Advice

Motoring advice that drivers and car owners need to know. We feature money-saving tips, how-to guides, explainer features and more.

How to prevent catalytic converter theft from cars

An increase in catalytic converters thefts has particularly affected hybrid cars such as the Prius. Here's how to stop your cat being stolen.

Petrol station drive-offs: what does the law say?

Although Making Off Without Payment is an offence under the Theft Act 1978, the police may not investigate a petrol station drive-off.

Brexit and International Driving Permits: what you need to know

International Driving Permits may be required for some EU countries after 1 January 2021. We explain the rules – and how to apply.

How to secure your car with an OBD port locking device

Criminals are consistently using high-tech equipment to steal cars. This is how to stop your On-Board Diagnostics port being exploited.

How a dirty car could cost you £1,000

Keeping your car's number plates and lights clean is essential for safety – and to avoid a substantial fine.

How to move over safely for emergency vehicles

Driving with blue lights gives the emergency services exemption from certain parts of the Highway Code. We explain the rules.
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