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Questions from August 2018
I have two dash cameras in my MINI Countryman. One is in the front of my car and one is in the rear. When I plug them in, the DAB radio fails. Any idea as to why this is happening?
My daughter passed her driving test recently. She scratched another vehicle and the owner agreed to settle. For the minor scratch he sent her a bill of £500, which she paid by bank transfer (without revealing...
My partner's three-year-old Audi A3 caught fire on our drive at 4am (it was stationary and switched off at the time) and has been written off. The car was leased through my partner's work and we've been...
Can you suggest some ways to make my keyless entry car less vulnerable to theft?
Having had, for the second time, my car's nearside mirror destroyed, what would be the best aftermarket 360 security camera for overnight parked usage?
I'm a childminder and drive a 2016 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso because I need the seven seats for my business. Which insurance companies will supply me with a courtesy car of equal size to mine in the event...
I bumped another car whilst parking. No damage was done and neither party claimed but I lost four years of No Claims Dicsount. Is this fair?
I have a Ford Focus 1.5 diesel, which I bought very recently second-hand from a main dealer. A couple of weeks ago a fault code indicated a blocked DPF. The garage cleared the DPF under warranty, but recently...
Can you recommend the best aftermarket parking sensors (front and rear) for my Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk6?
My new car didn't come with a CD player. How can I play my CDs?
If I have Protected No Claims Bonus with an insurance company but I then make a claim, what happens if I switch companies at renewal? Will the new company regard me as having no claims or do I have to...
My 73-year-old mother's car was hit by an SUV that went through a red light. The driver admitted fault and said she was not concentrating (messing with her sat nav as she was lost). There was a witness...
We had what sounds like coolant failure in our Ford Focus EcoBoost Estate this week. Unfortunately it happened in France and we are in the process of organising repatriation. As this appears to be a known...
I know I can have a windscreen repair done on insurance without affecting my no claims bonus, but what about side windows? My car's window was smashed by a burglar, is it worth claiming on the insurance...
I'm giving a 1991 BMW 5 Series to my brother-in-law in Scotland. The car has been French registered and is on French plates. How can he get British insurance to drive it from France to Scotland, and can...
We've had four Toyota Aygo from our local Toyota dealership. This final car's contract will end in February 2019. The dealer has invited us back twice in the past six months to discuss "upgrading" to the...
Early next month I will be driving through Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and France. I will be in a 2017 BMW X3. I have seen a lot of confusing and sometimes contradictory information on what I will need...
We just purchased a 2014 Nissan Qashqai. I stupidly did not ask about the recent MoT history before we purchased it. It passed in July 2018, but does have some worrying advisories. Any idea where we stand...
I recently purchased a car privately, which the seller advertised as: “Fantastic low mileage car that's in a great condition” and goes on to say, “it would make an ideal first car or for somebody who makes...
I have a 2013 Ford Focus 1.0T. It is currently having a new engine fitted as there was a problem with the coolant, turbo and subsequent oil loss - which I had no warning lights for, or in fact any indication...
A Lexus dealer has refused to accept my debit or credit card in payment for one of their used cars, a £26,000 balance after part exchange. This was confirmed by Lexus UK when enquiring; you cannot used...
I'm a bit suspicious of runflat tyres. What are the pros/cons of using them? Is it just a manufacturers' ruse to relieve them of the cost of including a spare?
I visited a main dealer to have some work done on the front brakes of my 2006 CR-V, which has done 113,00 miles with a Full Main Dealer service history. Whilst there, I asked the mileage on a 2010 CR-V...
I want to buy medium-sized van, with a short wheel base for my son to continue his outdoor work. He fancies a Vauxhall Vivaro. What do you think is the best van overall? I have an £8000 budget, but i want...
I sold a car three months ago, which I’d bought privately two months prior as a fixer upper. I occasionally fix cars as more of a hobby than as a money maker. The car was a non-runner when I bought it....
When a dealership offers an approved used car for sale with the final year's balance of the manufacturer's warranty still in place, is it fair to expect them to put right any wear and tear faults before...
How do I check if my car was involved in an accident?
I'm buying a vehicle on PCP. My son, who is 34 years old and has been driving for 17 years, is named on the insurance as the main driver. I would like him to start earning his own No Claims Bonus. Is it...
I'm trying to sell a 1991 BMW 325i. A potential buyer changed his mind because, he said, there is a record that says a 318i with my registration was a Category B write off in 1999. I checked with HPI and...
We are lucky enough to buy our twin 17-year-old girls a new car for their birthday. However, getting them insured is difficult. Many insurance companies operate online only and the forms aren’t set up...
I'm tempted to buy a 1998 Jaguar XKR 4.0 supercharged for £8000. It also has a very attractive registration plate and appears in excellent condition. The dealer is well-established and is known to me as...
I have been asked by a friend to tow his 1976 Volkswagen Beetle to a specialist garage for repair. The Beetle is not MoT'd or insured. It's MoT exempt and not running. I have a recovery A frame and will...
I recently purchased a Volkswagen Polo via a private sale advertised online. It came with a Full Service History and 12 months MoT. I decided to buy the car on the agreement that the service history and...
I recently returned to the road my 1982 Ford Sierra 1.6 (petrol, pinto, manual) I believe it came off the road in 2002 or earlier, long before I purchased it, and I'm unsure whether or not it has been...
I will put my classic car into my garage with a fitted cover in October for six months. Would it be best to fill the tank up with petrol to stop the condensation forming in the tank, or leave it nearly...
I'm thinking of buying a car from a local garage. They offer a full MoT and six-month warranty, they also have excellent reviews. Should I still pay for a vehicle check or will they have done those before...
I bought 2007 Jaguar XKR with 25,000 miles on it. I returned the car after 10 days because it had a few issues. I also took the car for an MoT, where £450 worth of faults were found - which was odd because...
How much should I pay for 2001 Renault Clio? What should I look out for?
I want to buy a small van for my building company. My 17-year-old son, who is an employee, will be driving it on his provisional licence. Any recommendations would be much appreciated.
Saga charged me £50 of my premium, which is £150, to cancel my policy after less than two months of cover. They told me the cost was for an admin charge plus my two months of cover. Do you think this a...
I put my key fobs in a small biscuit tin in the house. Is this just as good as a Faraday Bag I could buy online?
What is the best dash cam?
I was stopped on a slip road waiting to merge onto a duel carriageway. A car then ran into the back of my motorhome. There was a huge bump to his bumper and some grill loss. There was only a minor scrape...
I recently bought a used runabout from a trader. It came with a valid MoT, but no V5. Therefore, we could not tax it as it's registered in another name. It's just sat on our drive and the seller won't...
I raised a claim with my insurer for fixing the rear bumper of my car, which was damaged while reversing. The rear bumper looks plastic, but I'm not sure if it was plastic before the repair. Another thing...
While my car was parked in a retail park car park it was hit and severely damaged by a third party. It is likely to be a write off. I have the third party's insurers details. The third party is obviously...
I have ordered and paid a deposit for a new Jaguar i-Pace from my local dealer. I was given a full schedule by the dealer from Jaguar which detailed a full timeline from order to manufacture through to...
I recently returned my car under the voluntary termination clause. Upon returning the car, it was discovered that the dealer didn't stamp the service book and now the finance company want me to pay an...
I have a Kia Niro which I am taking to France this autumn and to France and Spain next spring. I don't wish to rely on the supplied tyre repair kit so have purchased online (not from Kia) a spare steel...
I have just bought a 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK. Do you know if its possible to connect my iPhone through the Bluetooth ?
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