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#Car Safety

# car-safety - Monday 26 March, 2018

How 'run flat tyres' let you keep driving with a puncture

And what do you need to know?

# car-safety - Monday 26 February, 2018

How those pesky dashboard warning lights can affect your car's NCT

We’re here to help you decode them.

# car-safety - Monday 15 January, 2018

Here are the 6 cars that won 'best in class' for safety in 2017

Some of the safest vehicles you can buy.

Are your headrests in the right place? (Most people's aren't.)

Those headrests are actually an essential bit of safety kit.

# car-safety - Monday 8 January, 2018

How to use your car's high-beam headlights... properly

And how to avoid being dazzled by them.

# car-safety - Monday 31 July, 2017

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.

# car-safety - Monday 10 July, 2017

These 5 new cars just won top marks in the Euro NCAP safety tests

But the Ford Mustang and Honda Civic fall short.

# car-safety - Friday 2 June, 2017

Skoda and MINI score top marks in the latest crash safety tests

The latest Euro NCAP crash-test scores have been revealed.

# car-safety - Monday 27 February, 2017

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.

# car-safety - Monday 20 February, 2017

How to survive a scary tyre blowout on the motorway

Follow these tips to guard against the risks of a high-speed blowout.

# car-safety - Monday 13 February, 2017

What are the safest cars on sale today?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

# car-safety - Monday 6 February, 2017

Ever thought about your car's ABS? No? Well, you're not alone

Here’s a quick primer.

# car-safety - Monday 23 January, 2017

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 - Friday 23 December, 2016

Here are the safest cars on the market right now

Toyota, Hyundai and Volkswagen cars are deemed best in class.

Those warning lights on your dash? Here's how to understand them...

And when you actually need to do something about them.

# car-safety - Monday 19 December, 2016

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.

# car-safety - Monday 10 October, 2016

Dear Driver: Which is the safest seat in my MPV?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

# car-safety - Monday 3 October, 2016

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.

# car-safety - Monday 26 September, 2016

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.

# car-safety - Monday 12 September, 2016

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.

# car-safety - Monday 29 August, 2016

Car tip: how to prevent highway hypnosis

Avoid white line fever by keeping your brain active and engaged.

# car-safety - Monday 22 August, 2016

New Mercedes safety feature prepares your ears for a crash

Mercedes is making human reflexes an integral part of automotive safety engineering.

# car-safety - Friday 29 July, 2016

Car hack: Turn up the heat to cool down the engine

Follow this handy tip to cool an overheating engine.

# car-safety - Monday 25 July, 2016

Car tip: Adjust your headrest to reduce injuries

The correct head restraint position can protect you during a collision.

# car-safety - Monday 18 July, 2016

Car tip: Lighting up during the day saves lives

Research shows that using your lights during the day reduces the risk of collisions.

# car-safety - Monday 11 July, 2016

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.

# car-safety - Friday 3 June, 2016

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.

# car-safety - Monday 30 May, 2016

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-safety - Friday 13 May, 2016

Why servicing your motor is no place for a shortcut

What’s included in a car service and do I really need one?

# car-safety - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

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.

# car-safety - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

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.

# car-safety - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

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.

# car-safety - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

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.

# car-safety - Thursday 29 July, 2010

TOYOTA IS RECALLING another 412,000 vehicles due to possible steering system problems. The two models in question are the Toyota Avalaon sedan and the Lexus LX470. The 373,000 Avalons affected were  built between 200 and 2004.

The casting on the vechicles could crack if the car is steered forcefully to the right, locking the wheels. The cars were sold in the US and Canada.

The US recall is expected to cost the company about $70 million (€53.5 million). The company has already recalled over 5 million cars in the US, and the latest round of recalls would bring the global figure close to 11 million. Toyota is the world’s largest car manufacturer.

Toyota said it had received reports of three accidents involving these particular Avalon models, but no injuries. A spokesperson for the company said it was unclear whether the possible steering disengagement issue was involved in the accidents.