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How to change a car tyre
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How to change a car tyre

Need to change a tyre on the drive or by the side of the road? Our online guide is here to help you fix a puncture with the spare wheel
11 May 2020
DSG: what is a Direct Shift Gearbox and how do they work?
Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG gearstick
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DSG: what is a Direct Shift Gearbox and how do they work?

A direct shift gearbox, also known as a dual-clutch gearbox, offers an alternative to a conventional automatic
7 May 2020
How to avoid keyless theft
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How to avoid keyless theft

With growing numbers of cars being stolen via keyless theft, we look at the steps you can take to keep your car safe
7 May 2020
Petrol or diesel: which fuel is better?
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Petrol or diesel: which fuel is better?

Petrol vs diesel: which is better? Our guide helps you choose the right fuel for your new car
29 Apr 2020
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BMW is developing ‘shape-shifting’ steering wheels
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BMW is developing ‘shape-shifting’ steering wheels

Steering wheels that change shape are most effective in autonomous driving and emergency situations. BMW has plans to develop the technology.
28 Mar 2020
Best car gadgets that can save you money
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Best car gadgets that can save you money

Aftermarket gadgets and gizmos can pay-off and save you money in the long run – we look at the best car tech products to buy
25 Mar 2020
What is eCall?
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What is eCall?

Latest safety tech eCall contacts the emergency services automatically if your car is involved in an accident
25 Mar 2020

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What is a hybrid car?
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What is a hybrid car?

Hybrids are everywhere but with mild hybrids, full hybrids and plug-in hybrids all available, understanding the technology can be hard.
24 Mar 2020
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Engine management light: what is it?
Used Mazda 6 - engine light
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Engine management light: what is it?

What do you do when the engine management light comes on, and how do you turn it off?
24 Mar 2020
What is AdBlue?
Peugeot 308 SW - AdBlue
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What is AdBlue?

Euro6 emissions regulations and SCR tech mean AdBlue usage is increasing rapidly – but what is AdBlue?
24 Mar 2020
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What is Audi's Virtual Cockpit?
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What is Audi's Virtual Cockpit?

We give you the lowdown on Audi's hi-tech dashboard display screen, the Virtual Cockpit
24 Mar 2020
What is ABS? Anti-lock brake systems explained
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What is ABS? Anti-lock brake systems explained

ABS is a vital part of any new car's safety equipment, and is an effective boost for braking. Here's everything you need to know...
24 Mar 2020
Fog lights and when to use them
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Fog lights and when to use them

They do exactly as described, but fog lights seem to cause confusion with some drivers. Here’s all the key info on fog light use…
13 Mar 2020
Electric car charging in the UK
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Electric cars

Electric car charging in the UK

The UK’s electric car charging infrastructure has changed substantially in the past 12 months but can it make an EV suit your lifestyle?
3 Mar 2020
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Volkswagen Discover in-car infotainment review
Volkswagen Discover infotainment system - test car: Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

Volkswagen Discover in-car infotainment review

Choosing to get live traffic updates on your Volkswagen is a must, as the system will always take you on the fastest route
27 Feb 2020
What is Android Auto? Full review and user guide
Skoda Superb long-term test - Android Auto
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What is Android Auto? Full review and user guide

What is Google's Android Auto and how does it enhance infotainment and sat-nav for UK drivers?
14 Jan 2020
What is climate control air-conditioning?
Land Rover Discovery - air con
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What is climate control air-conditioning?

A guide to the system that keeps your car warm in the winter and cool in the summer
23 Dec 2019
Guide to car windscreen repair and car window replacement
Saab 9-5 windscreen
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Guide to car windscreen repair and car window replacement

What to do if you get a stone chip or crack in your car windscreen
23 Dec 2019
What is BMW iDrive?
BMW 5 Series long termer - first report iDrive
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What is BMW iDrive?

BMW's iDrive in-car control and infotainment system explained: what it does and how to use it
23 Dec 2019
Is Porsche’s Active Suspension Management system worth it?
PASM cutaway
Porsche

Is Porsche’s Active Suspension Management system worth it?

We give you an overview of Porsche’s PASM electronic active damping system – and a verdict on whether you should spec it on your car
10 Oct 2019
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Driverless cars: our guide to autonomous vehicles
Tesla Autopilot
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Driverless cars: our guide to autonomous vehicles

Autonomous cars are on the way. Here’s all the information you need to know about the future of driving without a driver
13 Sep 2019
Porsche Macan vs Jaguar F-Pace
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Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan vs Jaguar F-Pace

The new Porsche Macan promises to be the best-driving premium SUV, but how does it fare against the Jaguar F-Pace?
26 Feb 2019
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Hyundai and Kia to apply solar charging tech to new cars
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Hyundai Kona

Hyundai and Kia to apply solar charging tech to new cars

The use of solar panels will improve efficiency on Kia and Hyundai's combustion, hybrid and EV ranges from 2020
31 Oct 2018
Tesla update turns touchscreen into Atari console
Tesla Update 9.0
Tesla Model 3

Tesla update turns touchscreen into Atari console

Update 9.0 adds classic computer games 'Easter Egg' plus several mobile app and usability improvements
8 Oct 2018
Audi A6 Saloon, Avant and A7 Sportback get new 40 TDI engine
Audi A6

Audi A6 Saloon, Avant and A7 Sportback get new 40 TDI engine

New mild-hybrid 40 TDI diesel marks the first time the Audi A7 has used a four-cylinder engine
16 Aug 2018
Best parking app for your phone: 2018 group test
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Best parking app for your phone: 2018 group test

You can use your phone to find a space and then pay for it, but which parking app is the best? We find out…
7 Aug 2018
SEAT brings digital dials to its Arona and Ibiza lineups
SEAT Arona

SEAT brings digital dials to its Arona and Ibiza lineups

The SEAT Arona is the first car in its class to feature a digital display, with the Ibiza supermini also getting the tech
31 Jul 2018
Tesla Autopilot: Everything you need to know
Tesla

Tesla Autopilot: Everything you need to know

This guide explains exactly what Tesla Autopilot is and how it works, plus an inside look as to what the system sees on the road
14 Jun 2018
Kia to introduce 48v hybrid tech to diesel engines
Kia 48V mild hybrid diagram
Kia

Kia to introduce 48v hybrid tech to diesel engines

New mild hybrid system aims to boost power and reduce emissions of diesel units when it joins the range later in 2018
15 May 2018
Every new DS car to be electrified by 2025
DS E-Tense concept car - front
DS

Every new DS car to be electrified by 2025

Conventional petrol and diesel engines to be axed by 2025 as DS goes exclusively hybrid and electric
2 May 2018
What is AEB? Autonomous Emergency Braking systems explained
Ford Fiesta emergency brake system
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What is AEB? Autonomous Emergency Braking systems explained

Pre-crash or collision avoidance systems are becoming ever more common on new cars, our guide to AEB explains the benefits
25 Jan 2018
A to Z of Car Tech
A-Z of car tech
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A to Z of Car Tech

The ultimate A to Z guide to the latest car technology, helping car buyers bust through the jargon and understand the benefits
10 Nov 2017
Waymo begins testing self-driving cars with no driver
Google Waymo screenshot
Features

Waymo begins testing self-driving cars with no driver

Full details on Google's 'Waymo' self-driving sub-brand, as partnership with Fiat Chrysler produces fully autonomous minivan
7 Nov 2017
What is a CVT gearbox?
Lexus IS 300h - transmission
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What is a CVT gearbox?

If you're looking for cars with an automatic gearbox, you may have seen the term CVT. Here’s what it means…
6 Oct 2017