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.

How Car Insurance Works: Benefits & Tips
How Car Insurance Works: Benefits & Tips

Motorscan has been a busy bee cutting through the insurance jargon and nonsense to provide our all-in-one guide to how car insurance works, how to get it and some super tips to keep premiums low—who said getting car insurance had to be hard work?

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The Different Types of Car Insurance Cover Explained
The Different Types of Car Insurance Cover Explained

With different cover levels to consider, extras that come at an additional cost, and specialist policies you didn’t know existed, sourcing the right car insurance policy can certainly be a minefield. So, Motorscan has pulled together all the information into one easy-to-read guide, making it super easy to find the right policy for your particular situation, whatever that might be.

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What Type of Car Insurance do I need in the UK?
What Type of Car Insurance do I need in the UK?

Deciding on the level of car insurance can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re no car insurance expert. So, Motorscan has gathered all the essential details together so you can make an informed decision on the level of coverage to choose and why it’s crucial to have car insurance in place.

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Car Insurance: Top Tips to finding the Right Insurer
Car Insurance: Top Tips to finding the Right Insurer

Selecting the cheapest car insurance policy may sound like the obvious choice, but insurance quotations aren’t always as they first appear, and do you know the insurer behind them? Motorscan has put together the top tips for finding the right insurer, policy coverage, and price, so you don’t jump head first into an insurance nightmare!

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When to choose Multi Car Insurance
When to choose Multi Car Insurance

The world of multi car insurance could be considered a mystery, with many of us not understanding it or even considering it. So, with this in mind, Motorscan has assembled all the crucial information in one place so you can find out whether you’ve been missing out on a policy that may just save you time and money

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All you need to know about personalised numberplates in the UK
All you need to know about personalised numberplates in the UK

Let’s face it, who doesn’t want their very own personalised number plate registration? If you’re lucky enough to be in the position of searching for your perfect registration, your first question might be where to find personalised registrations at the lowest price. At the end of the day, no one likes paying over the top! But where do you go for a private personalised number plate registration?

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Car Insurance: Factors that Influence Your Premiums
Car Insurance: Factors that Influence Your Premiums

It’s not all clear sailing when it comes to car insurance. Insurance providers determine your premiums from many factors, some of which are pretty obvious, with others a little more surprising. So here’s Motorscan’s guide to what the insurance companies are looking at and how you can help yourself to the best car insurance premiums out there!

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New Drivers’ Car Insurance: Ultimate Guide
New Drivers’ Car Insurance: Ultimate Guide

With excessively high premiums for new drivers, it makes sense that you need to find ways of keeping car insurance as low as you possibly can. So, Motorscan has explored the new driver car insurance world, and we’ve put together some helpful tips and answered some common questions to get you on the road.

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Moving to the UK: Car Insurance Guide for Expats
Moving to the UK: Car Insurance Guide for Expats

Moving to the UK can be a stressful time, with plenty to worry about, including whether you can drive on UK roads and if car insurance applies. So, to remove some of the anxiety from what can be an overwhelming event, Motorscan has put together the expat’s guide to driving in the UK.

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Car Insurance for Young Drivers
Car Insurance for Young Drivers

Car insurance will be a top priority if you’re a young driver who’s just past their driving test. You may be worried or anxious with many questions, concerned you’ll never get car insurance, but don’t fret. Motorscan has gathered and answered the common questions young drivers have, together with essential tips to get you the best car insurance and driving on the road quickly!

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Number Plate Registrations: What Information can you Access?
Number Plate Registrations: What Information can you Access?

It’s not unusual to be a little wary and cautious when you’re on the lookout for a new vehicle.

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Car Supermarkets: How reliable are Evans Halshaw’s Checks?
Car Supermarkets: How reliable are Evans Halshaw’s Checks?

Evans Halshaw has been a well-established business in the auto industry since 1927. The company has dealership locations nationwide through Franchises held with major brands

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Car Supermarkets: How reliable are Big Motoring World’s Checks?
Car Supermarkets: How reliable are Big Motoring World’s Checks?

Big Motoring World has been in play since 1986, initially offering second-hand BMWs for sale. Since those early days, the number of branches has increased, covering a more comprehensive range of second-hand cars in their sales rooms across the south-east and London.

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Car Supermarkets: How reliable are Cargiant’s Checks?
Car Supermarkets: How reliable are Cargiant’s Checks?

Cargiant entered the car market in 1976, so they’ve been around long enough to be classed as a well-established car retailer.

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How reliable are Hilton Garage’s Checks?
How reliable are Hilton Garage’s Checks?

Hilton Garage has been trading used cars for 45 years from their base in Derby. Offering home delivery and a click and collect service, the company has embraced online to compete with other car supermarkets.

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What checks to motorpoint do?
What checks to motorpoint do?

Perhaps not as well known as some of the other car supermarkets, Motorpoint has been in the business of selling cars since 1998, when they opened their first retail unit in Derby.

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Car Supermarkets: How reliable are Arnold Clark’s Checks?
Car Supermarkets: How reliable are Arnold Clark’s Checks?

Arnold Clark may be fairly new to the online scene, but they’ve been operating since 1954 and are one of the UK’s largest independently owned, family-run car retailers.

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Car Price – How to buy a car safely from a used car dealership?
Car Price – How to buy a car safely from a used car dealership?

There are several approaches through which you can buy your used car. One of the methods is to get it from a used car dealer. It is similar to purchasing a new vehicle from a showroom.

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Car Supermarkets – How reliable are Cinch’s Checks?
Car Supermarkets – How reliable are Cinch’s Checks?

Cinch is another well-advertised car supermarket eager to make your life easier when you next buy a car. They offer part-exchange and finance options with the purchase process all completed online.

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Car Price – How to buy a car safely from a used car dealership?
Car Price – How to buy a car safely from a used car dealership?

There are several approaches through which you can buy your used car. One of the methods is to get it from a used car dealer. It is similar to purchasing a new vehicle from a showroom.

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