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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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Smartphone, dumb driver

Driver taking a 'selfie' behind the wheel

Nearly 1 in 10 motorists have had an accident after using their phone at the wheel, and 7% of drivers have taken photos while in control of their vehicle.

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Insurance, car tax, MOTs and the law

An alarming amount of people don't know what is required by law.  Read More…

Why new MOT rules mean your car is more likely to fail

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New MOT rules mean your car is more likely to fail. Are these changes fair, asks motoring writer Maria McCarthy.

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Five stupidly simple ways to kill your car

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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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A guide to simple DIY car repairs

DIY car repairs

Many motorists are clueless about car maintenance and repairs. We teamed up with Haynes, the motor manual publisher, to produce a video guide to simple DIY car repairs.

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MOT printouts 'not always reliable'

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Used car buyers should not rely on printed MOT documents, trading standards chiefs have warned. The paper certificates can be easily forged or altered so used car buyers should not take them at face value...

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How to sell your motor for £600 more

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Whether you’re fixing up your car to get the best price for a part-exchange or selling privately, here’s how to get the best price for your motor.  Read More…

Boxing clever: What do you keep in your glove compartment?

A photo of a glove box by Zawezome

Why is a glove box so called if no-one really keeps gloves in them? What should we be keeping in them? And what unusual items are we keeping in them? finds out.

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