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When should the oil level in a car be checked? Is it when the car is cold, warm or hot?
I have been running Pirelli P7 runflats (225/55 R17 Y) on my BMW 5 Series for years. Is there now a runflat available which might give a less hard ride?
I had my 2012 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 serviced yesterday. The garage told me that the rear N/S shock absorber needs to be replaced (£186). As the car has only done 36,000 miles, and isn't used to carry heavy...
A friend of mine recently received a letter from the DVLA saying that they had received a registration for a change of ownership of the vehicle he is still owning and driving. They asked him to contact...
What will happen to a Land Rover Discovery 3 if it's misfuelled?
My Ford Ka+ suffered a broken driver's door window nearly two weeks ago, presumably at the hands of vandals. My insurer uses AutoGlass to cover glass repair and replacement, but AutoGlass tell me they...
I own a 2013 Nissan Qashqai 2.0. In your review of the car, you mention MPG Extra Urban 45.6 mpg. What is Extra Urban? I don't get anywhere near 45.6mpg.
I own a 2007 Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTI. Does the turbo share the engine oil or is it self-contained?
I was advised that the aircon in my wife's DS3 would need to be flushed to kill the bacteria in the system. Is this a sales ploy? The car had a pollen filter.
I have a 2014 Volvo XC60 Twin Turbo, which has done 40,000 miles. Should I have the oil pipes changed at the next service? I know you're often saying they can get blocked. I do a lot of long journeys,...
 

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