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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.

Logbook loans – and why you should avoid them

One of the growing types of sub-prime finance in the UK is what is known as a ‘logbook loan’. The lenders claim that logbook loans are “easy, fast and hassle-free”, but they represent a serious risk of you losing possession of your car.

Add flair to your car with custom alloy wheels

Custom alloy wheels provide a quick and easy way to enhance your car's appearance. Guest blogger Jim Henson provides some tips on choosing a new set of rims.

The five worst driving habits in the UK

Do you have any bad driving habits? Most people will tell you that they are good drivers. In fact, some sources suggest that up to 90% of drivers think they are a ‘good’ driver. So why do I always seem to be sharing the road with the rubbish 10%?

Used car pricing: Why are cars sometimes advertised at two different prices?

It's not unusual for dealers to advertise the same used car at different prices on different websites, or to have a higher price on the car window and a lower price advertised on the web. The Car Expert advises buyers how to deal with this in this week's #AskTCE.

How accurate is your car speedometer?

Have you noticed that your car speedometer sometimes reads faster than your satnav says? Find out why this happens in this week's #AskTCE

Can you give a car dealer cash?

What is the best way to pay cash for your car when buying from a car dealer? Stuart at TheCarExpert.co.uk answers your car buying questions

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

Car finance: What you should know

Many new and used car buyers in the UK are making their purchase with finance of some sort. But how does car finance work and what are the implications?

Are diesel cars suitable for city driving?

One of the most frequent questions submitted to TheCarExpert.co.uk is "Are diesel cars suitable for city driving?" Well, find out here...

Which optional extras are worth paying for?

The right car is dependent on personal tastes of every driver. Optional extras are one factor that consumers have to weigh up.

Are women drivers better than men?

Sharpen those knives, people! Are women drivers better than men, or vice versa? Ooh, controversy! Find out what The Car Expert has to say about it here.

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