Motoring tips and guides

Man checking car in garage
The new MOT test: what’s changing in 2018?

Car maintenance

14 May 2018

With 70% of us not up to speed on the new MOT test, AXA breaks down what's changing in 2018 and what the new MOT test will mean for you.

Checking the tire pressure
Taking care of your tyres

Car maintenance

20 March 2018

Advice on tyre care and maintenance to maintain tyre safety and performance throughout the year.

Under the car bonnet
How to put water in your car's radiator

Car maintenance

20 March 2018

Car engines lead a hard life, so it’s very important to keep enough water in the radiator to cool down those fast-moving, high-performing components.

Lady in car collecting keys
Hiring a car while on holiday

Driving abroad

20 March 2018

Hiring a car on holiday makes it much easier to explore at your own pace. However, the process itself is often not as straightforward as it could be.

Car heater
Car starter problems: How to get your car started in the cold?

Car maintenance

20 March 2018

Cold weather can play havoc with a car’s engine and electrics. Here’s a few simple tips to help get your journeys off to a smooth start this winter.

Route 66
Driving your car outside the EU

Driving abroad

20 March 2018

Taking your car beyond EU boundaries can be daunting, but with a little research and some careful planning you'll be on the road in no time.

Car driving through flood
Driving tips for flooded roads

Driving in hazardous conditions

20 March 2018

Driving on flooded roads can be dangerous. Here are some pointers for staying safe and avoiding damage to your car's engine.

Wet road
Driving tips for high winds

Driving in hazardous conditions

20 March 2018

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

Hand on steering wheel
Driving tips for heavy rain or fog

Driving in hazardous conditions

20 March 2018

Heavy rain and fog are common hazards on UK roads – follow our tips to driving safely in adverse weather conditions.