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How to beat condensation in your car

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Damp weather and older vehicles can be a dangerous combination when it comes to keeping your windows clear. We explain how to fight back against moisture.

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Car review: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

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Stylish and compact, the BMW 2 Series handles like a dream but doesn’t lack practicality either, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Petrol vs diesel: Which is cheaper to run?

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Motorists face a tough choice between petrol and diesel models. We explain how to do your sums and find the car that is easiest on your wallet.

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What type of car should you really drive?

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Think you're more suited to a Lamborghini than your old Lada? Take our quiz to find out what type of car you should really drive.

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Do you know your dipstick from your coolant?

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Millions of drivers don’t understand how to carry out basic but vital maintenance checks on their vehicles. This lack of knowledge could cost them dear.

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20% admit insurance application 'mistakes'

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Many people make mistakes or hide the truth when applying for insurance, according to new research. But these errors can prove expensive in the long-run.

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Five phrases to avoid when selling your car

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Researchers have identified the small-ad clichés most likely to put potential buyers off. We explain how to attract interest and clinch the best deal.

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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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The best and worst Volvos of all time

Volvo P1800

Volvos appeared almost a century ago and have enjoyed a reputation for being well designed and reliable. Motoring journalist Rob Griffin looks at the best and worst.

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