Motoring tips and guides

Traffic at night in Barnet, London
Safety tips for driving at night

Driving in hazardous conditions

9 November 2021

Driving in the dark may seem daunting, but there are plenty of things you can do to stay safe. Take a look at our top tips on driving safely at night.

Car in snow
Tips for driving in snow, ice and hail

Driving in hazardous conditions

8 November 2021

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

A female mechanic working on an engine
How to change your car’s oil

Car maintenance

7 November 2021

Changing your car’s oil yourself isn’t as difficult as you might think. Take a look at AXA’s step-by-step guide on how to do it.

The guide to car insurance excess
Car insurance excess explained

Car insurance policies

20 October 2021

Get all the car insurance excess FAQs in our easy excess explainer guide.

A man packing his car roof rack
Do car modifications affect my insurance?

Car insurance policies

14 October 2021

At AXA, we’d like to explain clearly just how much modifications to your car can end up costing you. They may make your car run more smoothly, but are they worth the investment?

Man plugging charger into his electric car
Electric car breakdowns: what you need to know

Car maintenance

13 October 2021

Though it happens less often, electric cars still break down. Luckily, AXA is here to help you understand the ins and outs of electric car breakdowns.

Car key
Keyless car theft: how to protect your car from being hacked and lock thieves out

Car security

11 October 2021

With keyless theft numbers rising in the UK, we offer some tips to help increase the security of your vehicle and keep thieves locked out.

A man inspecting car crash damage
What is motor legal protection?

Car insurance policies

6 October 2021

If you have legal cover on your policy, this will help if you have an accident that’s not your fault. Here’s everything you need to know about motor legal protection.

Child seat
Choosing a car seat for your child

Car safety

5 October 2021

With such a wide range of child car seats available, finding the right fit can be a challenge. Narrow down your choices with this helpful guide.

Mechanic working on the underside of a car
How often should I service my car?

Car maintenance

9 September 2021

We want to keep you on the road for many miles of safe, happy motoring. Check out our guide to help you understand how often you should service your car.

A man fuelling his car with petrol
What is E10 fuel - and does it affect my insurance?

Motoring advice

31 August 2021

With E10 fuel due to hit the forecourts in September, we've put together a quick guide to explain what it is and whether it affects your insurance policy.

Man holding catalytic converter
What is a catalytic converter?

Car maintenance

24 August 2021

What is a catalytic converter in a car? What does it do? Read our handy guide for information on different types of catalytic converters, repairs and protection from theft.