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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…

Government U-turn over MOT changes

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The government has backed down on plans to cut the frequency of MOT tests following pressure from road-safety groups and the motor industry.  Read More…

New rules to protect motorists from dodgy mechanics

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A new code of practice has been introduced to stop motorists being ripped off or given shoddy service by mechanics.

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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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Is new Apple technology safe behind the wheel?

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Mobile-phone technology is moving fast but how is the motor industry keeping up? We look at Apple’s new voice-controlled SIRI service and ask: is it safe for drivers?

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Avoid this car sales scam

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Selling a car on online? Chances are you’ve had plenty of interest but perhaps not from genuine buyers. We reveal a scam that all sellers should be aware of.

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Signs of government rethink on fewer MOT tests

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Campaigners have welcomed signs from the coalition government that plans to reducing the frequency of MOT testing could be shelved.

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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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Win a TomTom & other Christmas gifts for car lovers

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If you're looking for the perfect motoring gift for loved ones this Christmas or simply plannning to treat yourself then relax - we've done the hard work and made a shortlist. And you could win one of 19 motoring gifts, including a TomTom!

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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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