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drining water in the car

Get your car ready for a summer trip

No one wants to wait in the blistering heat to get rescued. So, we’ve put together some quick car checks to help you prevent a breakdown.
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The best way to wash a car

Do you rely on others to clean your car? Instead of paying people, take on the rewarding task yourself. From using the right products to cleaning wheels, check out our top cleaning tips.
three children play in the backseat of a car

How to keep children happy in the car

An arduous road trip can feel twice as long with grumpy kids in the back seat. Preparation can ease the boredom of a long car journey, so use these tips to keep your youngsters happy and entertained.

a person checks the tyre pressure

How to look after your car tyres

The tyres on your car are its link with the road, making them its most important safety feature. Simply by knowing how to care for them, you can reduce the risk of a fault in your tyres.
shiny new cars in a showroom

How to lower the price of a new car

Buying a new car should be exciting, but chatting to car sales executives and haggling over the price can be less enjoyable, especially with the range of finance deals available. Here's how to play the system like a car dealer and drive down the cost of your next new car.
A young driver and two passengers

Young drivers’ car insurance: what you need to know

You've passed your test, and you're ready to hit the road. But if you're a young driver, your car insurance could end up costing more than your first car. Here's what you can do to get yourself a good deal.