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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?

Car dashboard with warning lights and speed dials

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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21 dumb driving selfies

Driver takes a selfie

Since Instagram launched in 2010, more than 10,000 pictures have been tagged with #DrivingSelfie or #DrivingSelfies. Here are just a few of 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

Judge holding law book and gavel

Millions of drivers are facing fines and even court action because they don't realise that insurance, car tax and regular MOTs are required by law.

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Drivers admit concentration lapses

  •  12 Feb, 2014
Driving

Half of young drivers admit to sometimes not giving their full concentration when behind the wheel.

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Trend shifts to independent garages

  •  11 Feb, 2014
Car service

Two out of three owners of new cars are taking them to independent garages for servicing, repairs and MOTs, according to a new poll.

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German & Japanese cars most likely to pass MOTs

Car service

German and Japanese cars are the most reliable, according to new research looking at the motors most and least likely to pass their first MOT.

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

Car with open bonnet

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

Car with open bonnet

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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