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I have a 2006 VW Golf 1.6 FSI SE. It has 22,760 miles on the clock and the ESP warning light is on permanently. After seeing this site I visited the VW garage, in Dundee, ready for action. They insisted...
Can you tell me if my 2005 E90 BMW 320d has a duel mast flywheel or not, I reckon I need a clutch but am getting conflicting information and MASSIVELY varying quotes from different garages ?
Do you know a good suspension specialist in the West Sussex area?
Regarding recent letter about garaging wet cars. Of course they deteriorate very quickly as there is no air circulation to evaporate the water - ideal conditions to encourage formation of rust. For many...
I have a 56 plate Vauxhall Corsa with 40,000 miles. I have taken it to garage as it is losing water and when checked the oil and water are mixing. The garage has quoted £900 to fix and also advised me...
While fitting a new lambda sensor to my Skoda Fabia last week, the threads broke, requiring a new section costing nearly £700. They wouldn't pay for it, even though it happened whilst in their care, despite...
In a recent letter to the DT editor the writer maintained that garages ruined cars. A wet car put in a cold garage deteriorates far more quickly than it will if left outside. He claims that it is the electrical...
My wife's Clio Extreme dCi 86 had its first MOT today, and the garage, without our authority, carried out a fuel flush on it, charging us £20. This they said was to clean the engine of biofuel deposits,...
My X-Type is suffering excess fuel consumption and poor acceleration. My local garage stated it had two leaking diesel injectors and gave an estimate of £1000 to repair all four injectors, recommending...
Last week I took my car for a service at a BMW main dealer. The dealer damaged the car while it was being serviced (slammed the bonnet onto a spanner apparently), and held onto it for an extra couple of...
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