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Car review: Renault Captur

Renault Captur

Despite its macho appearance, the Renault Captur is not designed to cope with rough terrain. But it has many redeeming features, says Tim Barnes-Clay.

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How to deal with tailgaters

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Tailgating is an incredibly annoying driving habit. But how do you deal with tailgaters safely and sensibly? Find out here.

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Five ways to be a better driver

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It's easy for bad driving habits to creep up on us and these can prove dangerous. Here are five common mistakes experienced drivers can make.

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How to keep your kids happy on road trips

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Worried you won’t be able to keep the children entertained on your next long car journey? Tim Barnes-Clay has some top tips to make the time fly by.

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Would you share your car with a stranger for cash?

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Fancy saving a bit of money on your regular commute or a long-distance trip? If so, this new wave of lift-sharing services could be right up your street.

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How in-car technology is putting your life at risk

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Texting and emailing at the wheel, and an overreliance on sat navs may be the reasons behind a recent increase in the number of serious road accidents.

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Buying a new car? Get your credit record in shape

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Have you got a damaged credit history? If so it could harm your chances of buying a new car if you’re planning to use a personal loan or dealer finance.

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Top five 'green' family cars

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Looking for an environmentally friendly family car? Motoring journalist Tim Barnes-Clay looks at five of the best.

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Car review: Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

This impressive new Mercedes is an energetic, sporty drive – but it does take a bit of getting used to, writes motor reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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High-tech thieves fuel new car crime wave

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Keyless entry and ignition systems are being exploited by criminals to steal cars. We explain how to protect yourself against this growing threat.

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