Reader Letters: The joy of bikes, electric steering, supporting UK car industry, autonomous car and broken indicators

Reader Letters: Bike joy and electric steering


My wife’s Hyundai i10 returns about 40mpg and costs £30 a year in road tax. My Triumph Tiger Sport motorcycle returns 58mpg but costs £85 a year.
Time to ditch diesel? Comparing the costs of driving a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric car

Time to ditch diesel? See the cost of alternatives


In little more than 20 years, the government hopes the rattle of diesel and roar of petrol-powered cars will fall silent. It wants drivers to kic
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Buying Guide: best new cars with 0% finance deals


Buying a car on finance is an appealing proposition. You don't have to save up to afford a car, or spend what savings you may already have, leavi
Snow joke: 10 steps to follow if your car gets stuck in snow

10 steps to follow if your car gets stuck in snow


As parts of Britain are blasted on two fronts by the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma, areas of South West England, Wales and Scotland have...
Haynes How-To: change an engine's air filter

Haynes How-To: change an engine's air filter


An engine’s air filter is rather a person’s lungs. Without the filter, your car can’t run properly and may incur serious damage.
Haynes How-To: change front brake pads

Haynes How-To: change front brake pads


Drivers rarely give much thought to their car’s braking system. Yet it is one of the most important safety features of any car.
Booze cruise: why it's rarely safe to drive the morning after drinking alcohol

Booze cruise: driving the morning after alcohol


Tis the season to be jolly. But things may not be so jolly for drivers who drive the morning after the night before, without having checked wheth
Haynes how to change a spark plug guide

Haynes How-To: change a spark plug


Spark plugs are used in petrol engines as a source of ignition. An electrical spark ignites the fuel, which forces the piston along the cylinder.
Reader Letters: Princess Anne’s Scimitar, wide cars, autonomous vehicles and taxing motorcycles

Reader Letters: The Princess's Scimitar, wide cars


In Jeremy Clarkson’s review of the Ferrari GTC4Lusso, he praised three-door sports estates, saying that Princess Anne “had” one. Make that “has”.
Guide to the driving test changes for 2018

Guide to the new UK driving test for 2018


Changes to the driving test that are designed to reflect the digital age and increase the amount of time learner spend driving without guidance c
Jeremy Clarkson's Star Cars 2015-2016

Reader Letters: Clarkson’s pedigree and car age


"Jeremy Clarkson eloquently describes the Porsche Panamera Turbo as making 'a deep, growly noise like a dog having a dream'..."
How to change a car wheel, step-by-step

Haynes How-To: change a car wheel


A puncture, pothole or unforgiving kerb can strike at any time. More often than not, however, it will be when it’s dark, raining and you’re nowhe