Recent articles by Julie Sinclair

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Cowboy mechanic clamp-down proposed

9 Aug, 2014

Dealer Association wants licensing scheme to clamp down on incompetent car mechanics

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Ex-rental cars for sale with histories 'hidden' by dealers

17 May, 2014

Auto Express investigation: used car dealers are hiding the history of ex-rental cars in a practice slammed by Trading Standards

Kia Cee'd Sportswagon rear staitc
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Kia Cee'd Sportswagon: First report

27 Feb, 2013

A stint as a back seat driver is no chore with the Kia Cee'd Sportswagon

Vauxhall Ampera front static
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Vauxhall Ampera: Final report

19 Nov, 2012

The Vauxhall Ampera has helped us to slash our running costs

South African driving licence
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Foreign drivers flock to switch licences

7 Nov, 2012

More than a million drivers have converted to UK licence with no training

Car insurance costs fall 14 per cent
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Insurance investigation

1 Oct, 2012

An investigation has been launched into the car insurance industry, in a bid to lower premiums

Vauxhall Ampera front three-quarter static
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Vauxhall Ampera: Third report

17 Sep, 2012

Our range extender offers a helpline for owners – and we put it to the test

Britain's fastest road
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Fastest roads in Britain

17 Aug, 2012

The UK's fastest roads have been named, and 70 per cent of them are A-roads not motorways

Careful drivers may lose NCB
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Car insurance shock

8 Aug, 2012

Insurers aren't recognising drivers with no claims, prompting calls for industry database to verify discounts

Stick with your car for insurance discount
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Stick with your car for insurance discount

27 Jul, 2012

Drivers who’ve owned their cars for four years or more cause fewer accidents

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Tesco slashes 50ppl off fuel prices

24 Jul, 2012

Motorists can save up to 50 pence per litre on fuel prices at Tesco using vouchers collected in store

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Cloned car scheme wastes millions

20 Jul, 2012

Government wastes £30 million detecting just 38 ringers

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Vauxhall Ampera: First report

20 Jul, 2012

We dig out the Continental plug adaptors in readiness to take our electric car abroad

Mazda 5 header
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Mazda 5: Final report

13 Jun, 2012

Seven-seater gets a goodbye spruce-up after a year’s happy family motoring

Vauxhall Ampera
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Vauxhall Ampera: First report

6 Jun, 2012

Long-awaited range-extending electric car joins fleet. So does it deliver on its promise?

UK’s parking ticket lottery
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UK’s parking ticket lottery

25 May, 2012

Dodging parking tickets has become a postcode lottery, according to new figures released today

Used tyre scandal
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Used tyre scandal

1 May, 2012

Think you’re getting a bargain with a discount part-worn? Think again, as we expose the shock state of some of the tyres on sale

Nissan Juke
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Driver Power: Nissan tops for tech

11 Apr, 2012

The Nissan Juke has the best in-car gadgets – and the Qashqai and X-Trail are also rated highly

New traffic light technology
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New traffic light technology

28 Mar, 2012

New traffic light system adjusts itself depending on the number of people waiting, but could mean drivers wait longer for pedestrians

Euro NCAP improves child safety tests
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Euro NCAP boosts child safety tests

21 Mar, 2012

Euro NCAP is introducing new child dummies the size of six and 10-year-olds, to improve its tests of rear seatbelts

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