The AA reacts to government proposal for two-year MOTs citing road safety concerns


The AA has hit out at government plans to reduce the MOT requirement for cars from annually to once every two years as part of proposal to ease t
Guide to the new MOT test changes, including tougher diesel emissions limits

Servicing: what you need to know


Getting your car serviced may be a hassle in terms of time and expense, but it’s essential to keeping a car running efficiently and safely.
Car Clinic: I've lost my locking wheel nut key — how can I change a flat tyre?

I've lost my locking wheel nut key


"The key to my locking wheel nut is missing; now I have a flat tyre and cannot change it. Any ideas?"
Checking your engine's oil

How to choose the right oil


Car engines produce a great deal of heat and friction and it’s oil that keeps all the internal parts moving smoothly.

How to repair scratches and scuffs


After one of our own cars was involved in a low-speed scrape, Driving got in touch with ChipsAway to witness the specialist repair process...
How to take care of your car during the coronavirus lockdown

How to take care of your car during Covid lockdown


It’s nice to think that you can leave your car in the driveway for a couple of months with no adverse effects, but things aren't so simple.
Are the AA and RAC breakdown services working during Covid-19 lockdown?

Are the RAC and AA working during lockdown?


Breakdown services tell us how their home and roadside breakdown assistance services have been affected during Covid-19.
Can you drive with a flat tyre?

Can you drive with a flat tyre?


Tyres are vital to the safety of your car. As the only part of the vehicle that touches the road, any defects or excessive wear can lead to...
Car Clinic: Is there a better tyre sealant than the one supplied with the Mazda6?

Car Clinic: Is there a better tyre sealant?


I’ve not had good reports about the tyre sealant supplied with my Mazda6. Is there a different spray that would not mean the tyre needed...
Car Clinic: What does three warning beeps on a Citroën C3 mean?

Car Clinic: Citroën C3 warning beeps


My Citroën C3 is sounding three warning beeps after about two miles of driving. Any ideas?
Audi TTS - Car Clinic: Does my car need its scheduled service if I've not put many miles on it?

Car Clinic: Service needed if I've not driven far?


"I’ve driven my Audi TTS only 1,800 miles in 18 months but the service light has appeared. Do I need an oil service or can I go on a bit longer?"
Car Clinic: Why have my alloy wheels turned black?

Car Clinic: Why have my alloy wheels turned black?


The alloy wheels on our 2014 Ford B-Max turned from silver to black shortly after purchase. Why?
Car Clinic: How can I stop my car windscreen from misting up?

Car Clinic: How can I prevent windscreen misting?


The windscreen in my Vauxhall Corsa mists up badly in damp weather and takes ages to clear. What can I do about it?