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I have my third year service scheduled for 9 April. This is to coincide with MoT and approaching end of warranty (24 April). The car is a Fiat and is booked in at service centre 15 miles away. They have...
I know it is a really trivial question, but I have to use my Mazda MX-5 for essential journeys and I was wondering if the coronavirus-related regulations prohibit me driving with the top down?
My motorcycle (Honda CBR600) is currently insured but on SORN. I wish to put the machine (excellent condition, low mileage) back on the road. Do the new MoT rules allow me to tax it without an MoT? Also,...
I have SORN'd my Jaguar F-Pace during the Coronavirus pandemic. Besides turning the engine over once a week, what else can I do to ensure the efficiency of the vehicle?
I have paid for and taken my theory test, CBT and my MOD 1 test (the first of the two practical tests for a motorbike license). I paid over £1500 in tests and lessons, and managed to fit it around my work...
My car was involved in an accident just before the coronavirus lockdown. It is now in the body shop for repairs but, because of the current situation, the body shop cannot get the parts to repair the car....
So many of us are not using our cars during the pandemic. What advice can you give us? Are we allowed to go for a 20-mile drive to keep things in motion? And when should we do this, if allowed? If not...
I have a Hyundai ix20. I have just noticed that the ABS warning light and the ESP lights have come on. I have checked the fuses and they are fine. As they are amber warnings, can I assume that it i till...
Due to the coronavirus, I want to ensure that my car battery stays charged. The advice seems to be to use a trickle charger. I've noticed that many trickle chargers are not suitable for stop-start engines....
I have heard conflicting information on MOTs in that the six-month exemption only applies to those people with Coronavirus or those self-isolating. I am not in that category and I had a service and MOT...
 

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