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The heater resistor pack on my Nissan Note failed and was replaced by my local Nissan garage for £172. The part supplied consists of two parts, the resistor and heat sink, and the wires and plug that go...
You mention that supermarket petrol can clog up engines and reduce MPG from the deposits in their additives. I understand that it's best to use branded super unleaded. Is it the case that branded normal...
In early 2013, I bought a new BMW 640d M Sport Gran Coupe. I part exchanged it two years later for a new BMW M4. That cost me £32,000 in depreciation. I'm now thinking of selling my M4 at the three year...
I changed the oil and filter on my 2012 Ford Fiesta. Now the engine fault light is on and the turbo isn't working.
I have a 2009 Ford Mondeo TDCi X Sport that's done 95,000 miles. I was driving at appox 40mph when I suddenly lost my power steering. The engine management light came on and there was a rasping noise from...
When I turn the ignition key, the lights come on the dashboard but there's just a clicking noise and the engine doesn't turn. I've charged the battery using a battery starter as it hadn't been driven in...
I’m a learner driver with my own car. My dad attached a magnet to my spare key so he put it on the fridge. My car now won't start with the spare key. Is this just coincidence or is it the magnet on the...
I have a 2010 Vauxhall Meriva 1.4 turbo that's around 41,000 miles. Driving on the motorway last week, it began to lose power and then completely died. Had it recovered by the RAC and taken to a local...
I'm the happy owner of a 2013 Toyota Prius. I'm leaving the UK for two months in winter and wonder what actions you recommend I take with leaving the car on the drive? The longest I've left the car unused...
I have read with interest what to watch out for on the car reviews for the Audi A4 B8. We have had four clutches and DMF because of the juddering issue. One at 20,000 when my father owned the car, one...
 

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