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Any news on Tesla Model 3 in Ireland?

Whats the latest on the Tesla Model 3 for Ireland... availability, trade ins and costs?

Thanks

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Fintan Farrell (Maynooth) - Sat, 09 Mar 2019 19:04


Which Merc A-Class has the better chassis?

Hello,

I have read conflicting information from several sources re the type of rear suspension available on the new Mercedes A-Class hatchback. I understand that some get torsion beam while others get multi link, but unable to get a definitive list on those that get the multi link type.

Some say that the A 250 only gets it, another that both the A 200 AMG Line and A 250 get the it. While finally, another source said that if the car is fitted with 19-inch alloys even in lesser powerful engine variants it will get the better rear suspension setup. Any ideas which info is the right one? I am looking to see if it's possible to get the multi link rear suspension on the upcoming A 180 petrol AMG Line or whether it will need 19-inch alloys to make the switch.

John M, Carlow

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by John Moran (Carlow) - Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:17


Does the Audi A4 have stop-start settings?

What are the different settings for in the Audi A4 2018 start-stop system? Is one setting better than the other? I have a 2018 A4 automatic. Any info is greatly appreciated.

Filed under electrics - Asked by Gloria Case (Colebrook) - Thu, 07 Mar 2019 18:56


How much weight does a car jack take?

Hi.

In line with your offer to ask you "anything", is it possible to know what proportion of a car's weight is lifted when you jack up on one side to change a wheel? Presumably some of the weight is being taken by the two wheels that remain on the ground. I ask this because, for a different job unrelated to the car, I want to buy a small hydraulic bottle jack (the smallest smallest possible to fit into a particular space) and I'm wondering if the max lift of the bottle jack is less than the total weight of the car, would it be safe to use it for changing a tyre.

As always, many thanks in advance, Philip

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sun, 28 Oct 2018 08:58


Stop-start issues with my 2014 VW Golf.

I have a 2014 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI Bluemotion. The start-stop function doesn't work anymore. I keep getting an error just saying "error auto start stop". I was thinking maybe it's the battery that's low, but I'm not sure. I've read online that it should work in Eco mode, but I have yet to try it; was just wondering if you could give me some more information?

Filed under fault - Asked by SILVESTER PINARI (SWORDS) - Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:48


When to change my Ford Focus timing belt?

When should timing belt be changed on July 2011 Ford Focus 1.6 diesel with 60,000 miles on the clock?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Anne Hanlon (Dublin) - Wed, 27 Feb 2019 22:35


What's up with my Ford's stop-start system?

I have a 2017 Ford Escape. The auto start/stop functionality stopped working after Ford dealership regenerated the computer because the car would sporadically die at intersections. Now, when I have complained the auto start/stop functionality doesn't work they have provided me a list of 10 plus scenarios when the functionality will not work. If the engine is cold, too hot, if devices are plugged in, battery low etc. It seems like this is an excuse for a software bug that Ford doesn't want to address in older models.

Your opinion is welcomed

Filed under fault - Asked by Beth Mills (Indianapolis) - Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:23


Lots of issues with my Mercedes GLC...

In my Mercedes GLC, the stop/start system is not working. Also, the radio is cutting out and the reversing camera is not working after stopping and turning off the car on restart.

Any one else have these problems?

Filed under electrics - Asked by Richard Leddy (Mullagh County Cavan) - Thu, 28 Feb 2019 22:09


Should I clean or replace the EGR valve?

My garage has told me that the emissions light on my dashboard is due to a fault in the EGR system. However, the car is running fine with no loss of power. The emissions light is not consistently on, only occasionally in the last week. Should I get the valve cleaned first as my garage are quoting me €500 for a new part plus labour costs?

Thank you.

Filed under diesel - Asked by Margaret Longhurst (Roscrea) - Sat, 02 Mar 2019 10:10


Cam belt or chain on the Ford Kuga 1.6?

Hi,

Does the Ford Kuga 1.6 have a cam belt or chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Marc Luke (Alrode) - Wed, 06 Mar 2019 09:41