New Nuna MYTI child seat review

The neat, new Nuna MYTI child car seat adapts to your child as they growVerdict4

Price: £275

Child seats are a significant investment, so it’s worth choosing one that grows with your child. Nuna claims its new MYTI is the first to blend that scalability with i-Size regulations.

The 13.3kg MYTI’s weight contributes to the kind of solidity you might associate with a Group 0 or 1 child seat, but is much less common in a high-backed booster.

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Multibit screwdriver sets: 2019 group test

A diverse set of screwdrivers will help with any garage job, we test eight to find the best

Buying a screwdriver set to suit all the different fasteners and sizes you’re likely to meet when working on your car would cost a fortune – and take up far too much storage space.

It makes a whole lot more sense to purchase a single driver with a range of interchangeable bits, especially because most of them also work with a cordless drill – although you may need an adaptor. But which is the Continue reading “Multibit screwdriver sets: 2019 group test”

Used Ford Focus ST review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Ford Focus ST covering the Focus ST Mk3 (2012-2019)VerdictThe Focus ST hits the spot for many reasons. Not only is there a choice of body styles, but you can also choose your fuel. In fact, it’s so talented that it scooped our 2012 Best Hot Hatchback award, and won our sister title Carbuyer’s prize twice, most recently in 2017. And what was true then is just as true now; the Focus ST’s talents, affordability and wide-ranging appeal make it easy to Continue reading “Used Ford Focus ST review”

Used Mazda CX-3 review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Mazda CX-3 covering the CX-3 Mk1 (2015-date)VerdictSupermini-SUVs have become popular, but many lack all-round polish. Not the CX-3; it feels like a premium small car that’s good to drive, handsome and refined. However, its cabin isn’t as spacious as those of some rivals, while relatively steep prices from new are reflected in second-hand values. It’s best viewed as a high-riding supermini, and it isn’t an ideal family car if you have tall teenagers; Continue reading “Used Mazda CX-3 review”

Best scratch removers and colour restorers 2019

Need to remove scratches and revamp your car's paintwork? These are the best products to restore a vehicle's shine

Swirls and light scratches are the curse of modern paint. They obscure the paint underneath, thus giving bodywork a dull finish. Fortunately there are plenty of DIY solutions that can help iron out those marks, from polishes to colour restorers and scratch removers, all aiming at a different level of abrasiveness.

In this test, we’ve focussed on the higher end of Continue reading “Best scratch removers and colour restorers 2019”

Best mini air compressors for car tyres 2019

We test the best 12V tyre compressors to inflate flats and keep your air pressures correct…

Correct tyre pressures are essential for your car to handle, brake and corner as it should. Pressures below those recommended mean poorer fuel economy and can cause uneven or illegal wear. So a 12V mini compressor is an investment rather than a cost, because it can save time and money while keeping you safer. 

With correct pressures, your car will handle, brake and corner as it should, while low Continue reading “Best mini air compressors for car tyres 2019”

Best mini jump starter packs 2019

The market offers plenty of small jump starters for every purpose, but which packs the most punch? Here's our verdict

When freezing winter weather makes life hard for your car’s battery, you need a lithium-ion mini jump pack. Lightweight and easy to store in a glovebox, they can be the difference between a quick start or a long wait for help to arrive. These power packs deliver punch beyond their sub-paperback size, and they can easily be slipped into a glovebox.

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Best rain repellent screen wash 2019

Which rain repellent screen wash should you put in your reservoir?

Screen wash is motoring essential, shifting bugs and keeping the washer nozzles flowing when the temperature drops. But a growing number of products are adding a rain repellent to help keep screens clear. 

Drivers tend to love or loathe rain repellents. Fans revel in the way water beads away without the need for wipers, while critics dislike the mist-like smear that follows the sweep of the blades. 

If you’re a fan, Continue reading “Best rain repellent screen wash 2019”

Used Skoda Citigo review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Skoda Citigo covering the Citigo Mk1 (2012-date)VerdictWe were so impressed with the Citigo when it arrived that it won our 2012 Car of the Year award, prompting us to proclaim at the time: “How does Skoda do it for the money? “The Citigo is a small car with huge talent. It’s got space for four people, drives superbly, is incredibly efficient and is beautifully built. Then there’s the price and kit list. It’s simply sensational value for money. We Continue reading “Used Skoda Citigo review”

Best 12v USB car adaptors 2019

Keep your kit charged in the car with these multi-socket plugs. We pick from eight

Powering and charging portable devices on the move is a necessity nowadays. Many cars have built-in USB sockets, but these often can’t handle the power demands and many owners need more than one socket anyway. Two sockets are a common minimum but, for anyone with kids in the car, three, four or even five sockets would be better.

Virtually all phones and tablets still use conventional USB outlets, and most Continue reading “Best 12v USB car adaptors 2019”