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# Driver dilemma
Buying a new car? Here are some family-friendly features that make travelling with children easier
Clever features for family driving.
# 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
What's the difference between a crossover and an SUV?
And which one suits my needs?
# Driver dilemma
3 features to look out for that make city driving and parking easier
And which cars have them.
# Driver dilemma
How to reduce your car's emissions (and pass the NCT in the process)
Here’s what you can do to make your motor as clean and efficient as possible.
# Driver dilemma
Help! I'm looking for a small car suitable for just one person
We look at the most compact cars on the market
# Driver dilemma
What's the difference between L plates and N plates?
Understanding the Irish graduated driving licence system.
# Driver dilemma
Motoring milestones: How to keep on top of basic car servicing
Car maintenance by the mile.
# Driver dilemma
Two tips to park like a pro - and save fuel while you're at it
These tips will help you save pennies at the pump.
# Driver dilemma
Estate or SUV: Which one is right for you?
Or is there an alternative option?
# Driver dilemma
5 tips to keep your cool behind the wheel in this hot weather
It’s wheely wheely warm.
# Driver dilemma
Spend a lot of time on the road? These 8 items will make your journey that little bit easier
Essential items to have in your car.
# Driver dilemma
Has your car been recalled? If so, here's what to do
A number of recalls have recently been issued.
# Driver dilemma
6 sunny weather driving tips for stress-free summer road trips
Beware of the glare.
# Driver dilemma
How long should you keep your child in a rear-facing seat?
Rear facing child seats are deemed to be safer.
# Driver dilemma
Tired at the wheel? How to spot the driver fatigue danger signs - and what to do next
Avoid driver fatigue with these simple tricks.
# Driver dilemma
Here's what a perfect driving position looks like - and how to fix yours
Plus, why it’s time to forget the ‘ten and two’ rule.
# Driver dilemma
You should always reverse into a parking space - and here's why
Parking like a boss.
# Driver dilemma
How to deactivate the passenger airbag - and why you might need to
When should you disable the front passenger airbag?
# Driver dilemma
One litre or two: How big an engine do I really need in my car?
Which is right for you?
# Driver dilemma
How those pesky dashboard warning lights can affect your car's NCT
We’re here to help you decode them.
# Driver dilemma
What are those numbers by the side of the motorway and what are they for?
Using Location Reference Markings and Emergency Roadside Telephones.
# Driver dilemma
12 tips to help reduce back pain whilst driving
Are you sitting comfortably?
# Driver dilemma
Everything you need to know about eCall: How your car will soon trigger emergency services automatically
We explain the automated emergency call in-car technology.
# Driver dilemma
The difference between zebra and pelican crossings: a simpleton's guide
And what to do when approaching them.
# Driver dilemma
How bad does the weather have to be before you use fog lights?
Know the law to avoid a fine.
# Driver dilemma
How to drive on a motorway: a numbskull's guide
It’s really not that hard, people.
# Driver dilemma
13 tips to help you cope with driving in wet weather
Stay safe when travelling in heavy rain.
# Driver dilemma
Fully charged: 7 tips to protect your car battery this winter
These tips and tricks will keep your battery charged all winter long.
# Driver dilemma
Here are the best times of year to buy a car
Certain times of the year are better than others.
Hybrids vs plug-in hybrids - what's the difference and which are cheaper?
We run the numbers to find which variety of hybrid could save you money.
# airbag safety
How can you cut the risk of being injured by your airbag?
Here are some things you can do to reduce your chance of getting hurt if your airbag inflates.
# Stress Less
5 apps that will make city driving less stressful
Find the perfect parking spot and get free coffee with these apps for stress less driving.
# Bootylicious
Planning a summer road trip? Here's our pick of the most spacious cars around
Need to take the kitchen sink? These big-booted cars should do the trick.
# car rental
8 tips to avoid getting stung when you rent a car abroad
Holiday car hire advice from a penny-pinching pro.
# 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.
# Apple CarPlay
What is Apple CarPlay and what exactly does it do?
Over 200 models of car now feature Apple CarPlay.
# problem solver
How buying an ex-demo car could save you money
Ex-demo cars are a great way to buy a nearly new car at a discounted price.
# Volkswagen Golf prices
How the price of a used Volkswagen Golf has rocketed in the last five years
We take a look at how the average price of a used VW Golf changes over time.