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How long should a gearbox main shaft bearing be expected to last? Our Fiat 500 (with full main dealer service history) has just reached five years old and 27,000 miles. Following some horrendous rattling,...
My partner has just sold a year 2000 MGF via Ebay. The lady flew from her home on the Isle of Man to Gatwick, then caught a train to Slough. Following a quite lengthy test drive she bought the car and...
When driving, the speedometer in my Citroen C3 Picasso is showing a different speed to that which I'm actually driving it. How do I fix it?
My husband bumped my Land Rover into a bin. The side door is dented and has a large scrape on. What would be cheaper, to claim on the insurance (I have nine years protected NCD) or pay for the repair independently?
A driver reversed into my daughter's Land Rover Discovery 4 and confessed. Who has first right to repair the damage: the guilty driver, my daughter or her insurer?
I've just had the EA189 emission fix on my 2012 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI, 52,000 mileage. Got the dreaded glow coil warning light within 2/3 days of service and the car went into limp mode. I took it back...
I purchased a brand new Peugeot Boxer from a main dealer in May 2016. In June, it started to have a slight hesitation which has now worsened and makes me feel as if it might come to a complete stop at...
I recently bought a used Jeep Patriot from a dealer and was given a three month basic warranty from them. It developed an oil leak so I called the garage to say this was happening, they said put it into...
In January 2015 I purchased a used 2013 Volkswagen Caddy van (15,000 miles) from a Volkswagen branch. So far I've needed a new rear axle replaced under warranty after it was found to be bent (Feb 2016)...
My Ford Fiesta 59-reg is blowing cold air through the heater with no heat at all. It has been to a garage who couldn't see a fault but decided to change the thermostat and charge £150 but it has not solved...
 

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