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I bought a used Volkswagen Tiguan in December 2017 and have covered 12,000 miles since. I recently took it for a service and the engineer told me that DMF issue has kicked. The finance company is asking...
Which SUV or MPV would you recommend for a young family requiring seven seats occasionally? It must be automatic and petrol, as we drive mainly short distances. Our budget is up to £30K.
I have an Audi Cabriolet 1999 2.6 final edition that has a knock from the left side when turning to the right. My mechanic has checked the ball joints, track rod ends etc and everything is in order. He...
My taxi insurance company are going to pay out on a claim on an accident that never happened. The police incident report confirms no other vehicle was involved, as my driver swerved to avoid other car....
Is there a reason to put steel wheels on a Hyundai Ioniq? Motorpoint has them listed as standard equipment/
Can you recommend a car to replace our Vauxhall Meriva? We need a petrol automatic with easy access for octogenarians. Our budget is only about £8000. Reliability is a must and a "proper" auto box plus...
My 2016 Vauxhall Vivaro has been having issues not starting - I was told it is an intermittent fault. It has had two parts fitted under warranty but Vauxhall has not given permission for a third part to...
I have a Jaguar S-Type 2.7-litre diesel automatic. In event of a breakdown, which seems quite likely, is it possible to tow this car without causing damage to the transmission?
I want to change a normal gearbox into an automatic gearbox for a Wolseley 16/60 built in 1968. Is it easy to convert this and what will it cost?
My wife has asthma and exhaust fumes are a real problem, especially in traffic jams. What are the best cars for filtering fumes or preventing them from getting into the cabin?
I'm after a small 4x4 that I can drive in fields with good ground clearance, an automatic and also sat nav. My budget is between £12-17,000. I've not liked the Kia Sportage, Honda CR-V or Audi Q3. I drive...
I bought a 1976 Triumph Stag with a Rover V8 from a private seller in October. Just 125 miles and 72 hours after leaving the seller, it suffered catastrophic engine failure. The engine needs replacing....
I’m a young driver who originally had a black box fitted to the car to save some money. My mother was a named driver on this previous policy. One afternoon, my insurance provider informed me that the policy...
I own a Nissan Figaro but can't seem to sell it. It has 60,000 miles on the clock and has been garaged so is in reasonably good condition. Any suggestions on how I can get a sale?
I have just found out that a car I bought from a dealer three years ago was actually written off as a Class D insurance claim in 2006. I wasn't told and wouldn't have bought it. What can I do?
I want to put a private plate on my eight-month-old car but I do not hold any documentation for the vehicle as it is on a four-year Personal Hire Contract so the registered owner of the vehicle is the...
My new Volkswagen Golf was delivered to the Volkswagen dealer on Nov 1st 2018. They have told me that the DVLA cannot register the car as it has a 2019 engine and they require codes from Volkswagen. I...
I have decided its time to invest in a dashcam that will record both front and rear footage, but we need one with good resolution, at least 12 hours constant recording on battery alone, zoom facility to...
A random car has parked on my property and the owner refuses to move it. I don't know if it's roadworthy, but it looks in decent condition. What are my options to remove it?
I am looking to buy a petrol van for my gardening business that is a crew cab. What can you recommend?
Can an insurance company sue me because I was at fault for an accident and gave the other driver a false name and address?
I have recently read that new cars have a system installed which would alert emergency services in the event of an accident. In effect, these 'monitoring' boxes/systems would allow access by the authorities...
Do some European countries impose penalties on drivers who have sat navs in their cars if they have a speed camera warning facility, even if they are switched off and put in the boot? Are there any similar...
What is the best battery-operated dash cam?
I bought a 2016 Citroen Grand Picasso but want to fit a dash cam. Have you any suggestions? The thing that makes it tricky is knowing where to mount it. The sun visor moves forward over the top of the...
Can I list my wife as the main driver (which she is) even though the car insurance is in my name?
I had to misfortune to hit a deer. It was early morning and there were no warning signs - the deer simply jumped over a hedge and collided with my car. There was extensive damage and my insurance company...
I had a no-fault accident which meant my car was written off and the insurers paid me a final settlement to cover the market value of the car. There were nine months of the policy left - should I also...
Could I, although a lawyer, offer a practical response to the reader's problem of a car unlawfully parked on their drive? First, physically block the car from being removed. If this is likely to be ineffective,...
I read your answer to the person who had problems with someone parking illegally on their driveway and wondered if the following solution might be possible? 1) Put up a sign saying that cars parking illegally...
We are taking delivery of a new car shortly. From a resale point of view is it better to register it in December or to wait until January.
If I take my car to France (it has to be done as will no longer meet ULEZ after April) do I need to register it there. And if so how long do I have to do it?
I drive about 3000 miles a year and have always owned normally-aspirated petrol engines with torque-converter gearboxes. I'm wanting to buy a replacement but seem to have little option other than a turbo...
I see there are various types of additives that claim to keep turbos clean. I would like to know if they work? What can an owner do to keep the turbo oil feed and return pipes clean?
I am about to buy a Honda Jazz 1.4 VTEC with 88000 miles for £3500. I am slightly concerned about the high mileage for a relatively young car and from the car check I carried out it seems to have done...
It's about time to replace my 2006 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro. I really enjoy driving this car, can you recommend a modern performance saloon replacement? It must be an automatic, petrol, around £20k and...
My 11 month old car has had its front and rear bumpers replaced after a low speed shunt where the airbags were not deployed. The insurance company of the driver responsible is standing the cost of all...
I have read several of your comments advocating a trickle charge for the battery. Would that be suitable for my Lexus hybrid? And if so what would you recommend I purchase and how do I connect it?
I currently run a three-year-old Renault Kadjar diesel. I am looking to replace it with an electric car. Trouble is, I drive to Spain twice a year and need a car that will cope with the 800-mile journey....
I have a 1999 Jaguar S-Type. It has covered 34,000 miles and has a few problems, with faulty central locking and the rear windows stuck open. I don't think it's worth paying Jaguar dealers rates for repair...
I drive a 2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel (Euro5). For work, I drive 65-miles-a-day. What with the rising price of diesel, I'm thinking of getting a hybrid. What would you recommend?
I'm 80-years-old and have driven since I was 20. I now want a smaller car with good all-round vision and sprightly acceleration. What do you recommend?
I live in the depth of the countryside and now have to travel 65-miles (round trip) to work on a variety of roads. I'm currently driving a 1.2 petrol SEAT Ibiza (2010 model) which is eating through fuel...
I am looking to buy a vehicle for my 20-minute commute. The car will also need to cope with occasional off-road towing of a 750kg trailer. I cover 15-20,000 miles a year and don't want an automatic. I've...
I am very pleased with my three-year-old Subaru XV auto. I have no reason to change it, except that I am considering swapping to a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for sake of good ecological practice. Perhaps...
I have been quoted by a local nationwide service centre £1700 for the supply of a new SW20 power steering pump assembly for my 2005 Toyota MR2 - can this be right?
I have two cars. Both are registered in my name, although one of these is mostly driven by my wife. To avoid complications, I now wish to transfer this car into her name. How and when is the best way to...
My car was recently recalled to the dealer for EGR valve replacement. Ten days later the turbo failed, could there be a connection?
I have a 2013 Jaguar F-Type, which I have owned from new. The car developed a misfire and was transported back to the main dealer by the AA. The dealer diagnosed two spark plug failures and changed all...
I need a car for my daily commute of 80 miles. The journey is packed with traffic and usually involves a lengthy motorway crawl. I'm thinking I need an auto that's comfortable, economical and reliable...
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