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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...
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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...
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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...
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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?
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Will a roof box increase my car's fuel consumption?


I need to buy a roof box for my 2003 Audi RS 6 to accommodate my family’s expanding paraphernalia. I regularly travel in France and Germany and...
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Will having a windscreen camera mean I'll fail my MOT?


Q. A few years ago I had a camera fitted to my windscreen so I would have video evidence in the event of a collision or fraudulent insurance claim...
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Car clinic: how your sat-navs keep you up to date


Real-time traffic information fed to your sat nav claims to be able to help drivers avoid the worst of the jams.
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Car clinic: Can you add UV film to windows for sun...


Q. I will be doing a lot of driving this summer and would like to know the best way to protect my skin while I am in the car.