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The seat belt pre-tensioner warning light is stuck on. I've now taken my car back to the dealer twice, but they can't find the problem and say the car is fine to drive. Are they correct?
Why does my tow bar not lock into place? A buzzer sounds constantly, too.,
I recently drove home with a near-empty diesel fuel tank. After filling up, I'm now getting an intermittent engine stutter combined with reduced performance error messages. Have I damaged my car?
I have four-year-old Vauxhall Zafria 1.4 SRI. Recently, the windows have started opening by themselves, which has left the seats rather wet. Have you any ideas on what could have caused this to happen?
I have a 17-month-old SEAT Ateca 1.5 TSI. I thought the radiator needed topping up but stupidly mixed the antifreeze 50/50 with water when it was already premixed. How would this small amount affect the...
I bought a 2016 Hyundai Tucson two weeks ago with 39,000 miles on the clock. And now with the warmer spell of weather,
I have a Nissan Qashqai (2012 model). The car key is well and truly stuck in the ignition. Can I still lock the car with the key in the ignition? Any advice on how I can free it?
Can you tell me what the speed ratings mean on a set of tyres?
I own a 2013 Ford C-MAX. Recently, it has started to show a 'child lock malfunction' message on the information display. The key fob no longer locks or unlocks the rear door (driver's side) and the power...
I recently bought a 2012 Alfa Romeo Mito with 100k on the clock. Whilst testing it, it drove nice and was smoke-free but following it on the way home when warmed up I knew it was burning oil. Could it...

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