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43% of drivers ignorant of harsher penalties for phone use

A new study has shown that 43% of drivers are still unaware of the new harsher penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phones at the wheel.

How to tackle major fleet management concerns

One of the key attributes of a good fleet manager is organisation. Even with reliable fleet management, there are many challenges and concerns that arise.

Used car warranty– the law and your rights

If you are buying a second-hand car, there can be considerable confusion as to what to expect in terms of a used car warranty and what your rights are when some...[Read More]

What happens to the road tax when you sell your car?

The rules for paying road tax when buying or selling a car changed two years ago, yet it still causes confusion and has potentially cost the UK hundreds of mill...[Read More]

Rejecting a car – your consumer rights

Have you bought a new or used car that is faulty or not fit for purpose? Read The Car Expert's comprehensive guide to your consumer rights when rejecting a car.

All-season tyres: should you bother?

August may not seem like the ideal time to be talking about tyre performance during winter months. But if you are likely to be buying tyres any time in the next...[Read More]

Keeping your vehicle safe and secure

There are various methods to help you keep your vehicle secure, and the best choice for your needs will depend on your car's features and your budget.

Can you earn money from your car?

Could you be making money from your car? Here are some suggestions for monetising your motor and earning yourself some extra cash (sponsored post).

Five common roadside emergencies and how to deal with them

Having a car can be a great thing but it can also come with pitfalls. You need to be prepared for roadside emergencies to happen – anywhere and anytime.

Vehicle recall – two words which strike fear into every car owner

A recall occurs when a manufacturer (or higher authority) determines that a particular car has a safety-related defect or does not comply with a legislated safe...[Read More]

Modern car stereo options to upgrade your car audio experience

Most cars come with cheap and poor quality sound systems, so you will notice a big audio improvement by upgrading your car stereo. Guest author Kate Flannery l...[Read More]

Scrapping a car – how it actually works

Scrapping a car is a carefully regulated process to recycle as many parts of the car as possible and dispose of each component in an environmentally safe manner...[Read More]

Tyre markings explained

Tyre markings explained. Learn all there is to know about tyre markings like tread width and aspect ratio with our helpful tyre guide.

Car accessories: personalise your car on a budget

Having a flash car doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are plenty of ways to enhance the value of your car on a budget with some personalised accessories.

Scrapping your old car for charity with Giveacar

Giveacar turns old cars into donations for charity, whilst providing a simple and environmentally-beneficial service for the public (featured article).

Part exchange or sell, which should I choose?

Choosing how to sell your car can be a tough decision. But which road should you go down - do you part exchange or do you sell elsewhere? (sponsored post).

The best gadgets to buy a car lover

You know you spend too much time in your car when you dream of new car accessories. Here are some awesome gadgets that you will want.

Drivers’ biggest worry for 2014 is the cost of motoring

Nearly half of UK motorists say the cost of driving and maintaining their vehicle is their biggest worry for the coming year ahead. (This article is brought to...[Read More]

Your car’s resale value and how it is affected

It’s easy enough to get a free car valuation online by simply inputting your vehicle details. But how do second-hand buyers actually determine your car's resale...[Read More]

Put the wrong fuel in your car? Three things to do before you panic

Putting the wrong fuel in your car is easy to do. Whether it's petrol in a diesel car or vice versa, follow this guide and don't panic.

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