Car Advice

Car tax rates 2024/25

Understand the 2024/2025 car tax rates - with details for cars registered before and after April 2017

What is Carzam?

The full details on the former online car retailer

Care by Volvo: is it worth the cost?

Want a new car with all costs - bar fuel - in one monthly payment? Care by Volvo offers this, but there can be cheaper ways to run a Volvo.

New car delivery times

Waiting for a brand new car to be built and shipped can take months. Or you could have a nearly new or used car delivered within 10 days

Catalytic converter theft - how to stop it

Worried about criminals removing the catalytic converter from your car? Here are our tips on how to prevent theft of this vital component

DPF regeneration

Diesel particulate filters are an essential way of minimising pollutants from diesel engines. Here's how to keep them in the best condition

Car emissions and g/km meaning

Driving a low- or zero-CO2 emission car can result in big tax-related savings. We explain the details, including the meaning of g/km

What is a hybrid car?

Hybrid cars combine a battery and engine for fuel efficiency and long range. Here's the full guide

What is a Cat C car?

Exactly what is a Cat C, Cat N or Cat S car? Here’s our guide to these categories of insurance write-off and repair

What is a Cat D car?

Vehicles classed as ‘Cat D’ under the old write-off categorisation system can be temptingly cheap, but they aren’t without their risks

What is a Cat S car?

If you look through many used car adverts, you might come across ‘Category S’ cars, but what are these and should you be wary?

What is the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test?

What is the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test, and why do you need to know?

WLTP: can you trust the new fuel economy test?

What is mpg? Everything you need to know about fuel economy, including the new WLTP test

What is regenerative braking?

Regenerative braking is an electric car feature that boosts efficiency and changes the way the car drives. Keep reading to find out more

What is a Tesla Supercharger?

Find out more about how to access Tesla's electric car charging network, some of which other electric vehicle drivers can now use

UK 2035 petrol car ban and diesel car ban: what cars will be banned?

Sale of new diesel and petrol cars banned from 2035. Full details, including a partial hybrid ban & zero emission zones

How to sell a car

Trying to make the most money from your current car before you buy a new one? Here are some tips to maximise your chances of a strong sale

What is Isofix?

Need a car that's prepared for a family? Getting one equipped with Isofix will help you to make sure the children are as safe as possible

What are all-season tyres?

With the colder, wetter months afoot and road conditions deteriorating, could all-season tyres make more sense than summer or winter tyres?

What are winter tyres?

More grip in cold and slippery conditions without the need for four-wheel drive: how winter tyres will keep you on the road