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Revealed: the true cost of running a car

Cost of motoring

It costs between £250 and £404 a month to maintain a car in the UK, depending on where you live, claims new research. According to vehicle finance provider Moneybarn, car maintenance is highest in London (around £404 per month, or almost 18% of an average monthly salary). Calculating various motoring …

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Top 10 tips for driving in a heatwave

MINI Convertible

New research has revealed that motorists are sitting ducks when it comes to driving in extreme hot weather with millions failing to take extra precautions. According to car insurance provider 1ST CENTRAL, 4.4 million admit that they fail to take any safety precautions at all when driving in the hot …

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Winter car maintenance essentials

Winter driving

Avoid the misery of a breakdown this winter with these five basic car maintenance tips… Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is offering advice for drivers to ensure trouble-free journeys over the next few months. Here are GEM’s simple steps for reducing the chance of a breakdown or malfunction this …

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Young drivers’ bad habits

Young driver

More than one in three 18-24 year olds admit to regularly speeding on the road, according to new research. In a survey of 2,000 UK drivers, conducted by used car dealers The Car People, the majority of young drivers admitted to speeding, talking on their phone whilst driving and speeding …

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Cost of ignoring car warning lights

Car warning signs

Two-thirds of British drivers have ignored warning signs that something isn’t quite right with their car at least once. That worrying claims is the result of new research from money-saving brand, Vouchercloud. According to the survey, the check engine light flicking on, plus odd noises underneath the car and problems …

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Cheapest city cars to run revealed

Suzuki Celerio

Why it’s important to look at the total cost of ownership when buying a new runabout… The latest data from automotive industry experts CAP reveals that the total cost of ownership – which includes depreciation, maintenance, fuel and insurance – varies significantly between city cars. The Suzuki Celerio offers the …

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Garage of mum and dad

Young driver

Three in five parents pay for their children’s motoring, according to a new survey. Parents spend an average of £381 on their child’s motoring, totalling more than £2bn, figures from Kwik Fit reveal. Almost three in five (59%) British parents with children aged 17-25 contribute financially to their child’s motoring …

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Seven spring motoring tips

Car maintenance

Get set for the warmer weather with advice from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). The IAM recommends seven ways to prepare your car for the spring: 1) Now is a good time to give your car a spring clean. Salt is corrosive and will cause rusting if left on …

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