ford Puma or the Toyota C-HR? Our guide can help you decide.

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Nissan Qashqai vs Peugeot 3008: used car comparison

Which is best, the Nissan Qashqai or the Peugeot 3008? Our comparison guide can help you decide.

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Best cars with no road tax and tax-exempt cars

Buying a car with zero road tax could help reduce the cost of ownership. We’ve rounded up some great options.

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Best cheap SUVs 2024

Looking for a used SUV with an affordable price tag? Here’s our guide to the best cheap SUVs you can buy.

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Best affordable 7-seater cars 2024

If you want lots of space for not a lot of money, check out our guide to the best affordable 7-seater cars.

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Audi A1 vs Audi A3: used car comparison

Two premium Audi hatchbacks, but which one is better? Read on to find out.

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Best cars with low road tax

Here’s our list of the best cars with low road tax to help you find a cost-effective option to suit your needs.

Electric cars

Electric car road tax – the complete guide

How much is road tax for an electric car and are the rules changing? Our guide has the details.

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BMW 1 Series vs Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Used car comparison | Cazoo

Which is better, the BMW 1 Series or the Mercedes-Benz A-Class? Check out our comparison guide.

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Best cheap cars 2024

There are lots of brilliant used cars that are comparatively cheap to buy. Here are our 10 favourites.

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Nissan Juke vs Renault Captur: Used car comparison

Which is better, the Nissan Juke or the Renault Captur? Our guide tells you everything you need to know.

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What is traction control?

Traction control helps your car to grip the road but how does it work and does every car have it? Our guide explains.

Finance

Can you buy a car with a credit card?

Can you buy a car using a credit card and could it be a good option for you? Our guide has the answers.

Finance

What is hire purchase (HP) car finance?

What is hire purchase (HP) car finance and how does it work? Here’s everything you need to know.

Selling guides

Can I sell a financed car?

Can you sell your car if you’re still paying for it through a finance agreement? Our guide explains all.

Finance

What is PCP finance?

Want to know more about Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) car finance? Our guide has all the details.

Finance

What is car finance?

Car finance can be confusing. Our guide explains the basics of car finance and how it works.

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Audi A3 vs Audi A4: used car comparison

Which is better, the Audi A3 or Audi A4? Our comparison guide tells you everything you need to know.

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What is a V5C?

A V5C is an important document when buying or selling a car. Our guide has all the details.

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Congestion Charge: what is it and how do I pay it?

If you’re driving in Central London, you may need to pay Congestion Charge. Here’s what you need to know.

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Are all electric cars automatic?

Are electric cars all automatic and do they have gearboxes? Read our guide to find out more.

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What is a coupe?

What exactly is a coupe and how is it different from other cars? Our guide explains all.

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ULEZ scrappage scheme: What you need to know

What is the ULEZ scrappage scheme, and is your car eligible? We cover all you need to know.

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Audi Q2 vs Audi Q3: used car comparison

Which is better, the Audi Q2 or Audi Q3? Our guide tells you everything you need to know.

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Best used electric family cars 2024

Want to go electric with your next used family car? Here are ten of the best.

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The best small cars with big boots 2024

If you’re looking for a small car that has a big boot, these are your best options.

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Everything you need to know about the 2023 ULEZ expansion

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is set to expand. Our guide has all the details.

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What is adaptive cruise control?

Adaptive cruise control can take the stress out of a long journey, but what is it and how does it work?

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What is a smart motorway?

How does a smart motorway work and how do you use one? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Climate control vs air conditioning – what’s the difference?

What is climate control and how does it differ from air conditioning? Here’s what you need to know.

Finance

PCP vs HP car finance – which is best for you?

PCP and HP are two of the most popular car finance options. We look at how each one works and their pros and cons.

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Ford Fiesta vs Ford Focus: used car comparison

Which is better, the Ford Fiesta or Ford Focus? Our comparison guide tells you everything you need to know.

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How to drive an automatic car

If you haven’t driven an automatic car before, you may have questions. Our guide has the answers.

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Best used family SUVs 2024

There’s never been more choice when it comes to great used family SUVs. We run through our top 10.

Finance

Can I get car finance with bad credit?

Is it possible to get car finance if you have a bad credit rating? Our guide explains your options.

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What is Ford Titanium trim and is it worth it?

Titanium is one of Ford’s most popular trim levels across its line of cars but what is it, exactly? Our guide explains.

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What are the different types of car?

Confused about the different types of car available? Here's everything you need to know.

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What is Audi S line trim and is it worth it?

You’ll see a lot of Audi cars in S line trim level – but what is an S line model? Our guide explains.

Finance

Can I end a car finance agreement early?

You can end a car finance agreement early but there are some things to be aware of. Our guide has the details.

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Which Ford SUV is best for me?

What’s the difference between Ford’s SUV models and which is right for you? Here’s our definitive guide to Ford SUVs.

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Range Rover Evoque vs Land Rover Discovery Sport: used car comparison

Which is best, the Range Rover Evoque or Land Rover Discovery Sport? Our guide has the answers.

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Best used cars under £300 per month 2024

There are loads of great cars available to buy for less than £300 per month. Here are 10 of our favourites.

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Tesla Model 3 vs Tesla Model S: used car comparison

Which is better – the Tesla Model 3 or Tesla Model S? Our guide has the details.

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Which Mercedes-Benz coupe is best for me?

What’s the difference between Mercedes-Benz’s coupe models? Here’s our guide to the range.

Selling guides

What is the best way to sell my car?

There are more ways to sell your car than you might think, but which one is right for you?

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Best used cars under £200 per month 2024

There are lots of great used cars available for less than £200 a month. Here are our 10 favourites.

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What is Mercedes-Benz AMG Line trim and is it worth it?

AMG Line is a popular trim for Mercedes-Benz models but what is it, exactly? Our guide explains.

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Best used cars under £15k

There are lots of great used cars available for £15,000 or less. Here are some of our favourites.

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Best used cars 2024

What are the best used cars you can buy in 2024? We’ve rounded up our favourites in 15 key categories.

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Best used automatic cars 2024

Looking for a used automatic car? Here’s our pick of the best used cars with automatic gearboxes.

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Which Peugeot SUV is best for me?

What’s the difference between Peugeot’s SUV models and which one is right for you? Here’s our guide.

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Winter driving tips

Heading out in the car in wintry conditions? Follow our top tips for driving safely during the winter months.

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What is Isofix and does my car have it?

Isofix is the safest way for a child to travel in a car, but what is it exactly? Our guide has the answers.

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Hyundai Kona Electric vs Kia e-Niro: used car comparison

The Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia e-Niro are both excellent used electric cars, but which one should you go for?

Finance

How to save money on car ownership

The cost of running a car can mount up. Here are eight ways to help you budget and reduce the cost of car ownership.

Electric cars

Best used electric hatchbacks 2024

Looking for a used electric hatchback? Here’s our pick of the best options.

Maintenance

What does the writing on a car tyre mean?

Letters and numbers on a tyre give you lots of important information. Here’s what you need to know.

Maintenance

How long car tyres last and how to look after them

It’s really important to make sure your car’s tyres are in good condition. Our guide explains how.

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Which Skoda SUV is best for me?

What’s the difference between Skoda’s SUV models and which one is right for you? Here’s our guide.

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Nissan Leaf vs Renault Zoe: electric car comparison

Which is better, the Nissan Leaf or the Renault Zoe? Our comparison guide tells you everything you need to know.

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Tips for reducing your fuel consumption

There are lots of ways to improve your petrol or diesel car’s fuel economy. Our guide explains what you need to know.

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Which Lexus SUV is best for me?

What’s the difference between SUV models by Lexus and which one is right for you? Here’s our guide.

Electric cars

How do you charge a Tesla and how long does it take?

Whether you’re charging your Tesla at home or via the Supercharger network, here’s what you need to know.

Electric cars

The best 7-seater electric cars

Looking for a seven-seater electric car? Here are the best you can buy right now, plus some that are coming soon.

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Toyota SUV models – a buyer's guide

Unsure which Toyota SUV model is right for you? Our guide can help you decide.

Electric cars

The best small electric cars

Here’s our pick of the 8 best small electric cars available to buy new or used.

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How to transfer car ownership

When you buy or sell a car, you have to notify the DVLA. Our guide explains how you go about it.

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Best used 4x4s and off-roaders

After a car with tough looks and go-anywhere ability? These rugged off-roaders could be just the thing.

Electric cars

How much does electric car charging cost?

Need a quick guide to electric-car charging costs? Here’s our rundown of the facts and figures.

Electric cars

Best electric SUVs

Looking for an electric SUV? We’ve rounded up our favourite new and used electric SUVs to help you choose.

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Audi A4 vs Audi A5: used car comparison

What’s the difference between the Audi A4 and Audi A5 and which is best for you? Our guide has the details.

Electric cars

Electric vs hybrid vs plug-in hybrid cars

What are electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars, and which one is right for you?

Insights

Is it time to go electric?

Electric cars are growing in popularity, so we asked you for your questions and concerns.

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What is bhp?

What does bhp mean and why does it matter? Our guide gives you the lowdown.

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Should I buy a diesel car?

Wondering if you should buy a diesel car? Our guide will help you make an informed decision.

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The Mini Cooper range explained

Wondering what a Mini Cooper is and how it fits into the Mini range? Our guide explains.

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What is Android Auto?

Want to use your Android phone apps on your car’s infotainment screen? Then you need Android Auto.

Electric cars

What to expect at an electric-car charging station

Our guide gives you the lowdown on how to recharge your electric car at a public charging station.

Electric cars

How do you charge an electric car at home?

Thinking about buying an electric car and want to learn more about charging at home? Here’s what you need to know.

Electric cars

Best affordable electric cars 2024

Looking for a cost-effective electric car? Here are our favourite affordable electric cars, both new and used.

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Which Tesla is best for me?

What’s the difference between Tesla models and which one is right for you? Our guide has all the details.

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What is Apple CarPlay?

Want to use your iPhone apps on your car’s infotainment screen? Then you need Apple CarPlay.

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What is a ULEZ-compliant car?

What is London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone, which cars does it affect your car? Our guide explains all.

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Jaguar XE vs Jaguar XF: used car comparison

What’s the difference between the Jaguar XE and Jaguar XF? Here's everything you need to know.

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Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) explained

What are driver assistance systems and how do they work? Our guide explains everything.

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What are the different types of automatic gearbox?

There are many different types of automatic gearbox. Our guide explains the differences.

Electric cars

How much does it cost to run an electric car?

Driving an electric car could save you money. Here's all the running-cost information you need.

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Which BMW convertible is best for me?

What’s the difference between BMW’s convertible models and which one is right for you? Here’s our guide.

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Audi SUV models – a buyer's guide

What’s the difference between Audi’s SUV models and which one is right for you? Here’s our guide to the range.

Selling guides

How to sell your car

Need to sell your old car before getting a new one? Our guide explains your options.

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Seat Ateca vs Skoda Karoq: used car comparison

Which is better, the Seat Ateca or Skoda Karoq? Our used car comparison guide tells you everything you need to know.

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What is BMW M Sport trim and is it worth it?

You may have noticed that many BMWs are M Sport models. But what, exactly, is M Sport? Our guide explains.

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What is E10 petrol?

UK fuel stations have started selling E10 petrol. What is it and can your car use it? Our guide explains all.

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Best used cars with a high driving position

Cars with a high driving position give you a great view out, and can be easier to get in and out of. Discover our Top 10.

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What are car registration numbers?

Every car on the UK’s roads has a registration number. But why is it important and what does it mean?

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BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4: used car comparison

Which is better, the BMW 3 Series or Audi A4? Our used car comparison guide has all the details.

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What are car insurance groups?

Insurance groups are an important factor in how much your premium costs. Here's what you need to know.

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Which Skoda estate is best for me?

What's the difference between Skoda's estate models, and which one is best for you? Here's our guide.

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How does part exchange work?

Part exchanging is a great way to help you buy your next car. But what does it mean and how does it work? Our guide has the answers.

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Car dashboard warning lights explained

Have you ever wondered what all those symbols that light up on your car’s dashboard mean? Our guide explains.

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What is a clean air zone?

Many UK cities are creating clean air zones that are designed to improve air quality. Here's what they mean for you.

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Mercedes-Benz SUV models – a buyer's guide

What’s the difference between Mercedes’ SUV models, and which one is right for you? Here’s our guide.

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Ford Fiesta vs Vauxhall Corsa: Which is right for you?

Which is better, the Ford Fiesta or the Vauxhall Corsa? Our comparison guide tells you everything you need to know.

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BMW SUV models – a buyer's guide

Unsure which BMW SUV model is right for you? Our guide can help you decide.

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Which Land Rover or Range Rover is best for me?

Unsure which Land Rover – or Range Rover – is right for you? Our guide can help you decide.

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Best used small automatic cars

Looking for a small automatic car? Here’s our pick of the best used small cars with an automatic gearbox.

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How to buy a car online

You can buy a car entirely online from the comfort of your sofa. Here's our guide to help you on your way.

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Nissan Qashqai vs Kia Sportage: used car comparison

Which is better, the Nissan Qashqai or Kia Sportage? Our used car comparison guide has the details.

Selling guides

What is car depreciation?

You may have heard the term ‘car depreciation’. But what does it mean? Here’s what you need to know.

Maintenance

What is a DPF?

You may have come across the term DPF. But what does it mean and why does it matter? We've got the lowdown.

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What is four-wheel drive?

Lots of cars have four-wheel drive these days. But what exactly is it? Here’s everything you need to know.

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What is AdBlue and does your diesel car need it?

Many diesel cars now use AdBlue in addition to fuel. But what is it and does your car need it? Our guide explains all.

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Ford Focus vs Volkswagen Golf: new car comparison

Which is better, the Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf? Our comparison guide has the answers.

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What is a plug-in hybrid?

Plug-in hybrid cars are increasingly popular, but what are they and should you buy one? Our guide explains all.

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What is a saloon car?

You may have come across the term ‘saloon’, but what does it mean? Here’s everything you need to know.

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What are car CO2 emissions?

There’s a lot of talk about CO2 emissions from cars, but what does it all mean? Here’s our simple guide.

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What is a mild hybrid?

You might have heard a car being described as a ‘mild-hybrid’, but what does that mean? Here’s everything you need to know.

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What the 2035 ban on petrol and diesel cars means for you

The sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK from 2035. Here’s everything you need to know.

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The best used cars for towing

Choosing the right car to tow your caravan or trailer can be tricky. We've rounded up our top 10 favourites.

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What is MPG?

We all want our car to have great fuel economy. But what exactly is MPG? Here’s everything you need to know.

Maintenance

How to take care of your car

Your car needs looking after in order to run smoothly. Here are 10 simple tips to help you maintain your car at home.

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Best used hot hatches 2024

Hot hatches are fast and fun, yet also practical and cost-effective. Here are our top 10 used hot hatches.

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What is an MPV?

A used MPV is a great option if you need a practical car. But what exactly is an MPV? Here’s what you need to know.

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Best used MPVs

If you want space for all the family then maybe you need an MPV. Here’s our guide to the 10 best used MPVs.

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What does SUV mean?

You've heard the term ‘SUV’, but what does it actually mean? Our guide covers everything you need to know.

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Best used saloon cars

The best used saloon cars are practical, enjoyable to drive and stylish. These are our 10 favourites.

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What is a crossover?

You might have heard the term ‘crossover’ and wondered what it means. Here’s our no-nonsense guide.

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Best used coupes

The best used coupe cars offer you sleek looks and a great drive. These are our 10 favourites.

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Best used hybrid cars

From hatchbacks to SUVs, there's a hybrid car to suit everyone. Here are our top 10 used hybrid cars.

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VW Golf vs VW Polo: used car comparison

Which is better, the Volkswagen Golf or Volkswagen Polo? Here's everything you need to know.

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The best used cars with big boots 2024

Whether you’ve got a growing family or a hobby that uses lots of kit, a car with a big boot can make life that bit easier.

Electric cars

Best used electric cars

Electric cars offer zero emissions and low running costs. Here are our 10 favourite used electric cars.

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Top 10 comfortable used cars

What makes a car comfortable and which used cars are best for comfort? We've got all the answers...

Maintenance

Winter car checklist: 10 top tips

What checks should you do to make sure your car is ready for winter? Our guide has all the answers.

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Best cars for dogs

The best cars for dogs make life easier for you and your four-legged friend(s). Here are our favourites.

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Petrol vs diesel: which should you buy?

Is a petrol car a better buy than a diesel model? Here’s our guide to the pros and cons of each.

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Best used large SUVs

The best used large SUVs give you a commanding driving position and lots of space. Here are our favourites.

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Best used estate cars

The best used estate cars give you excellent practicality and much more besides. We've selected our top 10.

Maintenance

What is an MOT?

Confused about what it means to get an MOT test done on your car? Our guide explains it all.

Maintenance

How often should I get my car serviced?

How often should you get your car serviced and how do you know when one is due? We’ve got all the answers.

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Car safety features explained

What car safety features should you look out for and how do they help to protect you? Here's our guide.

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What is a hybrid car and how do they work?

How do hybrid cars work, and would a hybrid suit you? Find out all you need to know about hybrid cars.

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What is a car infotainment system?

What is a car infotainment system and how do they work? Our guide tells you everything you need to know.

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Best cars for 3 child seats

If you want a car that can fit three child seats in the back there are plenty of good options. Here are our top 8.

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Ford Focus vs Vauxhall Astra: used car comparison

Which is better, the Ford Focus or Vauxhall Astra? Our used car comparison guide has all the details.

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Best group 1 insurance used cars

A low insurance rating means lower premiums. Here are eight great used cars that fall into insurance group 1.

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Manual vs automatic cars: which should I buy?

Is a manual or an automatic car the right choice for you? Here’s our guide to the pros and cons of each.

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Best used hatchbacks

Hatchback cars are great value but which should yo go for? Here’s our guide to the best used hatchbacks around.

Insights

How clean is your car?

We clean our homes regularly, but how clean are our cars? We surveyed 2,000 car owners to find out.

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Best used small estate cars

Looking for a car that’s practical yet easy to park and cost-effective? A small estate car might be the answer.

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Best used crossover cars 2024

What is a crossover car and which are the best ones you can buy? Here’s our no-nonsense guide.

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Top 8 used small family cars

Want a car that’s family-friendly yet easy to park? Here's our guide to the best used small family cars.

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The best used hybrid SUVs 2024

If you love SUVs but want to keep your carbon footprint and running costs down, it might be time to go hybrid...

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What is a hatchback car?

What does the word hatchback mean and why do you need to understand it? Here’s everything you need to know.

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The best first cars for new drivers 2024

Buying your first car is exciting, but which one do you choose? Here’s our guide to the top 10 cars for a new driver.

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Best used convertible cars 2024

A convertible can turn any trip into a wind-in-your-hair adventure. Here's our guide to the 10 best used convertibles.

Maintenance

Essential checks for a long journey

With the right preparation, long car journeys can be something to look forward to. Here are our top tips.

Maintenance

How to fix a kerbed alloy wheel

Alloy wheels are the finishing touches to your car. Here’s our guide to getting yours back to their best.

Electric cars

Should I buy an electric car?

To help you figure out if you should plug in or fuel up, we’ve rounded up the pros and cons of owning an electric car.

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10 best used plug-in hybrid cars

Plug-in hybrid cars are a great way to reduce your environmental impact and running costs. Here are our favourites.

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Best used cars under £10,000

Discover our favourite used cars for less than £10,000. All of them are good to drive and have plenty more to offer.

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Best used city cars

Fancy an inexpensive, economical and easy-to-drive used city car? Here’s our guide to 8 of the best.

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Best used SUVs 2024

Whether you want a practical family car or something a bit more sporty these are the best used SUVs around.

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Best used family cars 2024

SUV, crossover, hatchback or estate – there's lots of choice, but we’ve made picking the right used family car easy.

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10 best used small SUVs

Love the high driving position of an SUV but want a compact, cost-effective car? Maybe you need a small SUV...

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Best used 7-seater cars

Looking for a car with room for more than five people? We’ve rounded up the best 7-seaters on the market.

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8 tips for buying your first car

Thinking about buying a car, but don’t know where to start? We’re here to help get you on your way.

Electric cars

A beginner’s guide to electric car batteries

Thinking of buying an electric car? Here’s everything you need to know about electric car batteries.

Electric cars

How to charge an electric car

Want to get up to speed on charging an electric car? Check out our guide to what you need to know.

Electric cars

A guide to electric car range

Thinking about getting an electric car and have questions about battery range? Our guide has the answers.

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What car should I buy?

Whether you've got a new job or a baby on the way, or you just fancy a change, here's how to choose your next car.

Electric cars

Electric car questions answered

New to electric cars? If so, you’ll likely have lots of questions. Here, we answer some of the most common.

Insights

UK online shopping habits revealed

We surveyed 2,000 shoppers to find out about the nation's weird and wonderful online shopping habits.

Insights

Kids chauffeur service

We asked 2,000 UK mums about their time in the car with their kids and just how much driving they do.