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# car hacks

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# Driver dilemma
Buying a new car? Here are some family-friendly features that make travelling with children easier
Clever features for family driving.
# motoring advice
3 essential tune-ups every car owner should do every year (that'll save you money)
You don’t have to be a mechanic to know what needs doing. We asked the experts for the essentials.
# Driver dilemma
Buying second-hand? Know these visual giveaways that can reveal bodywork repairs
Don’t get caught out buying a car that has been in an accident.
# Driver dilemma
What's the difference between a crossover and an SUV?
And which one suits my needs?
# dashboard warning lights
Quiz: How well do you really know your dashboard warning lights?
Buckle up – we’re going to tell you.
# Driver dilemma
3 features to look out for that make city driving and parking easier
And which cars have them.
# Driver dilemma
5 tips to keep your cool behind the wheel in this hot weather
It’s wheely wheely warm.
# Driver dilemma
Spend a lot of time on the road? These 8 items will make your journey that little bit easier
Essential items to have in your car.
# Confident driving
6 tips to reduce the nerves and increase confidence behind the wheel
Repeat after me: “I am a strong, confident, driver”.
# Driver dilemma
How to make sure your tyres are the correct pressure
Don’t risk your safety with incorrect tyre pressure.
How to stop your car smelling of cigarettes, once and for all
We’ve got some tips and tricks to banish tobacco smells from your motor.
# Dear Driver
How to protect your car's paintwork in the long term
Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.
# Dear Driver
What emergency kit should your car never be without?
Smart drivers are always prepared and keep an emergency kit in their car.
# de-ice ice baby!
What's the best way to de-ice your windscreen?
No need to hang around in the cold if you follow these tips.
# how to
Own an elderly car? Here's how to prepare it for winter
We bring you top tips from a classic owner.
# Wiper replacement
How to know when your wipers need replacing
And then do the deed, of course.
# Under Pressure
How To: Make sure your tyres are at the right pressure
Check your car’s tyre pressure at least once a month and before long trips. We show you how.
# school run safety
Car tip: Keep kids safe for the school run by using the right seat
Stay on the right side of the law and keep your precious cargo safe by using the correct restraint system.
# Fuel Prices
Car trivia: Where is the cheapest fuel in the world?
So cheap, it’s actually free.
# motion sickness
Reduce car sickness with these easy tips
Don’t let motion sickness ruin your road trip. Follow these tips to feel better in no time.
# nct
How to get your car to pass the NCT
Do you know that half of all motors failed the test last year? Don’t be one of those…
# car hacks
How to jump start a car
Follow these tips to safely jump start a car.
# car hacks
How to create your own DIY mobile phone cradle
You can make a handsfree kit using just an elastic band.
# car hacks
Why baking soda is a motorist's best friend
The white stuff can be used for a multitude of car hacks – here are our top ones.
# car hacks
How to adjust seats to the correct driving position
Adjusting your seat to the correct driving position not only improves safety but improves your driving too.
# car hacks
3 ways to make your car seats sparkle
Follows these tips to make cloth, leather and vinyl car seats look like new.
# car hacks
How to clean car headlights using... toothpaste
Follow these minty-fresh steps to brighten up dull lights on the cheap.
# car hacks
Here is the quickest way to defog car windows
Follow these tips to clear that haze in no time at all.
# car hacks
Here's the safest way to position your wing mirrors
Position your wing mirrors using the off-side rule to reduce blind spots and accidents.