Car maintenance

Snow on car windscreen
How to get your car winter ready

Car maintenance

1 November 2023

Winter is on the way. So here are a few tips to get your car ready for cold, wet and icy weather.

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

Car maintenance

27 October 2023

We’ve all been there: you’re driving along, then suddenly some debris on the road flies up , hits your windscreen and you find a chip in your windscreen. What to do next? Fix the windscreen chip, or ignore it and hope it doesn’t get any worse?

A steering wheel
Seven causes of summer car breakdown and how to solve them

Car maintenance

27 July 2023

From low oil pressure to soft tyres, summer can exacerbate underlying car issues. Here are some common problems to look out for and how you can resolve them.

Man plugging charger into his electric car
What you need to know about common electric car breakdowns

Car maintenance

17 January 2023

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.

Auto mechanic and his manager working on documents in a repair shop
MOT Testing Guide: Everything you need to know

Car maintenance

4 January 2023

Find out everything you need to know about MOTs with AXA's guide from when you need one to when your MOT runs out and how long they will take?

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

Car maintenance

2 December 2022

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.

Midsection of man refueling car at petrol station
Oops, wrong fuel: what to do in the event of a misfuel

Car maintenance

1 March 2022

Have you put the wrong fuel in your car? Don’t worry, it’s more common than you think. Read our guide to find out what to do.

Car driving down urban street in rain
A brief guide to car headlight bulbs

Car maintenance

28 February 2022

Halogen, Xenon, or LED lights? The world of car bulbs can be confusing. Read our guide and learn how to get on the road when the sun goes down.

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.