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The Car Expert has a wide range of articles covering every aspect of buying a new or used car.

Buying a car can be a very stressful and confusing time for many people. Fortunately, The Car Expert has a wide range of articles covering every aspect of buying a new or used car.

Take your time, read through several articles and consider all your options before signing on the dotted line. With our award-winning advice to guide you, you’ll end up with a much better chance of getting the right deal on the right car for your needs.

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The ten golden rules for buying a car

Buying a new or used car? Follow these pearls of wisdom from The Car Expert and make sure you get the right car for the right price.

The best websites for buying a new or used car

With online car buying becoming hugely popular in the UK, which sites should you trust? We round up the top contenders.

I bought a car and now I’ve changed my mind

Buyer’s Remorse is common in the car industry. You've bought a car, and now you've changed your mind or run into problems. What can you do?

Should I buy a pre-registered car?

Pre-registered cars are on the increase again. The salesman says it's a great deal on what is basically a 'brand new car', but what's the real story?

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Who or what is Aiways?

Aiways is a brand that most will have not heard of, but it’s also a maker to take note of, as it is setting its sights on UK sales.

How much range do you really need?

A big issue that is raised about EVs is a lack of driving range compared to a petrol car, but are we thinking about this in the wrong way?

Who or what is Lucid?

Another all-electric brand targeting the UK market, Lucid has big ambitions and could be seriously gunning for Tesla’s EV number one status.

The best family cars for every budget in 2023

With value for money and practicality as top priorities, we take a look at the best family cars on sale in the UK at the moment.

The 10 worst new cars on sale in 2023

From superminis to SUVs and everything in between, we use our Expert Ratings Index to discover the worst new cars on sale in the UK in 2023.

Who or what is Maxus?

After establishing itself in the commercial van sector, Maxus is trying to appeal to car buyers with its range of electric utility vehicles.

Is the goverment digging a grave for the car industry?

The UK government is creating a crisis for the car industry by bashing EVs while mandating car companies to massively increase their sales.

Who or what is GWM Ora?

GWM Ora is one of several Chinese car companies hitting the UK in 2023. We have all you need to know about the brand right here.

Who or what is Fisker?

Fisker is a new name on UK roads with not much of a reputation yet, but it could be a brand that becomes rather more familiar, rather quickly.

Sunak defers new petrol car ban – what does it mean for you?

The prime minister, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the ban on new petrol and diesel cars will be delayed. But all is not as it seems...

Who or what is SsangYong?

The SsangYong name might not be around for much longer, but the brand produces true go-anywhere off-roaders that rural buyers will appreciate.

Will your next car be made in China?

China is now the world's largest exporter of new cars, and is already the world leader when it comes to electric vehicles.

Taking a family road trip in an EV

What’s it really like to take an electric car on a 1,000-mile family road trip holiday, relying on public charging all the way? We find out.

Who or what is Omoda?

Omoda is yet another new Chinese car company that's heading to the UK in th enext few months. We have everything you need to know about this latest contender.

How does the UK number plate system work?

Many people find the UK number plate system bewildering. The Car Expert explains how it all works and what all the letters and numbers really mean.

The best new electric cars for every budget 2023

As the car industry charges towards an electric future, we look at some of the best new electric cars for every budget on sale right now.

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