Car ownership guides

Looking to buy a new car? Our buying and car checking guides will help you cover all aspects of buying your car and how to maintain it. Make sure you read them before you make that important decision.

Returning a Car in the UK
Returning a Car in the UK

Whether you’ve purchased a new, used, or financed vehicle, knowing your rights regarding car returns is crucial for saving time, money, and frustration. Motorscan delves into consumer rights when buying from dealers or private sellers, clarifying the return process to ensure it runs smoothly, and we provide practical tips to prevent issues and guidance on the next steps if a dealer fails to resolve your concerns.

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Top MOT Failure Reasons And How To Avoid Them
Top MOT Failure Reasons And How To Avoid Them

It’s not uncommon for many UK drivers to dread the annual MOT test, especially since one-third fail on their first attempt. So, Motorscan has been exploring the top MOT failures to tackle this concern by highlighting common, preventable issues leading to failures, and we provide practical tips to help drivers nationwide navigate the pitfalls and improve their chances of passing the MOT on their first try!

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What is an car insurance write-off? Guide to CAT A, B, C, D, N
What is an car insurance write-off? Guide to CAT A, B, C, D, N

The concept of “insurance write-offs” can baffle the most seasoned drivers, and grasping the implications of Categories A, B, S, and N is essential. Here Motorscan guides you through vehicle write-offs, decoding category assignments and explaining the pivotal role of the DVLA. Dive into crucial insights on legal requirements, safety checks, and verifying a vehicle’s write-off category to navigate car ownership confidently!

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A Comprehensive Guide to Bad Credit Car Finance
A Comprehensive Guide to Bad Credit Car Finance

With Motorscan by your side, the car of your dreams may not be far away, with our comprehensive guide offering some helpful tips to improve your credit and exploring the options open to those with less-than-perfect credit scores. So if your poor credit rating has been impacting owning your dream ride, look no further as we dive into the world of car financing specifically for individuals with bad credit!

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Best Ways To Sell Your Car
Best Ways To Sell Your Car

As you consider the task of bidding farewell to your cherished vehicle, part exchange may seem like the easy option. But, are you getting the best price and what are the alternatives. Motorscan explores all the possibilities, analysing choices, comparing options, and ultimately empowering you to make the best decision!

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Annual vs Monthly Car Insurance
Annual vs Monthly Car Insurance

In the world of car insurance, the usual debate between annual and monthly premiums rages on. But which option truly saves drivers more? In Motorscan’s latest article, we delve into the financial intricacies, exploring the alternatives. We weigh the advantages and pitfalls of each, aiming to unravel the ultimate question: which option is cheaper in the long run?

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The Potential of Pay Per Mile Charging on UK Roads
The Potential of Pay Per Mile Charging on UK Roads

Amidst the dynamic shifts in the automotive landscape with the surge in electric vehicle adoption, traditional road funding methods face unprecedented challenges. As the UK confronts dwindling revenue from fuel duty and vehicle excise duty, leaving gaps in road maintenance funding, Motorscan has been looking into pay-per-mile charging as a possible solution, exploring its potential impact on UK drivers and how it might just operate!

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Guide To Long Term Car Storage
Guide To Long Term Car Storage

Prepare your vehicle for a restful hiatus with Motorscan’s comprehensive guide to long-term car storage. Whether it’s a classic, seasonal or daily ride, our insights and practical tips ensure your four-wheeled companion awakens in optimal condition. So, let Motorscan guide you through the key strategies for mastering the art of long-term car storage!

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What Are Mileage Blockers And Are They Legal?
What Are Mileage Blockers And Are They Legal?

Mileage tampering continues to be a pressing issue, clouding the transparency surrounding used vehicle transactions. At the heart of this challenge are mileage blockers, sparking controversy and legal scrutiny. Motorscan has been exploring these mysterious electronic devices to unravel what they are and how they operate, providing invaluable tips to spot warning signs!

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What Happens When You Return A Leased Car
What Happens When You Return A Leased Car

As your car lease draws to a close, it’s essential to prepare for the many decisions ahead of you. Ensuring a smooth transition, from managing pre-end-of-lease responsibilities to navigating your options and anticipating inspections and charges, is crucial. With Motorscan’s latest guide for reference, you’ll be fully equipped with all the necessary knowledge for a seamless transition!

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Dashboard Warning Lights Unveiled
Dashboard Warning Lights Unveiled

Understanding the colourful array of dashboard symbols on your car’s display can be challenging. So, with our comprehensive and helpful guide to car warning lights, Motorscan will help you navigate the urgent red warnings to the less daunting milder orange alerts, deciphering what they mean, what you should do and when to seek professional help!

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Guide to Motor legal Protection
Guide to Motor legal Protection

UK roads can often feel like navigating a minefield, with uncertainties lurking around every turn, making the journey daunting for motorists. In the face of this unpredictability, motor legal protection emerges as a beacon of reassurance. But what exactly is it, and why is it essential? In Motorscan’s comprehensive guide, we delve into the benefits, costs, and alternatives, empowering motorists on the way forward!

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Windscreen Cover Insurance
Windscreen Cover Insurance

Driving on UK roads automatically exposes motorists’ windscreens to risk. Irritating cracks or chips not only jeopardises safety but also incurs costly disruptions. Dive into Motorscan’s latest guide to uncover the benefits, costs, and essential coverage details of windscreen insurance cover, equipping drivers with all they need to know!

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The Dos and Don’ts of Tyres Mixing Tyre Brands
The Dos and Don’ts of Tyres Mixing Tyre Brands

The ongoing debate surrounding mixing tyre brands seems to stir confusion and questions, raising concerns about safety and performance. That’s why Motorscan has taken a deep dive into the subject, thoroughly examining the advantages, disadvantages, and crucial considerations. Our investigation uncovers potential risks and evaluates compatibility and safety implications, empowering you to make the best decisions for a safe and efficient journey on the road!

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Can You Learn To Drive With Your Parents?
Can You Learn To Drive With Your Parents?

Dive into the world of learner driving with our essential guide to insurance! Discover how temporary learner insurance offers flexible, comprehensive coverage, providing peace of mind and financial security for learners practising with parents.

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How Does Learner Insurance Work?
How Does Learner Insurance Work?

Explore the flexibility and innovation of temporary learner insurance with our in-depth guide. Ideal for new drivers, this adaptable coverage fits your schedule, protecting vehicle owners’ no claims discounts. Discover how easy online setup and potential refunds make learning to drive a breeze, offering a smart, cost-effective solution to your insurance needs.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Black Box Car Insurance
A Comprehensive Guide to Black Box Car Insurance

Dive into the world of innovative car insurance with Motorscan’s guide to telematics or black box car insurance. As the industry evolves, new technologies reshape driver coverage, so join us as we explore the functionalities of black box insurance, the impact on driver behaviour and the benefits as we navigate the complexities of this revolutionary coverage!

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Why Is My Car Its Missing MOT History
Why Is My Car Its Missing MOT History

Discover why a used car’s MOT history might be missing or why it shows multiple tests in a year, shedding light on issues like registration errors, SORN status, and dealership practices.

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Cheapest Ways To Insure a Learner Driver
Cheapest Ways To Insure a Learner Driver

Explore the benefits of temporary car insurance for learner drivers, focusing on cost savings and flexibility. This guide covers what to look for in policies, how to compare providers, and the additional advantages of short-term coverage.

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What Is Drive-Away Insurance?
What Is Drive-Away Insurance?

Explore the essentials of drive-away insurance, a key coverage for driving your new vehicle home. Discover its benefits and when to consider this short-term insurance solution.

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