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I've booked my Vauxhall Mokka SE 1.4 turbo in for a service. They tell me I need to pay £20 extra for special oil as my car is a turbo. Is this correct?
When should the oil level in a car be checked? Is it when the car is cold, warm or hot?
In the service book for my 2002 Skoda Fabia, it says that at 15 years old the seatbelt tensioners and airbag modules need to be replaced. What if I don't have the work done? Also, it's done 67,000 miles...
I've applied myself to the quite practical task of oil draining and replenishment on my current luxury vehicle in order to acquire a more manly approach to life. I've been using Mobil 1 oil, but have noticed...
I am in the process of rebuilding an engine from the late 1940s. The recommendation, which I am following, is to use running-in oil for the first 500 miles to ensure a good bedding of the piston rings...
Since buying my Golf I immediately had an oil change done and have continued with a 5-6k oil change interval. My driving style is a mix of motorway and the urban London. Should I continue with the 5k...
I purchased my 1999 Elise with 3500 miles when it was 10 years old and gave it its first cam belt change and first oil change. I only drive about 200 miles a year in it to keep it rather special and want...
I have been told that it is fairly normal for a MINI Cooper S to use a litre of oil every 10,000 to 12,000 miles. Is this true as my MINI is using around this.
You say that oil should be changed once per year or at 10,000 miles. Is it better to be changed before the winter in, say, October/November or in the Spring prior to summer, in April/ May?
I bought a used Peugeot 308 SW diesel almost 12 months ago. For the first time today I've had the "Check Oil" indicator appear on the display. Should I put in oil myself or wait until the (free) service...
 

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