New cars

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vauxhall’s new Astra is undoubtedly good, but does it make sense in 1.0-litre petrol guise?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

SEAT’s new Ibiza supermini is the first car in the Volkswagen Group to use the company’s latest platform. Simon Davis gets behind the wheel to see how it fares.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Lexus must be hoping diesel discontent encourages more people to look to hybrids. Motoring editor Andy Russell drives the new, improved IS 300h saloon.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Kuga, a stalwart of the Ford range for nine years, has been tweaked and updated again but motoring editor Andy Russell likens it to his pair of well-worn but cared-for comfortable shoes.

Friday, May 5, 2017

The stylish V90 changes the perception of big Volvo estates, even if not quite the load-lugger it was, says motoring editor Andy Russell.


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Quick Tips & Advice

Keeping your car in tip-top condition is essential to ensure it’s reliable and holds its value.

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Euro Car Parts, official battery supplier to the RAC, has reported a 100 per cent year-on-year increase in sales of the absorbent glass mat (AGM) and enhanced flooded battery (EFB) types for cars with start-stop systems.


Press the key fob to lock the car and that’s it, job done; the car is safe and secure. This is what many of us think, but thieves are always on the lookout for cars to steal, so here is how to make sure your pride and joy is not the criminals’ next target.

Is your car’s speedometer telling the truth? Nobody wants to end up with a speeding ticket when we think we’ve been travelling at the legal limit, so it’s important that the speed you see is accurate.

The complex electronics in modern cars mean that you can’t simply jump-start them without a second thought. Here’s what you need to know.

You wouldn’t keep food in the fridge past its use-by date, so what about the safety kit and essential components of your car?

Buying a used car doesn’t need to be a gamble, particularly if you do your research and make some simple checks.

The temperature is plunging below freezing overnight and barely scraping above it during the day. Time, if history repeats itself, for everyone to panic and start crashing into things.

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