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I have a 2007 Morgan Plus 4. My insurance company will not insure me when the car is left unattended with the roof down. What is the best way to improve security?
I'm looking to replace my wife's ageing Punto with a small automatic to help with her arthritic condition. It needs to be reliable, cheap to run (including maintenance/repair) and petrol-engined. What...
We have a BMW Z4 which hasn't been used over the winter. A new battery was fitted late last year, but this morning it is as flat as a pancake. The AA has suggested either another new battery or purchasing...
My 1969 classic is already registered as an Historic Vehicle and has not been 'substantially changed', does this mean it is automatically exempt from MoT testing or do I still have to complete a V112 registration...
Which is the best dash cam to buy?
What would you recommend as a new car under £40k that is quiet and comfortable on the motorway?
I have read about this new technique for combining a petrol engine with electric drive. Is it coming to the UK?
I have always wanted a convertible car and at 62 I would like to buy one. There seem to be problems with the mechanics on the roofs of some. Which one would you recommend?
I have a SEAT Exeo ST which I would like to replace. A key issue is the firmness of the ride as this car has minimised my wife's car sickness. I am considering a SEAT Leon estate (FR or FR sport), a Skoda...
Should I fill the petrol tank of my Mk1 Mazda MX5 prior to winter storage?
Can I have my 2017 Peugeot 3008 air con regassed with older spec refrigerant substituted to cut costs?
I haven't had the emission rectification work re: EA189 NOx carried out on my 2012 SEAT Leon as I read so many reviews where people had said it had left their cars with serious problems afterwards. My...
I've recently ordered a new Golf GTI 245 Performance DSG which is a factory order due to options and colour choice. The dealer expects delivery time to be 12-16 weeks, mentioning that WLTP tests will not...
I am trying to find a good quality comfortable 7 or 8 seater mini bus for my local golf club. It needs to be spacious to allow ease of access and with room for golf clubs. As it will be doing very short...
My one-year-old Volkswagen T-Roc makes a loud whining noise when reversing. The noise is intermittent and particularly noticeable when the car is cold. It seems to come from the brakes, possibly the rear...
I am interested in buying a used car but would like to know some of its past life, like how many owners, accidents, could it be repossessed or finance owed on it?
I'm looking for a robust, no-nonsense SUV. I don't need loads of gizmos, just a good solid motor for me and my dogs. A working vehicle, that's comfortable on a journey and economical. Is there such a vehicle?
I am considering purchasing a new Lexus NX. I have test driven one at my local dealer and find it quite pleasing to drive. However, some reviews are quite negative. Is the Lexus NX really that bad? I'm...
Is the Jazz CVT any good? Do you drive a CVT in the same way as a "normal" auto?
I'm thinking of getting a moped for my 16-year-old son, putting the insurance in his name so he gets a year's no claims towards his car insurance at 17. Would this work?
Do you have any feedback concerning the Great Wall Steed? There are quite a few around and most have low miles. I was looking at the older Nissan Pathfinder but am told they are gas hogs and pretty agricultural...
I replaced the headlight bulbs on my Volkswagen Golf about 18 months ago. Since then the new MoT rules have been introduced. The replacement bulbs are Osram Night Breakers. will my car pass the MoT with...
I sold my car to a dealer, who checked the car and had a test drive. My knowledge about car problems is none, so I didn't notice any mechanical issues. Next day the trader called me asking for a refund...
When would be the best time to buy a new car? Before the new registrations come out or after?
My friend borrowed my car and had an accident, which damaged another car. I assumed she was covered by her own comprehensive insurance, but it now turns out she wasn't. The police were involved and she...
I have purchased a 2011 Ford Fiesta 1.6 petrol Zetec S that my son will insure when he passes his test. I do realise this will be expensive - quoted £1600 - nearly as much as the car. However, I am concerned...
Do older (2016-2018) Focus and Fiesta have auto gearbox problems?
My local garage recommends air con cleaning out every two years. Is this necessary?
I am considering replacing the front drum brakes on my 1958 MGA with discs. It seems a simple process and there are several kits on sale. What do I need to know before going ahead?
I started driving in the 1970s and have always had negative thoughts about automatic transmission - namely slow and thirsty. Clearly the world has moved on and there are some very good auto/semi auto transmission...
I purchased a car two weeks ago from a reputable garage, however, they say I have to wait another two weeks for the log book. Can I ask for my money back?
I'm set on buying a Jaguar XK8 Convertible but am not sure whether to go for the aluminium one or the previous model?
I recently purchased a 2007 Vauxhall Astra knowing it was a Cat C write off. The problem is the garage didn't show me evidence of what damage was caused, just that it had had a shunt from behind. Was he...
It's coming up to my insurance renewal and I'm getting the usual quotes. One question I always struggle with is when they ask who is the main driver. I and my wife are named on the policy. My wife drives...
I currently have a four-digit registration plate. What is the process to retain it in the family should I die. My son has the same initials as me and in that event, I would like it to pass over to him....
I informed my insurer of a claim for damage which I was 100 per cent responsible for as no one else was involved. The garage I bought the car from has kindly agreed to repair the damage at a reduced cost....
Can you recommend a vehicle that would be suitable for mum and dad with four children? Two young teens and twins of 4 years needing child seats. Unfortunately, the budget is not very big so it will need...
We recently bought a Volkswagen Polo and are dismayed to find that in the recent bad weather, when some rain and snow dripped from my coat onto the upholstery, it left awful staining. I have never experienced...
I'm looking at buying a second-hand car after years of buying new and getting fed up of the depreciation. My budget will be £12000. My only requirement is an automatic and I think petrol would be my preferred...
I have a black box and have a score of 55 for night driving, the driving I have done between the hours of 2200 hrs and 0500 hrs (which are the time they ask not to drive between) are negligible. I have...
What is best for the environment - an automated car wash or hand car wash?
I am in love with classic Mercedes-Benz SLs, especially R107 models built between 1970 and 1989. Finding a Mercedes-Benz R107 at a good price and in good condition, especially late RHD SL500 (242 BHP)...
What is to be done with our hobby vehicles? No concessions plans to be found? This April my classics will both be targeted to the ULEZ. In 2021 it will extend to include my home address and might be 24/7?...
Do I need to inform my insurance company if I fit a towbar for use with a cycle carrier?
Can you make homemade screen wash yourself?
I'm looking for a Volvo Amazon (BEP 102C) that belonged to my late dad who always regretted selling it. I'd like to bring it back into the family. How can I find out if it's still alive?
I'm buying a new Ford Fiesta with keyless entry. What is the best steering lock to get?
Can insurers triple your premium if a fraudulent claim is pending?
I’m looking for an SUV that’s large enough for four adults and one child/booster seat. Add to the mix, the need to carry a wheelchair in the boot, and other bits and pieces. I’ve considered a BMW X2, X1,...
I work in the community and do a lot of short distance driving. I'm looking for a car that is good on petrol and cheap to run with regards to car tax and insurance. What car do you suggest?
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