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Tom Johnston

Tom Johnston
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Tom Johnston was the first-ever reporter on national motoring magazine Auto Express. He went on to become that magazine’s News Editor and Assistant Editor, and has also been Motoring Correspondent for the Daily Star and contributor to the Daily and Sunday Express. Today, as a freelance writer, content creator and copy editor, Tom works with exciting and interesting websites and magazines on varied projects.
Caar insurance premiums fall as a result of travel restrictions

Car insurance cheaper as travel bans curb drivers

One positive effect of the Covid-19 pandemic is that car insurance premiums have fallen to their lowest average since 2015.
The Car Expert's guide to the best used car warranty providers

The UK’s best used car warranty providers

You’ve bought a used car and now you want some protection from unexpected expenses, so we've rounded up the top used car warranty providers.
Company car scheme options for employers

In good company: which car scheme should your business offer?

It’s fairly easy for any employer to organise a company car scheme. The difficult part is deciding which model is right for your business.
Volkswagen Touareg – fastest-selling used car, March 2021

SUVs top the wish list of aspirational buyers

Fed up UK drivers are spending their extra savings on the car of their dreams – and SUVs are topping the choice lists.
Westminster Bridge, London

Hands. Face. Space … and fewer cars?

Car showrooms may be reopening, but households are considering whether to sell their cars as Covid-19's impact on motoring continues.
How does salary sacrifice work?

How does salary sacrifice work for employees?

One of the most popular ways of running a company car is through a salary sacrifice scheme, so we're looking at how it works.
Understanding your car warranty

Understanding your warranty policy

There are important details you should look for or consider when buying a used car warranty policy. We explain the key points that matter.
What is tyre insurance and should you have it?

What is tyre insurance and do I need it?

Many people will encounter tyre insurance at the car dealership when buying a new or used car. But what is it and do you need it?
Top tips to cut your driving bills

Top tips to cut your driving bills

Saving money by driving less during the pandemic? Carry on with that once you start spending more time behind the wheel again.
Empty screenwash is an MOT failure | The Car Expert

Is your car safe and sound – or a potential MOT failure?

Do you drive a car that’s car legal and roadworthy? Or are you regularly jumping behind the wheel of an MOT failure without even knowing it?
Man eating hamburger in car

Ten things not to do in your car

It's important to look after your car. Here’s a list of ten top things not to do in your car, and why. Are you guilty of any of them?
Grey remains the most popular colour for new cars in the UK

New car colours – it’s a bit of a grey area

Choosing a colour for your new car is not as black and white as you might think. In fact, it’s both: grey is still the most popular colour.
The Car Expert advises on the servicing requirements for your new car warranty

New car warranty – Do I have to have my car serviced by a...

We clear up the confusion about whether car owners must have their cars serviced by a franchised dealership to protect their new car warranty.
What to do after a shunt? | Car accident advice

Been in a shunt? Here’s how to sort out the mess

It’s one thing to start the New Year with a bang, but what if your 2021 starts with a prang or a shunt? Here are our ten top tips.
Mini Countryman 2021

Two-year service intervals, but is your car really fit for the road?

Greater technology, improved development and better build quality means that cars have become more reliable, economical and built with parts that should last longer....
Winter driving breakdown | The Car Expert

Out on the roads this winter? Don’t leave home without these

Keep yourself safe, warm and visible in winter with these essential items in the latest winter driving advice series from The Car Expert.
Petrol, hybrid or electric? The Car Expert helps you decide.

Petrol, hybrid or electric: what gets you motoring?

As we set course for banning new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, what are your power choices for buying a new car right now?
Delaying car repairs can be costly and dangerous

Delaying tactics: how long can I put off car repairs?

Motoring is a costly business. However, maintaining your pride and joy is necessary for both your car’s well-being and safety.
Winter driving in snow 2020 | The Car Expert

Ten top tips for driving this winter

Winter is coming. And while most parts of the UK haven’t had snow yet, it’s probably only a matter of time before the white stuff appears.
MOT inspection UK

Can I get an MOT or service during the second lockdown?

We answer your questions about whether garages, service centres and MOT test stations can remain open during the UK's second lockdown.