Motoring tips and guides

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Driving in Europe after Brexit

Driving abroad

24 February 2021

There’s no better way to see Europe than by car. Travel safely post-Brexit with our guide to EU road rules and help keep your road trip stress-free.

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A guide to immobilisers

Car security

25 January 2021

An engine immobiliser allows your car to start only when the correct key or fob is used, protecting it against thieves.

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Charging your car battery with a trickle charger

Car maintenance

19 January 2021

Charging a car battery is usually straightforward. Read our guide to charging yours safely and efficiently.

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The great winter tyre debate

Driving in hazardous conditions

18 January 2021

Discover the pros, cons and cost of using winter tyres during the colder months, and whether you even need them at all.

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How to check a car’s history

Buying a car

30 November 2020

On the lookout for your next car? You might want to think about checking the car’s history before you part with your cash. Find out how.

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What to look for when buying a used car

Buying a car

9 November 2020

A comprehensive guide of things to look for when buying a used car, so you can rest assured that you're getting a good deal.

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Car maintenance checklist

Car maintenance

5 November 2020

Check out our ultimate car maintenance checklist to find out how to keep your car running smoothly.

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How to maintain your car during lockdown

Car maintenance

5 November 2020

If you need to keep your car off the road, find out how to store it, your legal responsibilities, maintenance tips, and how to get back on the road.

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Car insurance write-off categories explained

Car insurance policies

2 November 2020

AXA’s guide to car insurance write-off categories explains all you need to know about buying, repairing and insuring a damaged car.

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What is ABS? Anti-Lock Braking Systems explained

Car maintenance

8 October 2020

Our handy guide to ABS explains exactly what Anti-Lock Braking Systems are, how effective they are and how you can check if your car has one.