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How to get your home ready for winter

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With winter already making itself felt, now is the time to have a look around the exterior of your property and make sure it’s in good shape ahead of the worst weather.

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Blog: Top 10 bad driving habits

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We asked Confused.com customers which bad driving habits bug you - and you responded in your thousands, with tailgating and failing to indicate topping the list.

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Car insurance prices rise for first time in three years

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Motorists warned of costlier cover as the latest Confused.com car insurance price index shows the first quarter-on-quarter price rises since June 2011.

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Blog: Have you turned on your heating yet?

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The clock marking the official end of British Summer Time hasn't even gone back yet, but many are feeling the winter chill. Have you put your heating on yet?

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Ford Focus Zetec voted used car of the year 2014

Ford Focus Zetec 1.6-litre

The Ford Focus Zetec has been voted used car of the year 2014 by What Car? magazine. We round up the winners in all 13 hotly contested categories.


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Reform of car insurance market announced

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Regulators have announced plans to increase competition among car insurance providers, which should result in cheaper cover for motorists.

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10 used cars that will hold their value in 2014

Audi A3 300

Cars are notorious for plummeting in value the moment you drive them off the forecourt. We list the 10 motors expected to hold their value in 2014.

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How to pass your MOT first time

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September is one of the most common times for motorists to get their MOT done, yet 40% of cars fail first time. Here’s how to pass with flying colours – with the added bonus of saving money too. 

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Would you pass the dashboard warning light test?

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Modern cars have an array of dashboard warning lights to let drivers know when something’s wrong. But do you take notice of them? Here's our guide to what they mean and why you shouldn't ignore them. 

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Switch & save! Energy deals ending August & September 2014

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A number of gas and electricity deals expire in August and September 2014. Don't wait for your bill to rise. Switch now to save money on future bills.

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Naphtalia Loderick

Naphtalia Loderick

Naphtalia Loderick covers all things consumer for Confused.com. She started out on a weekly newspaper, via a national news agency and a stint in the fun but ‘not as glamorous as it appears on screen’ world of TV at the BBC researching consumer films for The One Show.

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