Reader Letters: Respray insurer woes, going hands-free, and done and Dustered

Reader Letters: Rip-off insurers, straying hands


A few months ago I bought a second-hand BMW. It ticked all my boxes except for the colour — black — so I had it resprayed a pretty green...
Reader Letters: Claims culture, motorway contraflows and

Reader Letters: "Polite" bikers and claims culture


Surely motorcycle safety vests with the word “Polite” on the back and the chequered pattern beneath should be banned as being imitative of...
Car Clinic: I had an accident but the third party's insurance may be void due to undisclosed health problem. What can I do?

Car Clinic: A third party's insurance may be void


My car was hit by a driver who admits responsibility but says he “blacked out”. His insurer won’t pay and is checking for an undisclosed health...
TomTom Curfer review

Products: TomTom and Aviva 'black boxes'


The world has become obsessed with data. While many companies have long pored over spreadsheets for marketing purposes, bizarrely, consumers are now...
What Brexit means for driving in Europe

What Brexit means for driving in Europe


Popping across to France in your car has never been easier, thanks to the addition of the Euro Tunnel trains to the good, old-fashioned ferries...
Sunday Times Driving Car Clinic: Insurance premium increase after removing a named driver from the policy

My car insurance company charged me for removing a...


I asked Gladiator insurance to remove a named driver from my new policy a couple of days before the old one expired. The policy had already been renewed...
George Osborne Budget 2016: What it means for motorists

Budget 2016: What it means for motorists and key points


The nation’s motorists are a soft target for the Treasury but drivers have escaped relatively lightly in today's Budget.
Double whammy: Vauxhall Zafira car fires scorch owners again with hike in premium

Double whammy: Vauxhall Zafira car fires scorch owners...


Owners of the Vauxhall Zafira B, a version of the car with a reputation for bursting into flames without warning, have another worry on their plate...
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Can you drive a car without a valid MoT?


The MoT certificate on my wife’s car expired while we were away. How can I take it for its test when I can’t drive it without a valid certificate?
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Reader letters: Misfiring sat navs, phoney exhaust...


Reader letters from the Sunday Times Driving pages, published on March 6, 2016...
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Letters of the week, January 17


This week: motoring resolutions, brake lights, fog lights, petrol prices and keyless ignitions
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What do I need to know about classic car insurance?


Q. In 2000 I had two cars on standard insurance with the maximum no-claims bonus