Car Clinic: I've lost my locking wheel nut key — how can I change a flat tyre?

Car Clinic: I've lost my locking wheel nut key


"The key to my locking wheel nut is missing; now I have a flat tyre and cannot change it. Any ideas?"
UK traffic delays are worst in Europe and getting longer

9m drivers to cause holiday chaos


As school holidays start across the UK and summer staycations get under way, a staggering 9m cars are expected on the roads this weekend
Buying guide: pressure-washers reviewed 2016 by The Sunday Times Driving

Buying Guide: Pressure washer reviews


There is a simple way to distinguish a true car-lover from the general motoring public: pick out the person who is lovingly hand-cleaning...
Manchester slams the brakes on new 20mph zones

Manchester slams the brakes on new 20mph zones


Councils were urged to suspend the national introduction of 20mph zones yesterday after research in one of Britain’s biggest cities found...
Six points and £200 fine for using mobile phones behind the wheel from today

Six points for using mobile phones illegally


Penalties and fines for those using their mobile phone illegally when driving will be doubled to six points and £200 respectively from today...
Driver tears strip off rail firm over narrow car park spaces

Driver tears strip off rail firm over parking


It’s bad enough that the train companies can’t run a railway, but now it turns out they can’t run a car park either.
Police urged to seize mobile phones from drivers caught using them behind wheel

Police urged to seize mobile phones from drivers


A representative of the Police Federation has suggested calls to seize mobile phones or sim cards from drivers caught using a device...
Phone use at the wheel goes unpunished

Phone use at the wheel goes unpunished


The number of motorists fined for using a mobile phone at the wheel fell sharply, heightening concerns that police are turning a blind eye ...
Pothole damage doubles in a decade, according to RAC

Pothole damage doubles in a decade, according to RAC


Pothole damage continues to have British drivers shuddering, after the RAC revealed that rescue call outs hit a 10 year high for damage caused by...
Driver on phone

Motorists demand £200 fine and more penalty points...


Motorists feel the imminent stiffening in the penalty for using a phone at the wheel will not prove any more of a deterrent. In a survey of 2,100...
Sunday Times Driving Reader Letters: Austrian tolls, speedo accuracy, Specs cameras and antiquated RAC

Reader Letters: Austrian tolls, speedo accuracy, Specs...


A warning to readers: I have just received notice of a hefty fine for not displaying a vignette — the toll sticker that permits you to drive on...
Average speed cameras on the rise despite safety and privacy concerns

Average speed cameras on the rise despite safety and...


Drive west out of London on the A40 at the end of a long hard day, and as the sun sets you may struggle to discern the small speed cameras above the...