Car maintenance

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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 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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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.

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Seven causes of summer car breakdown and how to solve them

Car maintenance

27 July 2018

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.

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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.