Tag: cars

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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Carmakers are rewriting the rules in two new models

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 6 March 2014
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Geneva Motor Show

I’ve been going to the Geneva Motor Show for the last three years; it’s our first look at some of the new models to hit UK roads. This year two cars particularly caught my attention for their untraditional approaches. (more about Geneva Motor Show...)

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Do car hire tricks drive you mad?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 26 February 2014
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Car hire

Do you hire cars when you go on holiday? And have you had a problem with the car companies you’ve hired through? We reveal the top pitfalls to avoid when booking a hire car. (more about car hire...)

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Why I will never buy a new car

by , Cars & Tech Researcher Transport & Travel 25 February 2014
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Cars with prices

As soon as a new car rolls off the forecourt it’s already losing value rapidly, so getting the best price is key. But for the best value, I’ll only ever buy a used or nearly new car. (more about new cars...)

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Used cars: when warranties aren’t worth it

by , Chief Executive Transport & Travel 17 February 2014
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Car repair

Would you buy a car that costs 10 times the normal price and which you could drive only on good roads, when the sun is out? No? Yet that’s the equivalent of what thousands do every year when they buy a car warranty. (more about car warranties...)

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Your view: Potholes, parking, traffic lights and tickets

by , Conversation Editor Transport & Travel 8 February 2014
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Traffic lights against cloudy sky

Earlier this week we asked for your tip offs on what the Transport Committee should investigate this year. From potholes to parking, traffic lights to train tickets – here are some of your best bits… (more about travel issues...)

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Should motorway driving be part of your test?

by , Cars & Tech Researcher Transport & Travel 6 February 2014
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Learner sticker on car

We've had motorways for well over 50 years and a compulsory driving test for nearly 80, yet learner drivers are banned from motorways. Should drivers learn to drive on motorways before passing their tests? (more on driving tests...)

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Get your travel irritations on the Government’s action list

by , Policy Adviser Transport & Travel 4 February 2014
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Cartoon of man, train and plane

The House of Commons Transport Committee wants to hear your travel concerns and how it can improve the roads, rail network and aviation industry. So what’s your top travel concern that you’d like addressed? (your comments about O2's price rise...)

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Is the concept of car ownership becoming extinct?

by , Cars Editor Transport & Travel 30 January 2014
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Blablacar promotional video of people in car

The launch of a peer-to-peer car lending website last week prompted me to think about how car ownership is changing. Borrowing a car from a stranger is a concept I find really hard to get to grips with. (more about car ownership...)

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How haggling can save you £3,000 on a new car

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 24 January 2014
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Sue sitting on a car

‘I’m here to buy a car, not wash your windows.’ Haggling over the price of a new car can result in you saying some of the strangest things, as I learnt when I helped a Which? member buy an Audi recently. (more about haggling for a car...)

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