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.

Buying a car on Facebook Marketplace
Buying a car on Facebook Marketplace

Buying a car is an exciting venture, but it requires careful consideration, especially when making a purchase through platforms like Facebook Marketplace. In this article, we will guide you through the process of buying cars from Facebook Marketplace while highlighting crucial factors to consider and what to check for before making a decision.

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Extended, Used and New Car Warranty: What’s the difference?
Extended, Used and New Car Warranty: What’s the difference?

Car warranties can serve as reliable safety nets for car owners, providing protection and peace of mind against unexpected costly repairs, so understanding the differences is crucial with terms like extended warranties, manufacturer warranties, and used car warranties. Read Motorscan’s comprehensive guide for a valuable overview highlighting the distinctions with vital information keeping you informed for making those crucial decisions!

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Clean Air Zones: A Comprehensive Guide to Improving Air Quality
Clean Air Zones: A Comprehensive Guide to Improving Air Quality

Whether you loathe or love them, clean air zones are most likely here to stay and even more likely to appear in a city near you in the not-too-distant future. So, for everything you need to know about them, including how they work, why they operate and whether you’ll be charged, including how to become compliant, read Motorscan’s latest comprehensive guide to Clear Air Zones!

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What does a Car Warranty Cover in the UK?
What does a Car Warranty Cover in the UK?

Car warranty coverage can be very complex and challenging to understand. And with so many looking for that peace of mind and financial security, Motorscan has taken on the challenge to simplify the jargon, bringing you the nitty-gritty on what you can expect to be covered so those parts and repairs don’t cost you!

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Ultimate guide to Car Warrranties
Ultimate guide to Car Warrranties

Car warranties bring reassurance to car owners by providing them with financial protection against unanticipated repairs and maintenance expenses. But how do these warranties work, and are they solely for brand-new cars? With so many questions on the driving horizon, Motorscan has been researching the complex car warranty world to deliver everything you need to know in our easy-to-read guide!

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ULEZ: A Comprehensive Guide to Ultra Low Emission Zones
ULEZ: A Comprehensive Guide to Ultra Low Emission Zones

Whether you’ve heard of ULEZ or not, our comprehensive guide to London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone arms you with everything you need to know, including the area it covers, where it’s expanding, current charges and how to check if your vehicle complies. Additionally, we explore its purpose, how it’s making a difference, and what you should look for when choosing a compliant car!

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How to Spot Mileage Fraud When Buying a Used Car
How to Spot Mileage Fraud When Buying a Used Car

Being deceived by an unscrupulous dealer is a worrying aspect that most of us consider when buying a used car. However, you can protect yourself from unethical car sellers by being vigilant and doing your homework. So, to safeguard yourself on your next car purchase, take a look at Motorscan’s latest guide on spotting possible signs of mileage fraud and the measures you can take to avoid rogue sellers and their nefarious

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Why Checking a Car’s Mileage is Crucial Before Buying
Why Checking a Car’s Mileage is Crucial Before Buying

Take the stress out of buying your next car with a Motorscan vehicle check that provides comprehensive data to help you establish that the car you’ve fallen in love with doesn’t come with a bundle of costly problems. Our latest guide delves into discovering mileage anomalies and the pros and cons of high-mileage vehicles.

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What is an Ex-Taxi Check?
What is an Ex-Taxi Check?

If you’re contemplating purchasing an ex-taxi or looking to avoid a vehicle with a taxi history, it’s crucial you do your homework before handing over any money. So, what is an ex-taxi check and how does it help with your next car purchase? Motorscan’s all-encompassing guide delves into the answers, including why it’s crucial to perform a car history check, explaining how to detect if a car was previously used as a taxi, and outlines the risks you should be mindful of before making a purchase.

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What are the risks of buying an ExTaxi?
What are the risks of buying an ExTaxi?

If you’re in the market for a used car and considering an ex-taxi or want to steer clear of a vehicle previously used as a taxi, Motorscan has you covered with our comprehensive guide. We look into how closely these cars are monitored for safety, explore how to discover if a vehicle is ex-taxi and highlight the risks to consider before purchasing!

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How can you tell if a Car has previously been a Taxi or Minicab?
How can you tell if a Car has previously been a Taxi or Minicab?

Have you ever considered buying a used car and wondered about its past life? Here at Motorscan we like to make things easy to avoid unwanted surprises down the road. So our simple guide offers clever tips on discovering the possible signs and unveiling if your dream ride has ever been a taxi or private hire vehicle and how these two differ from each other!

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Tracing the Owner of A Vehicle Using a Number Plate Registration
Tracing the Owner of A Vehicle Using a Number Plate Registration

Tracing the driver of another vehicle doesn’t have to be complex with our helpful tips and advice. We run through how you can quickly check whether a car is insured and how to find the driver’s insurance details. From dealing with the DVLA to what you should do in an accident to last-ditch claim options, Motorscan has you covered!

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5 Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Car
5 Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Car

Purchasing a car can be an exciting experience, making it super easy to get caught up in the moment when we find a vehicle that we love. However, this can lead to costly errors, so Motorscan’s been exploring the most common mistakes people make when buying a car with practical tips to help you avoid them and save money!

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Buying a vehicle, your step-by-step guide
Buying a vehicle, your step-by-step guide

Buying a vehicle can feel overwhelming, there are so many options available to buyers and so many questions you may have. We look to breakdown the complexity of car purchasing by providing you with this easy step by step guide so you can feel confident in your car buying experience.

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What are the main differences when it comes to getting insurance for a new or used car?
What are the main differences when it comes to getting insurance for a new or used car?

Insurance can be a minefield, there are so many variables that insurance companies look at when providing you with a quote. And if you are unsure if a used or new car is the way to go then insurance cost could be a big deciding factor. We break down the main things to consider between new and used cars when it comes to insurance.

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Installing Insurance Approved Car Trackers
Installing Insurance Approved Car Trackers

Car trackers sometimes get a bad rap as a tool for surveillance, but in reality, they can be highly beneficial. In our latest guide, Motorscan explores the world of car trackers, discovering their advantages, installation and the importance of choosing an insurance-approved option!

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Ultimate Guide: What are the different Car Tax Bands?
Ultimate Guide: What are the different Car Tax Bands?

If you’ve ever wondered how your road tax is calculated, which car tax band your vehicle falls under, or perhaps you’re looking for a vehicle with cheap road tax, take a sigh of relief. Motorscan has been digging through the mounds of information to bring you our ultimate easy-read guide!

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2023 Ultimate Guide to Car Insurance
2023 Ultimate Guide to Car Insurance

Most of us look to obtain the cheapest car insurance possible for the cover we’re after, and the easiest way to do this is to visit a car insurance comparison site. Read our guide on how to get cheap car insurance

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What Insurance is available for Classic Cars?
What Insurance is available for Classic Cars?

Classic car insurance is a specialised coverage designed to protect vintage or collectable vehicles, but navigating it can be confusing. So, if you already own a classic car, are considering purchasing one, or are unsure whether your current vehicle qualifies, our guide provides all the essential information you need!

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What is Short Term Car Cover and when should you get it?
What is Short Term Car Cover and when should you get it?

Most of us are familiar with traditional twelve-month car insurance policies, but did you know that short term car insurance is available when you only need insurance for a few days or weeks? Motorscan’s guide gives you all the lowdown on these temporary insurance policies and how they can help you!

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