Tesla owners facing extended wait for repairs


Owners of Tesla premium electric cars have complained of lengthy waits for bodywork repairs and replacement parts — Driving looks into the issue.
Potholes cost British drivers £1.7bn a year in repairs

Potholes cost British drivers £1.7bn a year


British drivers spend a staggering £1.7bn a year repairing damage to their vehicles caused by potholes, according to new figures.
Most common faults for UK's most popular cars revealed by WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Most common faults for UK's most popular cars


Premium car brands have a reputation for frequent failures but new data exposing the chronic faults seen by UK garages suggests it’s...
The Fixer: My Audi Q5 had a safety recall, now I’m being charged to stop it happening again

Charged for repairs after Q5 recall


Although no car is immune to faults, owners of premium cars expect a certain level of quality and, should a problem arise, for it to be dealt...
Reader Letters: Bad diesel advice and not seeing the light

Reader Letters: Bad diesel advice


Roger Blackman is unsympathetic towards diesel owners and says a little research would have revealed why the diesel engine should be confined...
Products: Dehumidifiers for garages and homes reviewed

Products: Dehumidifiers for garages and homes


Whether your garage is filled with a cherished car, the overspill from family life or a lifetime's collection of gardening and DIY equipment...

Car Clinic: How accurate are air pressure gauges at...


Are air-pressure gauges on garage forecourts checked officially? I got different readings at two garages.
Penalty charge notice on car windscreen. Sunday Times Driving Reader Letters: bicycle tax, diesel cars and stealthy road signs

Reader Letters: bicycle tax, diesel cars, puddle beware...


Susannah West Yates says bicycles should be “taxed and insured, and their users forced to pass a test”. As some cars are zero-rated for vehicle...
2012 Skoda Superb timing chain tensioner problem

My Skoda Superb may have a fault that was fixed on...


I think there is an inherent fault with the timing chain tensioner in my 2012 Skoda Superb. There has been corrective work in America. Why not here?
Volkswagen emissions

Reader Letters: VW fumes, a YouTube repair wheeze...


Nick Tyndall seems to be under the impression that Volkswagen has found a way of tuning the thermodynamics of the internal combustion engine...
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My garage recorded the wrong mileage at my car's MoT...


I want to sell my Nissan Note, but during the car’s last MoT the garage recorded an incorrect mileage of nearly 50,000, double the genuine figure...
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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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Letters of the week, June 28


This week: more rip-off car repairs, a diplomatic incident and DVLA cherished numbers.