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A family bought a property nearby and they obviously buy and sell cars from it. I've seen cars from the lot with adverts in the windows and they park them in the high street and drop them back later. They've...
While my car was being serviced by a local garage a learner driver ran into the side of the car - the garage was test driving it at the time. The third party has acknowledge responsibility and the garage...
I recently changed the intercooler on my 2010 Jaguar XF and now I'm getting an intermittent warning message which reads 'water in fuel, consult handbook.' How do I get rid of this message?
We have a 2012 Fiat Ducato-based campervan with 20,000 miles, but agreed at a recent service that the cambelt could wait until next year's service. Then I read the advice in the review of the Fiat Ducato...
I recently purchased a 2014 Ford B-MAX through a main Ford dealer. However after reading reports about the auto box I am a little concerned. The car has done less than 3000 miles with no problems at all....
My lease car is due for renewal through my NHS leasing scheme. At the moment, I have a diesel Kia Ce'ed, for which I pay £105 per month. Prices have increased and the same car will cost me £165 next time,...
At my car service today, the timing belt was ticked as okay but by the side it says 60,000 miles. The garage has told me that I need a new timing belt. Do I really need to pay £100 - £200 for a belt? Is...
My 19 year old son was driven into by an elderly lady who drifted across at the traffic lights. He was stationary waiting to turn right and she was travelling at about 5-10mph. He had only been with his...
I have a friend whose car was allegedly involved in damaging another vehicle while parking in a legitimate bay adjacent to a town centre thoroughfare. A claim has been made against her for around £2000...
I'm being asked for double the money to insure my car because my grand-daughter, who is fully insured, was driving and a pedestrian walked into the side of the car. The gentleman said it was his fault...
I plan to buy a Volkswagen Golf 2009 which was a Category D Write off in 2012. The car belongs to a single owner and the full service history and log book is available. The car is currently available at...
How will the emissions update affect the EGR and DPF in my 2009 Audi A4 170PS diesel. It has only 64,000 miles of mostly motorway driving and has been maintained over recent years by an independent VAG...
What's the best vehicle to pull an IFOR 505 horsebox with? I'd also like it to be economical with low road tax.
My insurer investigated a claim someone had put in against me and turned it down flat. However, they've put a no fault claim on my policy. When I queried this they said it had cost them money to investigate...
I bought a pre-regisered car. At the time of buying, the risk involved (driving a car which is not registered under my name) wasn't mentioned. My understanding was that after purchasing I would be the...
My local authority, sent me a PCN stating that I stopped my car outside a school entrance with the yellow zigzag lines. However, it was not parked or stopped on the lines but in the middle left of the...
I need to buy something with a few more seats but worry about all the negative coverage of diesels. What do you recommend?
I'm looking to change my old manual 2004 Mondeo 2.0-litre Ghia Estate for the latest equivalent model. This appears to be the Titanium range, however, all I can find in the petrol model is the 1.5 T EcoBoost...
I purchased a 2011 Skoda Fabia TSI with 19,119 miles on in May 2014. Today - with 31,800 miles on the clock - the DSG has died. The car is only driven about 4000 miles per year. How do I go about pursuing...
A local trader parked and left his unattended, small van in a local lay-by in order to advertise his business, which is emblazoned on the side of the van. Although the van was parked inside the lay-by...
I bought a Volkswagen Scirocco from a private seller in October 2016. The car was fully serviced and appeared to be in good condition. The other day Volkswagen did the emissions update and it completely...
My husband and I plan to sell our house, bank most of the money and buy a camper van, travel in Greece/Europe for about six months before returning to the UK and buying a new home. How can we stay legal...
My 68 year old mother has just purchased a new Fiat 500 to replace a 10 year old Ford KA. Two years ago, while the car was parked in a supermarket car park and my mother was shopping, the KA was hit by...
I've had a car accident that wasn't my fault. Can I insist on having my car repaired, even if the repair costs exceeds the value of my car? I really want to have my car repaired rather than have it written...
I really want to buy a hybrid car, but cannot find an estate type vehicle under £23,000 allowing enough room for my dog to be placed in the boot. I'm therefore resorting to a diesel SUV. Please can you...
I have a quandary as to which car to sell. My wife is getting a company car and we need to sell one of our current vehicles, comprising a 2015 Hyundai i30 diesel on 21,000 miles (worth around £8000) and...
My Volkswagen Golf has an engine oil leak, but the mechanic says he can't find the leak because there's too much oil. How should I clean it?
My daughter has a 2010 Nissan Qashqai which she bought in 2014. Two years ago, the ignition key jammed in the steering column lock and she had to get the dealer she bought it from to replace the lock at...
Our road has motor vehicles restricted signs, with "except for access". What does this mean? Any normal person would assume this meant access to residences on the road. Not only are we plagued by cars...
I'm after a replacement for an ageing Toyota Corolla Verso. It needs to carry two adults plus two children (13 and 11). We cover less than 10k miles per year including a 50 mile per day commute three days...
My wife has a 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.6. She specifically asked the Volkswagen garage not to apply the EA189 emissions fix when the car had its service and MoT. However, it appears that they have applied...
I bought four new Bridgestone Potenzas for my 2004 BMW Z4 around 14 months ago from a big name tire company. I've noticed both rear tires have started to develop cracks around the outer part of the tread....
I was recently involved in an accident which wrote off my car. I've notified my insurer without claiming and the third party hasn't claimed either (I suspect she was not insured to drive to begin with...
My wife has had a Daihatsu Move for 20 years and now has to replace it with something similarly 'quirky'. It must have four doors and be petrol, manual and on the small side. Any ideas, please?
A colleague has to tow a 1300kg trailer as part of his work on a daily basis. To get the right tow car he has to go for something which hits him hard in tax terms because of high CO2. He has posed the...
I have a 2014 Fiat Ducato van. The fault is that the outside temperature reading is totally inaccurate. It does change in line with actual temperature (i.e. reading rises & falls) but gives a significantly...
I have a 2017 Toyota Yaris. Will using the air con on high waste fuel faster?
What are the shortest four-seater cars that can be reversed into a 25-foot long parking space?
I have a 1976 Porsche 912 in good nick. There are only a few left now. Do you know what I could sell it for?
I bought a 2014 Nissan Juke 1.2 Dig T reg in Dec 2016, with 17,000 miles on the clock. I've driven 5000 miles and now the dealership tells me the clutch is worn and it will cost £1000 to replace it. It's...
I'm wanting to buy a small, economic car for my 19 year old daughter to travel between university and our home. I really don't want to pay more than £6000, however, want a safe reliable car that will also...
I've been taken to court for non-payment of a parking fine by a private company. While there is lots of information available about how to get out of paying a parking fine, I can't find much information...
I'm thinking of buying a 2013 Volkswagen Passat Estate 1.8 TSI that's apparently been standing for 18 months. The owner (one from new) has passed away, but the car was garaged whilst he was not well enough...
I currently drive a 2011 Fiat Bravo Multijet diesel - I bought it for the MPG and it hasn't disappointed in that regard, although it's irritatingly unreliable and handling isn't great. Despite living in...
Given all the pros and cons and what you know about the Ford Transit Custom and Volkswagen T5 Transporter, if you were to buy a 2014 year combi van to run for the next four to five years, which one would...
I recently traded in a three year old Skoda Yeti 1.6 diesel for a one year old Skoda Yeti 1.2 DSG petrol to avoid all the oil burner pitfalls. But the new car has had to go in under warranty for a clutch...
Should I take up the option of a courtesy car following an accident? The extent of damage to my Honda Civic has not been estimated as yet but, bearing in mind that the car is a Y registration, it my well...
I currently own a 2007 BMW X5 with 155,000 miles on the clock, which I'm looking to change. I used to do over 20,000 miles a year, but more recently this has dropped to about 10,000. I use it to tow a...
I'm thinking of buying a low mileage 2002 campervan, what's the reliability of the Fiat Ducato 2.8 JTD?
My beloved 20 year old Jaguar XJ6 has developed electrical problems, due partly to water getting into the wiring. My mechanic has sourced some used parts (Jaguar don't make them any more), but the immobiliser...
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