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Some 5 years ago I wrote to you asking about merits of dealer offered exterior and interior treatments on a new car. You gave good advice on the use of Autoglym as a DIY alternative and I successfully...
I have purchased a new 58 plate Honda Civic Type R. And am very keen on making sure that I can maintain the bodywork in the best way possible. The car gets washed every couple of weeks and polished about...
What is the way to get a clean windscreen - inside and out. None of the sprays and cloths etc around really give a smear-clear result
What should I do to maximise the life (and resale value) of my new car (a 3 year old Z4M roadster)? It will be kept outside on a driveway frequented by loose-bowelled birds. What car covers do you recommend...
Today I paid the deposit on a new SEAT Alhambra 2.0 TDi Stylance, after getting what I thought was a good deal. £19,000, gross. £16,321.74 net. I paid cash, no trade in. I couldn't buy over the internet,...
Just as a matter of interest: I was cleaning my FIAT 500 this week and, horror of horrors, saw “dreaded orange pinprick spots.” My car has been treated and cleaned by hand on a regular basis. Having owed...
I've had a new Fiat 500 from May 2008. It is a Cha Cha Cha Azure Blue colour and I have problems with very little black and orange marks, like pinpricks, on all the panels except the roof and the bonnet....
I got rid of a rusty 2001 Merc and have a new 2009 Ford. Can you advise me on a polish/paint protector as I leave the car out in the elements quite a lot? You have mentioned in your Telegraph motoring...
I ordered a new Skoda Superb SE Diesel 170HP DSG from Meadens Skoda, Sway, Hampshire for delivery 1st March 2009. They have offered to give the vehicle the "Auto Glym Treatment" for £249 including a large...
We are soon to purchase a new Mark VI Golf TSI. What is your opinion of protecting the car with Auto Gleam LifeShine? In your opinion does it do what it says on the box and is it worth the cost to have...
 

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