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My 2012 Toyota RAV4 is losing a small amount of coolant. The dealer checked it and topped it up but its already losing coolant again.
I have a 1990 Volkswagen Polo Estate that had one little old lady owner from new and has done 51000 miles. It has been serviced annually by the same local independent garage for 20 years. The garage owner...
I am in the process of rebuilding an engine from the late 1940s. The recommendation, which I am following, is to use running-in oil for the first 500 miles to ensure a good bedding of the piston rings...
How should I protect the paintwork and upholstery of a new car?
We have a two year old SEAT Ibiza which needed an air conditioning re-gas, costing £70 as it wasn't covered by warranty. Nine months down the line it has failed again. By my reckoning, it has a leak which...
I've recently purchased a 2011 Ford Galaxy 2.0 TDCi. After the local Ford dealer changed oil and all filters they advised me to (as the car was immobile for months) execute the following procedure after...
What is the cause of white exhaust smoke, even when the car is warm, from my 2008 Renault Modus 1.2 petrol with 32,000 miles on? There is also a small amount of emulsion inside the oil filler cap but no...
How do I clean green mould off of my soft top?
My 1978 MG MGB had an engine rebuild six months ago. An OAT antifreeze was put into it. I have read that this may cause a problem to older engines (water pump seals, gaskets, some solders and metal bearings)....
My car could be off-road for up to six months, how should I look after it?
 

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