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Over 50% of participants could not identify basic car dashboard symbols  

6 in 10 people can not name a single car part under the bonnet

Basic car knowledge can be the difference between a pleasant journey and intense car failure that could leave you stuck on the hard shoulder. For many of us, we forget what is hidden under the bonnet and the meaning of dashboard symbols. These warnings let us know how our car is behaving, but how many drivers know exactly what these alerts are?

Money.co.uk wanted to find out how many...

MOT testing and car care

First introduced in 1960, The MOT or Ministry of Transport Test, ensures that every car on UK’s road holds a basic level of roadworthiness. Due to the prevailing circumstances, many of us may have extended our due MOTs. However, since the lockdown has eased down, motorists are running back to their nearest garages to get their car MOT’d again. But what exactly is an MOT and why do we need to...

These are the most affordable and expensive cars featured in the  007 franchise

The most affordable and expensive Bond cars in 007 history

In anticipation of the 25th James Bond film’s release, new research has revealed the most affordable and expensive cars featured in the franchise.

John Brown 4x4 , the classic Land Rover retailer, has calculated the number of 007 cars registered in the UK and valued each vehicle to determine how affordable they are.

The Volvo S40, which appeared in the Daniel Craig film...

Why You Should Consider Getting a Used Car

There are many things that you need to consider when you are thinking about getting a car ranging from comfort to price, and one of the most important parts of this consideration is deciding whether or not you should be purchasing your new vehicle second hand. This article aims to help you through this process by discussing the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a car and then by...

Top 10 cars to tax for £25 or under

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), otherwise known as road tax or car tax, can be an unseen cost when buying a used car. The tax rules in the UK between March 2001 and April 2017 saw a huge variation in the amount of tax you pay to run cars made between those dates - from costing nothing at all up to hundreds of pounds per year, so it’s definitely something to consider when buying a used car....

Things to remember when hitting the road in the summer

There are a number of things that should be on your radar when you think about hitting the road this summer. Whether you’re a new driver who has only just finished learning to drive or are more experienced behind the wheel, it’s a good idea to brush up on what you need to look out for when driving in this warmer season.

As the weather heats up, the temptation to pack up and go on a...

The number of road traffic accidents in GB dropped by a quarter in 2020

Record drop in road traffic accidents new government data reveals

The number of road traffic accidents in Great Britain dropped by a quarter in 2020 compared to 2019, making last year the safest year on record for road new data from the Department for Transport (DfT).

The DfT figures, which are based on police records, show the fall in road accidents tied in with traffic volumes dropping by 21% as lockdown measures took hold.

However,...

Advice for selling your car quickly

Selling your used car can be a stressful process. For most people, a car is the second largest investment we make in our lives behind homeownership, so making sure you get the best price for your vehicle is important - particularly if you intend to use the money to buy a replacement car.

If you’re looking to sell your car, below are a few tips and tricks to ensure you maximise its...

London is leading the country for installed public use electric car charging points

Regions falling behind for electric car charging points

London is leading the country for installed public use electric car charging points, according to Department for Transport figures.

The capital takes top spot in nine of the UK’s ten authorities with the highest number of installed charging devices. Westminster, with 1,021 devices in place tops the figures nationwide, followed by Wandsworth with 596 - and Richmond with 366.

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Here's how motorsport is driving the charge towards sustainable transportation

The first image that comes to mind when you think of motorsport is probably extravagance.

It is an industry built on vast amounts of resources - both human and environmental. It is easy, then, to believe motor racing is a waste of fossil fuels, churning out harmful gases as cars drive around in circles for no reason other than championship glory.

Well, that is the narrative...

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