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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.

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Safety advances leave Dacia trailing

The latest Euro NCAP safety tests saw the Skoda Enyaq and VW ID.4 earn five-star ratings – but the Dacia Sandero scored just two stars.

Tyre safety month: How to keep your tyres in order

Tyre safety is crucial, but checking your tyres needn’t be complicated. Here’s what to look at to ensure that you're safe on the road.

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.

How car safety has changed over the years

Car safety has improved continuously and relentlessly throughout history. We explore some of the key developments from the last 100 years.

Euro NCAP announces big changes to safety testing

Car crash test procedures are getting their biggest overhaul in a decade to improve occupant safety and improve post-crash protection.

Five-star safety for latest BMWs

The latest BMW 1 Series and 3 Series models have been awarded five-star safety ratings by Euro NCAP, while the Peugeot 208 and Jeep Cherokee scored four stars.

Seven stars in latest round of crash tests

Independent car safety regulator Euro NCAP has revealed that seven new cars have taken a top five-star rating in its latest round of testing. All...

Volvo issues vehicle recall over fire risk

Nearly 70,000 Volvo cars in the UK are being recalled over a fire risk related to an engine problem, the manufacturer said.

Jaguar issues I-Pace recall over potential brake issue

Jaguar has announced a worldwide recall of its all-electric I-Pace SUV over potential braking issues. It affects cars made in 2018 and early 2019, with...

Kia recalls 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid models

Kia has issued a voluntary recall of more than 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles because of a fire risk in an electrical relay.

Audi e-tron electric car among five-star safety winners

The all-electric Audi e-tron is one of seven vehicles to receive a top five-star safety rating in the latest round of crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP.

Motorists warned about buying used tyres

Motorists may be putting lives at risk buying used tyres, councils have warned, as an investigation found nearly half of part-worn tyres examined to be unsafe.

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