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# motoring tips

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# Driver dilemma
4 road hazards to look out for in autumn... and how to avoid them
Learn how to prepare for and avoid these risks.
# 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
Is it more efficient to open your window, or switch on the air-con?
We answer those burning motoring questions.
# Stress busters
Stress less: 4 tips to reduce your rage behind the wheel
Road rage be gone!
# Driver dilemma
The difference between zebra and pelican crossings: a simpleton's guide
And what to do when approaching them.
# Testing Testing...
Buying a car in 2017? Here's how to test drive like an expert
Tip and advice for when you are taking a potential purchase for a test drive.
# 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: 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.
# Gadget Preview
Accessory of the week: Pet car seat covers
Protect your car seats and give your pet a comfy and safe journey with a specially designed back seat cover.
# car hacks
How to jump start a car
Follow these tips to safely jump start a car.
# car hack
Get a grip and get your car out of sticky situations
Follow these tips to get your car unstuck from festival mud (or snow or ice in winter!)
# 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 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.