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A faulty vacuum pump on my 2009 Mercedes S-class mean...


During a valeting of my 09-plate Mercedes S 320 CDI, the rear headrests were lifted to the up position to allow cleaning behind them. Now they will...
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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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The headlamps on my new car are already scratched -...


Q. The inside of the headlamps of my two-month-old Nissan Qashqai appear to be covered in scratches. How could this be the case on a brand new car...
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What’s the best way to clean windscreen-wiper blades...


Q. What’s the best way to clean windscreen-wiper blades and what cleaning products should I use?
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Can franchised dealerships justify charging high rates...


Q. My wife’s 2006 BMW 320d estate was serviced by a local BMW dealership, which also changed a rear lightbulb. The bulb cost £2.50 but the fitting...
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I polish my car and use "Extra Gloss"... do I need...


Q. I use a polish on my car, which comes complete with another product called Extra Gloss. Do I need to use a wax as well as these two treatments?
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Will fitting an aftermarket stereo in our Citroen C3...


Will fitting an aftermarket stereo in our Citroen C3 be the cause of its recent electrical faults?
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My Toyota headlights are cloudy so it failed its MoT...


Q. The headlamps of my ageing Toyota Yaris have clouded over, resulting in an MoT failure. A garage applied an abrasive liquid normally used for bodywork...
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My car failed its MoT because replacement door mirror...


Q. There were originally indicators on the door mirrors of my 2005 Honda Jazz. After an accident I replaced the nearside one with a mirror without...
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How do I get rid of spiders from my Toyota Prius and...


Q. A colony of spiders has made its home in the wing mirrors of my Toyota Prius and my wife’s Volkswagen Golf. They have now begun invading the...
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Car Clinic: how can I restore my Alfa Romeo Spider's...


Q. The soft top on my Alfa Romeo Spider is showing signs of fading where it joins the metal frame. Is there a way to restore it?