motoring costs

Little relief at the pumps for motorists

Motorists were provided with little welcome relief at the pumps in June after suffering the worst monthly petrol price rise in 18 years in May.

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Motorists face tougher MOT tests from Sunday

Stringent new rules for MOT tests in England, Scotland, and Wales come into force this Sunday (20 May 2018).

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Top tips on beating unfair private parking tickets

If you’ve ever received a parking ticket when you’ve parked legitimately on privately owned land, you’ll know how irritated it makes you feel.

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Car insurance costs down but drivers don't see any savings

Insurers are not passing on cost savings to drivers, comparison site Confused.com warns.

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How to sell or scrap your car

If a failed MOT, collision or old age has rendered your car too costly to repair, it could be time to send it to the scrapyard. We look at the best ways to make money from getting rid of a clapped out motor.

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Insurance hike rule change starts today

Motorists will see their premiums rise by as much as £100 a year after changes to compensation payout rules take force today.

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Bringing forward or delaying car purchases could save you hundreds

Consumers buying new cars are being advised to check whether they can save cash by bringing forward or delaying their purchases.

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Petrol and diesel rise to highest prices in two years

Motorists saw the cost of petrol and diesel increase by 2p a litre in January, taking prices to their highest for more than two years.

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Beware the off-street parking charges postcode lottery

We’re all familiar with the term ‘postcode lottery’ when it comes to school catchment areas, but have you ever thought about it through the lens of off-street parking costs?

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UK motorists driving in France risk £117 pollution fine

New anti-pollution rules in France mean UK motorists driving through the country risk a fine of up to £117 unless they display the correct vehicle emissions sticker, according to motoring group the RAC.

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