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Questions from April 2019
I have a windscreen suction mount on my dash cam. It works fine on cloudy days however when the car is parked up with sunshine beating down on the windscreen it dries out and loses the suction, then falls...
I currently have a Ford Ka+ and am very happy with it but worry about owning a petrol car into the future. I don't drive to work so like to keep the car in the garage in the week so it needs to be quite...
What is the life span now for petrol cars? With electric cars coming in the research I have done says 2040 petrol cars will be phased out. If you own a petrol car by this date will you still be able to...
What is a Category N write off?
How do I protect my car key signal from being stolen electronically when my car is parked?
I bought a 2012 Honda CR-V with 39,000 miles from a franchised dealer in July 2018. I have completed 3700 miles and have been advised front tyres are worn to the ‘canvas’. The front discs are 70% worn...
I have just had to replace the plastic headlights on my Volvo V70 and would like a recommendation on how to protect and preserve them, to stop them from going cloudy again. Is car polish and wax enough...
The dreaded MoT is fast approaching for my much loved twenty-year-old Audi TT Quattro. I have a nasty feeling both the catalytic converters have or are about to expire. In the winter months, I get a lot...
What is the best product for cleaning grey leather seats?
I travel with dogs a lot - in my car and in my motorhome. Could you tell me what the laws are for these journeys?
What are the implications of a no deal Brexit when driving to an EU country?
A car rolled back into me at a T junction. The driver is claiming I was too close and blaming me for the minor incident. The other car was turning right on a slight hill when the car just rolled back into...
I purchased a BMW X3 new in 2017. The car developed a noise at around 20000 miles which was diagnosed as front nearside wheel bearing and replaced under warranty. But there is still a noise other than...
I'm thinking of buying an electric car but I drive a lot in France. What is the situation with charging points and fees please?
I have a Skoda Karoq. The pronunciation of certain towns is terrible, I live in Lichfield, but it says Lychfeld. I have spoken to Skoda and they seem to not be interested. At one point the service desk...
I recently had an engine fault light come on. I took the car to my local garage and they ran a diagnostic - it came up with a rear lambda sensor fault. They cleared the code and told me that it would be...
I bought a used car from a dealer less than three weeks ago and the gearbox or clutch has failed. What is my comeback?
I'm what you'd call a below average wage earner and I'm looking to buy a Ford Cortina of the mid to late 70's early 80's. The model with the very curved rear arches that had me watching them on the roads...
Will the Alfa 4C become a valuable classic?
I have had a five-gallon metal can of unleaded petrol in the garage for more than three years. Does it deteriorate?
What is best product to underseal a car?
I’ve sold my classic Citroen DS to someone in Doncaster and the car is in Exeter. How do we safely conclude sending/receiving funds and car?
Could you please advise me how to get diesel out of the tank of my car that is possibly going to be written off? There is £40 worth in and we've tried to syphon it out but there is a something stopping...
What are the best estate cars for around £10k that you can get? We want something that is reliable, comfy and with a few toys. We have a 2014 Golf GT TDI at the moment that we would replace.
I saw a traffic enforcement camera vehicle near a school with the council logo on the side. I heard these are monitor parking and issuing PCNs to those who park illegally near schools. Do these also issue...
I’ve rejected a new car and have been refunded my money minus three months road tax. After six weeks, I've had nothing back from the DVLA for the remainder of the tax and the dealer won’t reply to my emails....
I was never informed that a 7-month-old Discovery I bought was an import and now two years later this has affected the price. The vehicle was purchased from Land Rover main dealer. What can I do?
I've heard a lot of comments about the 1.5 TSI engine in Volkswagen Group cars and hesitation problems. Other than that it would suit me well, probably in a Skoda Superb. What is the current state of affairs?
BMW declines to retrofit a reversing camera to one of their used cars. I would appreciate your opinion on the suitability of the various kits available?
When you buy a new car with parking sensors and a styling pack which includes a tow hitch, do you have to notify the insurance company of these?
I am 70, have a clean licence and no claim discount of 15 years. A deer ran out of a forest causing £5000 worth of damage to the front offside of my car. I phoned the insurance company to report the incident...
Please can you recommend a van for under £2000?
My step-daughter has just been quoted £130 for an SD card to update the built-in navigation in her 2013 Vauxhall Corsa. My son-in-law was quoted even more for a DVD to update his BMW. How do the manufacturers...
I am yet to apply for my motorbike licence and I am eligible to go for a full licence. However, I am not sure if its worth to go for the full licence? My commute to work has a journey of 35-40 miles each...
Are aftermarket tyre pressure monitoring systems safe and how much do they cost?
I am looking for a small automatic car that has a torque converter gearbox - what do you suggest?
I understand Skoda is launching a new crossover called the Kamiq. Can you please advise if this is a worthy replacement for the Yeti? I require a petrol to replace my Yeti diesel but I am a little bowled...
What cleaner/shampoo would you recommend for cleaning seatbelts and light-coloured fabric upholstery?
My Peugeot 2008 has quite a lot of chrome trim - what would be your recommendation to keep this in good condition?
I own a 2015 Mercedes E350 Cabriolet. I wanted to have a towbar fitted but apparently, it is not approved for this which surprised me. I want to carry two electric cycles. Is there a suitable boot mounted...
We currently run a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV Hybrid. We also have a couple of e-bikes. The car can't be fitted with a tow-bar, for attachment of a bike carrier, nor will the tailgate allow for a...
What is the best colour restorer for my black plastic trim which insists on staying grey?
I like the Z Edge dashcams you have reviewed. However as you mention they do not have GPS. How important is this? If there is a crash in front of you which you film, why is your speed important? Surely...
Can you recommend a vehicle I could load with a mobility scooter using ramps rather than having to buy a specially converted vehicle?
My daughter, who is 17, is currently learning to drive. What cars would you recommend for her as a first car? Reliability and safety are paramount, I have a budget of £2000.
Having recently purchased a Morgan Roadster I have been hit with the £40K+ VED supplement of £320 making a total VED of £465 for this year. If I SORN the vehicle over winter, will I save on the £320 annual...
I was following a car (which had been indicating left for a while) which appeared to be following the main road round to the right. I was taking the left option (actually straight on) and then the car...
After my car was stolen I am now trying to buy another one after six months. I am now quoted some £300 more for insurance. Why has the price gone up?
I went online like every year to insure my classic Saab convertible and the cheapest quote was 50 per cent more than last year for no clear reason. The car is on a 5000 mileage limit and is little used....
I have recently bought a BMW X2 20d which has an AdBlue system. Can you tell me the average consumption rate I might expect to get for this AdBlue (the main dealer I bought the car from says it depends...
 

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