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Cars are becoming unaffordable in cost of living crisis, say 60% of motorists
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Cars are becoming unaffordable in cost of living crisis, say 60% of motorists

The cost of living crisis has seen drivers cut back on journeys, explore car-sharing and using public transport
4 Mar 2024
F1 ace Gerhard Berger’s £350,000 stolen Ferrari found after 30 years: Met police solve 1995 crime
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F1 ace Gerhard Berger’s £350,000 stolen Ferrari found after 30 years: Met police solve 1995 crime

Gerhard Berger’s Ferrari Testarossa has been found three decades after its theft from the Imola GP circuit
4 Mar 2024
Plenty of UK car buyers still love a new car number plate
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Plenty of UK car buyers still love a new car number plate

Is a new number plate still the status symbol it once was? Our exclusive poll suggests that car buyers do care
24 Feb 2024
Banned car number plates: the 24-reg numbers too rude for the roads
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Banned car number plates: the 24-reg numbers too rude for the roads

The DVLA has revealed its list of new-for-2024 number plates judged too saucy for the streets, and there are plenty of potential shockers on the banne…
21 Feb 2024
Don’t hand over new car deposits until you’re ready, says industry watchdog
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Don’t hand over new car deposits until you’re ready, says industry watchdog

The motor ombudsman has issued a timely warning as the new number plate sales rush looms this March
21 Feb 2024
Double-cab pick-up truck tax explained
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Double-cab pick-up truck tax explained

The inside line on HMRC’s VAT and Benefit-in-Kind tax rules for those using double-cab pick-ups as company vehicles
19 Feb 2024
Government in major U-turn on pick-up truck tax changes
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Government in major U-turn on pick-up truck tax changes

HMRC scraps its plan to axe the benefit-in-kind ‘loophole’ for pick-ups, a week after announcing it
19 Feb 2024

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Never-ending backlog predicted as 5m learner drivers fight for 1.8m driving test slots in 2024
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Never-ending backlog predicted as 5m learner drivers fight for 1.8m driving test slots in 2024

Without an increase in driving test capacity learner drivers face more long waits for test slots, and there’s no end to the delays in sight
19 Feb 2024
Car theft “essentially decriminalised” by police charge rate under 1.5%
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Car theft “essentially decriminalised” by police charge rate under 1.5%

Official stats reveal London’s Met Police have a shockingly low charge rate for car theft of just 0.69 per cent
8 Feb 2024
London ULEZ claims ‘misleading’, says UK advertising watchdog
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London ULEZ claims ‘misleading’, says UK advertising watchdog

The Advertising Standards Authority has responded to high numbers of complaints about Transport for London claims for the ULEZ
8 Feb 2024
Best-selling cars 2024: the UK’s top 10 most popular models
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Best-selling cars 2024: the UK’s top 10 most popular models

These are the country’s most popular cars of the year so far, but which is in pole position?
6 Feb 2024
Car makers are killing the spare wheel but motorists really want them
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Car makers are killing the spare wheel but motorists really want them

More than 80 percent of drivers want a spare wheel in the boot, but it's an increasingly rare luxury
5 Feb 2024
Best-selling cars of 2023
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Best-selling cars of 2023

These were the country’s official favourite cars in 2023
1 Feb 2024
Video uploads by ‘citizen police’ drive explosion in penalties for mobile phone use and other driving offences
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Video uploads by ‘citizen police’ drive explosion in penalties for mobile phone use and other driving offences

Cameras and phone uploads are driving an increase in fines for phone use but penalties declined for offences requiring police ‘boots on the ground’
31 Jan 2024
The Dartford Crossing: how to pay the Dart Charge toll and appeal a fine
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The Dartford Crossing: how to pay the Dart Charge toll and appeal a fine

Our Dartford Crossing guide explains when and how to pay the Dart Charge, how much it costs and how to appeal a fine
26 Jan 2024
London ULEZ: Ultra Low Emissions Zone expansion, charges and map
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London ULEZ: Ultra Low Emissions Zone expansion, charges and map

The ULEZ has now expanded to cover all London boroughs. Here are the facts about the charge, the zone map and the cars affected
26 Jan 2024
How high are UK petrol prices compared to the rest of Europe?
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How high are UK petrol prices compared to the rest of Europe?

The latest figures show how the high fuel tax take of twenty years ago has reduced over two decades
26 Jan 2024
‘Madcap’ MoT test changes kicked into touch
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‘Madcap’ MoT test changes kicked into touch

The Government cans its plan for two-yearly MoT test, but says diesels could face tougher scrutiny
25 Jan 2024
UK car prices ‘bloodbath’ could be coming, as EV makers fight for sales
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UK car prices ‘bloodbath’ could be coming, as EV makers fight for sales

The Stellantis boss warns against car price cuts hitting profits as Europe’s car makers face cheap Chinese competition
23 Jan 2024
Watchdog rules electric car range claims misleading on Mercedes and Kia ads
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Watchdog rules electric car range claims misleading on Mercedes and Kia ads

Two car brands have been rapped for advertising ‘official’ range figures with 100% battery charge, while recommending only 80% charging
18 Jan 2024
Average cost of UK car insurance nudges £1,000 - a 58% increase in 12 months
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Average cost of UK car insurance nudges £1,000 - a 58% increase in 12 months

A leading insurance comparison site says the average driver must now cough up £995 for cover
16 Jan 2024
It’s National Pothole Day and UK roads are worse than ever with £474m of damage to vehicles in 2023
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It’s National Pothole Day and UK roads are worse than ever with £474m of damage to vehicles in 2023

The Government has come up with a way to fund up to £100m of road repairs
15 Jan 2024
Sat-navs to display ‘Traffic Regulation Orders’ to better warn of road closures and diversions
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Sat-navs to display ‘Traffic Regulation Orders’ to better warn of road closures and diversions

Short-term traffic measures such as temporary speed limits and road closures to be mandated on sat-nav systems
15 Jan 2024
Sainsburys plugs-in to the EV charging market with its own Smart Charge brand
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Sainsburys plugs-in to the EV charging market with its own Smart Charge brand

The new Smart Charge brand will put the supermarket among the top five ultra-rapid charging providers in the UK
12 Jan 2024
Honda car production returning to Europe “a possibility”, says CEO
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Honda car production returning to Europe “a possibility”, says CEO

Honda production could return to Europe just a few years after its Swindon factory closed its doors
11 Jan 2024
UK low emission zones explained: Do LEZs and CAZs affect my car?
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UK low emission zones explained: Do LEZs and CAZs affect my car?

Low emissions zones are springing up around the country, here’s what you need to know…
5 Jan 2024
Should you learn to drive a manual or automatic? There’s definitely a trend!
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Should you learn to drive a manual or automatic? There’s definitely a trend!

EV sales are increasing, but does it make sense for learners to take an ‘auto only’ driving test?
4 Jan 2024
UK government falls short of motorway electric car charging target
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UK government falls short of motorway electric car charging target

A major EV infrastructure target is missed as less than four in 10 motorway service stations have six or more rapid chargers.
2 Jan 2024
Gov cash for Vehicle-to-grid EV tech could save families £100s on electricity bills
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Gov cash for Vehicle-to-grid EV tech could save families £100s on electricity bills

The government is pumping £4.8m into ‘Vehicle-to-Everything tech’, allowing EV owners to use stored battery energy most efficiently
20 Dec 2023
Worn tyres vs new tyres test: what are you risking by delaying tyre replacement?
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Worn tyres vs new tyres test: what are you risking by delaying tyre replacement?

Drivers are delaying new tyre purchases, but our test reveals the risks involved
20 Dec 2023
Range Rover offers in-house insurance scheme to fight theft fears
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Range Rover offers in-house insurance scheme to fight theft fears

JLR-owned brand continues its battle against a wave of car crime hitting luxury cars
19 Dec 2023
Car park crashes: prepare for chaos on 23 December
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Car park crashes: prepare for chaos on 23 December

Stressed-out shoppers using crowded car parks means the number of costly collisions could soar
19 Dec 2023
Xmas cheer for drivers as petrol set to dip below 140p per litre
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Xmas cheer for drivers as petrol set to dip below 140p per litre

We’re already enjoying a two-year low, but further falls are expected according to RAC Fuel Watch
18 Dec 2023
Smart motorways are safer, unless your car breaks down
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Smart motorways are safer, unless your car breaks down

New National Highways stats show increased dangers following breakdowns on smart motorways, but improved safety overall
15 Dec 2023