Top tips for driving on snow and ice

Top tips for driving on snow and ice


After a few years on the trot of sudden severe snowfall, Brits are beginning to get used to the idea of driving on the white stuff.

Reader Letters: Short-changed on insurance


My Audi allroad finally died after 250,000 miles and I replaced it with a year-old biturbo version. Calling my insurance broker to switch my..."
Sunday Times Driving Letters - Jeremy Clarkson VW Arteon review

Reader Letters: Badge bias, driverless dilemmas an


Reader Letters: Badge bias, driverless dilemmas and a Ferrari competition
Driver escapes £130 parking penalty for answering call of nature

Driver escapes fine for answering call of nature


A motorist in his eighties had a parking penalty ripped up after arguing that he had the right to park illegally to answer the call of nature.
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
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”.