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.
Car tools and glossary
Our car MOT checker tool will tell you if a vehicle has an up-to-date MOT and when this runs out. Check your car’s MOT status today.
Our road tax checker tool will tell you if a vehicle has up-to-date tax or if it’s registered as off the road (SORN). Check your car's tax status today.
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.
Calculate your annual mileage for car insurance
We ask our experts and give you some tips on how to get the most mileage for your money.
No claims bonus explained
Confused about your no claims bonus? Our guide takes you through how it works and how you can protect your discount.
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.
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 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 groups explained
Take a look at our guide to how your car’s insurance group is decided and how it affects your cover costs.
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.
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?
Owning and insuring an electric car
Is now a good time to buy an electric car?
It’s safe to say that most drivers expect to go electric at some point. But with ever-changing technology, charging networks and grants, you may be wondering if it’s the best time to buy an electric car or if you’d be wise to wait.
Specialist insurance, expensive premiums, and other electric car myths busted
If you’re thinking of buying an electric car, you may be concerned about things like getting insured – but don’t worry.
Guide to charging electric cars – at home, at work, and out and about
Here’s what you need to know about life without the petrol pump.
The pros and cons of owning an electric car
From the joy of driving in silence to worrying about range, six owners share what it's really like when you have an electric car.
We’ve spoken to experts to provide tips on staying safe behind the wheel – and what to do if an accident does happen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to pass your theory test
Passing your theory test is the first round of your full driving test. Not sure what to expect? This article can put you in the driver’s seat.
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.
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.
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.
On The Aviva Edit
Browse related articles about cars and car insurance on our magazine, The Aviva Edit.
12 tips for anxious drivers
Feel calm and confident at the wheel
Second hand not second rate: How to assess a used car
What do you need to look for when buying a used car?
Meet the anxious drivers who learnt to beat the nerves and get back behind the wheel
As many as 70% of drivers sometimes feel nervous behind the wheel, and millions of British people feel anxious driving on motorways. But what do you do when the nerves don’t go away?
How to save money on fuel
Money-saving strategies to ease pressure at the pump.
Have it out in the car! Why the car’s the best place for a tricky conversation
Why your car might be the best place for a tricky conversation
Mirror, signal, put some clothes on! Brits share surprising sights from behind the wheel
Drivers share surprising sights from behind the wheel
For outside the box ideas, get inside the car. Why driving makes you more creative
Why some people get their most creative ideas in the car
Five ways to help stop your car getting stolen – advice from car security experts
As car thieves become smarter in their methods, industry experts offer advice on making sure your car stays with its rightful owner.
Tools, phones and handbags – a car thief’s favourite items
Tools, phones and handbags – the belongings most frequently stolen from vehicles.
A new lease of life: What to consider when leasing a car
Why leasing is becoming the preferred way to drive, especially if making the switch to electric.
Why there’s no turning back from going electric
With the first deadline on electric vehicle (EV) sales now less than 10 years away, car manufacturers have firmly shifted their focus to going all electric.
Manual vs automatic cars: which are better?
Is there any advantage to manual, or is it peer pressure?
Should I buy my teen a car?
Your 17-year-old has passed their driving test – now what? Depending on where you live, they might be hoping – or even expecting – for you to buy them a brand-new car.
What to do if you're hit by an uninsured driver
What to do next, and how your insurance can help
The 2030 petrol and diesel ban: your questions answered
Find out what the new legislation means for you.
Naming yourself as the main driver on your teen's car insurance could get you into trouble
It's known as 'fronting' and has serious consequences if you're found out.
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