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Trend shifts to independent garages

  •  11 Feb, 2014
Car service

Two out of three owners of new cars are taking them to independent garages for servicing, repairs and MOTs, according to a new poll.

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MPs give backing to car smoking ban

  •  11 Feb, 2014
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A ban on smoking in cars when children are passengers now looks set to become law after MPs gave it their backing.

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Drug-driving admissions have halved

  •  07 Feb, 2014
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The number of motorists admitting to drug-driving is falling, according to government figures.

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Questions over new 'greener' fuel

  •  07 Feb, 2014
Man filling up car petrol tank

Moves to introduce a new greener blend of petrol may cost UK drivers billions of pounds a year, experts have warned.

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Doctors support car smoking ban

  •  07 Feb, 2014
Smoking in a car

Around 700 medics and health experts are calling on the government to ban smoking in cars carrying children ahead of a Commons vote on Monday.

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Warning of transport poverty rise

  •  06 Feb, 2014
filling up car

Families with low incomes are having to make cuts elsewhere to afford rising motoring costs, the RAC Foundation warns.

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30ft sinkhole swallows family car

  •  04 Feb, 2014
Sinkhole in front of house

A family have described their shock at realising a 30ft-deep sinkhole had opened up in the driveway and swallowed their car - but also their relief that nobody was hurt.

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New speed cameras for UK motorways

  •  03 Feb, 2014
Motorway traffic

Some critics have slammed plans to install grey 'stealth cameras' on sections of major motorways to target motorists travelling over 70mph.

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Child car smoking ban moves closer

  •  30 Jan, 2014
Smoking in a car

A ban on smoking in cars with children present has moved a step closer after peers inflicted a defeat on the government in the House of Lords.

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Monthly payments costing drivers

  •  27 Jan, 2014
Two cars and coins representing car insurance

Motorists in the UK are feeling the cost of opting to pay their car insurance on a monthly basis.

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