How to take care of your car during the coronavirus 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: I've lost my locking wheel nut key — how can I change a flat tyre?

Car Clinic: 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?"
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?"

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...
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?
Car Clinic: After clearing petrol out of my diesel car's fuel system, should I pay for optional additive?

Car Clinic: I put petrol in my diesel car...


When I put petrol in my diesel Audi A5, Fuel Doctor drained the tank. I declined to pay £20 for an additive to prevent “dangerous fumes..."
Car Clinic: My car's air-con is blowing warm air, even after regassing. Why?

Car Clinic: My air-con is blowing warm air. Why?


Q. I’ve had my Vauxhall’s air-conditioning regassed but it’s still blowing warm air. The pressure is fine...
Car Clinic: Should I worry about a steering wheel lock warning on my BMW 3-series?

Car Clinic: 3-series steering wheel warning light


The warning light for the electronic steering wheel lock on my 2007 BMW 3-series is illuminated, though the lock works fine. Should I worry?