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DVLA gives seven-month extension on photocard driving licences

DVLA gives seven-month extension on photocard driving licences

Taking effect from today, if your photocard driving licence expired or is due to expire between 1 February and 31 August 2020 – don’t panic. You will be granted an automatic seven month extension.

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Can I drive during the coronavirus lockdown?

Can I drive during the coronavirus lockdown?

The rules on driving during lockdown differ depending on where you live in the UK, and are regularly updated. During the emergency period, the government originally said that you should...

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Car showrooms in England to reopen on 1 June; is now the right time to buy a new car?

Car showrooms in England to reopen on 1 June; is now the right time to buy a new car?

Monday 1 June will see lockdown restrictions relax enough for car dealership showrooms to re-open. But expect a car buying experience like never before. Plastic screens, one way routes and solo test drives are just part of a raft of measures that showrooms will be implementing to adhere to government advice when re-opening.

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Six mistakes to avoid when washing your car

Six mistakes to avoid when washing your car

The events of the past months have probably meant that keeping your car clean hasn’t been at the top of your agenda. But now that driving restrictions have been eased...

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Can you tow with a hybrid or electric car?

Can you tow with a hybrid or electric car?

Hybrid cars, particularly the latest raft of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models, are often up to the task of towing, but you’ll need to consider your needs carefully to find a...

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More stringent crash tests launched for 2020

More stringent crash tests launched for 2020

The toughest-ever car crash tests have been announced by safety organisation Euro NCAP, with cars to be crashed into a moving barrier for the first time and assessed for how...

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Cars with poor visibility exposed

Cars with poor visibility exposed

More than two dozen cars that we’ve tested – including the popular Nissan Micra and Renault Megane – offer drivers a limited view of the road around them. We’ve uncovered...

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Electric cars top UK bestsellers list for April 2020

Electric cars top UK bestsellers list for April 2020

Lockdown has affected all aspects of the UK’s economy, not least the car industry. A combination of physical restrictions and financial uncertainty has seen new car sales fall off a...

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Keyless car theft – why aren’t car manufacturers doing more?

Keyless car theft – why aren’t car manufacturers doing more?

We reveal the brands that are still not doing anything to stop criminals stealing their customers cars

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Latest hybrid and electric cars from BMW, Kia and Mercedes on test: is it time to go electric?

Latest hybrid and electric cars from BMW, Kia and Mercedes on test: is it time to go electric?

As electric and hybrid cars alike promise ever-increasing electric driving ranges, we take a look at how new electric cars such as the Kia E-Niro and Mini Electric compare to...

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