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How to check your car’s MOT status and history

How to check your car’s MOT status and history

The MOT test is a vital part of car ownership. It is the government-approved test that ensures a car meets minimum roadworthiness standards, meaning it’s safe to drive. New cars don’t need an MOT until the third anniversary of their registration but it’s an annual legal requirement after that – until they are 40 years […]

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Dash cam review: Garmin 55

Dash cam review: Garmin 55

Price: £149 Garmin, perhaps better known for satellite navigation, geolocation and fitness accessories has added itself to the list of manufacturers selling dash cams. The 55 is a mid-range model in its line-up but offers many of the features of the highest-spec models from other brands. The unit is tiny and features a relatively small […]

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Steal a march on summer – the best convertibles to pick up in winter

Steal a march on summer – the best convertibles to pick up in winter

With the temperature still struggling in single figures and some parts of the country still seeing snow, now might seem like an odd time to think about a convertible. But it’s actually one of the best times of year to buy a drop-top before prices start to soar in line with the temperature. By the […]

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Insiders share secrets of the showroom to help you get a better deal

Insiders share secrets of the showroom to help you get a better deal

Buying a car is an expensive and stressful business for many of us. It is among the biggest financial commitments we will make and the world is awash with stories of car dealers trying to hoodwink customers or get them to pay over the odds. To help redress the balance a bit, Admiral Car Finance […]

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The best small SUVs of 2019

The best small SUVs of 2019

According to the people who pay attention to these things, the compact SUV or crossover segment is one of the car industry’s fastest growers. While names like Qashqai, Karoq and Kuga are hugely popular, it’s their smaller stablemates that are making a march, gobbling up sales all over the place with buyers who want their […]

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How to tax your car and how to check when your tax is due

How to tax your car and how to check when your tax is due

The DVLA has just launched a new campaign warning of the risks of not taxing your car. As well as a potential fine, you could have your car clamped or even seized by authorities. Even if your car is exempt, for instance if it is more than 40 years old, is a zero-emissions vehicle, or […]

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Everything you need to know about number plate cloning – including fines you could face

Everything you need to know about number plate cloning – including fines you could face

The number of crimes relating to cloned or false number plates has soared by up to 179 per cent, according to recent police figures. Some regions in the UK have experienced close to a 200 per cent rise of number plate cloning in just one year – but what is it and what are the […]

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What to do if you misfuel your car

What to do if you misfuel your car

According to RAC estimates, one driver every three minutes misfuels their car and a staggering 150,000 cars are filled with the wrong fuel every year. It’s clearly an easier mistake to make than people imagine and it can come with repair bills running into thousands of pounds. Making matters worse, while breakdown services and specialist […]

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Driving in the EU after Brexit: from licence validity to international driving permits, everything we know

Driving in the EU after Brexit: from licence validity to international driving permits, everything we know

With Brexit a little over a month away there’s still a huge amount of uncertainty around whether a deal on Britain’s exit from the EU will be reached. For drivers that translates into uncertainty about what they will need to do to drive legally on the continent after March 29. The details of any possible […]

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How to avoid online car scams – DVLA issues its top tips

How to avoid online car scams – DVLA issues its top tips

The DVLA has issued a new guide to help drivers stay safe from fraud on the internet. Motorists are being increasingly targeted by cyber criminals, with everything from fake car tax refunds to fraudulent sales and cloning all being used to defraud unsuspecting drivers. Last week the DVLA warned drivers not to fall for a […]

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