Responsibilities of Car Ownership

Responsibilities of Car Ownership

Although owning and driving a car can provide us with a high level of independence and freedom (not to mention being great fun), it's also important to realise that there are certain responsibilities that come with having a car. Not only do car owners have to meet certain legal obligations, such as arranging insurance, car tax and a valid MOT, but it's also important to ensure that vehicles are kept regularly maintained and serviced to keep them in good running condition.

In this section, you'll find a handy guide to everything you need to know about owning and running a car, including how to fulfil your legal responsibilities, along with some useful information on how to carry out many of the car maintenance jobs that can not only keep your car running well, but will also save you time and money at the garage. There's also advice about owning a company car, with details on how to calculate the company car tax and how to establish whether or not you'd be financially better off opting out of the scheme altogether.

Your Legal Obligations
Find out the minimum requirements both you and your car must meet before heading out onto the road ...
Breakdown Cover
Don't get stranded when your car breaks down; help is at hand with breakdown insurance companies such as the AA, Green Flag and RAC ...
Car Insurance
Protecting your car against the unexpected ...
Car Maintenance
A complete guide to the basic car maintenance tasks to help keep your car in great condition, including checking the air filter, topping up the oil and inspecting the tyres ...
Servicing & Repairs
Advice on getting your car serviced at a franchised dealer or independent garage ...
Company Cars
A look at the true costs of running a company car, including advice on company cax tax, free fuel and opting out of the system ...