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Is there a legal upper age limit for driving in the UK?

Is there a legal upper age limit for driving in the UK?

Learning to drive after your 17th birthday rolls around is an exciting milestone in life – but is there an age where it’s time to give up getting behind the wheel? On Thursday (17 Jan), The Duke of Edinburgh, aged 97, was involved in a two-vehicle crash close to the Sandringham Estate. While no-one was […]

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How to jump start a car

How to jump start a car

The cold winter months are tough on cars and particularly their batteries. Heavy use of lights and heaters can place extra strain on batteries, as does operating in the colder temperatures. It gets so bad at this time of year that January 2 has been christened flat battery day due to the number of call-outs […]

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Quiz – the new cars of 2018

Quiz – the new cars of 2018

2018 was a bumper year for new cars, with the latest versions of perennial best-sellers and all-new offerings from some big-name brands appearing. To see if you’ve been paying attention we’ve come up with a fiendish test of observation. How many of these cars launched in 2018 can you identify from a tiny exterior detail?

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Save £360 a year on fuel with these 8 simple driving tips

Save £360 a year on fuel with these 8 simple driving tips

Fuel is the second biggest expense for drivers after insurance and the last year has seen some painful increases in prices at the pumps. The last month actually saw a drop of around 5p per litre for unleaded and 2.5p for diesel but earlier this year prices reached a four-year high and have remained resolutely […]

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Quiz – Can you name these cars of the 80s?

Quiz – Can you name these cars of the 80s?

The 1980s – the time of big hair, big shoulder pads and city wideboys blowing their bonuses on a Porsche that they’d then park in a hedge. It was a decade of questionable taste in many things, including car design and pretty much everything on this list looks like it was designed with a ruler. […]

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Rory Butcher BTCC interview – ‘no-one gives an inch in this championship’

Rory Butcher BTCC interview – ‘no-one gives an inch in this championship’

If you think success in motor racing is simply a case of driving fast, you should have a word with British Touring Car Championship driver Rory Butcher. “It’s tough,” he says,”not just coping with the G-forces but also the heat inside the car during a race. There’s no airflow and the heat from the engine […]

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Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron review

Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron review

The Bugatti Chiron is one of the world’s fastest, most expensive and most exclusive cars. Most of us will probably never see one, let alone drive one but to give us mere mortals a tiny shred of connection with the £2.5 million hypercar, Lego has created a very special set replicating the Chiron in Technic […]

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Mapping the Atlas mountains in the VW Touareg

Mapping the Atlas mountains in the VW Touareg

“You will find yourself on very slippery dusty and loose gravel tracks not much wider than the car, and from the driver’s seat you’ll be staring down into ravines of up to 1500-feet deep,” the offroad expert from Volkswagen smiled. “This isn’t for the faint-hearted.” And he wasn’t kidding. A few hours later, deep into […]

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The best dash cams of 2018

The best dash cams of 2018

Dash cams are soaring in popularity as drivers look to either capture dramatic on-road footage or provide evidence if they have to make an insurance claim. With so many new models coming to market we’ve gathered examples costing from £40 to £200 to see how they compare. A quick note: four of the cameras tested […]

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Top tips for teaching your child to drive

Top tips for teaching your child to drive

Learning to drive is a rite of passage for tens of thousands of young people every year. While there’s no replacement for professional instruction many parents are keen to help out and pass on their knowledge by giving their kids extra tuition. It can help them gain confidence – and save money – but teaching […]

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