Servicing and maintenance tips

Buying a car's just the start of the journey. Here's how to get more miles for your money...

COST TO FILL A TANK

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When it comes to driving, one of the most frequent running costs we all have to endure is refilling the fuel tank. Whether you catch yourself in disbelief every time you look at the prices at the pumps or watch the fuel gauge work its way down in horror, we would all appreciate a cheaper tank of petrol.

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Engine oil: which do I need?

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Most drivers know they need to change the oil in their car. Or at least top it up until the next service. And unless you're an enthusiast, that's probably as complex as it gets. So if you ever need to pick up oil for a top-up, knowing which to choose isn't that easy.

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8 fuel economy myths - busted!

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Ever had an argument about whether it's better for fuel economy to open the windows vs turning on the air-con? Or how soon to head to the petrol station when the fuel light comes on? Most drivers are usually conscious of how much fuel they get through - and how much it costs them. And there are a lot of fuel-saving myths, ideas, and tips. But are any of them right? Do any of them work? Let's find out...

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Preparing your car for winter

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Winter is coming, whether we like it or not. And as nice as snow can look in the morning, it can be a nightmare if you need to drive. Prepare your car for winter before the snow hits - it could help you and your passengers stay safe on the road.

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Are you putting the right fuel in your car?

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You've got a petrol or a diesel. Maybe even a hybrid. But whichever you have, you know what fuel it needs. Right? Annoyingly, it's not always that simple. The best petrol for you to use depends on your car and its engine. Luckily - unless you put petrol in a diesel - mixing up fuels won't cause much damage. But it can cost you more than it needs to...

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