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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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How to handle a dispute with a car dealer

We regularly get readers asking for advice on how to resolve their dispute with a car dealer. So let's look at the steps you should take to get your problem sorted.

How to quickly and effectively demist your car windscreen

Winter is coming, which means demisting your car windscreen in the mornings. Want to know how to clear your windows a little bit quicker? We have a few tips…

Back pain caused by car seats has caused more than a third of drivers to take a day off work

Uncomfortable and poor-quality car seats are costing the UK economy billions annually due to burden on the NHS and employees taking sick leave.

Smoking can decrease the value of a car by up to £2000

Getting a good price for your car when you sell is everyone's goal. However, mileage and age may not be the only things significantly affecting your car value.

Are you driving on illegal tyres?

Four million cars could be being driven on the road with illegal tyres that are bald or damaged, according to new research published this week.

How often should you replace your car battery?

Few of us pay much attention to our car battery. One of the most important parts of any modern vehicle, the battery manages a range of tasks.

Cash no longer king for parking

Just one in nine UK drivers are still choosing to pay for parking with cash, with card and contactless payments the preferred choice for UK motorists.

How does the British 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.

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