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What is a clearway? Urban clearways, clearways and red routes explained
Tips & advice

What is a clearway? Urban clearways, clearways and red routes explained

If you’re unsure of the difference between a clearway, an urban clearway and a red route, you’ve come to the right place.
3 Jun 2020
Could you live with an electric car?
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Electric cars

Could you live with an electric car?

According to the experts, the UK's EV revolution is just around the corner. But can an electric car fit into your life today?
28 May 2020
How to SORN your car with the DVLA
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How to SORN your car with the DVLA

Taking your car off the road? You’ll need to abide by the 'SORN’ laws. We explain what it means and why it exists.
28 May 2020
Driving eyesight rules explained
Consumer news

Driving eyesight rules explained

What is the minimum vision standard required to drive on UK roads? And how can you check your own eyesight before driving?
26 May 2020
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The Highway Code: What is it and how do I learn it?
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The Highway Code: What is it and how do I learn it?

What you need to know about the Highway Code, where to find it and how to use it to pass your driving test
21 May 2020
Cat D and Cat C write-offs
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Consumer news

Cat D and Cat C write-offs

A new write-off system has been introduced, but Cat C and D cars are still on the used market. We explain all.
21 May 2020
What is Euro NCAP? Car safety, star ratings and crash test scores explained
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What is Euro NCAP? Car safety, star ratings and crash test scores explained

Euro NCAP is the independent body behind new car crash safety scores - here's everything you need to know
20 May 2020

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London Congestion Charge explained
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London Congestion Charge explained

All the facts about the £11.50 charge for driving into central London including a map, how to pay and how to check if you need to...
15 May 2020
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How to sell your car
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How to sell your car

Whether you sell your car online, at a dealer, or somewhere in between, this guide will help you get the most cash
14 May 2020
How to use the hard shoulder
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How to use the hard shoulder

It's the emptiest lane on the UK's motorways, but do you know what you need to do if you stop on the hard shoulder? We explain all...
14 May 2020
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Can I drive my car during the UK’s coronavirus lockdown?
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Can I drive my car during the UK’s coronavirus lockdown?

The first easing of the UK’s coronavirus lockdown has now come into effect - does this mean you can now drive your car?
13 May 2020
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?
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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
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Euro 6 emissions standards: what do they mean for you?
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Euro 6 emissions standards: what do they mean for you?

Since their introduction in 2015, Euro 6 standards for exhaust emissions have had a big impact but what are they?
6 May 2020
Driving in France: top tips
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Driving in France: top tips

Our guide to driving in France has advice, tips and a car checklist to keep you safe and legal
4 May 2020
UK car insurance groups explained
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UK car insurance groups explained

The Association of British Insurers decides your car’s insurance group, from 1 to 50. Here’s what it means to you…
30 Apr 2020
What do car fuel additives do? And are they any use?
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What do car fuel additives do? And are they any use?

Fuel additives claim to improve your car's economy, performance, or both - but do they really work?
29 Apr 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
What is Torque? The mystery explained
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What is Torque? The mystery explained

Engine torque figures are commonly compared, but what is torque and why is it important?
29 Apr 2020
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What is temporary car insurance?
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What is temporary car insurance?

Temporary car insurance is handy if you need immediate, short-term insurance cover on a car. Here we explain what it is and how to get it.
29 Apr 2020
Latest V5C log book rules for car buyers and sellers
New V5C document
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Latest V5C log book rules for car buyers and sellers

Understanding V5C log book rules: a guide for buyers and sellers
29 Apr 2020
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Speed awareness courses: everything you need to know
Increased speed limits helps to cut accidents
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Speed awareness courses: everything you need to know

The National Speed Awareness Course scheme is an alternative to a speeding ticket - but what's it all about?
29 Apr 2020
Hazard perception test tips
Hazard perception test
First Cars

Hazard perception test tips

DVSA Hazard Perception Test tips for learner drivers, and what to expect when you take the test
29 Apr 2020
Cat S and N cars: new insurance write-off categories
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Cat S and N cars: new insurance write-off categories

New Cat S and Cat N insurance write-off classifications have replaced the old Cat C and Cat D groups; we explain all.
29 Apr 2020
Can I get a refund on my car insurance because of coronavirus?
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Can I get a refund on my car insurance because of coronavirus?

With the coronavirus lockdown impacting car use, many drivers may be able to claim a partial refund on their insurance premiums.
22 Apr 2020
Buying a used car: your complete guide
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Used Car Guide

Buying a used car: your complete guide

Buying a used car from a dealer or privately isn’t always easy. So here is our advice and tips on how to buy your dream second-hand motor
22 Apr 2020
What to do about your diesel particulate filter during lockdown
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What to do about your diesel particulate filter during lockdown

The coronavirus lockdown is forcing people to drive their cars less, which could be a problem for owners of modern diesels
7 Apr 2020
Storing a car: how to lay up a car for the long term
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Storing a car: how to lay up a car for the long term

Most of us won’t be using our cars very much, if at all, in the coming weeks and months - here’s how you should prepare to keep your car in tip-top co…
3 Apr 2020
Car warranty advice: manufacturer warranty cover and extended warranties explained
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Car warranty advice: manufacturer warranty cover and extended warranties explained

Buy a new car, and it'll come with a warranty. Here we explain what it covers and what it doesn't, and for how long
1 Apr 2020
What's the best engine oil for my car?
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Tips & advice

What's the best engine oil for my car?

Our handy guide with help you pick the best engine oil and the correct grade of oil for your car
1 Apr 2020
How to jump start a car
Winter Driving Special

How to jump start a car

Got a flat battery? This is how to jump start a car with jump leads or bump start it without them
1 Apr 2020
2019 UK car road tax bands explained
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2019 UK car road tax bands explained

Our guide to the VED road tax bands for cars registered from 1 April 2017 onwards
1 Apr 2020
How to control understeer and oversteer in your car
BMW oversteer
Winter Driving Special

How to control understeer and oversteer in your car

Controlling a skid is something most drivers don't have to do often, but understanding understeer and oversteer is useful all the same
1 Apr 2020