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Why are our motorway service stations so awful?

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From overpriced food to strict limits on parking times, there are many reasons motorway services get on our nerves. Surely there must be a better approach?

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How to pick a mechanic you can trust

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There is no legal requirement for motor mechanics to have formal training. So how do you find one who will do a decent job, asks Maria McCarthy.

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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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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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Drivers feel squeeze on parking

  •  28 Jul, 2014
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Motorists are feeling the squeeze on parking - with rising charges and fewer and smaller spaces, according to the RAC.

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Insurers act to end renewal rip-offs

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The UK's insurance companies say they are planning to give customers a clearer picture when it comes to renewing motor and home policies.

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How to claim flight delay compensation

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Two recent Court of Appeal rulings have given delayed passengers much greater chance of claiming significant amounts of money back from tardy airlines.

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Four steps to getting the best energy deal

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Complaints to the UK's big six energy firms are at a high. Kate Rose, head of gas and electricity at Confused.com, shares her four steps to consumer satisfaction.

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Energy firm switch to be speeded up

  •  16 Jun, 2014
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Switching gas and electricity suppliers will be made much quicker under new rules coming into force by the end of the year.

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Delayed airline passengers set for compensation windfall

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A landmark Court of Appeal ruling has opened to door to billions of pounds’ worth of compensation claims for delayed and cancelled flights.

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