Car Ownership

The Car Expert keeps you up to speed with loads of car ownership articles. How to care for your car, what you need to know about car maintenance, car insurance and much more.

Oxford plans to start banning petrol and diesel cars from 2020

Oxford city centre could be closed to all conventional petrol and diesel cars from 2020, under plans about to go out for public consultation.

New driving test brings changes for learners

The new driving test will come into force on 4 December. Will you be ready for the changes that are about to be deployed for learner drivers from the DVSA?

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.

What happens when you get caught by a speed camera?

Have you recently been caught out by a speed camera? Guest blogger James Sheehan has written an easy-to-understand guide on what to expect, what to do and when to do it.

Mercedes and Audi announce massive diesel car recalls

Mercedes-Benz and Audi have announced recalls for nearly four million diesel cars across Europe in a bid to avoid fines and vehicle bans in European cities.

Petrol stations to adopt Uber-style surge pricing?

UK petrol stations will introduce demand-based surge pricing within months, similar to the model used by taxi company Uber, according to media reports.

Steve McQueen in Le Mans – the graphic novel

"Steve McQueen in Le Mans" is a stunning new graphic novel interpretation of the cult racing movie, released with the blessing of McQueen's estate.

So, you face 12 points on your driving licence after speeding. What now?

Straying beyond the speed limit puts you at risk of being prosecuted. If you face 12 points on your licence as a result of speeding, what can you do? (sponsored)

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.

Does your music make you an unsafe driver?

Music has a unique ability to play with your mood and affect your thoughts. So does your choice of music behind the wheel make you a dangerous driver?

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 something goes wrong.

What is GAP insurance and should you have it?

If you've ever bought a car from a dealer, you will know how hard they try to sell you GAP insurance. But what is GAP and should you be buying it?

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