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Money savers - Top 10 DIY car jobs

2 Jul, 2009

Save a fortune on garage bills with some easy home maintenance

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Car Hire Options

26 Jun, 2009

Owning a car is an expensive business. Not only is there the initial purchase price to consider, you need to factor in the cost of servicing, insurance and unforeseen repairs, too.

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Driving shades feature

2 Jun, 2008

Summer’s on its way... so it’s time to look at all the new pairs of sunglasses on the market – and choose the best for drivers.

Spring car care special
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Spring car-care feature

12 Mar, 2008

After a hard winter on the road, it’s time to get your car looking good. We join Halfords’ experts to reveal 30 of the essential jobs...

Roadside breakdown
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Roadside assistance feature

9 Jan, 2008

Knowing that help is only a phone call away is reassuring if your car breaks down. But which recovery service is best? We assess 10...

Advance driver training
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Advanced driver training feature

1 Sep, 2007

An advanced driving course is a fun way to improve behind the wheel. Here are our top 10

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Chip the engine

31 Oct, 2006

Want to make your car more tasty to drive? Then chip the engine. We explain how, when and where to do it

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Bug cleaners

28 Jun, 2006

The battle of the bugs has begun – and if you want to stand a chance of winning, you need a specialist product in your armoury.

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Dog guards

10 May, 2006

On guard... as we go in search of the best way to keep your dog under control and safe when it's in the car

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Cycle carriers - Roof

3 May, 2006

We put the latest cycle carriers on the rack in the search for the best combination of car and bike

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Cycle carriers - Tow bar

3 May, 2006

We put the latest cycle carriers on the rack in the search for the best combination of car and bike

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Cycle carriers - Rear

3 May, 2006

We put the latest cycle carriers on the rack in the search for the best combination of car and bike

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Tyre pressure gauges

19 Apr, 2006

It's essential that your vehicle's tyres are inflated correctly - but which is the best gauge to help you do so? We test 12

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Used car checks

1 Mar, 2006

Don't rely on a crystal ball to see what's in store on a used buy. A history check will reveal any horrors...

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Leather cleaners

2 Nov, 2005

We test 16 leather cleaners to see which can give some extra pizzazz to your trim

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Car vacum cleaners

10 Aug, 2005

Shifting in-car grime is easy with a mini vacuum cleaner. But which is best for busting the dust? We take our pick from 12

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Multitools

20 Jul, 2005

If you want a versatile bit of kit that can turn its hand to many motoring tasks, a multitool is for you. We pick the best from 10

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Bikes for boots

1 Jun, 2005

Let the pedal and chain take the strain on the way to work with a collapsible bike to fit in your boot. We choose the best buy...

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Foot pumps

11 May, 2005

Don't get left feeling flat... we step on it to pick the top foot pump to store in your car's boot...

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Pressure washers

13 Apr, 2005

A high-power pressure washer is the ideal tool for blasting road grime off your car. We go in search of the best on offer.

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