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What is European breakdown cover and do I need it?

A European holiday breakdown is stressful but good quality protection isn’t expensive. Read more to discover the breakdown insurance basics you need at the right price – then get on and enjoy your break.

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Car insurance in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland car insurance may be expensive, but good deals are available for those who shop around. Find out how to get the best car insurance deals in Northern Ireland.

10 common car insurance myths busted

What are car insurance groups and why do they matter?

Car insurance groups are used by insurers to set premiums. Find out what these groups are, how your car ends up in the group it is in and how this affects your insurance.

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Car tax refunds explained

If you tell DVLA you’ve sold your car, you are entitled to a Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) road tax refund. It’s easy to do but you may not get back as much as you hoped. Find out how to reclaim your car tax.

Car insurance groups – how to find the cheapest cars to insure

Can I tax my car without insurance?

You must have insurance in place when taxing a car. You can tax your car online or by phone without a physical copy of your insurance document. But the DVLA, will check you have valid car insurance before issuing your car tax.

Car insurance for drivers with speeding offences

Is a speed awareness course better than a fine and points?

Motorists caught speeding face a financial or legal punishment, but some drivers have a choice: rather than a £100 fine and three points on their licence, they can attend a speed awareness course. Find out about the course before deciding.

Driving after 70

Driving after 70: how to renew your driving licence at 70

We need to renew driving licences at age 70. Find out how to apply for a new licence, and why you may need to surrender it.

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What to do if your car squeaks while driving

When your car makes a squeaking noise while driving it means there’s something wrong. Read on to find out the usual causes of those squeaks, squeals and screeches and what to do to fix them.

Car MOT: How to check MOT history and get reminders

MOT checklist: how to help your vehicle pass

If your car is due its annual MOT, read on to find out all you need to know about average MOT costs, what the test covers, common fails, and the steps you can take to ensure your vehicle passes with flying colours.

Whiplash claims

Making a whiplash claim on your insurance policy

This guide spells out how a whiplash injury is caused, who is liable and how to make a claim, as well as the impact of the UK government's efforts to cut out fraudulent claims.

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Should I buy a diesel or petrol car?

We all want the most efficient motor on the road, but it’s not easy. Pros and cons include fuel consumption, engine power and noxious emissions, but at the end it really all boils down to one question: what’s best, petrol or diesel?

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Is parking on the pavement illegal?

Outside of London parking on the pavement is not usually illegal. But that doesn’t mean you’ll avoid a fine. We shine a headlight on the rules here.