Car maintenance

Snow on car windscreen
How to get your car winter ready

Car maintenance

1 November 2023

Discover essential winter car maintenance tips, including oil checks, tyre care, windscreen maintenance, coolant refilling, battery and lights checks, and preparing an emergency pack for safe winter driving.

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

Car maintenance

27 October 2023

Learn why repairing a windscreen chip promptly is crucial to save time, money, and the environment, and find out how AXA can protect you from future damage.

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

Car maintenance

27 July 2023

Discover how to keep your car in top shape during the summer months, avoiding common issues like overheating, flat tires, loud brakes, worn clutch, and more, for a smooth and worry-free road trip.

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

Car maintenance

17 January 2023

Dive into the world of electric vehicles, from the different types available to their reliability, breakdown solutions, and insurance cover options.

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

Discover all you need to know about MOT checks, including the test, when to get one, consequences of driving without one, cost, exemption, reasons for failure, and how to check your MOT history.

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

Car maintenance

2 December 2022

Discover the importance of changing your car's oil, when to do it, and a step-by-step guide on how to change the oil yourself at home to save money in the long run.

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

Learn how to handle the costly mistake of using the wrong fuel in your car, including what to do after misfuelling, the symptoms to watch for, the potential costs, and the peace of mind provided by insurance cover.

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

Car maintenance

28 February 2022

Discover the essential car headlight guide to understand how headlight bulbs work, the types of car lights, and how to choose the right lightbulb for your vehicle.

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

Car maintenance

9 September 2021

Discover the importance and benefits of regular car servicing, including tips on what your mechanic does during a service and the different levels of servicing available to keep your car in top condition.