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Servicing, road tax, warranties, consumer rights advice and more. The Car Expert is your one-stop-shop for car ownership tips and advice.

Owning a car can be expensive and, at times, confusing for many people. Fortunately, The Car Expert has a wide range of articles covering every aspect of owning and running a car. With our award-winning advice to guide you, you’ll end up with a much better chance of working through your ownership issues and enjoying an easier life!

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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.

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

We clear up the confusion about whether car owners must have their cars serviced by a franchised dealership to protect their new car warranty.

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

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’s the difference? Car warranty vs. car insurance

It’s can be unclear what the difference is between a car warranty and car insurance, but they are different forms of consumer protection.

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.

How to quickly and effectively demist your car windscreen

Winter's here, which means demisting your windscreen every morning. Want to know how to clear your windows a bit quicker? We have some tips…

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.

Tyre safety month: How to keep your tyres in order

Tyre safety is crucial, but checking your tyres needn’t be complicated. Here’s what to look at to ensure that you're safe on the road.

Fuel prices up for second month in a row

Filling up a typical 55-litre family car was nearly £2 more expensive by the end of July compared with the beginning of the month.

Vehicle thefts increase by 56% in four years

Thefts of motor vehicles across Britain have risen by 56% in four years, according to police data obtained by RAC Insurance.

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