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How often should I change the timing belt on my 2012 Ford Fiesta?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Betty Bernard (Charlottetown ) - Sat, 13 Jul 2019 21:50
The built-in satnav in my 2004 Honda CR-V is overheating, stopping it from working. How can I check if the fan is working?
Filed under satellite navigation - Asked by Patricia Glanville (TORREMANZANAS) - Sun, 14 Jul 2019 09:08
I purchased a brand new Ford Focus last week and I have just noticed that the dashboard on the driver's side is not fitted correctly. There is a gap of about 10mm between the windscreen and the top of the dash on the driver's side and the bottom of the side panel of the windscreen is not flush with the dashboard. It appears the dash is not sitting on a mount that I can feel with my finger.
Question is, should I ask garage to refit the dashboard or will this result in other issues of damage and noises in the dash after a refit? So annoyed after spending so much on the car.
Filed under fault - Asked by Mark Geoghegan (Mullingar) - Sun, 25 Aug 2019 23:47
My Ford Focus cuts out when driving and there's oil on top of the piston...
Filed under fault - Asked by Lana Matthews (Folkestone) - Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:13
I am considering the BMW X5 M50d and the X5 xDrive45e. Which would be more potent and smooth in drive and comfort? When the PHEV is driven hard the fuel consumption would increase. Batteries will require charging. Limitations appears to be factored into the PHEV.
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Robert Baichan (Durban) - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:13
When or how often should the oil in an automatic gearbox be changed? The manufacturers may say (I don't know?) it doesn't need to be changed at all, that it is good for the lifetime of the transmission: but what do they mean by the lifetime of the transmission? 100,000 miles? One would expect a transmission to last a lot longer. There are views out there on the internet that say change every 30,000 or 50,000 miles. Do you have access to any independent experienced mechanics that could give an authoritative answer? I have a C-Class automatic petrol Mercedes and an automatic diesel Volvo.
Filed under automatic - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sat, 11 Jan 2020 13:04
I have a 2015 Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCi diesel with 82,000km on the clock. I asked my mechanic when do I get a cam belt change. He was not sure, said to speak to a Ford dealer. When is it required and approx cost?
Filed under servicing - Asked by David Kefford (Lavington. ( Albury )) - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:39
When should the timing chain/belt be changed on a Peugeot 308?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Kevin Sadler (Amamoor) - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:56
Will my car stop if the auto stop-start feature stopped working?
Filed under fault - Asked by Sherry Smith (Dunn) - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 21:48
When the UK exits the EU at the end of this month, will VAT on UK car imports have to be paid from then on?
Many thanks, Fin.
Filed under importing - Asked by Fin Breatnach (Dublin) - Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:38