Car Clinic: Will connecting my car’s 12v battery to a charger while I’m away damage the electrics?


Will the electrics in my Ford Focus be harmed if I connect the battery to a charger when we go away this winter?
Can I change the 18in tyres on my Ford S-Max Titanium X Sport to get a softer ride?

Car Clinic: Changing wheel size for a softer ride


Can I change the 18in tyres on my Ford S-Max Titanium X Sport to get a softer ride?
Car-Clinic-bumper

Where can I buy parking sensors that don't make an...


Q. I have a new Skoda Superb estate and am looking for some front parking sensors that do not make an irritating sound. Any suggestions?
Car Clinic

Are bonnet-mounted car mascots illegal?


I’ve bought a 2006 Jaguar X-type with a “leaper” mascot on the bonnet. Some people say it’s legal, others that it isn’t. What’s the position?
10 great gifts for a petrolhead dad this Father's Day

10 great gifts for a petrolhead papa this Father's...


Stuck for inspiration this Father's Day? Not sure what to buy for the man who has everything (car-related)? Then read on: Driving has done the legwork...
Large wheels are popular with high performance SUVs like the Range Rover Sport SVR

What you need to know before changing the size of the...


Changing the wheel and tyre size of your car affects more than just the look of the vehicle — fitting huge wheels and tyres à la Pimp My Ride...
Car Clinic - locking wheel nut key stolen, what can I do?

My locking wheel nut key was stolen — how can I get...


I recently had my locking wheel nut key stolen (along with a small quantity of money) while I was unloading my Mercedes...
Car Clinic: normal tyres

What are the benefits of 'normal' tyres over low-profile...


Q. I drive a Peugeot 207 fitted with low-profile tyres. I’m considering replacing them with “normal” tyres. Will this give me quieter running...
Vauxhall xenon headlights

Are xenon headlight conversions legal?


Can I replace the standard headlights on my Vauxhall Astra Elite with xenon versions?
Car Clinic: Which should I trust my speedometer or my sat nav?

Which should I trust - my speedometer or my sat nav?


Q. My sat nav generally indicates a road speed lower than that displayed on my car’s speedometer. At 70mph the difference between the two can be...
Car Clinic: Ford Focus air conditioning

Is it true that air-conditioning wrecks fuel economy?...


Q. My garage tells me I should use my 14-year-old Ford Focus’s air-conditioning regularly in order to keep it functioning. I rarely turn it on as...
Car Clinic Leather seats

What's the most cost-effective way to change the cloth...


Q. I’d like to change the cloth seats in my 2003 VW Golf for leather, but the cheapest ones I can find cost £1,000 for a set. Any money-saving...
Car Clinic: Stereo

Will fitting an aftermarket stereo in our Citroen C3...


Will fitting an aftermarket stereo in our Citroen C3 be the cause of its recent electrical faults?