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The Car Expert keeps you up to speed with loads of car ownership advice articles. Our tips will help you to save money and drive safely.

The Car Expert team also show you how to care for your car, what you need to know about car maintenance, car servicing, car insurance and much more.

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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.

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?

When you sell your car, you need to tell the DVLA or risk being fined £1,000. We explain how it all works and how sort your road tax when selling a car.

Where’s my spare wheel?

One of the least-popular trends in modern cars design is the almost total disappearance of the traditional full-size spare tyre / spare wheel. But what does this mean to drivers?

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Hidden reasons for MOT failures and how to avoid them

(sponsored) Earlier this year, major changes to the MOT test regarding the way faults and problems are classified were made.

Redex fuel additive trial: the verdict

I’ve just finished a three-month trial of Redex fuel system additives to see if I could feel any increase in my car’s performance or fuel economy (sponsored).

How does the UK number plate system work?

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

The five best weekend road trips in the UK

(sponsored) To give you a taste of what the UK has to offer, Warranty Direct shares its top picks for a memorable road trip.

Redex trial progress report

I'm running a three-month trial of Redex fuel system additives to see if I can notice any improvements in my car's performance or fuel economy (sponsored).

Average car costs more than £160 per month to run

A new report has calculated that the average UK motorist spends £162 per month on running their car – not including the cost of the car itself.

Redex fuel additive long-term trial

I'm undertaking a three-month trial of Redex fuel additives in my Mazda MX-5 to see if I can find any improvements in performance or economy (sponsored).

All about AdBlue

If you drive a diesel car registered since 2014, you might see a warning light indicating that an AdBlue top-up is required. But what exactly is AdBlue?

BIK tax to rise next month

Company car drivers are being reminded that benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax rates will increase across the board starting next month.

Where’s my spare wheel?

One of the least-popular trends in modern cars design is the almost total disappearance of the traditional full-size spare tyre / spare wheel. But what does this mean to drivers?

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...
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