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I have a 2005 Ford Mondeo ST220 with 100k miles which I love. it's immaculate inside and out. I've spent £2000 in the last 12 months replacing the clutch and flywheel, lower arms, suspension, brakes etc....
Are service plans a good idea?
I just bought a 2005 Honda Accord. I took it into a Honda dealership to check the air con as it wasn't working properly. They told me that the air conditioning condenser radiator needs replacing, which...
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?
I had my 2012 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 serviced yesterday. The garage told me that the rear N/S shock absorber needs to be replaced (£186). As the car has only done 36,000 miles, and isn't used to carry heavy...
An independent workshop wants to charge £500 to supply and fit a towbar to my Peugeot 308. They claim they have little choice given the complexity of modern-day electrics. Is there a cheaper way?
Our four year old Ford Focus 1.0-litre Ecoboost, with 25,000 miles, went in for its annual service and MoT today (main Ford dealer). When we went to collect it, we were told it was suffering from a major...
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...
I own an 18 month old BMW 2 Series Active Tourer which has just had it's first service at 17,100 miles. I'm told that the rear brake pads are worn and need replacing (£275). Having owned many cars, I've...
I have a 2010 Volkswagen T5 Transporter camper conversion which has developed a pronounced clatter at the rear on rough roads - not over speed bumps though. I've check the furniture and all seems tightly...
 

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