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I have burnt the clutch out on my Subaru Forester of 45,000 miles. With the engine running, it won't go into any gear. The warranty is for 5 years and runs out in September. Will I be fobbed off with it...
My 2019 Skoda Kodiaq is at 24,000 miles and I've had to replace both the front brake discs and pads, which I consider unacceptable wear. Before the Kodiaq, I owned (from new) an Octavia VRS estate for...
My wife’s MINI is due for its two-year service. I would like to take it to my local garage, which has given us excellent care. However, am I going to compromise the warranty in the event of a problem in...
I'm on the lookout for a car and saw a good 2-year old (April 2019) Lexus RX L with 2500 miles on it. Surprisingly, it had done 2300 miles in the first 6 months and almost nothing since then in the last...
The battery in my BMW has failed after 24,000 miles and the car is still in warranty. As an experienced driver, I've made sure the car has had regular runs of 20 minutes or more. BMW says there is no warranty...
In a few weeks time, I shall be trading in my 11-year old Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI for a new Octavia iV PHEV. My local independent garage tells me that they can service the new car and the manufacturer’s...
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 want to fit a tow bar to my 2016 BMW X3. I can get one fitted by an independent garage for about £650 or from BMW for close to £3000. There seems to be no difference between them other than the fact...
We have a Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and the warranty is three years old next year. We've had the car since July 2020, purchased from a reputable Jaguar dealership. We're the second owners. We have just...
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...
 

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