Driving a vehicle is always going to cost money. You’ll not only be spending your hard earned cash on the car, you’ll need insurance, tax and other things to get you on the road. You can read all about the costs of motoring in our selection of articles.
We look at the most expensive number plates ever sold, around the world and within the UK.
For younger drivers, installing a telematics system might be a great way of reducing your premium over time. Read our blackbox guide.
Thinking of buying new number plates for your car, or selling existing ones? Read our guide to find out how each process works...
Wondering if your petrol, diesel, hybrid or electric vehicle is exempt from paying London’s ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) charge? Find out now...
If your car has hit a pothole and been damaged, you may be able to make a claim for the repair costs. Learn how in our complete guide...
Paying your road tax online is quick and easy. Read our guide to learn what you need to complete the task.
You’ll probably get a better price for your car if you sell privately. However, this option requires a little more legwork on your part…
Leasing a car can cost anywhere between £100 and £1,000 per month, depending on a number of factors - principally the chosen make and model.
There’s no doubting startrescue.co.uk is one of the most affordable breakdown recovery providers in the UK. But there are many more reasons to choose us...
There are a number of extra costs to consider before you sign on the dotted line of your car leasing agreement.
What are the advantages of taking an advanced driving course? We look at how one could make you a safer driver – and even save you money.
In most cases, your breakdown cover provider will not cover parts unless an additional 'parts and labour' cover has been purchased.
What help can you expect from your breakdown service provider if your keys are lost or stolen, or if you lock yourself out of your car?
Even apparently minor changes to your vehicle or circumstances could affect the validity of your insurance policy. Find out what your insurance provider needs to know - and when.
To import a car to Ireland you must arrange VRT, Motor Tax, possibly pay VAT, and buy insurance.
The standard (minimum) fixed penalty notice (FPN) for speeding is £100 plus 3 penalty points on your licence. However, you may dispute the FPN.
Thinking about ending your hire purchase (HP), or personal contract purchase (PCP) car finance agreement early? We explain how...
Confused by how to use yellow box junctions properly? Our guide tells you how to stay safe and avoid a Penalty Charge Notice for getting stuck in one.
Up-to-date information about the Dartford Crossing: current charges, ways to save (Dart Charge), local resident discounts & info for disabled drivers, cyclists & motorcyclists.
Confused by single and double yellow line restrictions? Our quick guide tells you all you need to know - plus information on single and double red lines.
Looking to purchase a new car? Trading in (part-exchanging) your old vehicle could be an effective way to reduce the cost of a new vehicle while offloading your old one.
It’s been a turbulent 12 months, as these stats show. From new car sales to used car sales, from BEVs to PHEVs, the numbers are eye-opening - though not always in a bad way.
Wondering if you should upgrade from regular petrol or diesel to premium? If you have a high performance car, it could deliver some benefits...
If being able to carry people and/or cargo in your vehicle is critical, your two main options are the multi-purposes vehicle (MPV) or the sports utility vehicle (SUV).
Understand how No Claims Bonuses (or Discounts) work. Learn how to protect yours, and about common pitfalls and misconceptions.
When choosing a new set of tyres, selecting the right ones in terms of price and performance can be tricky.
Courtesy car insurance gives you access to a courtesy car if you have an accident and cannot use your own car while repairs are undertaken.
SORN stands for Statutory Off Road Notification and you must make one if you plan to stop using your car for a while - while ceasing payments of insurance and road tax (VED).
Want to learn to drive? First, you need to obtain a provisional driving licence. Find out how to do this with our handy guide.
If you enjoy driving the latest models - but don't expect to run up a large annual mileage tally - then personal contract hire (PCH) could make sense.
Thinking of selling your car privately? You must inform any buyer if it is unroadworthy, unless they are explicitly buying it for spare parts, or to fix it up. Learn more.
Selling a used car privately? You should print off and fill in a car buyer's/seller's contract, with copies for each party.
Want to get the best possible deal on a new car? Choosing the right moment could save you thousands...
Thinking about leasing a car and wondering how it might affect your credit score? There are potential benefits and risks to your credit score with Personal Contract Hire...
Many drivers take out protection for their No Claim Bonus, but often don't fully understand the extent to which it really protects their discounted premium.
New to GAP insurance? Read our handy guide on the various types of GAP insurance products available today and why you might need it.
Forgotten if you're insured? Or who your insurer is? Don't panic: you can find out these details quickly and easily using two online services.
Anyone who intends to drive their car to the capital ought to understand the London Congestion Charge.
If you are thinking about investing in your car to get a bigger return, then here are some things that could make a difference.
Buying a used car can seem like a daunting task, so here's a guide to help you make your purchase.
How to ensure that your car modifications are in line with UK law – and that your insurance remains valid.
When selecting optional extras for your car you need to consider resale value and practicality.
If you're looking for a car for your family that is also a lot of fun to drive then have a look at this list.
Many businesses offer company cars to make roles more appealing, or because they are necessary for the job. But when company car tax is added into the equation, the impact on your annual tax bill could make such a benefit less appealing.
The make and model of your car has a significant impact on your annual premium. Learn why.
Learn how to get the best price for a new or used car. Discover which finance options are available - and which are best for you.
Is your car getting too costly to run? Or is it too large for your needs? Would you like to invest in an electric vehicle? There are many reasons why it might be time to sell your current car.
Finding a parking space - it's enough to make you ditch your car for the bus - but locating a (sometimes free) parking is a lot easier than it used to be. Read on…
Many of today's rental companies may seem highly affordable, but often levy previously-hidden extra charges. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls with our complete guide.
Most Britons usually only "haggle" when visiting exotic markets in far-flung countries - not in shiny car dealerships in the UK. But if you want to get the best possible price, haggle you must!
Learn about the UK's major toll bridges and roads and how much it costs to cross (cars at peak times, correct as of July 2020).
13 money saving tips for motorists that really work
Aged 17 to 24 and looking for a car that's cheap to insure? Here are ten small cars that can be insured for less...
Has another driver made a claim against your car insurance following an accident? Read our blog to find out how the process works...
Discover why the exact day you buy car insurance (in relation to your renewal date) could save or lose you several hundred pounds…
Find out how your no claims bonus works; how you can protect it; and under what circumstances you could lose it or have it reduced by your insurer.
Want to get the best possible resale price when the time comes? If so, you can choose any colour for your next car - as long as it's grey.
The cost of a car respray depends on many factors: read our guide for the low down.
With so many models and body styles available, buying a new or used car today is trickier than ever. Here we offer eight essential topics to consider first.
Read these nuggets of advice for passing your practical driving test, from ‘show me, tell me’ questions, through to the practical driving exam.
Read our comprehensive guide to the various types of car warranty available, including the advantages and disadvantages of taking one out.
Looking for a new car that's great for towing? Check out these five vehicles that take towing in their stride...
A guide to car insurance – covering the various insurance types, how premiums are calculated and what you can do to minimise how much you pay.
The London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) covers London’s 33 boroughs. Within it, heavily polluting commercial diesel-powered vehicles are charged a fee: £100 or £200, depending on weight. Cars, motorcycles and some other vehicles are exempt.
Beginner tips on how to upgrade your car’s sound system: our article covers head units, amps and speakers - and how to connect them to get amazing sound quality.