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Most recently answered self isolating questions
I was in self isolation when my MOT was due. What can I do?
I am in the 12-week isolation/vulnerable group. I only reinsured my car for 12 months yesterday so I called my insurance company and they are happy to cancel the policy and give me a pro rata refund (less...
I have my third year service scheduled for 9 April. This is to coincide with MoT and approaching end of warranty (24 April). The car is a Fiat and is booked in at service centre 15 miles away. They have...
I have heard conflicting information on MOTs in that the six-month exemption only applies to those people with Coronavirus or those self-isolating. I am not in that category and I had a service and MOT...
Looks like our Toyota Auris hybrid could be sitting on the drive for a few weeks now. Can I connect a normal trickle charger to the 12v battery? What about the hybrid battery? It is starting okay at the...
I have read your various articles on storing a car during self-isolation (12 weeks in the case of my wife and me), and I note your recommendation about connecting a trickle charger. Please could you expand...
Our new car will be parked on our drive during the next 12 weeks due to our self isolation. What should we do to keep it in good overall condition? Should we drive the car (without getting out, obviously)...
I am self isolating because I am a vulnerable person. My car is on an open drive and it will be idle for some time by the look of it. Any suggestions as to what I can do to keep it in good nick?
I am 78 years old and for the next 12 weeks will be in isolation. My car will be garaged and not driven in those weeks. Where do I stand with regards to my insurance and car tax if it is not being used?
Cheeky question. Is it likely that those over 70, who've had to permanently park their cars for three months (or more) due to Coronavirus, will get a reduction on their car tax?
 

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