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.

Tough new mobile phone penalties now in force

As of today, drivers caught using their mobile phones on UK roads will be subject to much harsher penalties, meaning new drivers can face disqualification.

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 millions of pounds.

UK road accident statistics: Safe, but could be better

While the UK has strict road safety laws, there were still 1,780 road deaths in the last year. That's just under five people dying every day on UK roads (sponsored post).

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.

Giving way to emergency vehicles

Dealing with an emergency vehicle can panic drivers. What are you supposed to do? Should you cross into an intersection or mount a kerb to get out of the way?

The future of car rental is here now

Whitecar claims to be redefining the car rental market with a fleet of new Tesla Model S cars and a personal, all-inclusive delivery service. So how does it all stack up?

The dangers of distracted driving

Anything that causes you to take your eyes off the road when driving is putting you and others at risk. Guest author Chris Triplett discusses the dangers of distracted driving.

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 few months, it could be vital.

Ten commonly committed motoring offences in the UK

About 250,000 motorists are disqualified from driving each year in the UK, and around a quarter of current drivers have a driving conviction on their record.

My awesome NASCAR driving experience

Stuart says that the NASCAR drive experience run by ARCX at Rockingham is the best fun he has ever had behind the wheel of a car.

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.

How to deal with aquaplaning

What is aquaplaning? Although it sounds like an extreme water sport, it is a very dangerous phenomenon which can occur on a very wet road.

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