Tag: cars

Would you share or swap your car, house or power tools?

by , Love Home Swap CEO Money 30 October 2014
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Share on cork board

From carpooling to house swapping, the Sharing Economy empowers you to hire out everything from power drills to spare rooms. Debbie wants your views to feed into her review of the Sharing Economy. (more about the Sharing Economy...)

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Will the universal spare wheel save you when you break down?

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 24 October 2014
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Car wheel with a puncture

If you get a puncture that’s beyond repair in a car that lacks a spare wheel, there’s a good chance you’ll have to be towed to a garage by a breakdown provider. Not anymore. (more about the universal spare wheel...)

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Car hire: who’s still taking you for a ride?

by , Campaigns Officer Transport & Travel 13 August 2014
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Cars cartoon

You told us you were sick of facing extra car hire charges at the pick-up desk and not getting refunds for fuel you’d paid for upfront but didn’t use. Here are the car hire firms that have changed after our calls for action. (more about car hire...)

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Meet-and-greet airport parking – safe and secure?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 22 June 2014
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Meet and greet parking

How safe is your car when you leave it in the hands of an airport meet-and-greet parking company? You’d hope that your pride and joy is driven safely while you’re away. But that’s not always what we found… (more about meet-and-greet parking...)

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Can multi-car insurance really save you money?

by , Senior Money Researcher Money 17 June 2014
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Car insurance claim

We’ve all seen those TV ads about multi-car insurance - they claim to save you money on your car insurance if you have more than one car. But do they? (more about multi-car insurance...)

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Together we can end rip-off car hire charges

by , Campaigns Officer Transport & Travel 14 June 2014
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Car rental sign in airport

Today we launch our new car hire campaign, alongside the Spanish consumer group OCU. Together we’re calling on car hire companies to end all unexpected extra charges and play fair with their fuel policies. (more about car hire...)

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Do car hire companies drive you round the bend?

by , Campaigns Officer Transport & Travel 2 June 2014
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Car hire

A holiday should be a relaxing time away from the stresses of everyday life. But for some their holiday starts with unexpected stress and expense at the hire car collection desk. Sound familiar? (more about car hire...)

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Women-only parking spots? No thanks

by , Cars Editor Transport & Travel 1 June 2014
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Woman looking bored in car

Is the ability to manoeuvre a vehicle into a parking space really determined by gender? City planners in Seoul, South Korea, seem to think so. (more about parking...)

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What would you pay to update your sat nav maps?

by , Cars & Tech Researcher Transport & Travel 2 May 2014
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Sat nav on map

The whole point of a sat nav is to get you to your destination smoothly. However, several brands make you pay for pricey map updates. Have you faced big bills to keep your sat nav up-to-date? (more about two together railcard...)

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Are you baffled by in-car tech?

by , Cars & Tech Researcher Transport & Travel 24 April 2014
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woman being distracted by car tech

New cars are packed with ever more technology, including rapidly expanding touchscreens controlling everything from cabin heating to sat nav. But do these systems really make driving easier? (more about in-car tech...)

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Why it pays to shop around when getting your car serviced

by , Car Researcher Transport & Travel 17 April 2014
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Car mechanic

Our research uncovered massive variations in the price of a car service depending on where you live in the UK. And we found you can save hundreds of pounds simply by shopping around local garages. (more…)

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Will Teslas revolutionise electric cars?

by , Cars Editor Transport & Travel 3 April 2014
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Tesla Model S

Can you guess what Norway’s best-selling new car was last month? The top slot went to an electric car designed and built in California – the Tesla Model S. Are Teslas the future? (more about Tesla...)

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Have you taken action to cut your fuel bills?

by , Cars Editor Transport & Travel 25 March 2014
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Angry man on fuel gage

Running a car isn’t cheap. Once you’ve paid for the vehicle itself, along with car insurance and tax, there’s the not so small issue of fuelling it. Have you taken any steps to make your fuel go further? (more about cutting fuel costs...)

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Do you forgo appearances and buy unpopular cars?

by , Cars & Tech Researcher Transport & Travel 13 March 2014
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Cartoon car

Buy a popular car and you’ll have to stand in line and pay a steep price. Choose an unpopular model and you can find big savings on cars that are pretty much identical under the skin. Where do your priorities lie? (more about unpopular cards...)

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