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# Car Safety

All time
# run flat tyres
How 'run flat tyres' let you keep driving with a puncture
And what do you need to know?
# Driver dilemma
How those pesky dashboard warning lights can affect your car's NCT
We’re here to help you decode them.
# safety ratings
Here are the 6 cars that won 'best in class' for safety in 2017
Some of the safest vehicles you can buy.
# Driver dilemma
Are your headrests in the right place? (Most people's aren't.)
Those headrests are actually an essential bit of safety kit.
# Driver dilemma
How to use your car's high-beam headlights... properly
And how to avoid being dazzled by them.
# Driver dilemma
The 2 car safety features I'd always choose - based on years of motoring
There are a bewildering array of features on the market. Here are the ones I’d choose.
# safety results
These 5 new cars just won top marks in the Euro NCAP safety tests
But the Ford Mustang and Honda Civic fall short.
# Euro NCAP
Skoda and MINI score top marks in the latest crash safety tests
The latest Euro NCAP crash-test scores have been revealed.
# Keep your car safe
11 ways to slash the risk of your car being stolen
Reduce your risk of being a victim of crime with these tips and advice.
# Blowout
How to survive a scary tyre blowout on the motorway
Follow these tips to guard against the risks of a high-speed blowout.
# Dear Driver
What are the safest cars on sale today?
Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.
# work those abs
Ever thought about your car's ABS? No? Well, you're not alone
Here’s a quick primer.
# Dear Driver
Dear Driver: What do I need to know when buying child seats?
Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.
# Car Safety
Here are the safest cars on the market right now
Toyota, Hyundai and Volkswagen cars are deemed best in class.
# danger danger
Those warning lights on your dash? Here's how to understand them...
And when you actually need to do something about them.
# Dear Driver
What are pretensioner seatbelts and are they better than normal seatbelts?
Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.
# Dear Driver
Dear Driver: Which is the safest seat in my MPV?
Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.
# Dear Driver
Dear Driver: When should I let my child go in the front seat?
Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.
# back off
What's the best way to handle tailgating?
How to avoid tailgating other cars and what to do when someone is driving too close to you.
# driving tips
The 7 tips you need for driving in wet weather
Essential driving advice to help keep you and other road users safe when the roads get wet.
# highway hypnosis
Car tip: how to prevent highway hypnosis
Avoid white line fever by keeping your brain active and engaged.
# Car Safety
New Mercedes safety feature prepares your ears for a crash
Mercedes is making human reflexes an integral part of automotive safety engineering.
# car hack
Car hack: Turn up the heat to cool down the engine
Follow this handy tip to cool an overheating engine.
# car tip
Car tip: Adjust your headrest to reduce injuries
The correct head restraint position can protect you during a collision.
# Safety First
Car tip: Lighting up during the day saves lives
Research shows that using your lights during the day reduces the risk of collisions.
# car tip
Want to stay a little bit safer while driving? Turn down the music
Research shows that listening to loud music can hamper driver reaction times.
# Summer
Did you know that the summer weather affects your vehicle?
Follow these tips and your summer driving should be stress free on both you and your car.
# retrofit
Make your car safer with these tech add-ons
Want to get new car safety technology without getting a new car? We show you how.
# car service
Why servicing your motor is no place for a shortcut
What’s included in a car service and do I really need one?
# 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.
# Recall
Ford recalls 100,000 vehicles in North America over safety concerns
Car maker says no injuries or accidents have been reported in connection with the defects.
# Mini Cooper
Mini Cooper S models in US investigated over engine fires
US agency says it has received 12 complaints of engine fires in cars from 2007 and 2008, with eight apparently starting after the engine had been shut off.
# Toyota
Judge rules that US Toyota owners can pursue claims over fallen vehicle value
Car owners claim the value of their vehicles fell because the car maker did not disclose or fix defects in their cars which caused sudden acceleration.
# Toyota
Toyota recalls MORE cars
Steering concerns behind latest recall in the US and Canada.