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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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How to drive safely in wet weather

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As the British winter draws nearer drivers are being advised to take care on wet roads. Here are our top tips for driving safely in the rain.

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Lost car keys common cause of breakdown callouts

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Losing your car keys is a common cause of breakdown services. We look at your options if you're standing by the side of the road unable to get into your car.

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Changing a flat tyre: DIY or call a mechanic?

Man changing a car tyre

When you get a flat tyre is your first reaction to roll up your sleeves and change the wheel yourself - or would you call a breakdown service or mechanic to do it for you?

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How to keep an older motor going

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The average car in the UK is 7.44 years old. Motoring journalist Maria McCarthy asked car experts for tips on how to keep an older motor going.

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The toughest cars ever made

crash test dummy

Forget safety ratings - the only way of truly testing a car's toughness is to put it through its paces on a banger racing circuit.

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'Seatbelt under the bump' pregnant drivers told

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Driving while pregnant can be awkward due to the baby bump. Motoring writer Maria McCarthy looks at how mums-to-be can remain comfortable behind the wheel.

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Five stupidly simple ways to kill your car

Car with open bonnet

Destroying your car is not as difficult as you might imagine. We explain how to give your motor the love and attention it needs for a long-lasting relationship.

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Video: Winter driving fails compilation

Winter driving fails video compilation

We all know how challenging it can be driving in snow and ice and these videos prove why you need to be extra cautious in the winter weather.

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Snow brings UK travel disruption

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The predicted blanket of snow is expected to bring Britain's transport network to its knees this weekend.  Read More…