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I had the emission fix done six weeks ago on my Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI. After only 500 miles, an injector failed. Car has only done 41,000 miles. I took the car to a Volkswagen garage who changed it free...
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I had a low impact bump causing damage to rear bumper and small dent to body work above bumper. I claimed on my insurance and my Toyota RAV4 was allocated a date for estimate to be carried out at appointed...
I have a 2010 BMW 320d which has 130k on the clock. Recently the DTC sensor light started flashing with associated loss of power - I deactivated the system and not surprisingly there were no further issues....
I came out of my house today to find that someone had hit my car on the offside back bumper. It is obvious that someone has been parked too close to the rear of my vehicle and tried to pull out and rubbed...
I own a 2005 Audi A4 Convertible 2.0 TFSI, the one renowned for the problem with oil consumption. My Audi garage repaired the piston rings and, I think, got Audi to pay for it. Since they did the repair,...
My wife's 2014 Vauxhall Corsa was reversed into whilst parked at work. The third party has accepted responsibility and we've been in contact with their insurance company, who have asked us to supply two...
I've noticed that you often advise using accident claim management companies when making a claim against a third party, instead of one's own insurance company. I thought that's what insurance companies...
I have a 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 auto that we've had serviced regularly at our main service centre. The last service cost £600 and, for the first time, they said there was a problem with an oil leak...
I just purchased a used Honda CR-V from a Honda dealer. After picking it up, I felt it had stiff steering and was concerned about safety. I have since found out that this is a characteristic of CR-V However,...
 

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