car advice

Are you looking for a new car but feeling completely bewildered by the choice, let alone all the jargon? And are you worried about being taken for a ride by car dealers? Well, fear not. The Car Expert will help prepare you to find that perfect new or used car at the best price possible with our excellent car advice.

Many lose but some win with new road tax rules

Most car owners will pay more under new road tax rules from 1st April. Some, however, will pay less, and they are not who you might think...

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).

Is my deposit refundable?

We get a lot of questions from car buyers who have given a car dealer a deposit for a car and now – for whatever reason – want it back.

How to save thousands on your car insurance

Follow the tips in this article to make sure that you are getting the best deal for your car insurance while still getting the best cover for your needs.

What makes a car safe? – Part 3

Modern car safety systems are very good, but there are actions you can take to make your car even safer. The Car Expert advises how to stay safe.

What makes a car safe? – Part 2

In the second of a three-part blog series on car safety, The Car Expert looks at the ‘active safety’ features of modern cars and how advanced electronics can help you avoid an accident.

How smart is your car key?

Fed up with rummaging through your pockets or handbag to find your car key? Mark Migliaccio explains how keyless systems work for unlocking and starting your car.

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.

Cruise control and how to use it to your advantage

Cruise control can be intimidating if you have never used it. Once you get used to it, however, you may find it a provides a real benefit to your driving.

Who can and should service my car?

Should a Ford dealer be expected to service or repair a Jaguar? The latest #AskTCE blog looks at the reasons why a dealer may have declined to do the work.

Do big alloy wheels crack more easily?

Do big alloy wheels crack on potholes or kerbs more easily than small wheels? It's a good question, so let's ask The Car Expert #AskTCE

How to change a flat tyre

The folks at Auto Trader have come up with this illustrative guide for car owners on how to change a tyre. For a task that causes so much fear among drivers, it really isn't that difficult.

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