Car ownership advice

The Car Expert keeps you up to speed with loads of car ownership articles. We help you to save money, drive safely and much more.

Tracking tech to get you out of a jam

The rising threat of criminals using GPS/GSM jamming technology to block systems designed to track stolen cars has become an issue for car owners when making security system choices.

How to fight the keyless entry thieves

Security experts are offering advice to motorists as fears grow of thieves targeting keyless entry systems to steal cars from driveways. And remarkably in an age where cars have never been so technologically advanced, the advice includes fitting old-style security locks that physically attach to the car’s steering wheel. The move follows national tabloid newspapers highlighting what they des...

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 something goes wrong.

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.

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 few months, it could be vital.

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).

Fuel economy: real-world vs. official figures

One of the biggest complaints drivers have about their cars is poor fuel economy, or more specifically that the car uses a lot more petrol or diesel than the manufacturer advertises. We explore why drivers can't match laboratory fuel consumption figures.

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.

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