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How to save money on car insurance

Car insurance can be expensive, particularly for younger drivers, but following this advice could save you money on your next renewal.

The Chris Evans car collection

The amazing cars owned by star DJ Chris Evans

How to buy a new car battery online

We investigate the potential causes of a flat battery, and the options you can take to get a replacement fitted whilst staying safe.

How to make your car last longer

Helpful advice on how to make your car live longer, including basic maintenance, cleaning, rust-proofing and looking after the battery.

Peugeot 205 GTI: Retro Road Test special

The Peugeot 205 GTI is widely recognised as the finest hot hatchback ever built. But which GTI is best – basic 1.6 or modified Mi16?

Excess all areas: The coolest cars of the 1980s

We take a nostalgic look back at the decade of excess and hedonism – and the weird and wonderful cars it spawned

2020 Fiat 500 revealed: The story of the Cinquecento

Fiat has pulled the wraps off its new all-electric 500. To celebrate, we chart the 63-year history of Italy’s diminutive icon

Dictator ships: cars of the most notorious world leaders

As work starts on an Alfa Romeo owned by Benito Mussolini, we look back at the cars of the most notorious dictators

Range Rover at 50: From the prairie to the Premier League

As the Range Rover celebrates its fiftieth, we chart the history of this farm hand-turned-status symbol. Arguably, it’s the original, and most famous, SUV.

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2020 motoring events: the car shows cancelled by coronavirus

Whether you enjoy a good chinwag at a breakfast meeting or watching historic racing cars on a circuit, here are some of the best motoring events of 2020.

Why you MIGHT need new number plates next year

Previously, the government warned British drivers they'd need a GB sticker EVEN if they had a set of Euro-plates with the Great Britain identifier.

How wrapping your motor could invalidate your car insurance

If your car has been wrapped and you don't declare it, your insurance could be void. We explain the rules around car wraps.

Car fog lights: how and when to use them

Everything you need to know about car fog lights, including how and when to switch them on, plus the penalty for using them incorrectly.

How to find the cheapest petrol and diesel near you

Fuel prices fluctuate regularly, but they also vary from one petrol station to the next. Here’s our actionable guide to finding the cheapest fuel near you.