Our most popular advice stories of 2016

If you want motoring advice, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve been giving sensible advice to drivers for decades, and 2016 was no different. We reveal the top 10 most widely read advice articles from the past year

Words By Claire Evans

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Buying a new car is likely to be one of the biggest purchases you make, and there’s a lot to consider before you part with a big wad of cash or sign up to a lengthy finance deal. In fact, what’s the most suitable way to buy a car is a question that’s asked by many people.

Other big concerns over the past year have included the proposed changes to car tax and how to avoid losing a heap of money in depreciation. Read on to find out what our most popular advice guides were in 2016.

The best advice guides 2016

10. Should I buy a new or used car?

Around seven million used cars are sold in the UK every year; that’s around three times the number of new car registrations. So should you join the ranks of second-hand buyers? We consider the pros and cons of buying new and weigh them up against the benefits of buying used to help you decide.

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9. What should I do if I put the wrong fuel in my car?

Around 150,000 people put the wrong fuel in their car in the UK every year – that’s one potentially costly mishap every three and a half minutes. If you slip up, our guide will help you to keep the damage – and the cost of fixing the problem – to a minimum. We reveal the dangers of putting the wrong fuel in your car and suggest the most cost-effective ways of getting it flushed out.

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8. How long do points stay on your driving licence?

Find out everything you need to know about driving licence penalty points, including how long they will stay on your licence and how to get them taken off. We also reveal the number of points you’re likely to get for a range of motoring offences and the different rules that apply for new drivers.

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