What are the London T-charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone, and is my car affected? (updated)


There are big changes coming into force for drivers who want to visit central London by car, as authorities grapple with poor air quality...
How to generate and store power for electric cars and home use

How to generate and store power for electric cars


Va-va-vroom — almost literally. There are a number of companies on a mission to turn every home into a mini power station that charges its own ba
What car scrappage schemes are available in 2017?

What car scrappage schemes are available in 2017?


Following concerns over air pollution and the government's announcement that cars powered solely by petrol and diesel engines will be banned from

12 things drivers should not leave in a hot car


When it’s just 22°C outside, it can reach 47°C inside a car within 60 minutes. These are the things you should leave inside.
Driving advice dealing with an emergency vehicle and avoiding penalty fines

What to do if an emergency vehicle needs to pass


What driver doesn’t want to do their bit and allow an emergency services vehicle to pass? Most will go out of their way to help speed the journey

What is AdBlue and how is it refilled?


Governments and the car industry work toward increasingly stringent emissions regulations. For the EU and member states, including Britain, these
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...
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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