Questions from March 2021
My partner took his car for an MoT and FULL service at a very well known garage yesterday. It failed on a couple of things, but no mention of the driver brake light being out. It hasn't been fixed either....
My friend bought a Citroen C3 in September with 10 miles on the clock. Now, at 1200 miles, the dealer has told her its due for a service. On top of that, they're saying that her 3-year service plan started...
Mercedes have diagnosed a failed oxygen sensor on my diesel E-Class (2010 model) and suggested replacing it would cost around £500. This seems very high to me. What would you consider a sensible price...
A friend wants to sell her Triumph 1500TC. It was first registered in 1974 and it's mileage is almost 57,000. It still has the transparent plastic protection over the inside of the doors and had new carpets...
I have a black coloured car. What polish do you recommend?
My son holds a full driving licence from 2005. Can he ride a 50cc moped without L-plates and without doing a CBT? Many thanks.
I've ordered a Volkswagen ID.3 as my next company car and I'm planning to install a home charging point on my driveway. However, I'm a bit concerned about the possibility of opportunist electricity theft...
I was caught doing an alleged 35mph in a 30 zone by a manned operator two days ago. Using the 10% plus 2 mph rule, do I have a case to answer or not?
I've been considering a vehicle on sale for some time (over 6 months). It's a 5-year-old Audi Q3 petrol auto, fully fitted with all extras with average mileage. It's been on the forecourt the whole time....
I have an old, reliable car battery charger and, until today, owned an oldish car. I have noticed on modern chargers that some (more expensive ones) say suitable for start/stop cars. Are other chargers...
How do I stop the local youths from trying my car's door handles overnight when the car is parked on our drive?
I was just wondering if category X cars are recorded or listed on HPI, please? I have the chance to buy a car from my insurance company but wanted to make sure it won't affect the value. I don't know if...
I'm looking to buy either a Mercedes-Benz SLK or a Mazda MX-5. My budget is £2500. What are the pros and cons of both, please?
I have a 2017 Nissan X-Trail with 35k miles. I love it but I'm finding it just too big. However, I want to retain the high driving position, heated seats and power tailgate. I'd only be able to add a couple...
Any idea of the cost to replace a catalytic converter on a 2016 diesel Volkswagen Golf, please?
Can you swap the wheels on a 2002 Honda CR-V to a 2005 model and visa versa?
Please can you advise me on which pick up is the best? I've been looking at the Toyota Hilux, but I'm wondering what year would be the best to buy. My budget is £20k, but I could go a bit over. I've read...
I recently bought a car from my brother, which means I need to sell my current car. I was about to advertise it but have just had a recall notice in the post from BMW saying my car needs to come in for...
I'm keen to buy a good (petrol auto) cross country estate rather than an SUV. The Volvo V90 Cross Country is very well-reviewed and V90 depreciation is so strong that a 2019 V90 CC seems cheaper than a...
We have a diesel 2004 Skoda Fabia Estate, which still has only 91k miles on the clock. It's a second car and is only used locally for shopping trips, transporting bags of compost and garden waste to our...
You recommend waiting until the lockdown is over before trying to sell a car privately. At what stage during the Government road map out of lockdown for England do you think private selling may become...
If I changed the colour of my alloys from black to colour match the 'brilliant blue metallic' of the car's paintwork, would this affect the resale price?
I was thinking about buying a dash cam and can see they're a good idea, but I also see a lot of people leaving them mounted in their cars during the night. Is this to film someone looking at their car...
I'm about to buy an approved used Audi from a franchised main dealer. I've not seen the car, though I have driven others of that type back in October 2020. If I pay online and sign the contract online,...
I have a 2016 Porsche Macan. At a recent MOT, I got an advisory on a rear tyre for some damage (probably caused by a speed bump) - which will need replacing. The car has Pirelli Verde Scorpions on it....
I just bought a Kia e-Niro 4+, it's awesome and exceeding expectations. I really want a space-saving spare wheel and can find one online. However, in the manual there is no mention of jacking points on...
I'm looking to buy a campervan based on the latest Ford Transit Custom Kombi high roof. It'll be a 2021MY Transit base and the two diesel engine options I'm interested in are the 130PS or the 170PS version...
I have a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, owned since almost new and has done 38,000 miles. Each year I have had it serviced at a local dealer. This year, I've only done 2500 miles since the last service...
I own a Volkswagen Golf SV, tyre size 205/55 R16. We need a new set of tyres that offer the most comfortable ride for my wife, who's suffering from back trouble. The tyres must be comfortable, particularly...
My nephew, his wife and two children (aged 8 and 6) are moving from London to a leafy village in Sussex. They have £16000 to spend on a hybrid, plus a 2009 Qashqai. They want something no smaller than...
Should I beware of a used Toyota Yaris Sport model in case it's been thrashed or is unsuitable for my needs as an elderly driver? Thanks for your help.
What are the best small hybrids? Are hybrids subject to Government grants?
Is Webuyanycar.com trustworthy? I obtained a valuation that expired and 5 days later obtained a valuation that was £200 less than the original. I do not wish to waste my time if they are going to haggle...
My 2018 Ford Fiesta has developed a slight rumble from the engine when coming to a stop and the stop-start kicks in. I can feel the vibration when braking. Can you please advise?
My friend bought a car from a dealer and within a week it needs a new clutch. He's reported this to the dealer and they have basically said the car was sold as seen, so hard luck. I'm sure I've read something...
We're looking to change our current car (SEAT Ateca) next year and wondered whether to go all-electric or hybrid. Normally (out of lockdown) we would only do about 6 long journeys a year and weekly only...
I am in the market for a used hybrid but I need a large estate car. When I search online, I keep getting offered the Toyota Auris - which, in my view, is not a large estate. Do you have any ideas, please?
Is there another carmaker that uses Toyota's engines (apart from Lexus)? I'm looking to buy a used (2012 or later) Auris for the Mrs but they are very pricey. I want Toyota reliability on a budget. Is...
Should I buy a diesel SUV? I drive about 7,000 - 8,000 miles a year, much of it short journeys in town.
I have a 1979 Volkswagen Scirocco GLS, which has been in my garage undriven for over 30 years. It was left by my father-in-law when he died. Full original condition and undamaged with 45,000 miles. It'seen...
I commute around 40 miles each day from South London to Surrey on a mixture of roads. I have a 2009 Audi Q5 2.0-litre diesel auto. It has served me well and now has 120,000 miles on the odometer. Unfortunately,...
I have a Honda CR-V (2007 - 2012) 2.0 i-VTEC EX - which, according to Transport for London's website, will attract a daily ULEZ charge. When checking against other websites, the car is listed as exempt....
We're looking to replace my wife's 2009 Nisan Qashqai with a more modern, nearly-new, small SUV automatic and would like to spend up to £15K. My wife only does around 3000 miles per annum. We quite like...
I’ve seen a diesel Volkswagen Golf, which was registered in March 2020, but it has done nearly 10,000 miles in 8 months. Could you give me some advice on whether I should be concerned about the mileage...
What might be the better (used) purchase, an Audi Q7 diesel or a Q7 e-tron? I do mainly motorway journeys but with some town and non-motorway driving. Assume around 12,000 miles a year on the motorway...
I offered to pay a major car dealer in cash for a car but he has come back to me saying that this is not advantageous. He's offered incentives like a £1,250 reduction and benefits like extended warranty...
I currently have a Kia Picanto and I can visit any petrol station to fill up. I'm considering an electric car but there seems to be a variety of charging systems located in various places and requiring...
What's the best electric car to buy in 2021?
What labour time is required to change the clutch in a Honda Accord?
My car was built in December 1980 but only registered in the UK in 1983, so is it eligible for exemption?
 

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