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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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Car finance traps to avoid

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Buying a car through hire-purchase may suit your finances. But there are also some pitfalls to watch out for, says motoring lawyer Jeanette Miller.

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Car review: Hyundai i30 Tourer

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The Hyundai i30 Tourer is spacious and has a range of clean and fuel-efficient engines - shame it's no oil painting, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Legal ruling puts motorsport venues under threat

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The Supreme Court has upheld a couple’s noise complaint against a motor stadium despite the fact they knew they were moving next door to a racetrack.

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Safety fears over Beatles crossing

  •  12 Aug, 2014
Abbey Road beatles crossing

Tourists flocking to one of Britain's favourite musical landmarks to recreate the Beatles' Abbey Road crossing could see the addition of a "lollipop lady" to their holiday snaps.

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