Keep annual MOT test — but not for the reasons you think


A report from an independent think tank concluded that the MOT test is “outdated” and should be scrapped. We asked an expert what he thought.
What should you do if you record a car crash on your dash cam?

What should you do if you video a car crash?


If you capture on video a minor accident between two cars, are you required to hand over the footage to the police or the drivers involved?
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...
Car Clinic: Does the Sport setting on a Mercedes save fuel around town?

Car Clinic: Does the Sport setting save fuel?


At a speed awareness course my husband was told that using the Sport setting on our automatic Mercedes in town saves petrol. My garage disagreed.
Can I change the 18in tyres on my Ford S-Max Titanium X Sport to get a softer ride?

Car Clinic: Changing wheel size for a softer ride


Can I change the 18in tyres on my Ford S-Max Titanium X Sport to get a softer ride?
Car Clinic: My car's air-con is blowing warm air, even after regassing. Why?

Car Clinic: My air-con is blowing warm air. Why?


Q. I’ve had my Vauxhall’s air-conditioning regassed but it’s still blowing warm air. The pressure is fine...
Audi Q5 transmission fault

Car Clinic: My Audi Q5 cuts out at junctions


The engine on my automatic Audi Q5 sometimes cuts out when I brake at junctions. My garage says the unit is fine and the stop-start is...
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?

How can I prevent my car windscreen from misting up?


When I set off in my Hyundai i20 on a cold day the windscreen steams up and takes ages to clear. What can I do?
Car Clinic: My Honda Jazz's battery goes flat if left for four weeks. Why?

My Honda Jazz's car battery goes flat if left for four...


If we leave our 09-plate Honda Jazz 1.4 for four weeks the battery goes flat. Why is this?
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Are fuel companies trying to shore up their profits...


Q. Fuel costs may have gone down but so has the efficiency of my Hyundai Santa Fe V6. I used to expect to get about 500 miles out of a tank of petrol;...
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In 35,000 miles I've had three broken glow plugs. Should...


Q. I’ve already had two glow plugs replaced on my 2008 Mercedes CLS 320, which has done only 35,000 miles. Mercedes paid for the first to be replaced...
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Why does the Jaguar I want to buy not meet Euro 6 standards...


Q. I thought all new diesel cars had to have emissions low enough to meet the Euro 6 standard, but a Jaguar I was thinking of buying does not. Why...