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Thoughts on wireless key related car theft?


I'm going to buy a Volvo car that has a keyless entry. These "keys" only send a signal that can be received when you are up close to the car. Do I understand correctly that the devices that car thieves use can nonetheless pick up the signal at some distance? I understand that there are Faraday boxes that one can get that block the signal or you can probably reprogramme the car so that they don't work, but this obviously defeats the benefit.

Thanks Philip

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Mon, 18 Nov 2019 08:44

Easiest way to change ownership of a car?

My boyfriend at the time said he would give me his car, but we have broken up since and I don't want the car anymore. He has sent me over the logbook and the car he is now driving still is under my name when it was previously in his name, so my question is how do I get it back under his name? I have tried looking online and can't find anything. I have the logbook; does he just need to fill in his details and send it off then?

Thank you

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Nikita Heffernan (Limerick) - Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:17

Can I rent a DeLorean in Ireland to drive?


My name is Kira. My husband and I will travel to Ireland in September. And we would like to take a 2-3 hour ride on the legendary DeLorean DMC-12 in Dublin or Belfast for the experience and cool photos! Dates: ~8-22 September 2019. Tell me, please, is it possible? What documents are needed and how much will it cost?

Thanks for your reply, have a nice day!

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Kira Kira (Saint-Petersburg) - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:40

Can I fit a swivel seat to a Honda CR-V?

Please advise if a swivel passenger seat can be fitted to a Honda CR-V.



Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Joe Mungovan (Ennis) - Sat, 15 Jun 2019 15:38

How much weight does a car jack take?


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

Is my Nissan Juke's start-stop ok?

On start-stop on a Nissan Juke, is it normal for the engine to completely cut out so you have to start it again through the ignition if you take your seat belt off?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Lindsay Pidcock (Redditch ) - Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:17

Any pre-reg WLTP bargains around?

I notice in Spain that there are a pile of pre-registered cars labelled "zero km" being sold at a discount to get rid of stock before the WLTP regs come into effect. Has the same thing applied here? I haven't noticed it.



Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:40

Can I change my Volvo V40's speedometer?

I have a Volvo V40 D3 Pro Nav with Xenium Pack and Intellisafe Pro. Can the mph on the speedometer be easily changed to km/h or is it stuck on mph forever?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by JOHN ROONEY (DUBLIN) - Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:24

Why do delivery charges vary so much?


I am interested in buying a new Ford Fiesta; the model I am interested in is priced online at €20,150. One dealer in the Cork area quoted me €22,000 for the exact same thing, another quoted €21,395, making delivery charges €1,850 and €1,245 respectively. Audi quotes €650 delivery for the A1. Would you ask Ford Ireland for a comment and if it intends to do anything about it?



Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Pat Mc Sweeney - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:47

What's a Volkswagen Passat Sport?

What's the difference between a Volkswagen Passat and a Volkswagen Passat Sport? I have a Passat Sport and there don't seem to be many in Ireland. My car is a TSI 1.4 by the way.

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Alan Brady (Tallaght, Dublin) - Tue, 14 May 2013 13:15

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