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I completed the purchase of a new Toyota RAV4 solely by telephone calls. The Toyota Dealer is based in Liverpool and I live in Essex. I made an extra payment for the vehicle to be transported to my home...
Can I legally sell a car privately during lockdown if social distancing? Can I let the potential buyer test drive the car if I sit in the nearside back seat diagonally away from the driver and wear a mask?...
How far can you drive for an MOT during the lockdown?
I'm in Manchester and there's a rare car in Kent that's available privately. I've spoken with owner extensively and we have agreed on a deal. But how do I get there and pay for the car? Under current lockdown...
My service is due this week and because of the pandemic, I won’t be taking it in. Will delaying the service affect my warranty?
I'm currently in Spain and not allowed to leave Valencia province. My MOT is due on March 7th and I don't know whether I will be able to return to the UK for the MOT to be carried out. If I am unable to...
If I take my car for a decent motorway run to charge battery, do you have any advice about speeds, gears, putting heaters on etc?
Being retired and benefitting from home deliveries during the latest COVID-19 restrictions, our 2017 Ford Fiesta has remained in the garage for some weeks. Our car’s battery has been monitored for a year...
I bought a motorhome in October and since then I found out (from backtracking previous owners in the history) that it has not had a cambelt fitted in the past. It's 11 years old. Can I take it in to have...
My Peugeot 207CC will be due for an MOT and service in February. I normally take it to the Peugeot garage, which is 18 miles away but even if I were to take it to a nearer MOT garage, I'm wondering how...
 

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