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Why do rear-drive cars get stuck in the snow?


I understand why performance drivers like to separate power wheels and "steering" wheels, but why are rear-wheel drive cars much more likely to get stuck in snow and mud?

Many thanks


Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sun, 07 Feb 2016 17:40

Any advice for driving through Europe?

We're travelling to France in September on a motoring holiday in a MINI Countryman Cooper D. We'll be travelling into Northern Italy and possibly Switzerland. What advice can you give us about motoring in Europe?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Martin Moroney (Dublin) - Tue, 31 May 2016 20:55

Where can I make a complaint?

Where can I make a complaint against auto mechanics in Ireland please?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Kamal Lamid (Limerick ) - Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:52

Which auto petrol mobility car makes sense?

A relation is looking for a Fiat Qubo size mobility car, but only petrol and automatic. As the Qubo is only available with diesel, can you suggest any mobility car this size or one that can be converted to take a small disability scooter and have a swivel passanger seat? Failing that, could you suggest a car that could be adapted?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18:34

Do I tell people about my in-car camera?

Do you have to advertise an in-car camera recording inside the vehicle?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Francis Keogh (Bray) - Sat, 16 Jan 2016 16:54

Is my Opel Mokka warming up quick enough?

I have just bought a second hand Opel Mokka and my question is, what is the warm up time for the diesel engine? At the moment it takes 10 kilometers of driving to reach a temperature of just under 90 centigrade where it stays. Is this correct?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by David Walker (Surrey) - Sat, 02 Jan 2016 18:12

Is the engine different in later Citroen Picasso?

Did Citroen change its 1.6-litre petrol engine from 2004 to 2007 in the Picasso?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Damien Butler (Galway) - Mon, 28 Sep 2015 05:52

What do you think of dealer delivery charges?


What are your views on the lack of transparency of dealers' delivery and related charges that get added to the brochure price of cars? Surely it is in the consumer's best interest to know the actual price of a car up front?

Regards Paul

Blessington Co. Wicklow

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Paul Vickers (Blessington) - Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:01

How do I set the clock in my Peugeot 307?

How do I set the clock in my 2006 Peugeot 307?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Ann Enright (Listowel) - Tue, 26 May 2015 21:52

Is there a way to track a new car in transit at sea?

Hi guys, I've been told that my new car is in transit. Is there anyway of seeing where it is at sea?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Simon MacMahon (Dublin) - Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:45

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