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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…

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.   Read More…

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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One in five cars fails its first MOT

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A fifth of cars registered in 2008 failed their first MoT, with testers most likely to fail cars from French firms Renault, Citroen and Peugeot.

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The dangers of driving for work

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Up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who was driving, riding or otherwise using the road for work purposes, according to government figures.  Read More…

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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Drivers clueless at car maintenance

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Simple do-it-yourself roadside repair skills are becoming a lost art as drivers admit being unable to top up oil, change a tyre, and even open the bonnet.  Read More…