Government proposes MoT after four years, not three


New cars won't need to undergo an MoT for four years under government plans to be announced this week.
Car Clinic: What is the grating sound when changing from first to second gear in my Porsche Cayman S?

Car Clinic: What is the grating sound when changing...


Sometimes when cold there is a grating sound when changing from first to second gear on my Porsche Cayman S. Any ideas?
Car Clinic: What's causing the hissing noise that stops when I press the brake pedal?

Car Clinic: What's causing the hissing noise that stops...


A hissing noise comes from one side of my Audi A3 but stops when I press the brake pedal. The brakes seem to be working properly. Any ideas?
Sunday Times Driving Car Clinic: Aston Martin DB9 engine ticking noise

What's causing the ticking noise from my Aston Martin...


There is a ticking noise from the engine of my 2004 Aston Martin DB9, which I’m told could be the “big-end bearings”. What do you think?
Penalty charge notice on car windscreen. Sunday Times Driving Reader Letters: bicycle tax, diesel cars and stealthy road signs

Reader Letters: bicycle tax, diesel cars, puddle beware...


Susannah West Yates says bicycles should be “taxed and insured, and their users forced to pass a test”. As some cars are zero-rated for vehicle...
Spare tyre

Ready to roll: why car makers are bringing back spare...


Our revelation that car makers had quietly been replacing spare wheels with cheap puncture repair kits hit a national nerve, and a motorists’ backlash...
Microsoft Hololens Motorcycle DIY virtual reality

Video: Microsoft's HoloLens holographic headset is...


The days of spending hours hunched over a car’s engine bay, wondering what on earth is preventing it from starting, could soon be over. Hologram...
Car C;inic: Wheel replacement

Car clinic: Does a scratch on the alloy mean the whole...


Q. I’ve slightly scraped the front-left alloy wheel on my Volkswagen Golf GTI. Do I need to have the whole wheel refurbished? And, if so, how long...
Repair alloy wheel damage

As good as new: how to repair alloy wheel damage


HIGH KERBS, careless driving, cavernous potholes… these and countless other perils are the enemies of alloy wheels, often the most attractive...