There is no legal requirement for motor mechanics to have formal training. So how do you find one who will do a decent job, asks Maria McCarthy.
The green man traffic light gives pedestrians just 10 seconds to cross the average road! Maria McCarthy wants more time. Do you?
New research suggests that many people take unnecessary risks when crossing the road – and it's not just children and young people who are responsible.
Damp weather and older cars can be a dangerous combination when it comes to keeping your windows clear. We explain how to fight back against moisture.
As of 1 October, 2014, the car tax disc no longer has to be displayed and car sellers won't be able to transfer cover to buyers. We explain all.
Poor parking is increasingly likely to be photographed and highlighted online. But does shaming really encourage inconsiderate drivers to mend their ways?
Many universities around the UK offer decent accommodation at reasonable rates, especially outside term time. Maria McCarthy is happy to go back to student life.
Last year 52% of all payments in the UK were made by cash. But with so many different payment options available, why are so many of us still keen on notes and coins?
Ministers plan to give magistrates the power to impose huge financial penalties on drivers found guilty of common offences. Do these proposals go too far?
A number of countries now offer female drivers dedicated parking spots. But do women really need this kind of 'help'? Maria McCarthy investigates.
Maria McCarthy is a motoring and lifestyle journalist and author of The Girls' Car Handbook and The Girls' Guide to Losing your L Plates published by Simon and Schuster. She's also a regular on BBC Breakfast news, and local and national radio, commenting on motoring matters. Her pet motoring hates are potholes and high fuel prices.View more from Maria
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