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Do you know your dipstick from your coolant?

Checking car oil levels

Millions of drivers don’t understand how to carry out basic but vital maintenance checks on their vehicles. This lack of knowledge could cost them dear.

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How to pass your MOT first time

Mechanic at work under a car

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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Safety fears over Beatles crossing

  •  12 Aug, 2014
Abbey Road beatles crossing

Tourists flocking to one of Britain's favourite musical landmarks to recreate the Beatles' Abbey Road crossing could see the addition of a "lollipop lady" to their holiday snaps.

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Blog: Is it right to shame bad parkers?

Badly parked Audi

Poor parking is increasingly likely to be photographed and highlighted online. But does shaming really encourage inconsiderate drivers to mend their ways?

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Are you a law breaker at the wheel?

Man drinking coffee and driving

A new report from the Highways Agency shows many drivers don’t know when they can use the hard shoulder. We look at other grey areas of motoring law.

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MPs back government crackdown on whiplash fraud

Driver suffering from whiplash

A cross-party committee approves plans to limit compensation and ban solicitors from offering inducements such as cash and iPads to motor accident victims.

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White van men worst for tailgating

  •  30 Jun, 2014
A white van on the road

Motorists should beware of the White Van Man on their tail, according to a survey of thousands of accidents.

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Motorists want more traffic officers

  •  25 Jun, 2014
Traffic officer

As many as 60% of motorists believe there are not enough police officers on the road to enforce driving laws, according to an RAC survey.

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New bid to crack down on whiplash cheats

Driver suffering from whiplash

Ministers plan a total block on compensation for accident victims found to be exaggerating their injuries – and honest motorists are set to benefit.

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Insurance warning for young tourists

  •  17 Jun, 2014
Revellers at a beach

Young holidaymakers are being urged to take out holiday insurance or run the risk of a potentially insurmountable medical bill.

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