Recent articles by Joe Finnerty

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It's official: 15 per cent of MoT verdicts are incorrect

26 Aug, 2015

Auto Express research reveals high number of test results are wrong, plus warning about plan for new cars' first MoT

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Tips & advice

Dartford Crossing toll: Dart Charge ANPR fines chaos

17 Aug, 2015

Dart Charge ANPR cameras causing problems, but 81 per cent of appeals over fines are successful

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Language skills No.1 worry for Brits driving abroad

15 Aug, 2015

Struggling to understand a foreign language is the biggest concern for Brits driving cars in foreign countries


Best car insurance companies 2015

14 Aug, 2015

Which car insurance company is best if you need to make a claim? Our Driver Power results have the answer

Best breakdown cover 2015

Best breakdown cover 2015

12 Aug, 2015

Our results reveal which breakdown cover you can rely on if the worst happens and you’re stranded at the roadside

Watchdog: Why dealers aren’t fixing your car

New consumer ombudsman to handle car complaints

12 Aug, 2015

New free online service to help consumers complain about buying cars, repairs and servicing

Penalty points, police, speeding

A third of drivers with 12 points avoid a driving ban

10 Aug, 2015

FOI request reveals over 7,000 of the 19,848 drivers with 12 or more points on licence in July are still on the road

Best car dealers 2015

Best car dealers 2015

10 Aug, 2015

Which manufacturer's car dealers do you trust? And which do you avoid? Our results, from 61,000 readers, reveal all

Kia Soul vs BMw i3

Rise of electric cars to bring £5bn Govt tax shortfall

5 Aug, 2015

Increasing popularity of low tax electric cars will cause major funding problems for the Government in the future

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Ford Transit: 50 years as the backbone of Britain

4 Aug, 2015

As Ford’s Transit celebrates its 50th birthday, we look at how it’s evolved into a van legend and meet the people behind it

German manufacturers no longer most reliable

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

Driving on the right: 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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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

Car mechanic, servicing, fix, exhaust, spanner

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?

Happy drivers, happy motorists, young drivers, learner

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

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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

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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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

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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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