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

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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? Confused.com finds out.

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The DIY car repairs that can save you £220

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Many motorists are clueless about car maintenance and repairs, despite many expensive problems being easy to fix yourself and costing far less money than a repairer. Here's our guide to doing it yourself.  Read More…

Crucial things to check before buying a car

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You may have just found your dream car, with a great price tag and great looks: but don’t let your heart rule your head. Failing to make some basic checks could prove costly.

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Cash-strapped drivers delaying car repairs

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More motorists are postponing car repairs, services and MOTs, according to new research. But this is not only potentially dangerous, it's a false economy which could land you with bigger bills.

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Cars: Why brand loyalty doesn't pay

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Should we stay faithful to the car brands we've grown to love or is it better to have a roving eye?  Read More…

Motoring jargon explained

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There is a lot of jargon that surrounds motoring: what this means is that, for the layman. To help, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common technical terms used by mechanics, insurers and dealers.

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Blog: Can you drive your car if it’s failed an MOT?

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MOT testing might seem cut and dried but there is a grey area - if you take your car for an early MOT and it fails, is your old certificate still valid? We find out.

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Two 17-year-olds explain the pitfalls of being new drivers

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Are learners being properly prepared for our roads? We talk to two people who have recently passed to find out how they think the system should be improved.

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Blog: Government plans for fewer MOTs risks road safety

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A government proposal to reduce the frequency of MOT tests could affect road safety in the UK, writes motoring campaigner Steph Savill.

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How to replace missing paperwork fast

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Lost your driving licence? Mislaid your MOT? Don't panic. This is how to replace documents fast.

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