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Weekend set to be exceptionally busy for motorists

Stay safe on the roads tomorrow. Traffic volumes peaking in July, schools breaking up for summer and holiday makers hitting the road at the same time put motorists at risk of accidents tomorrow. Here are five top tips for a safe and stress-free getaway.

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How to avoid embarrassing yourself in a hire car

Don't embarrass yourself on holiday by not being able to start your hire car. We reveal popular car quirks and the best ways to navigate them

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Ford Focus and Volvo XC40 get top rating in Euro NCAP safety tests

The new Ford Focus, Volvo XC40 and BMW X4 have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP – but there is room to improve. The Ford Focus...

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The new Ford Focus: is this car any good?

The new Ford Focus is one of the biggest car launches of the year. With a £2,300 lower starting price than the previous version, plus more advanced tech and much...

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Cars too big for parking spaces – the worst culprits revealed

A massive 129 cars available to buy exceed the standard size of a UK parking space. As car sizes grow, even family cars such as the Ford Mondeo, Volvo XC90...

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Family car favourites: is it worth paying more?

Looking for the best car for your family? The latest cars we’ve driven give you plenty of options to choose from. There’s the cheap and cheerful Renault Clio, popular new...

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Daimler forced to recall Mercedes cars over diesel emissions

Daimler, parent brand of Mercedes Benz, has been ordered to recall 238,000 cars sold in Germany. The country’s motoring watchdog, the KBA, determined that it has used illegal software to...

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BMW inquest – recall delay contributed to driver death

The BMW recall delay contributed to a driver's death, and the DVSA is also under fire, according to an inquest into the tragic loss of life of a 66-year-old Gurka veteran.

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Cars too wide for narrow roads – we expose the worst offenders

Many UK roads have width restrictions to prevent large vans and commercial vehicles from using them. But as cars are getting larger, we’ve discovered which models will struggle to navigate...

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Revealed: the best car breakdown cover providers for 2018

When it comes to breakdown cover, don’t pay over the odds and don’t put up with hefty renewals. Most importantly, don’t get stranded for hours on end. You hear a...

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