Recalled cars could be banned from the road if not repaired


Cars subjected to safety recalls could be effectively banned from the road under plans outlined after the Vauxhall Zafira fire scandal. The Depar
The Fixer: My Audi Q5 had a safety recall, now I’m being charged to stop it happening again

Charged for repairs after Q5 recall


Although no car is immune to faults, owners of premium cars expect a certain level of quality and, should a problem arise, for it to be dealt...

How to repair scratches and scuffs


After one of our own cars was involved in a low-speed scrape, Driving got in touch with ChipsAway to witness the specialist repair process...
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Letters of the week, June 28


This week: more rip-off car repairs, a diplomatic incident and DVLA cherished numbers.
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Letters of the week, June 21


This week: The Spanish embassy gets in touch, Driving Licence disparity, repair rip-offs and the issue that won't go away... diesel fumes.
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Letters of the week, June 14


This week: Motorway "bunching", coffin transporting, Google's driverless crashes, diesel fumes, road tax rants and franchised dealer costs.
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My new car needs a faulty oxygen sensor replaced. How...


Q. My 2009 1.3-litre Toyota Yaris, bought new, has done only 20,000 miles but recently needed a faulty oxygen sensor replaced. My dealer charged me...
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News: Tesco takes action after contaminated diesel...


TESCO IS digging up one of its fuel stations after 100 drivers filled their cars with contaminated diesel that caused damage worth up to £500,000.
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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...
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News: One failed car repair enough to demand money...


Car buyers will be able to change their mind up to 14 days after placing an online order for a vehicle under new rules designed to protect consumers...
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My £3,000 repair bill for a scraped bumper


The cost of crash repairs can vary hugely between garages, as one Sunday Times reader found out. But there are experts that can tell you whether you...
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...