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Tips & advice

How to avoid a flat car battery

27 Nov, 2015

Winter weather can kill battery life, but we’ve teamed up with an RAC patrol to bring you some top tips to keep starting in the cold

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Penalty points cost motorists £132m in car insurance premiums

27 Nov, 2015

New figures reveal motorists pay five per cent more on premiums for having up to three points on their driving licence

Budget 2015: what it means for motorists

Autumn Statement 2015: National pothole fund, Operation Stack, insurance claims

25 Nov, 2015

Chancellor George Osborne announces motoring reforms in joint 2015 Autumn Statement and Spending Review


Tories to let local councils control our roads

25 Nov, 2015

Andrew Jones, roads minister, reveals all; speed limits, safety and surfacing to be handed to authorities

Nissan Juke factory 3

SMMT calls on George Osborne to back car industry

24 Nov, 2015

Ahead of Spending Review, car industry group wants Chancellor to continue automotive investment


Drivers told to take care in lethal month on roads

23 Nov, 2015

It's Road Safety Week this week, and November is a deadly month for traffic incidents

Toyota Mirai - front

Toyota Mirai is first hydrogen car to get plug-in grant

20 Nov, 2015

Roads minister Andrew Jones confirms all fuel cell electric vehicles are likely to get £5,000 plug-in car grant

Vauxhall Zafira fires - Catherine Crearie

Vauxhall Zafira fires: 220,000 cars to be recalled in UK

16 Nov, 2015

Vauxhall to recall 220,000 Zafira B models following reports of the people carrier catching fire

Nissan factory building a car

Skills shortfall for UK's automotive industry

12 Nov, 2015

Automotive Council reports highlights productivity of UK industry but there's a lack of R&D investment and skilled engineers


Shock as over half of motorists fail roadside drugs test

4 Nov, 2015

Out of the 2,038 tests carried out, over 1,000 people tested positive

SEMA show main pic

SEMA show 2015: mad modified car round-up

4 Nov, 2015

The SEMA show celebrates car modifications in style with a huge Las Vegas event - here are our top picks

Jeep Wrangler Red Rock

Jeep Wrangler Red Rock edition might just be the ultimate Jeep

4 Nov, 2015

Jeep Wrangler Red Rock concept revealed at SEMA confirmed for limited edition production run

Winter driving, snow, crash, accident

Driving in rain and snow could affect your car insurance costs

28 Oct, 2015

New black box tech will mean weather on a journey can stop drivers scoring full marks and receiving discounts

Speed camera accident

Fixed speed cameras blamed for dangerous braking blackspots

27 Oct, 2015

New study shows drivers are slamming on the brakes to avoid tickets

Back to the Future DeLorean review

McFly!!! We drive the DeLorean for Back to the Future day

21 Oct, 2015

Today is Back to the Future day, and there's only one time-travelling movie car we could drive to celebrate - a DeLorean DMC-12

Mobile phone while driving

Prosecutions for using mobile phones while driving down by half

19 Oct, 2015

The RAC is worried that court cases for mobile phone use are down when motorists report handheld phone use is on the up

Horse car window

Horses licked my car's paint off! Animals costing car insurers £1m a year

16 Oct, 2015

The 12 horses that licked a car's paint off, a stampeding cow and the other odd animal incidents costing UK car insurers


UK smoking ban: smoking in cars with kids now illegal

9 Oct, 2015

The UK ban on smoking in cars with anyone under 18 present came into force on October 1st 2015. Here's everything you need to know...

Diesel smog, haze, pollution

Exclusive: Car makers 'can't meet' Euro6 emissions targets

3 Oct, 2015

With the VW Group emissions scandal in full swing, car makers ask EU regulators to lower NOx emissions targets for new cars

German manufacturers no longer most reliable

Revamped Consumer Rights Act gives car buyers more clout

1 Oct, 2015

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

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