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My MGB Roadster was registered in August 1979 and is about to be tax-exempt, dependant on its date of build. How do I obtain the build date?
I am 64 and want to buy my final car. I can’t make my mind up between petrol and diesel but would like a car with top spec used up to £20k. Will diesel will get hammered both in price difference, fuel...
I have a 1994 Vauxhall Omega which was running fine. When bought it had two keys, one a remote for the other a chipped but non-remote key. The central locking did not work however I removed the door panel...
I'm looking for advice on the best used SUV for under £10k. I currently have a Nissan Juke but require something bigger as I'm trying to get the kids outdoors more at weekends.
Can a Nextbase 522 dash cam be fitted to a Kia Niro Plug-In and if can it be hard-wired without depleting battery too much?
I know a permanently on engine light is an MoT fail but is a flashing engine light an automatic MoT fail as well? Our 2012 Fiat Panda is running like a dream, with no stored fault codes but for some reason...
I have a 2011 Land Rover Freelander 2 diesel. What can I do to get through London's Emissions. The car has EUR 4, and I think it has to be better than 6.
I bought a brand new Toyota Aygo on Thursday. This morning I noticed the paint work all the way along the bottom on both sides feels rough and looks a little bobbly. The line is perfectly straight so if...
My car has always had an engine light on but has passed the MoT for the last six years - will it pass this year?
You gave me very good advice when I changed to winter wheels and tyres from the normal supplied ones to my Honda CR-V. The winter wheels are R18 continental all weather. I have just bought a new Hyundai...
My BMW 330d developed a bulge on its front 225/40R19 89Y run flat tyre earlier this year, requiring a tyre change. In June I hit a pothole which resulted in a bulge on both near side tyres. They are Bridgestone...
Are engine revs raised during DPF regeneration on a Nissan Qashqai?
I have a 2015 Volkswagen Sharan without Bluetooth with a broken CD player. Please could you advise on the best way to get the audio working again without breaking the bank? Ideally including Bluetooth...
When will my MX-5 become a classic. I've had had it for almost 17 years from new. Is classic insurance cheaper?
My brother who is French and lives in France would like to buy a right-hand drive classic car. He is torn between a Triumph Spitfire and a Healey Frogeye. Which one would be more reliable - he can spend...
I've just bought a new Mazda MX-5. I'd like to have your view on the best way to protect the soft canvas top. My old vehicle developed stains, algae marks and accumulated some mossy deposits at the base...
My car was hit last year and although there isn’t much damage it wasn’t economical to fix so the other party’s insurance covered the cost of repair (my insurance weren’t involved). The car wasn’t repaired...
Does charging an iPhone or playing music on it drain a car battery?
The fabric on the roof of my MX-5 has gone a little mouldy. Can you recommend a good product to clean it with?
What are the rules on importing vehicles from the EU? One of my neighbours has had a van in the country with French plates here for about two years, parked on the road.
What all-weather tyres would you recommend for my Mercedes-Benz E 250 Estate? I also tow a caravan
After repeated short drives in a diesel does DPF regeneration make a noise and raise the engine rpm?
I have a 2016 Nissan Juke, but I'm really struggling to find a child car seat that fit because of the limited room in the back. I'm looking for a Group 1 child seat or equivalent from someone like Maxi-Cosi,...
You recently mentioned a gadget for jump starting a car via a cigarette lighter socket. Can you recommend a particular make?
Can you please recommend what new tyres I should choose for my June 2015 Porsche Cayenne S Diesel? My Porsche dealer supplied the last set which are Michelin Latitude Sport 3 255/55R18 105W N0 after...
I purchased a car in May. The initial drive home on smooth motorways was okay but the day after I realised the car was very bumpy and erratic on urban roads and potholes etc. On inspection, I found an...
I am named driver on my wife's motor policy. She has to voluntarily surrender her licence on medical grounds. Will her insurance and my named driver status remain valid pending her medical situation being...
I have been deemed to have damaged a third party parked car following an independent engineers report. I accept the report and realise my insurer will treat the matter as a fault claim. There is no damage...
Is a 1998 MGF Abingdon a rare car? Apparently, only 500 were produced. How can I find out the value?
I have seen a 2016 Honda CTX700 for sale. This bike has 2000 miles and was just traded in, so it is mint condition. Any cons on this?
Prior to setting off on what he expects to be his last long trip to Ireland, my 86 year old father arranged to have his four-year-old Toyota Yaris – which has only done 9000 miles – serviced at a local...
For the first time ever I am debating whether or not to lease a new car as I have found a great deal on a new vehicle for 36 months. My question is two-fold. Will insurance be more costly as I will not...
How many Mercedes-Benz 250 CE Coupes W114 are left in UK?
If my car has been Cat D repaired, how much will this affect my selling price?
I own a 1998 Ford Escort Saloon 1.8 Ghia. Finding parts is proving impossible, or even small firms who are willing to manufacture them. Many of the parts required, scrap yards don't keep. I need some guidance...
I am buying a 1972 Renault 4TL. Do I need to use a fuel additive with this motor?
While my daughter has been on holiday I have been using her 2012 Ford Fiesta. I’ve not driven it for a while but have noticed this time that the gear change on occasion is rough, particularly on the downshift...
I am advised that my Jaguar X-Type 2004 3-litre AWD will shortly need new tyres. Currently fitted are Pirellis 225/45zR/17/914 what do you recommend please? Would Cross Climates be advisable or would...
I have a 2015 Ford B-MAX and water is coming into the driver's footwell. Our nearest Ford garage (which has been very good and I trust) has told me that it is something to do with the heater matrix - either...
I've had a scooter before but it's been a while so I'm not sure which to buy. I will be riding the scooter on the expressway from time to time and really want to make sure if I have to scoot, no pun intended,...
I want to repair some paint chips on my car but the paint on the car is faded and the new paint is different. Can I restore the old paint?
I bought a 2016 1.6 Astra ST last year, and on the whole have been very pleased with the performance. After a recent second recall for a brake issue, the radio and now dashboard power have intermittent...
My sister reversed very gently into a parked car at a train station. There was only very superficial damage caused to the other car, an old Polo. She spoke with the owner of the car and he said at the...
I am thinking of buying a Citroen 2CV6 Special automatic 1985. Is it fully automatic Can you explain the automatic controls?
I have a J reg Audi 80 Sport with 11,000 miles on the clock. Can you give me a valuation please?
I am looking to get a dashcam that covers the car if I am not there, e.g. someone hitting my car while parked in a car park. My understanding is the dashcam would need to be mounted, just as you would...
I recall you recommended a product for removing bloom from paintwork resulting from bird droppings. Could you please remind me what that product is?
My 1970 Jaguar 420G has been on a SORN for a number of years. The restoration is nearly complete. How do I get it registered and back on the road?
My grandson has fitted spacers and longer wheel bolts to the rear wheels of his BMW 320d. Will this infringe his insurance if he does not declare this modification?
I have a 1998 Fiat Barchetta so do I need a red key?
 

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