Our detailed articles provide safety tips, guides, and expert advice on all things cars – whether you’re looking for ways to keep your car insurance premium low or considering hiring a car abroad. We’ll provide general information as well as in-depth guidance about our cover, so if you’re considering an Aviva car insurance policy – or you already have one – you can find details about what’s covered here.
How your car insurance premium is calculated
What determines the cost of a car insurance premium, and are there ways to keep it down? Learn about the factors that insurers take into account when pricing a car insurance policy.
All about car insurance
Questions about your policy, making a claim, or how to qualify for a no claim discount? Here’s where to find the answers.
How your mileage impacts your car insurance
We ask our experts and give you some tips on how to get the most mileage for your money.
What happens when your car is written off?
If you are involved in a car accident, having your vehicle written off by an insurance company can be traumatic. But what exactly is a ‘write-off’?
Car insurance checker
The Motor Insurance Database (MID) is the only central record of all insured vehicles in the UK. Find out what you need to know here.
What type of car insurance cover do I need?
Car insurance is a legal requirement in the UK, but it’s important to consider what level of protection is right for you.
We've got your windscreen covered
As cars become more sophisticated, windscreen replacement or repair costs are increasing.
Motor changes to tell insurers
Moving home or changing your name? Make sure your car insurer is one of the first to know, or you could struggle to claim if the worst should happen.
What are penalty points and how do they affect insurance?
Penalty points are issued for a variety of driving offences, but what are they and how do they affect your car insurance premiums?
No claim bonus explained
Confused about your no claims bonus? Our guide takes you through how it works and how you can protect your discount.
Car insurance groups explained
Take a look at our guide to how your car’s insurance group is decided and how it affects your cover costs.
Driving with a medical condition
The different medical conditions that can affect your ability to drive and those that you must report to the DVLA.
We’ve spoken to experts to provide tips on staying safe behind the wheel – and what to do if an accident does happen.
Choosing your child's car seat
Understanding the child car seat rules to protect your little ones while you're on the road.
What is Pass Plus?
Pass Plus is a six-hour practical course for new drivers to help improve confidence and safe driving skills. But what does it involve, and is it worth it?
Driving in bad weather
Top tips for tackling the dangers of driving in rain, snow, ice, wind and fog.
What to do after an accident
Understand what to do and how to help if you come across an accident on the road.
6 reasons not to speed
It's not just a potential crash you need to be careful of, driving too fast can cost you money, time and could even increase the cost of your car insurance.
Slam the brake on these dirty driving habits
Are you a clean, green driver? Ditching these bad driving habits can help improve the air you breathe.
Driving on the motorway
Tips on staying safe while driving on high-speed, multi-lane motorways.
Risks of drink-driving
How alcohol affects your driving and the consequences of getting caught over the limit.
Driving again after an accident
Experienced an accident? Getting back on the road can be a struggle. Here's our guide to regaining your confidence.
Owning and maintaining a car
Do you know what car to buy and how to look after it? From deciding on hybrid vs electric to passing an MOT, here’s what you need to know.
A guide to car tax
Read on to find out what you need to know about what car tax you’ll need to pay.
Choosing an electric or hybrid car
Thinking about trading in your car for an electric or hybrid motor? Here's some basic information to get you started.
What to do if you use the wrong fuel
Filling up with the wrong type of fuel is a very common mistake to make. Avoid further damage to your car by following our advice.
How to look after tyres
Tyres in good condition help you keep control of your car, reduce stopping distances and improve fuel efficiency. Learn how to look after yours.
How to pass your MOT
Our MOT guide helps you identify any issues in advance and explains how you can potentially solve them before your test, saving you time and money.
How to buy a personalised number plate
Whatever your motivation for wanting a personalised number plate, here’s our guide to getting your hands on one.
Are electric cars really the most environmentally friendly choice?
Exhaust emissions may not be the whole story.
Learning to drive
Whether you’re learning to drive for the first time or sharpening your skills after a break, everyone can benefit from expert advice.
8 common theory test mistakes
Find out the right answers to the theory test questions that learners get wrong most often.
Driving after 70: what you need to know
Once you reach 70, you'll need to renew your driving licence every three years. Here's our guide to how to renew your licence and staying on the road.
How to pass your practical driving test
From your first lesson to test day, we’ve broken down what you need to know about passing your practical driving test.
Getting insured as a new driver
Just passed your test? See how you can reduce the cost of your car insurance and get out on the open road for less.
Travelling by car
There are so many places you can visit by car, but are you (and your vehicle) ready for a long trip? Make sure you’re prepared before you set off.
What are Collision Damage Waivers?
A Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is additional protection that reduces your liability for damage if your hire car is stolen or damaged. Find out whether you need it.
8 tips for driving abroad
How to prepare for driving overseas – from adapting your vehicle to knowing the rules of the road.
Car journeys with kids
How to plan your route, supplies and entertainment for a trip that’s memorable for all the right reasons.
On The Aviva Edit
Browse related articles about cars and car insurance on our magazine, The Aviva Edit.
Hitting the brakes on whiplash claims
Changing the game for fraudulent claims.
How Brexit might impact your car journeys
A no-deal Brexit would mean that UK drivers in the EU would need additional proof of insurance: a Green Card.
The pothole problem
Whether it’s an official pothole may not sound important, but it affects whether the council will accept responsibility for any damage claims you make.
‘How’s my driving?’ The bad habits UK drivers admitted to in our survey
From squinting through frosted windscreens to driving and texting, we conducted a survey of UK drivers, and here’s what we found.
Get a car insurance quote even faster
We've cut the tricky questions to make it faster than ever to get a quote. You can get your quote even faster by telling us your car registration and driving licence number so we can look up the details directly with the DVLA.