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Should I be worried that I have never had my Polo's...


Q. Should I be worried that I have never had the cam belt changed on my 8 year old Polo?
Where can I find the custom numberplate I want?

Where can I find the custom numberplate I want?


Q. I would like to acquire a very specific numberplate but I can't find it at present
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Is it true that air-conditioning wrecks fuel economy?...


Q. My garage tells me I should use my 14-year-old Ford Focus’s air-conditioning regularly in order to keep it functioning. I rarely turn it on as...
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Why do my VW Golf's rear windows mist up in cold weather...


Q. The rear windows in our 2008 Volkswagen Golf TDI often mist up while driving in cold weather. They can also take several minutes to clear when...
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Three essential tips before buying a car


So you want to buy a car, but where do you start? Before you even get to the dealer’s forecourt to do battle with the shiny-suited, silver-tongued...
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What could be causing my Skoda Fabia to pull to the...


Q. On long, straight sections of road my newly acquired (but three-year-old) Skoda Fabia pulls to the left when I relax my grip on the steering wheel...
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I want to export my left-hand-drive car to Spain but...


Q. I want to export my left-hand-drive car to Spain. At present it is kept in a garage and has an MoT certificate, but is not taxed or insured. I...
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Are fuel companies trying to shore up their profits...


Q. Fuel costs may have gone down but so has the efficiency of my Hyundai Santa Fe V6. I used to expect to get about 500 miles out of a tank of petrol;...
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Despite new glow plugs I still have trouble starting...


Q. I have trouble starting my 52-plate diesel Peugeot when it’s cold. A garage replaced the glow plugs but to no effect...
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A pothole damaged my car's wheel and now I can't fit...


Q. Our Fiat 500C hit a pothole so bad that two wheels need replacing. I’ve had trouble fitting aftermarket wheels because of a pin sticking out...
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In 35,000 miles I've had three broken glow plugs. Should...


Q. I’ve already had two glow plugs replaced on my 2008 Mercedes CLS 320, which has done only 35,000 miles. Mercedes paid for the first to be replaced...
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Why does the Jaguar I want to buy not meet Euro 6 standards...


Q. I thought all new diesel cars had to have emissions low enough to meet the Euro 6 standard, but a Jaguar I was thinking of buying does not. Why...