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Car safety

What makes a car safe? What do all those acronyms mean? And what can you do to make your own car safer? The Car Expert is here to help.

Latest car safety articles

Focussing on safety: top tips to check your eyesight

Can you read a number plate from 20 metres? Is it getting more difficult to focus when you’re driving? Perhaps it’s time to check your sight.

What is lane-keep assist?

Lane-keep assist is designed to warn and steer a driver back into line when they have drifted out of their lane or misjudged a corner.

Five easy driving safety tips to start your 2023

Campaigners are urging drivers to put road safety on their ‘New Year’s Resolution’ lists - here are five quick tips to keep in mind.

Are electric car fires really that common?

Spend time on social media and you'll read plenty of headlines about electric car fires. But do EVs really catch fire all the time or is it a myth?

Another safety disaster for Dacia

For the third time in 12 months, Dacia has received unflattering headlines about the safety of its cars. This time it's the new Jogger.

Dacia flunks another safety test

Renault-owned budget brand Dacia's poor safety record has again been highlighted in the latest round of crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP.

Driver assistance systems explained

Don’t know you ACC from your LKAS? We’ve got you covered with our guide to driver assistance systems.

Top safety scores for Lexus, Renault and Volkswagen

Safety body Euro NCAP has announced its first results of 2022, with six of the seven new cars tested gaining top five-star ratings.

How to understand Euro NCAP car safety ratings

The Euro NCAP car safety ratings contain lots of information, but how much of it is important to you? This guide explains what it all means.

Renault needs to lift its game on safety

A zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating from any car manufacturer, at any price point, is simply unacceptable. Renault must do better.

Renault Zoe slated for poor safety score

The Renault Zoe has been heavily criticised by safety organisations after being awarded the worst-possible result of zero stars by Euro NCAP.

Five-star safety for seven new cars – but none for Renault

Delight at seven top five-star safety ratings awarded in Euro NCAP crash tests has been tempered by the zero stars gained by the Renault Zoe.

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