Whether you’ve just passed your driving test (in which case, well done you!) or know someone that has, our brilliant Free Car Care Guide for First-Time Drivers offers an in-depth guide on how new drivers can better care for their new car.

Looking after your car can be easier than you think, and it can save you money and stress in the long term. Packed with useful hints and tips, this no-nonsense guide has been created to help you deal with your first year as a driver — from car maintenance basics, to the unspoken rules of the road.

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To give you an idea of some of the things we’ve included in the guide, here’s a sneak peak at some of the tips and advice you’ll find inside. If you’d prefer to get straight down to business you can access our Car Care Guide For First-Time Drivers by clicking the link below.

Chapter 1: Get to Know Your Car

For many new drivers, the only car you’ll have had any experience in driving will have been your instructor’s — so it can be daunting when you pass your test and get behind the wheel of a new car. Whether you buy your own car or share one, it’s important to get to know the vehicle inside and out before you take it for a spin.

In the first chapter of our car care e-book, we’ve covered several topics every first-time driver should be aware of when taking the wheel of a new car. This includes information on documentation such as service history and the V5C Registration Certificate; tips on where to find help and advice when troubleshooting a problem with your car; and other things to consider including how to find a trustworthy mechanic and a list of handy products you should keep in the boot.

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Chapter 2: Car Care Basics

You may have passed your driving test, but there’s still lots to learn — particularly when it comes to taking care of your car. Depending on the age and condition of your car, you could face expensive problems and unexpected breakdowns, so it’s best to be prepared.

To help keep your car in full working order, chapter two of our car care e-book offers all sorts of help and advice on how to care for your car — from understanding dashboard warning lights to knowing what to check on your car and when.

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Chapter 3: Unspoken Rules of the Road

Most motorists will tell you that there are a few rules of the road they don’t teach you during driving lessons, and not knowing them could lead to all sorts of trouble.

To give new drivers a leg up when it comes to the unspoken rules of the road, the third and final chapter of our first-time driver e-book highlights just some of the rules they don’t teach you — from obeying the rules of ‘shotgun’ to the responsibilities of being a front seat passenger.


So there you have it — a quick guide on what to expect from our brilliant Car Care Guide For First-Time Drivers.