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I'm considering buying a 2016 Renault Trafic S127 Energy dCi panel van (66 Plate) and have checked online with Transport for Londons' ULEZ Checker and it seems to be compliant. The problem is that I understand...
When the sun gets on my windscreen, the suction cup for my dash camera comes adrift. Any ideas how to prevent this?
My London based 26-year-old grandson wishes to purchase his first car for occasional journeys out of London, especially to play golf. He wants a fun 'snazzy' car to drive that will take his golf clubs...
What is the best seven-seater on the market at the moment?
Did the Bentley Turbo R have painted pinstripes or were they stick on ones please?
I am wondering what is the best way to sell a G-reg Vauxhall Nova Merit four-door saloon that is part of a deceased estate? The car was bought from new and has been garaged and currently has 47K miles...
How can I stop my car door sticking to the rubber seals on cold and frosty mornings?
What exemptions are available to enthusiasts using 25+-year-old cars as daily drivers as ULEZ expands in London and with other cities contemplating introducing similar restrictions? Would an engine upgrade...
What annual mileage would be recommended to justify the extra cost of a petrol hybrid?
How much should one expect to pay to replace the water pump on a Volkswagen Touran 1.4 TSI? My local franchised dealer is quoting £675.
I am considering trading in my car. In the past when I sold a car privately I passed on the service history together with bills, records of payments etc. In view of current concerns over identity theft...
I need to buy a second-hand medium sized van (1500kg load) for my business, but as I need an engine with some power should I go for diesel bearing in mind the new M0T regulations, or is there a good petrol...
Although I am a similar age to Jeremy Clarkson, I do not share his passion for 200mph supercars with rock hard suspension and the ability to send my false teeth through the back of my neck upon accelerating....
There are many three or four-year-old Tesla's on the market, probably because the four year 50k warranty has expired. I have read many horror stories regarding reliability, I know the battery and drivetrain...
I have a Mk4 Ford Cortina registered in 1978. When is it tax free and how do I go about getting it registered as tax free?
I was reading about the five most insurance "fibs" and one of them is fronting when, say a parent, puts their name first and the son/daughter as an additional driver to save money. We all know that the...
My 76-year-old Jeep has leaf springs all round. Should these be lubricated between the leaves or left dry and what is the best way to extend their life?
What would you recommend as the best reliable automatic small car or hatchback to buy new for a not so young driver about 6ft 3ins tall?
What are the most effective dash cams and rear cams?
I live in Portugal and am planning return trip to UK. I may drive to UK in my Portuguese-registered car insured by a UK approved insurer. My breakdown cover does not include UK. Can I purchase short term...
I recently had a Powershift new clutch pack fitted to my 2015 1.6 petrol Focus at 17000 miles under warranty due to the normal judder problems. The car now drives very well. Has Ford improved the clutch...
What is the most reliable car/hybrid to buy for £10k? Something like a Nissan Juke that doesn't have the transmission and turbo problems.
My granddaughter (aged 17) will soon be starting to drive. What used small car would you recommend for her as a new driver taking into account vehicle reliability and cost of insurance. Which insurance...
I am looking for a 2+2 sports car with small back seats. I have a budget of £3-5k and ideally want something with a decent reliability record. Any thoughts please?
I'm looking for a used car with a £5000 budget but it needs to be a diesel as I'm covering 1400 miles per month. I'd prefer an automati0. What do you recommend?
My wife drives a 14-year-old Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin which is nearing its end. Can you suggest a small car with an elevated driving position which might be considered to go against the trend, with all...
We are looking to replace our elderly Vauxhall Corsa that is a second car and usually only does short journeys of 5-10 miles. It will do around 5000 miles a year. My husband is 6ft 5in so it can't be too...
I do not know what to do with my Vauxhall Tigra 1999 with 48000 miles. It is SORN at the minute and garaged. It's in excellent condition but is it worth keeping?
I am currently in a three-year personal van leasing and my circumstances have changed so I need to get out of this. I am 18 months into it - is it possible to get out?
I bought an approved used BMW X5 that came with directional tyre treads at the front but asymmetric at the rear, all Dunlops. The BMW owner's handbook states 'incorrect tyre combinations will interfere...
I have recently bought a new Mercedes C-Class Estate after a two-hour test drive in which I drove the car for three 20 minute sessions. The day after delivery I did two 90 minute journeys and was left...
My car was stolen at the beginning of this month. The keys were on the seat as I was unloading. My insurance has said they will not pay out because of the keys. The car has not been found. My insurance...
My Volvo 940 CD Celebration special has done 124,000 miles and is no value. I think it's eco-conscious in being kept going for so long. I do barely 1000 miles a year but the road tax is £270. What can...
When I was a cop in the 90s, I considered the Volvo 850 T5 to have been the best ever police patrol car, and always hankered after buying one. Bringing up a family made that dream impossible, but at nearly...
Even if you have a Faraday bag, can thieves detect the key frequency as you park-up? Then the thieves have the signal stored in their relay device, or does the key have to be active for them to gain entry?
Do you know what is the current law when being waved to stop by somebody in an unmarked car (presumed police)? Last week I was driving on the M4 and noticed along the way three instances of an unmarked...
What are the rules and regulations for storing my caravan on the street?
I recently bought a LWB (L2H1) Vauxhall Vivaro Crewcab Van. I've just received the V5 and it's been listed as a panel van with an N1 classification. According to the DVLA rules, my van has a rigid roof,...
My car was stolen and the insurance company accept it was a professional theft (non-keyless car taken without keys), however, they refuse to pay out after two months 'in case the car is found'. The police...
I recently purchased a 2017 Peugeot 2008 from a main dealer. When I got the vehicle home I noticed a chip in the windscreen. I reported this immediately to them, they advised that I use my insurance and...
I had a minor bang into another car doing a speed of no more than 15mph, my car took the brunt of the damage and is being collected by the insurance company tomorrow. How will I know if the insurance company...
I've seen a 1978 Camaro V8 (not Z28) for sale very locally for £7300 or offers. It is in good condition, has done 84k miles with good history and some light engine mods. It only seems to need a windscreen...
How many Ford RS2000 4x4 Mk6 models are left on the roads. And what's the price of a mint one today?
I am considering buying a two-seater sports car as a runaround for the summer. I have been looking at Mazda MX5's but I am also drawn to an MG TF. Unfortunately I only have a buying budget of about £2000....
I have just purchased a Subaru XV. I was offered body protection at a ridiculous cost. Can you recommend a polish to carry out the protection myself?
My car has been declared a total loss as the repair cost is significantly higher than the market value and I expect an insurance payout. However my insurance company will not take into account the £3300...
I'm looking for a classic car to run around the city - reliable, easy to park, won't rust away at the roadside and able to stand up to lots of stopping and starting. Probably automatic. What do you suggest?
I have been offered Vauxhall Viva SE that was registered in July 2018 and has been in the dealer's compound ever since. Should I worry about rust and deterioration as well as the loss of six month's warranty...
I have a no accident record of 50 years but have always driven company insured cars or driven as a named driver on my wife's insurance. I have insured a number of classic cars but these do not attract...
What are the speed limits when driving a Nissan NV200 Combi model?
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