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.

Learning to Drive: Where and How to get Provisional Licence Insurance?
Learning to Drive: Where and How to get Provisional Licence Insurance?

So, you’ve got your provisional licence and decided on extra practice outside your driving lessons, or perhaps you’re using your own car to learn to drive. Motorscan has gathered everything you need to know on how and where to get your provisional licence insurance for however long you need it, so you can be safely reassured you’re covered!

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What are the best car breakdown covers in the UK?
What are the best car breakdown covers in the UK?

You may have heard of AA, RAC, Green Flag, and MotorEasy but what are the key differences between them and which one is the best for you? Knowing what questions to ask yourself can be a vital step in choosing the right policy and not overspending on your breakdown cover.

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Top benefits of having a car breakdown cover – Guide to breakdown covers
Top benefits of having a car breakdown cover – Guide to breakdown covers

With over 2 million breakdowns reported each year in the UK its no wonder that breakdown cover has become an important insurance to drivers nationwide. Understanding exactly what breakdown cover is and how it can benefit you is key in ensuring you find the right policy.

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Used Car Warranty: Is it worth it?
Used Car Warranty: Is it worth it?

Are extended car warranties worth the money? Motorscan asks the question and provides the information so you can decide, from what these policies offer and what they don’t, to the ultimate question of whether they’re worth it!

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What is pay-per-mile insurance and how does it compare to traditional car insurance?
What is pay-per-mile insurance and how does it compare to traditional car insurance?

Pay-per-mile insurance just might be the next best thing for low-mileage drivers, but how does it really compare with traditional car insurance policies? This article breaks down exactly what pay-per-mile insurance is alongside the benefits and drawbacks to motorists.

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Should you Get an Extended Car Warranty: Top Tips
Should you Get an Extended Car Warranty: Top Tips

When it comes to vehicle repair costs, it’s not hard to see labour rates and parts getting ever more expensive, so is now the time to look at an extended car warranty to give you that peace of mind? Motorscan has gathered tips and pointers on these insurance-backed products so you can deliberate the posing question at your leisure!

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Is owning an EV cost-effective for car insurance?
Is owning an EV cost-effective for car insurance?

Electric vehicles continue to increase in popularity, and with constant pressure and focus on improving global sustainability, EVs are here to stay. But, how do they compare to convent vehicle running costs and how much impact can insurance have on those costs?

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Your Guide to Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance
Your Guide to Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance

Pay per mile car insurance is the newest kid on the block, designed for those who cover low mileage or want flexibility. Motorscan’s ultimate guide brings together all the nuts and bolts of what this insurance is, how it works and who can benefit. Who says you have to do car insurance the traditional way?

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The new subscription-based car insurance service; Pay Per Mile. But is it right for you?
The new subscription-based car insurance service; Pay Per Mile. But is it right for you?

Pay per mile insurance could be a great new way for less frequent drivers to save money through a subscription-based model. We take a look at what exactly pay per mile insurance is, how it works and if it is right for you.

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What information is available from a Previous Owner Check
What information is available from a Previous Owner Check

If you’re about to hand over a large amount of money purchasing a car, surely you should know everything about it—you definitely don’t want any nasty surprises! So, performing a previous owner check just makes pure sense. And you’ll get plenty of other valuable data points to ensure your dream car doesn’t become a nightmare!

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Do you need a Previous Owner Check before buying a Used Car
Do you need a Previous Owner Check before buying a Used Car

Buying a car isn’t cheap and is still one of the most expensive assets you’ll likely purchase. So doesn’t it make sense to find out everything about a used car before handing over your cash? Motorscan explains why carrying out a previous car owner check is definitely worth it.

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Car Insurance draining your wallet? Our top 5 ways you can save money as a young driver
Car Insurance draining your wallet? Our top 5 ways you can save money as a young driver

In the eyes of insurance companies young and inexperienced drivers are considered ‘high risk’ which in turn can make insurance premiums pretty eye wateringly expensive for young drivers.

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Best Car Buys for First Time Buyers
Best Car Buys for First Time Buyers

Where do you start when you’re in the position to buy your very first car? With little or no experience, it can quickly become overwhelming. And if your new vehicle is also bringing you independence, it can be hard not to rush in, making mistakes. So, Motorscan has compiled a guide to the best buys for first-time buyers with some practical steps to help safeguard you.

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Getting your License soon? Top Tips to Ace your Driving Test
Getting your License soon? Top Tips to Ace your Driving Test

Taking your driving test can be an extremely nervous experience, but the main thing is to try to keep calm throughout. And with our helpful top tips to prepare you for the big day and give you the best possible chance of success, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t breeze through it!

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Motorscan: How we can help you with your next Car Purchase
Motorscan: How we can help you with your next Car Purchase

It’s best to be armed with as much information as possible before buying a new car, and that’s where Motorscan’s vehicle history check comes in handy. A car history check can be one of the most important things you do, and we do all the hard work for you, getting you the critical information at the click of a button.

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Checklist for New Drivers before Hitting the Road
Checklist for New Drivers before Hitting the Road

Being a new driver doesn’t mean not being prepared and ready for the road. So, with that in mind, Motorscan’s easy-to-read new driver checklist will have you driving safely, legally, and equipped to the hilt in no time ready for every eventuality!

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Step by Step Guide to Buying a Vehicle
Step by Step Guide to Buying a Vehicle

Experience stress-free car purchasing with our step-by-step guide to buying a vehicle, with tips and pointers to guide you through the process smoothly. Our all-important checklist will help ensure your next car purchase turns out to be your best buy and not a turning in the road you should’ve missed!

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How Much Car Insurance do you need?
How Much Car Insurance do you need?

Understanding and knowing what car insurance coverage you need can be an onerous task. With different levels of cover available, some insurers including extras and others not, and optional add-ons to consider, it can all get a little taxing. But you can unfurl that brow as Motorscan has neatly put together all the vital information in our easy-to-read guide.

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What does Vehicle Insurance Cover?
What does Vehicle Insurance Cover?

Every year we dutifully obtain car insurance, which for most of us is a fairly costly expense, but do we really know what we’re getting for our money, and will it cover everything we need it to when the chips are down? Motorscan has driven deep into the different levels of cover and the insurance add-ons to separate the jargon from what you really need to know to make an informed choice.

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Ten things to Consider when Buying a Used Car
Ten things to Consider when Buying a Used Car

Buying a second-hand car can be a worrying experience, especially if you know little about cars. That’s why Motorscan has put together the top ten tips to seamlessly see you through the process to ensure your dream car doesn’t turn out to be a lemon!

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