The three-point turn could be dropped from the UK driving test under new proposals. Maria McCarthy says she would be sorry to see it go. Would you?
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.
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?
A number of countries now offer female drivers dedicated parking spots. But do women really need this kind of 'help'? Maria McCarthy investigates.
If you own a malodorous motor, then don't worry: there are lots of cheap and easy solutions to your problem, as motoring journalist Maria McCarthy explains.
Spring begins on 20 March this year. Motoring journalist Maria McCarthy looks at the financial - and even romantic - advantages of sprucing up your motor.
Jude Currie, the 11-year-old with a collection worth thousands of pounds, says plans to scrap the car tax disc on 1 October, 2014, is a big mistake.
Cyclists who ride on pavements face a potential £50 fine. But are our roads so dangerous that cyclists should be allowed to mix with pedestrians, asks motoring journalist and cyclist Maria McCarthy.
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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