Motoring tips and guides

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Selling your car

Buying or selling a car

1 May 2024

Looking to sell your car? Get the best return price with our handy guide. From advertising to paperwork and safety tips, we've got you covered!

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New vs a used car – what is the best choice for you?

Buying or selling a car

1 May 2024

New or used? The big car-buying decision. Learn about the factors to consider when deciding between a new or used car. From costs to reliability, find the best option for you.

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What is E10 fuel - and does it affect my insurance?

Motoring advice

26 March 2024

Discover the differences between E5 and E10 petrol, including compatibility, potential issues, and the impact on car insurance, providing clarity on the switch to E10 fuel.

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​What you need to know about insuring your new ‘24’ plate​

Buying or selling a car

8 March 2024

​Planning to upgrade your driving experience with a brand new ‘24’ plate? Here’s what you’ll need to know.​

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Driving in Europe

Driving abroad

4 March 2024

AXA's comprehensive guide to driving in Europe, covering post-Brexit changes, essential paperwork, car preparation, practical tips, and country-specific driving laws for a hassle-free journey.

Woman waits for electric car to charge in parking lot at sunset
What you need to know about electric vehicles

Buying or selling a car

18 January 2024

Be a bright spark when it comes to going electric. Here are the answers to your questions about driving, charging, and insuring your electric vehicle.

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Driving tips for flooded roads

Driving in hazardous conditions

15 December 2023

How to stay safe and avoid engine damage when driving on flooded roads.

Two cars speed along a winding wet country road in Scotland
Driving in high winds

Driving in hazardous conditions

15 December 2023

Strong winds can be a major challenge when it comes to driving safely. Our guide helps you drive and tow safely.

Car in snow
Tips for how to drive in snow, ice and hail

Driving in hazardous conditions

29 November 2023

Advice on driving in snow, ice and hail to help you stay safe on the roads this winter.

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Get help with the cost of living

Cost of living

8 November 2023

Whether it's struggling to pay bills, facing unexpected costs, or just dealing with day-to-day expenses - there is help available. Here are a few ways you can get some extra support.

Snow on car windscreen
How to get your car winter ready

Car maintenance

1 November 2023

Discover essential winter car maintenance tips, including oil checks, tyre care, windscreen maintenance, coolant refilling, battery and lights checks, and preparing an emergency pack for safe winter driving.

Smashed windscreen of a car, damaged glass
Why you should get your windscreen chip repaired

Car maintenance

27 October 2023

Learn why repairing a windscreen chip promptly is crucial to save time, money, and the environment, and find out how AXA can protect you from future damage.