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On holiday in France, my Skoda Superb TDI 170 DSG Elegance Estate kept going into 'safe' mode. This meant that the car would not drive at more than 80kmh on the flat and not more than 60kmh up hills. Skoda...
Please publish this warning to your readers. Two week's ago, my wife's car failed to start. Being a member of one the largest car breakdown service providers, I called and an operative came to my house....
You recently wrote favourably regarding RAC Foreign Travel. For over 40 years my normal cars have been an XK120 and XK150. Most breakdown firms do not cover cars of this age, although I have only ever...
Some time ago you recommended a source for car breakdown cover. At the time I was able to locate the appropriate website but, as my current RAC cover had some time to go, I filed away the information in...
I think your readers should be made aware of a survey currently being circulated by the RAC via email. As with most online surveys, the questions are very carefully worded. The survey starts off by asking...
My 19-year-old daughter phoned me at 9pm from the side of the A1 where she was broken down on her way to university. Whilst I was talking to her (she did not have breakdown cover) an AA patrolman on his...
I just had my AA renewal through and at £273 I think it’s a bit much (Roadside; Home start; Relay; breakdown repair cover). Who do you recommend these days?
An unusually rare act of vandalism overnight in a hotel car park in central France earlier this month rendered my car inoperative and obliged me to call on the services of RAC European Recovery. I cannot...
Regarding European breakdown cover, the compressor for the air conditioning unit of my 6-year-old Mercedes-Benz ML 270CDI failed, taking the V-belt and pulley with it. We had just crossed into NW Portugal...
I bought a secondhand 1999 Audi A4 Avant at the end of July for £1800. It had done approx 97,000km in 11 yrs. I drove it the following week to France, where it broke down (problem as yet undiagnosed)....
 

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