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My car tax is due on the 30 April and my MoT also expires on that date. Today I received a letter from the DVLA stating that to continue paying my tax monthly by Direct Debit I need a valid MoT certificate....
My Honda Civic is due for its third annual service (fortunately, I have already had it MOT'd) but Honda are now closed until further notice. Will this affect the warranty?
I've seen a used car I like the look of on a main dealer's website. I've spoken to a sales person, agreed a price and a price for my part exchange. I was willing to place a deposit on it and exchange cars...
I just bought a new Volkswagen Golf. I polished the car as it felt slightly gritty on parts of the roof. When working on the roof, I saw some rust marks on the driver's side side where the roof meets the...
I have the new Toyota RAV4. I want to keep the 12v battery trickle charged during lockdown. I have a 10amp CTEK charger. Should I be charging the battery on the standard setting or AGM? I can't see which...
Could you advise on the shelf life of petrol? I refuelled my Volvo XC60 with Shell 99 RON one month ago and I've not used the car to go more than a few miles since.
I do not expect to use my car for another three weeks due to the coronavirus lockdown. It has already been stored in the garage for three weeks. I'm following your guidelines regarding over-inflating tyres...
I booked a service, MoT and warranty inspection on a Ford KA on 30 April 2020. The three year warranty is due to expire on 8 May 2020. I have now been informed by the local main Ford dealership that this...
Are you aware insurers doing anything to address the fact that a high percentage of the cars they have on cover are now out of use for a considerable period of time. This significantly reduces the risk...
You gave an opinion to a question about whether or not, after the pandemic, there would be some bargains on new cars. You said no. I think that after this crisis is over, we're going to see an awful lot...
 

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