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What's the standard price for an oil and filter change on a 2009 BMW 318i?
I have an almost 16-month-old Audi A3 Quattro and, like you, I believe in annual oil changes. But because of lockdown it's only done 8000 miles. It's not due for a service until it is two years old. The...
I've bought a 2019 BMW 320d Touring with an auto transmission. This is now a 1-year-old car and it has covered 10,000 miles. When I bought it from the BMW dealer, I asked about getting an oil change carried...
My son (19) is keen on a 39,000 mileage, one owner 2014 SEAT Ibiza 1.2 but we've read some reports of engine failure on these 1.2 TSIs. Plus, it only has two SEAT 'long life' services (2015 and 2018) -...
I bought a Jaguar XK Convertible 5-litre last August. It was serviced in March 2019 at 76,600 miles and has travelled only 4000 miles since. It's used as a second car, no short trips usually 20+ miles....
I bought a new Golf at the end of 2018 which I intend to keep long term. It drives very nicely but after 5000 miles the oil warning light came on, I topped up with synthetic 0/20 grade oil, about 500 ml...
I have just purchased a used Jaguar F-Pace with 10,000 miles on the clock. Jaguar says the next service is not due until October 2020 or after 21,000 miles. I seem to recall you suggesting that diesels...
I'm looking at buying a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 2. The car is excellent with a new MoT by a trusted specialist but the engine has a tap from a hydraulic tappet. It has had little recent use and it is...
You recommend changing the oil every 10,000 miles on a Ford S-MAX. Does this have to be carried out by a Ford dealer or can it be done by a local garage without harming the warranty?
I own a 2013 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 with 65,000 miles on (mostly long distance, motorway journeys). I'm getting differing opinions as to when is the best time for cam belt change (plus water pump). I want...
 

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