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Questions from September 2012
I bought a Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6hdi vtr+ 2 weeks ago from Arnold Clark Northwich. It's a 57 plate Picasso with 39,000 miles on the clock and I have noticed...
I'm a devotee of regular oil and filter changes. 20,000-mile service intervals are clearly aimed at fleet operators keeping maintenance costs down and...
My 18-year-old daughter was on holiday in Cornwall last week and received a parking charge notice. When she parked she tried to purchase a ticket, but...
Recently I was a passenger in a car being driven in the outside lane, during rush hour, on a Friday evening. All three lanes of the motorway were busy...
I have a 2006 Toyota Yaris and was disappointed to read that Toyota has since abandoned the digital speedo. It is so easy to read and, when driving abroad,...
I am often dismayed at the selfish drivers who park up to half a car length from the start or end of a parking bay, thus taking up two parking spaces....
My Vauxhall Vectra’s power steering pump broke down and we were towed to Tustain Motors in Berwick-upon-Tweed by an RAC contractor. Unfortunately, they...
I am contemplating the purchase of a 2004-2007 Volvo XC70 automatic diesel. Were these vehicles fitted with DPFs, dual mass flywheels and exhaust gas recirculation...
We own a 2004 Volkswagen Golf 1.9TDI automatic that has now done almost 100,000 miles. So far it has been relatively trouble-free, although it recently...
I was driving my one-year old Audi A3 at about 40mph on a rural road near my home when the car suddenly veered to the right, crossed the road, knocked...
I purchased a Volkswagen Touran new from Dane Motor Company in Chester just under six years ago. The warranty has, of course, long since expired. Dane...
It is rare that I use the left-foot braking advice that you give for driving automatics. However, I am sure it saved me from an accident recently when...
You're quite right that the CPS (also known as the Criminal Protection Society) is useless at pursuing fraudulent insurance claims. I suspect one reason...
I have been told by my local Mercedes-Benz garage that the air-conditioning unit in my 2010 B-Class doesn't work because the condenser was damaged by a...
In 2009 I bought a new Renault Laguna 2.0dCi 150 Initiale 50 diesel automatic. Can you tell me whether it has a diesel particulate filter, dual mass flywheel...
I recently bought a SEAT Altea SE 1.6TDI DSG and I also looked at the equivalent Volkswagen Golf Plus. The SEAT worked out to be £4710 cheaper than the...
Do you know if Volkswagen has any plans to bring out a new model of the Golf Plus? I think I read somewhere that a new model of the Golf was being introduced...
In January I bought a used Audi which I sourced through the Audi website, as it claimed that all vehicles have a service history check and will have a...
Telegraph Motoring recently carried photographs of two high performance cars: the Jaguar E-Type and the De Tomaso Mangusta. Both clearly show sensibly-sized...
I used to use my 2004 Jeep Cherokee 2.8 CRD Limited to travel backwards and forwards from Exeter to Manchester. More recently we use hire cars, so the...
I am not particularly mechanical so can you explain the difference between a dual mass flywheel and a standard flywheel, the advantages of using them (if...
We purchased a 2010 Golf 1.6TDI in September 2011 with 10,000 miles. It has now done 15,000 miles without any problems. My wife only does a low mileage...
Last year I contacted www.orangewheels.co.uk about a new Golf Match TSI auto. I was passed to Dane Chester and was offered a discount 3 per cent greater...
Earlier today, with my car temperature gauge reading 30 degrees Celsius I saw two young boys sitting in the back seat of a Ford Ka in a supermarket car...
I'm becoming more frustrated by the lack of skills exhibited by some motorway drivers, who never leave their lane and make it difficult for others to overtake....
A friend of mine had a head-on collision recently. He was travelling at under 30mph and his airbag failed to inflate. A policeman who arrived at the scene...
I have a 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDI. After leaving it locked in garage for four weeks while on holiday, I found that the battery had discharged and...
Thank you for informing ‘RT via email’ how to drive. I have been having to deal with prats like this for years. Why does anticipation never enter into...
I have recently purchased a Honda Jazz. It is a beautiful car but when driving in bright sunshine the dashboard reflects badly on the windscreen, so badly...
I have been a loyal customer with the same insurance company for over 30 years, but Sainsbury’s Car insurance has given me a quote which halves my current...
AM of Bolton complained (Compensation culture - Saturday July 21, 2012) of being plagued by phone calls from firms telling of compensation awaiting if...
As someone with more than 50 years driving experience I am appalled at the thought of handing over control of my vehicle to Automatic Emergency Braking....
I was recently driving along a newly resurfaced road which had loose chippings on the surface. A couple of motorbikes in front of my car were zipping stones...
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I have a 2006 Skoda Octavia vRS. I have read that a lot of people are having the same problem as myself that the ESP light is on. Has Skoda accepted this...
Timing belts are expensive to replace, and my Golf needs one every four years. Do the manufacturers just fit them to create work for themselves or are...
Back in the 1970s it was possible to fit an engine warmer retrospectively by removing a frost plug and screwing in a coiled electric element, like a small...
What is your opinion on the KIA Rio as opposed to the Suzuki Swift?
You are very right when stating that the outside lane overtaker should be fully aware. You might have added that the inside laner has the responsibility...
My 31,000 mile 2009 Nissan Qashqai 1.6 petrol Acenta 2wd manual lacks power when climbing a hill. It has plenty of revs but no power. In addition, on a...
My guess is that the price out of the factory for ESP modules is not much more than a few pounds. Presumably there is no real competition for replacement...
My 2001 Polo just failed MOT on emissions, high on everything. The mechanic advised I should replace the manifold cat, the standard cat and the lambda...
I own a Peugeot 406. The engine cut out whilst driving; fault was diesel pressure sensor. Replaced sensor. Engine diagnostic light on again and the car...
Is an extended warranty worth taking up - includes parts but not labour for two years for £445.
When turning on the ignition first thing how long should the glow plug light stay on before it goes off. Does the length of time it takes, or doesn't take,...
I have an issue with automatic gear box on my Renault Grand Modus 1.6 (2008). Have driven autos for over 20 years, mainly Japanese cars so this is my first...
I've been browsing answers and I'm interested to note you do not need a spare tyre to pass the MOT test. However, I seem to remember you must have a spare...
I need a small automatic car for my 79 & 91 year old parents. It must have with all round parking sensors & good visibility, as well as wide doors and...
I purchased a Vauxhall 2007 Corsa 1.2 Club for £3650 on the 14th July this year and now the head gasket has gone. The dealer only gave 30 days warranty...
I have an Agila petrol 1.2 with approx 35000 miles on clock. How can I tell whether timing chain needs replacing or whether it is a tensioner fault or...
I have kind of a minor wobble in my steering, this happens at any speed slow or fast. It is a small vibration and steering wheel moves a small amount (2-5cm)...
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Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93

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