Hammer time: what you need to know before buying a car at auction

Hammer time: beginner's guide to buying at auction


It’s often said that one of the best ways to buy a classic car at a competitive price is to visit an auction. But for first time buyers who have...
What are the new car tax rules in the UK?

What are the new road tax rules?


From tomorrow, the rules on road tax for new cars will change dramatically, partly in order to increase funds coming into the Treasury.
When is it OK to tow another car, and what do I need to know before towing?

When is it OK to tow another car, and what do I need...


Towing another car behind yours might sound like a simple operation, but it isn’t – if you’ve never towed another vehicle, you’ll discover...
How to check how safe a car is using Euro NCAP crash test scores

How to check how safe a car is using Euro NCAP crash...


Before 1997, drivers were kept in the dark when it came to knowing how safe a car would be in the event of an accident. The only available guide was...
What Brexit means for driving in Europe

What Brexit means for driving in Europe


Popping across to France in your car has never been easier, thanks to the addition of the Euro Tunnel trains to the good, old-fashioned ferries...
Driving in France during Euro 2016 and summer holiday season

Driving in France during Euro 2016 and summer holiday...


As the summer holiday looms on the horizon like distant blue skies, nearly 1m British holidaymakers are preparing to dust off their passports...
Where can I find the custom numberplate I want?

Where can I find the custom numberplate I want?


Q. I would like to acquire a very specific numberplate but I can't find it at present
Is there an upper age limit for hire cars?

Is there an upper age limit for hire cars?


I’ve heard stories of older people being stranded in France because car hire firms will not issue vehicles to the over-75s
How can I trace the ownership of a classic car?

How can I trace the ownership of a classic car?


Q. My grandfather bought a Bentley from Jack Barclay in Berkeley Square, central London, in the 1950s. I believe he also sold it through the dealer...
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What do you need to know before buying a used electric...


At the end of 2014, Nissan claimed that most Leaf drivers wouldn’t ever go back to an ICE (internal combustion engine) car
How canI find the perfect driving position?

How can I make sure I have found the perfect driving...


Back trouble is almost up there with the common cold, afflicting four out of five people. But there’s worse news for drivers; according to the British...
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Buying a new or used car? Start here


Contrary to popular belief, not everyone makes a beeline for the seaside of DIY stores when it’s a bank holiday. Thousands of drivers descend on...