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Car maintenance tips

Car maintenance tips

Our basic car maintenance guide will help you look after your car and to avoid unexpected breakdowns or costs. Read t...

How to pass your MOT first time

How to pass your MOT first time

MOT tests can be a little daunting, especially considering two in five vehicles fail first time around. Our helpful a...

What happens if you use the wrong fuel?

What happens if you use the wrong fuel?

Topping up with the wrong fuel is a very common mistake, but one that can cause severe damage to your car. Our helpfu...

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When to take your car to a mechanic

When to take your car to a mechanic

Carrying out DIY repairs on your car isn’t always the safest and cheapest option. We speak to a mechanic about when t...

Dashboard Lights Explained

Dashboard Lights Explained

Our extensive guide on dashboard warning lights helps drivers to identify their vehicle behaviour and when potential ...

Are bad driving habits damaging our cars?

Are bad driving habits damaging our cars?

As one of our most costly possessions, we want to keep our cars running for as long as possible. We look into some of...

How much will your car cost over its lifetime?

How much will your car cost over its lifetime?

Aviva looks at different car types to find out how much they cost, including fuel, maintenance and tax.

How to talk to your mechanic

How to talk to your mechanic

Check out our guide on the jargon and terms to know, so visiting your mechanic will be easy and stress-free for both ...

Beating car depreciation

Beating car depreciation

To get the highest resale value for your car, check out our guide to depreciation using expert insight from James Dow...

How to pass your MOT first time

How to pass your MOT first time

MOT tests can be a little daunting, especially considering two in five vehicles fail first time around. Our helpful a...

Preparing your car for a long journey

Preparing your car for a long journey

It's essential drivers prepare their vehicles for any unexpected problems that may arise when taking their vehicle on...

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