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I have a three year old BMW 4 Series, 10,000 miles done and runflat tyres with no spare. I live in North Devon and often drive to Gatwick (240 miles, four hours) for a flight. If I sustain a puncture and...
I received a parking charge from smart parking. I paid for an hour and I was twenty minutes in the shop. I received the fine and appealed it as I still had my proof that I paid for my parking. I have received...
Am I wrong to completely rule out buying a diesel car? Is tax on diesel really going to go up enormously?
I recently had the 'restricted performance' limitation appear on my 2013 diesel Land Rover Evoque (it has done 35,000 miles). I stopped and switched off, waited a short while, then restarted and it had...
On driving my Skoda Yeti home, after purchasing from an approved dealership in April 2016, I noticed an external squeaking noise emitting from the front of the vehicle and an internal whistling coming...
A family friend has died and has no living relative in this country. I will sell her car and send the proceeds to her daughter in Canada. How does this affect signing the log book since the owner is deceased?
I'm thinking of purchasing an SUV, or similar to replace my Saab 9-3. I have narrowed it down to Kia, Honda, Ford and Nissan. I'm tempted by the Kia Niro. I do around 20,000 - 24,000 miles a year, should...
What cars would you recommend for my 18 year old son? He's starting an apprenticeship this autumn and will need a reliable car to get there and back. The annual mileage will be approximately 18,500, most...
My cherished 2005 Porsche Boxster 987S was involved in an accident last week and was sadly declared a write-off by the insurance company. I bought it from a dealer (for peace of mind) but the insurer's...
I'm looking at changing my 2013 petrol Renault Clio 0.9 TCe for a diesel as my commute to work is now 134 miles (67 miles each way). I make this commute up to four times per week, however, in a few months...
I am buying a Volkswagen Amarok V6 (204) Highline. In terms of road tax, is this classed as a car after April 1?
My son bought a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class from Mercedes-Benz last year, which came with a one year approved warranty. The warranty is just about to run out and it failed its MoT because of a nearside...
Any ideas on how water is getting into the boot of a fairly new Citroen C1?
I have a 2003 diesel Renault Clio 1.9. The engine turns over, but there is no ignition. There is a strange whirring noise coming from the engine bay. So far I've discovered that it isn't the battery, there...
My Ford Focus Mk1 dashboard lights keep flashing like a Christmas tree while I'm driving.
I left my leased car with a Volkswagen main dealer for an MoT and cosmetic work on the alloys a few days before the end of its contract. They agreed to hand it over to an inspector/collector from Volkswagen...
Six weeks ago I bought a 2011 BMW 530d Touring with 99,000 miles from a non franchised dealer. The car has developed brake judder which was not evident at the time of purchase. Assuming it is the brake...
My partner has just sold a year 2000 MGF via Ebay. The lady flew from her home on the Isle of Man to Gatwick, then caught a train to Slough. Following a quite lengthy test drive she bought the car and...
I have a 1953 Ford Popular which has been off the road since 1995 on a SORN. I have moved in that time and only have the V5 not the V5C. It has my old address on so how do I go about retaxing the car?
A female friend, in her first year of driving, had her car damaged in a works carpark by a male colleague. He accepted responsibility and it was agreed that it would be cheaper for both parties if her...
On the 16th of March I went to see and test drive a Nissan at the West-Way Garage Stourbridge. My daughter test drove a Nissan Micra Visia. As it did not have air conditioning we were keen to buy a Micra...
Could you suggest a selling price range for my sports car? It is a Japanese grey import Mazda Eunos 1.8 first registered in UK in October 1998. I had the car treated throughout with Finnigans waxoil in...
I have a current Ford S-MAX AWD which has Continental Contisportcontact 235/50 R18 W XL tyres which I shall have to replace shortly. Two questions, is it necessary to change all four tyres at the same...
I'm looking to buy the safest car for a young and newly qualified driver. Cars with autonomous breaking would appeal ideal - which (if any) would you recommend? Cost is important.
I have a 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 7G tronic with 68000 miles and have an Aviva multi car policy with my Kia Sportage. Now we have come up for fully comprehensive renewal and for both cars they want £497...
Less than six months ago I bought a Subaru Forester from a franchised dealership in Scotland. Although I love the car, it's been plagued with problems from the outset. The dealer principal is being less...
As the law is now taking a tougher line with drivers using mobile phones while on the move, are the same sanctions being used with those who use in-car touchscreen features, as are being found in more...
I have a 2011 BMW 320d. It's the N47 engine and had the timing chain done last year at 130k miles and was done at 80k miles. It's now covered 182k miles mainly motorway driving and the DPF light keeps...
Is it possible for a private parking enforcement company to issue a parking charge if a vehicle without a blue badge is parked in a disabled-only bay on a private road, within a residential estate? There...
I have just taken delivery of Volkswagen Passat Alltrack. I have asked a towbar company to assist me in fitting a tow bar but they say because the Alltrack bumper sits quite high due to road clearance...
I am considering swapping my car for a vehicle I can tow with. I will be using this to commute with work as well as tow, therefore dont want a gas guzzler, and I've seen some with lower towing limits that...
When driving on motorways or dual carriageways recently on a number of occasions I have had to avoid an incident as drivers just move straight on to the roadway without indicating or consideration of those...
I have a 1990 Volkswagen Polo Estate that had one little old lady owner from new and has done 51000 miles. It has been serviced annually by the same local independent garage for 20 years. The garage owner...
I live in Saudi Arabia. My car has been SORN'd and parked off the road. Recently it was moved to gain access to a sewage drain on the driveway. The following day an insured driver hit my un-insured car...
When driving, the speedometer in my Citroen C3 Picasso is showing a different speed to that which I'm actually driving it. How do I fix it?
My Kia Sportage doors automatically lock once moving. The doors unlock when the engine stops and key removed. Would this not prove dangerous if in an accident and driver and passengers needed rescuing?
I have a Ford Transit 2004 LWB 2.4 TDCi. Every time I get to 50mph and up to 60mph there is a loud rumbling noise coming through the vehicle, what could this be?
I have an Audi A1 Sportback, bought new in 2012. Current miles on clock just under 33,500. Last month it went in for the emissions software installation and since then the fuel consumption has increased...
I'm looking to buy my 19-year-old daughter a car with the lowest running costs (insurance and road tax). We car share, so I will also be a named driver. The car will not be used commuting and social journeys...
My wife and I are 75 yrs old and torn between a SEAT Ateca and a Q2 Audi.We want a smallish SUV, petrol and automatic with 0-60mph acceleration time below 9 seconds.
I bought a new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Sep 2015 and it has done 9600 miles so far. Charging of the battery was okay, with around 29/30mpg showing after a full charge. These last few months I have been...
I've just put 47 pence (0.4 litres of petrol) in my diesel Audi A3 2.0 TDI. My tank was almost empty. I spotted my error and then filled with £63 of diesel. Will my engine be okay? Any advice on steps...
I am in the process of rebuilding an engine from the late 1940s. The recommendation, which I am following, is to use running-in oil for the first 500 miles to ensure a good bedding of the piston rings...
I've bought a 2002 4WD Mercedes-Benz Sprinter high roof van that's partially converted as a camper. It's been well maintained but has some rust along the bottom panels and underneath, though not bad for...
My insurance company is charging me £100 for cancelling my policy even though I have paid up to date. Can they do this?
I'm thinking of buying a diesel Peugeot Partner Tepee automatic 1.6 or a Mercedes-Benz Citan Traveliner manual diesel as a compromise between a car and a van. I'd appreciate your thoughts about these vehicles.
I have about £6000 to spend on a used car. I'll use it for a daily 25 mile commute in rush hour and, as my wife has a Volkswagen Up!, it will be our main car for longer journeys. I'd like a balance of...
My wife and I have just retired and will use her small car as an everyday runabout. I have a 2010 petrol Skoda Yeti 1.8 which is relatively expensive to tax and insure and only needed for longer journeys,...
I have a three year old BMW 5 Series Touring 2.0d with 60,000 miles on the clock. I bought it new with deposit, monthly payments terminating in August with a final payment of £11,500. Given the growing...
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