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German manufacturers no longer most reliable
News

Consumer rights revamp gives car buyers more clout

30 Jul, 2015

New Consumer Rights Act clarifies buyers’ rights, but motor salvage changes could cause problems

Left hand driving school
Articles

Driving on the left: we take our left-hand drive test

Featured in: Driving abroad: your holiday car guide

30 Jul, 2015

Driving abroad can be extremely stressful. We take the new test designed to improve driving safely on your holiday

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News

What is Operation Stack?

29 Jul, 2015

Operation Stack means HGVs queuing on the M20 in Kent resulting in traffic chaos for holiday makers and local residents

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News

Motorists face postcode lottery over car labour rates

29 Jul, 2015

Figures reveal huge variations in hourly workshop charges according to postcode

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Tips & advice

Driverless cars: everything you need to know about self-driving vehicles

21 Jul, 2015

UK politicians are all aboard for the autonomous car revolution but what should you know about driverless cars now?

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News

Calls for special licences to limit young driver freedoms

15 Jul, 2015

Scottish MSP is pushing for graduated driving licences that would impose restrictions on 17 and 18 year old drivers

Counterpart driving licence
News

UK paper driving licence axed: what it means for you

10 Jul, 2015

The UK paper counterpart driving licence is no more - we explain what the changes mean for you

Budget 2015: what it means for motorists
News

Budget 2015: new road repair fund and car tax overhaul

9 Jul, 2015

George Osborne announces a new road improvement fund with VED car tax paying directly for road repairs

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News

Figures reveal penalty points are a postcode lottery

6 Jul, 2015

Exclusive figures reveal where you’re most likely to get penalty points and where you’ll get an awareness course

Tax disc
News

Rise in untaxed vehicles following death of tax disc

1 Jul, 2015

Figures show increase in drivers caught without tax; ignorance of law being blamed

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News

UK car industry hits all-time high

30 Jun, 2015

Car production, jobs and exports all rise in UK while CO2 emissions go down as industry booms

Learner, driving test, driving licence, pass, l plate
Articles

10 bizarre reasons for failing a driving test

28 Jun, 2015

As the driving test celebrates 80 years, we look at the most absurd explanations for failing to pass

Car dealers
News

UK Motorists don't trust used car dealers

25 Jun, 2015

A third of car owners wouldn't go back to the same used car dealer in the future

Customer complaint forms have been tampered with
News

New law to make complaints against car manufacturers easier

18 Jun, 2015

Alternative Dispute Resolution legislation will make companies pass dissatisfied consumers on to a resolution provider

Dartford crossing
News

Dartford Crossing toll changes: concern over new tech charging wrong drivers

5 Jun, 2015

Dartford Crossing ANPR cameras have led to innocent motorists being charged - here's all you need to know about the new system

Young driver
Tips & advice

Cheaper car insurance for young drivers: our top tips

4 Jun, 2015

How young drivers can find the cheapest car insurance deal and avoid paying too much when it's time to renew

Driving Test
Tips & advice

UK driving test pass rates explained

4 Jun, 2015

We examine the latest stats on driving test pass rates to help you compare UK driving test centres

Speed camera
News

Quarter of UK’s speed cameras switched off

3 Jun, 2015

Shock figures reveal 391 of 1,714 fixed cameras not in use, with mobile sites filling the void

Prodrive Winter Driving Course
Tips & advice

Best intensive driving courses

2 Jun, 2015

Everyone likes the idea of learning to drive in a week or two but are intensive driving courses value for money?

Learner, driving test, driving licence, pass, l plate
News

Should the driving test be brought up to date?

1 Jun, 2015

On the 80th anniversary of the driving test, we ask if it needs rethinking - and experts tell us what needs to change

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