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This is how dirty your car REALLY is – from germ-riddled handbrakes to grime-covered seatbelts

GERMS, bacteria and mould are all breeding your car – and it’s worst in the boot. A new study into how dirty our cars really are has highlighted the grime hotspots. The experiment studied 20 key areas to reveal the most germ-riddled places 

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    Race to make cars hack-proof by next year so crooks can’t steal your motor

    POSH cars will have to pass tough new security tests from next year in a bid to stop crooks. Car makers face a race against time to develop new tech that stops cyber and digital attacks. Keyless car theft has soared in the last year as hackers target expe

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      Car hire myths busted to stop you being ripped off – from being charged an extra day to your rights for missed flights

      WHEN hiring a car for your next holiday, it pays to know all the facts. Plenty of motorists think they know how the rental system works, but are left red faced when something goes wrong. Not all car hire companies are the same, but there are certainly tru

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        Porsche Laptops, Aston Martin watches and Bentley sofas – how car makers rake in millions for branded extras

        CAR manufacturers make millions each year off their motors alone – but that’s not the only thing that gets the money rolling in. As globally recognised brands, car makers sell their image all around the world on virtually every type of merchan

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          Suzuki Swift Sport review: Five reasons to buy it – and five reasons why you shouldn’t

          THE new Suzuki Swift Sport is almost brilliant. Here are five reasons to buy – and five reasons to maybe look elsewhere. Five reasons to buy: Wafer light. This bantamweight bruiser weighs just 975kg. Fix party balloons to it and it’d float away. Light

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            Direct Line reveals new car insurance policy that means you won’t lose your no claims discount if damage isn’t your fault

            FEW things are more frustrating for a driver than losing your no claims discount because someone else has damaged your car. But a new insurance policy now means that drivers can still make an claim without losing their benefit – as long as the incid

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              How you could be slapped with a £1,000 fine and six penalty points if another driver commits a traffic offence in YOUR car

              MOTORISTS could receive a hefty fine for a traffic offence committed in their car, even if they aren’t the driver. The Highway Code sets out a fine of up to £1,000 and six penalty points for failing to identify the driver of a vehicle involved in a

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                Cheap hand car washes in petrol stations and supermarkets to be investigated over SLAVERY fears

                CHEAP hand car washes will be investigated by MPs over slavery and health fears. The Environment Audit Committee is to review the “too good to be true” prices after reports of trafficking workers. Dirty water, oils and cleaning products conta

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                  Car adverts are ‘too manly’ – and it stops women AND men buying motors

                  TV car adverts are putting Brits off buying cars, according to a new study. Car makers are getting it all wrong with high-octane car chases, hot young women and villainous men, the report claims. The Auto Trader research revealed women AND men aren’

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                    Are YOU risking a fatal car crash by ignoring these simple tyre checks? Motorway inspections reveal shocking state of Brits’ tyres

                    BRITS are ignoring tyre defects and risking fatal accidents, according to a new study. An 18-month investigation by experts found nearly three-quarters of tyre-related motorway crashes could be avoided by simple checks. And more than 30 people were kille

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                      The best cars for dogs – seven motors YOU should buy from budget Dacias to cool Citroens

                      DOGS are as much of the part of family as kids. So when you get a new pet you might need to upgrade your car to make sure they’re comfy. Picking the right car is probably harder for a pet than children as dogs come in all shapes and sizes. There are

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                        The hidden meaning of car logos – from Audi’s four rings to the Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy

                        IT might just look like a fancy ornament, but the badge on your car actually has a hidden meaning. Some of the most iconic brands in the motoring industry certainly didn’t stumble on their symbols by chance. From shaking hands to a horse meant to br

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                          Why turning your heater ON can actually make your car COOLER – and other motoring myths revealed

                          KEEPING your car cool in the hot weather is vital to stopping the engine overheating and breaking down. It’s even worse if you’re stuck in traffic this weekend as your motor can start to bake in the sun and might conk out. But there could be o

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                            Genius car cleaning hacks from toothpaste to hair conditioner… and even VODKA

                            THESE clever car hacks will save you a fortune on specialist car maintenance cleaning products. And you don’t need an endless stream of instructions and hours of careful planning to get your motor looking its best. According to experts at The Car Pe

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                              Social media car insurance ‘ghost broking’ scam warning that could mean you’re driving illegally

                              DRIVERS are being warned about “too good to be true” car insurance scams on Facebook and Instagram. Thousands of Brits are have been victims of “ghost broking” leaving them illegally driving around without cover. And a fresh alert

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                                Top excuses used by Brits to escape car hire damage charges – including wild animals and car park trolleys

                                THE top excuses drivers use to get out of paying damage charges on their hire car have been revealed. From colliding with wild animals to blaming a shopping trolley, motorists will try almost anything to dodge extra fees from their hire company. New resea

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                                  New-car shoppers: Brace yourselves for higher costs

                                  A confluence of factors make the cost to own a new car about $6,500 higher than it was in 2013.

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                                    The most unreliable cars in the UK REVEALED – and the car that makes owners happiest

                                    THE motors most likely to let you down have been revealed – and it’s not good news for BMW. Three of the bottom five breakdown candidates were from the German manufacturer, according to a new owner study. Thousands of drivers with cars less th

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                                      Is your car making you ill? Mouldy air con systems risking health problems as UK heats up

                                      YOUR car’s air con could be making you sick as the British weather starts to heat up. Drivers could be exposed to a number of bacteria if their air conditioning systems aren’t cleaned properly, which can cause nasty allergic reactions. Warmer

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                                        China cedes to US by opening car industry to foreigners

                                        Beijing seems to be taking a carrot-and-stick approach to its trade dispute with Washington — giving in on a key demand from carmakers but increasing tariffs on US sorghum, the Financial Times reports.

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                                          Old-time machine: Can this 1904 Vauxhall handle Britain in the 21st Century?

                                          There are just a handful of folk alive who would have been babes in arms when this car was made, 114 years ago, at the Vauxhall Iron Works on Wandsworth Road in south London, by a company founded by Alexander Wilson, a talented Scottish marine engineer.

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                                            Volvo XC90 could be the safest car EVER as it’s revealed there have been no UK deaths since 2004

                                            THE Volvo XC90 has been hailed as one of Britain’s safest ever cars. The big SUV has never recorded any fatalities on UK roads since records began, according to latest figures. Analysis by Thatcham Research of police accident stats and insurance cla

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                                              Ford Fiesta ST-Line quick test

                                              The Ford Fiesta has been Britain’s best-selling car for near-on a decade now.

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                                                Car nut finds missing parts of his Renault 5 Turbo on sale on Facebook 19 YEARS after they were stolen

                                                A PETROLHEAD has claimed parts from his classic Renault have appeared for sale on Facebook – 19 years after they went missing. Phil Abodium said he spent months upgrading his beloved Renault 5 Turbo before it was stripped of its parts. The dad-of-on

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