Car buying advice

Who makes the most reliable engines?

Figures released by a consumer warranty company show that some famous-name car brands make some of the least reliable engines on the market.

Ten cool cars for under £10,000

If you had £10K to spend, what are the ten coolest cars you could buy? Well, we had a hunt through the classifieds and here is what we found. (sponsored post)

Need a car but have bad credit?

Getting car finance with a bad credit history isn’t an impossible task. Here are some of the things you can do to remedy your situation.

Five of the best cars for new drivers

Just passed your driving test and wondering which car you should buy? Oliver Kyle recommends 5 of the best first cars for new drivers in his guest post for TheCarExpert.co.uk

Owning an electric vehicle in London: the pros and cons

An electric vehicle has many advantages in London, but there are a few issues as well. Milania Franko looks at some of the pros and cons involved in electric car ownership.

Used car pricing: Why are cars sometimes advertised at two different prices?

It's not unusual for dealers to advertise the same used car at different prices on different websites, or to have a higher price on the car window and a lower price advertised on the web. The Car Expert advises buyers how to deal with this in this week's #AskTCE.

Can you give a car dealer cash? #AskTCE

What is the best way to pay cash for your car when buying from a car dealer? Stuart at TheCarExpert.co.uk answers your car buying questions

Are diesel cars suitable for city driving?

One of the most frequent questions submitted to TheCarExpert.co.uk is "Are diesel cars suitable for city driving?" Well, find out here...

Which optional extras are worth paying for?

The right car is dependent on personal tastes of every driver. Optional extras are one factor that consumers have to weigh up.

The electric car is finally here, but is it worth it?

The electric car is finally starting to hit the road, but how does it compare with a regular hybrid, and what's a plug-in hybrid? The Car Expert explains.

Downsizing your car – things to consider

“I’m downsizing my car” is a phrase that car dealers hear a lot from buyers.  People often get to a stage where they are considering a smaller car than they currently have, for a variety of reasons.  Often it’s empty-nesters who no longer need to take the kids to school, footy practice, swimming lessons, camping holidays and so on. Other times it’s for reasons of economy – “My current car costs me...

Fuel Economy – petrol or diesel?

One of the most common questions UK car buyers ask is "Should I buy a Petrol or Diesel car?" Well, there's no easy answer, and fuel economy is only part of it.

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