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Questions from November 2010
Can I fit snow chains to an Audi A6 Avant (Sport) 2002? Tyre size 215/55R16, Rims 7J. My manual says I can, but Audi Customer Services say I cannot. I...
Do winter tyres need to be fitted by a specialist tyre fitter or will my local independant fitter or nearby Kwik-Fit etc be sufficient?
My wife has just bought a `58 Reg Mazda 3 Takara (Takora?) 1.6 with 205-55 R16 tyres on alloy wheels. With all this Global Warming producing so much snow...
I have a Mercedes A-Class (2002) and wanted to know whether it was best to get winter tyres and steel wheels or to go for winter tyre socks. Any advice...
An article in the motoring section recently talked about the rising cost of insurance. It failed to mention some of the reasons for these increases. 1)...
JD laments his inability to receive Test Match Special on his radio because he can’t get Long Wave. However, I discovered a while ago that the rarely-mentioned...
Tags: radio stereo
Can you please supply details of the device that will prevent one from putting petrol into a diesel car? I know you have published these details before,...
Is there a way of improving tyre grip in ice and snow without changing to winter tyres?
I am thinking of changing my Honda Jazz for a Toyota IQ. I change my car every few years and my greatest joy was a Toyota Yaris Verso, alas no longer in...
My new Volkswagen T5 Transporter 2.0TDI 140PS has a DSG gearbox with a hazard. After slowing down for a junction or roundabout there's several seconds...
I cannot agree with you enough about the value of fitting winter tyres. Combine them with sensible driving and who needs a 4x4 for road driving in snow?...
You have helped me with this info in the past, but on the last occasion with an unfair £80 fine at an M6 Moto service station, they refused my offer of...
My wife has a 2005 Volkswagen Golf 2.0FSI GT with 51,000 on the clock. The light in the ESP switch, and the dashboard steering wheel and ABS signs, have...
I drove to Colchester in my 2008-registered BMW E87 118d on 20 October. The journey of 70 miles return was achieved without mishap. However on 21 October,...
My in-laws live on a private road. On returning from holiday they found that one of their neighbours had installed a speed hump. This is not the first...
I bought a new Porsche Carrera 2S four years ago and we fitted a RAC Trackstar device. This work was carried out by a local RAC Franchise as we live in...
Many years ago, when I worked at the British Standards Institution as secretary to the colour-fastness committees, the Post Office telephoned in a flap....
Tags: tax discs
We have a 2002 MGF. The detachable rear screen has become very misted and the dealer we spoke to could only suggest replacing it. Do you know of a cleaner...
I recently received a notice of a fine by the company operating the car park for Morrisons in Northampton for £90.00. This was due to my overstaying for...
I have a new Ford Focus Zetec 2.0i automatic Titanium X. Am I better buying a set of winter tyres or going the whole hog and buying a set of new wheels...
My wife recently took over ownership of our son's car as a second car, but when insuring it was told her no-claims discount on her main car of some nine...
It was very timely to read in the Telegraph on Saturday about an Audi's failed ABS system. The light on my 2005 Focus keeps coming on intermittently. I...
A neighbour has pranged (wing, lights and bumper) my new A5. The repair is underway and I hope it will be looking good soon. However when I trade this...
An unusually rare act of vandalism overnight in a hotel car park in central France earlier this month rendered my car inoperative and obliged me to call...
I have recently returned a Mercedes-Benz SLK at the end of a two-year lease through Mercedes-Benz Finance. I carefully studied the Vehicle Return Standards...
I am writing to you on a subject to which I believe you referred in your column - traffic humps. I am the owner of a Racing Green S-Type Jaguar which is...
My beloved Mini has just failed its MOT due to a seized front brake wheel cylinder. The part I need is a GWC101 (15/16ths bore dual piston front wheel...
Last night at about 19.00hrs I left Dover dock and got into the wrong dedicated lane and found myself going up the A2 instead of the A20. There was no...
Are there any tricks to prevent a windscreen icing up on the inside during winter? If it's unavoidable, what is the best way of dealing with it as quickly...
As a pensioner driving in London at 5.30pm on a Sunday evening, I became disoriented after following diversionary signs from multi road closures and stopped...
I continue to be astonished at the letters in your columns on the subject of left-foot braking, and just thought you might like some more support for your...
Whilst I understand your passionate desire to spread the left-foot braking technique among drivers of automatics, I fear that the very people that you...
I am thinking of ordering the new Audi A1 from my local Audi dealer. This would be a cash deal with no part exchange, but I am told there can be no negotiation...
We have a 2003 Citroen C3 1.4 automatic. We would like to trade it in for a newer car. It has to be an automatic and we would like the same size car with...
Much is made of the low carbon dioxide emission needed to meet various targets and the drive towards zero emission objectives through all electric vehicles,...
I owned a Nissan Qashqai Acenta 2.0 DCI Turbo for 31 months during which time it covered 20,000 miles. It averaged 40mpg (according to the computer). At...
Last year my local shopping mall installed black and yellow speed humps that were too high. These damaged my Rover 75 sump tray. It took me a month to...
We are both in our 60's and my wife wants to exchange our Skoda Fabia for a folding metal roof cabriolet. Reviews suggest that a Volkswagen Eos would be...
I would like some assistance with how to approach Volkswagen as my 5-year-old Golf Plus (2005 with 44,000 miles) has now become the latest in a long line...
In August I bought a Renault Clio from a used car dealer. The car is 54 reg and is on 44,000 miles. I paid £4,800 for it. I have covered fewer than 400...
I am having steel wheels and winter tyres fitted to my Volkswagen Jetta. The winter tyres are Bridgestone 205/55 x 16 (same size as existing tyres). How...
I recently purchased a 2009 Peugeot 308 Verve 1.4 fitted with Continental tyres. Could you please tell me if anybody as done any research that would indicate...
In support to FD of Brentwood’s complaint about severe pains in his right leg, I also suffered a similar pain after changing my large, comfortable Volvo...
I would like some advice on tyres please. I need four new runflat tyres on my 2003 BMW 530D (225/50 17 94w) and wondered if you have any suggestions? I...
Although my experience of accident management companies is limited to using them via a corporate lease plan, I have to say that even then, I question their...
We currently run a Vauxhall Meriva ‘A’ 1.7CDTI and will shortly be looking to replace it. We have been looking for something in the £30 tax bracket that...
You recommend winter tyres as an alternative to having to buy a 4x4. On a front-wheel drive family car do you need all four or just two to provide better...
I had legal assistance cover on my insurance policy. After an accident my impression of their service is that they seem to be fixed on getting me into...
I've been following the thread about left-foot braking with interest, as I've been considering switching to an automatic next summer when my Motability...
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