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Dom Joly: How to haggle when buying a car


I’m probably the worst person to warn you about what to look out for when buying a car. Despite my day job of fooling the general public, I am putty...
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When's the best time to buy a used convertible car?


With the thermometer struggling to rise much above freezing and a biting easterly wind making sure it stays that way, it may seem an odd time to be...
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How can I get the best value car insurance for my son...


If young drivers thought passing the driving test was tough, buying their first car and getting it insured is another challenge altogether.
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How can I be sure to pass my car's MoT? (video)


If the reception area at your local garage has an air of exam tension about it, it may be because one in three cars gets an MoT failure certificate...
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Car clinic


Auction advice, faulty Ford windows, a tailgate that won't open and rusty brake discs
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Today’s forecast: sunny with a chance of cabriolets


The arrival of warm weather is the cue for drivers to turn the music up and put their roofs down. James Mills selects the best eight convertibles...
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What do I need to know before driving abroad?


Every year, two million British motorists head abroad with their cars, dicing with suicidal, horn-blowing Italians or Germans with meticulous overtaking...
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How do I appeal a parking ticket?


Motorists receive more than 8m parking tickets each year from councils and more from private operators, running supermarket car parks or motorways...
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Dom Joly: Which car options are essential, and which...


You can spend almost as much on optional extras these days as you can on the car itself — from ceramic brakes to carbon-fibre wheels costing £10,000.
How to drive on a motorway

What are the rules for driving on a motorway?


If you’ve ever been stuck behind a dawdler in the middle lane of a motorway or been intimidated by an aggressive driver almost exchanging paintwork...
WHEN DANIEL Witte paid nearly £70,000 for his dream car he wasn’t taking any chances with security. The Sunday Times reader from the West Midlands fitted the Audi RS 4 Avant with a top-rated alarm and parked it on his drive, monitored by two clearly visible CCTV cameras.

Gone in 90 seconds: How thieves hack into and steal...


Thefts of supposedly impregnable keyless-entry cars are on the rise, thanks to devices available on the internet that can be used to program blank...
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Fuel sippers


DESPITE DEPRECIATION (the loss of a car's value as it ages) being the biggest single motoring cost, we are all obsessed with how much fuel our cars...