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Do you know your dipstick from your coolant?

Checking car oil levels

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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Five phrases to avoid when selling your car

man handing woman car keys

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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Watch out for these car finance traps

Car finance

Buying a car through hire-purchase may suit your finances. But there are also some pitfalls to watch out for.

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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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Car review: Mégane Renaultsport 265

Megane Renaultsport 265

A powerful and good-looking hot hatch: you’ll love the Mégane Renaultsport 265, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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The best hot hatches ever made

Suzuki Swift Sport

Do you prefer the raw 80s hatches or their more refined modern counterparts? Motor journalist Rob Griffin counts down the six best hot hatches of all time.

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Are you a law breaker at the wheel?

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A new report from the Highways Agency shows many drivers don’t know when they can use the hard shoulder. We look at other grey areas of motoring law.

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