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Questions from September 2018
What sort of speed and for how long do I need to be driving for the DPF on my diesel to be working?
I have just bought a new Audi Q3 1.4 TSFI. I have not owned a turbo car before and understand that you should let the car idle for a while before switching off following certain driving conditions. Please...
I recently received a parking charge notice from Parking Eye for 21 minutes over their two hour time. I didn't realise there was a time limit. Do I need to pay?
What were the differences between a Rover Metro Rio and the Metro Rio Grande?
My Dacia Sandero Ambience has just had its third service by the main dealer. They are recommending a fuel system flush to remove moisture. My car has only done 12000 miles, I run it on BP Ultimate petrol...
I recently wrote to you about problems with a 1991 BMW 525 SE automatic. After a very robust drive in a hilly domain the selector of the gearbox selector was very stiff but when being driven normally it's...
I currently drive a Mitsubishi L200 and want to change. I need something with 4x4 drive, as I stay in a hilly area and need it for winter driving. Also a good boot space for my dog. I currently do about...
What is the best wax car polish for an older vehicle?
Are CVT transmissions reliable or to be avoided? How much maintenance do they require?
I’m looking to buy a car which I’m able to fit my son's BMX in. I currently have a Focus. He’s not 11 and due to the boot lip he does struggle getting it in and out easily. I’m disabled so can’t help him....
A young workmate is considering buying insurance with a black box, with an impressive discount, but is worried by stories she has heard of them causing conflicts with engine management systems. Do you...
I work for a company supporting people with learning disabilities in the community. Staff use their own vehicles to take clients out daily. We have just found out that my senior support worker who is currently...
I'm interested in buying an old Jaguar XKR but I'm worried about reliability and what to look for when buying. I have had a 2000 Porsche Boxster before and I know they have a good reputation for reliability...
Can I transfer a registration from a 40 year old car that is tax and MoT exempt?
I am taking a 1969 MGB Tourer to France soon. The car doesn’t require an MoT certificate in the UK so will I be legal to travel in France without?
Is the Apachie front/rear dash cam a decent product and at £35 with a 16GB memory card do you think it's value for money?
I have a 1999 Morgan +4. Should I buy a lead acid or a calcium battery? My last battery was a Halfords lead acid and lasted seven years.
I am looking for an SUV with lower ground clearance so that my elderly mum is able to get in it. She is wheelchair bound so has limited mobility and I need to fold the wheelchair and put it in the back....
What electric cars do you recommend?
Do I have to tell an insurer if my car is Category C/D write off? And if I were to buy one would I need a new MoT? I have seen a number that say they have a number of months left - probably before they...
Once a car has been declared a write off, how long does it take for valuation and insurance payout?
I have a budget of around £4k and am looking for a small automatic that will mostly do city driving and school runs for my wife. I have read that MMT (Yaris) and DSG gearboxes are troublesome. The Yaris...
How much would a 1994 Ford Mondeo LX automatic obtain if sold?
What's the best 4x4 van?
I came to the world of driving in my late 30s and while learning I bought a Daihatsu Copen. I'd like another convertible - are there any other relatively recent convertibles for under £10k that will give...
I need a seven seat car but don't do long distance regularly. Most journeys are short such as school, work, shopping. The majority of options are diesel though. We really like the Peugeot 5008 and currently...
I had Nextbase dash cams fitted to the front and rear of my car recently. I was not entirely satisfied with the fitting (by a well known supplier) or the performance of the cameras. The vehicle was involved...
With the weather as it is, where do people stand with insurance if their car is damaged by falling trees or branches, flash flooding or things flying around roads.
I have a Mitsubishi Colt GLX Mk2 and I can’t seem to find replacement rear brake disc splash/backplates as mine are rusted through. Are there compatible ones on the market?
My son was involved in an accident and his car declared a total loss. An engineer inspected the car and classed it as Cat N ( the damage is door and panel so no structure at all). He is keen to buy back...
What is the legal situation with cars using what I call 'exhaust boosters' to make their vehicles sound like formula one cars? They seem to be driven by young male drivers who are what are loosely termed...
I have a PCN for driving in a bus lane in an area that isn't familiar to me. I had been to a wedding reception and it was 12.50am, so assumed that there was no issue driving in the bus lane. I now realise...
Smart provides a range figure of 99 miles for its Smart EQ. In the two weeks we have had ours, we have never had an indicated range of more than 72 miles and in reality, less. Temperatures have been moderate...
How do I find out the ownership and address details of a car with only a number plate to go on?
I have reserved a Microlino but not paid a deposit - I think it would be a good cheap local runaround for me as I don't walk too well. Do you have any info on it such as car tax, battery life, battery...
I've got a 4500 RDS EON stereo in my Ford Fiesta Mk6 and I'm looking to try and find a Bluetooth device I can connect to this without having to buy a new car stereo. Is there anything on the market?
I passed my test about three months ago and currently drive a 2010 SEAT Ibiza. I want to buy some aesthetical upgrades for it such as respraying the wheels and such, however I have found a 2005 SEAT Ibiza...
Do any vans have a drivers seat plus three passenger seats up front? I'm trying to avoid buying a crew van with seats behind.
How would you rate the Nissan NV200?
We have insurance on previous car where I was a primary driver/policy holder and my partner was a named driver. She had a minor accident in Sep 2017 for which we are in dispute and just yesterday the claims...
Where is the best place to get short term cover while our car is being sold?
I have a classic car on a specialist insurance policy and a normal car on a standard policy with another company. I had an accident abroad two years ago in the classic resulting in a large repair bill....
My 17 year old son hit a kerb during his driving lesson and the instructor is saying we must pay £70 for a new tyre. He has also mentioned losing booked lessons at some cost later, though I know he fitted...
My daughter was recently rear ended by a car when she was stopped at red traffic lights. The young man gave her his insurance and contact details, which turned out to be false. She did get the registration...
I have found a lovely little car with two owners from new but it's a Cat C. Is it safe to buy? The MoT history is impeccable and it has lots of receipts.
I'm looking for a car with a forgiving ride and decent ground clearance for travelling over parkland. Four wheel drive is not essential and as I don't do more than 8000 miles a year I'd like a petrol with...
The turbocharger of my 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI has failed and the garage want £900 to replace it. Should I go ahead? The clutch has also not been replaced and with 90,000 miles on the clock is it...
My daughter has fully comp insurance on her car, a 2003 Peugeot 206. Although old, it was in excellent all-round pre-accident condition. She was at fault in a minor shunt and although her car is driveable,...
My son is changing his car as he has a baby is on the way. He was thinking about a SUV or crossover as they will need a decent amount of boot space. After reading your reviews for many years, I was thinking...
I enjoy driving when conditions and traffic allow. Advancing years and back problems now require me to abandon all but the most comfortable of cars. Can you suggest any models which combine comfort with...
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