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How much is my 2013 VW Sharan worth?

How much is my 2013 Volkwagen Sharan diesel automatic worth?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Tom Kearney (Bray) - Mon, 30 Dec 2019 13:13

Do I need to tell Revenue if I didn't import?

Do I need to let Irish Revenue know if I resell my imported UK car back to the the UK garage where I bought it as the VRT is too high on it when I got the figure today?

Filed under importing - Asked by Mary Reilly (Navan) - Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:23

Belt or chain in a 2012 Mazda3?


Does the 2012 Mazda3 Tamura 1.6 diesel have a timing chain or timing belt?


Mark B.

Filed under servicing - Asked by Mark Bowman (Whitehead) - Wed, 02 Oct 2019 08:42

What's up with my Audi brakes?


In May 2018 I bought an Audi A3 Sportback 1.0 turbo (pre-reg Jan 2018). Around Oct/Nov I noticed a metallic grinding noise when reversing slowly out of my driveway and also reversing from a car parking spot. Initially told "probably lack of use" as my mileage was and is low (now 11,600km).  Early in 2019 went back three or four times and they could not find anything wrong. They suggested the brake material. I had no more problems until now when the problem is back. The dealer is an Audi dealer and I believe they did their best to sort me out. I am wondering if the problem is brake material together with my little use (and short trips) of the car. There is no problem driving forward.  Can you suggest what might be wrong?

Filed under brakes - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:12

Can I import a car that's on finance?

I was working in UK and took finance on a car, and now I have an opportunity to move back to Ireland. Can I VRT the car here and re-register to Irish plates? I intend to continue to pay all finance owing monthly as I am doing.

Filed under finance - Asked by John Sheehan (Castlebar ) - Sun, 27 Oct 2019 19:03

When to replace Ford Focus timing belt?

When should I replace the timing belt on my Ford Focus Style 1.6 TCDi? And should I replace the water pump at the same time?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Rosalind Duke (Dublin 16) - Fri, 20 Dec 2019 10:15

Motor tax on a 2008 1.6-litre car?

Hi, can you tell me the price of tax for a 2008 1.6 car?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Gerard Kiely (Limerick) - Sun, 27 Oct 2019 19:18

Why is the import VRT different to expected?

I imported my car for the UK and I'm trying to appeal it as the VRT calculator estimated it would be €3,800, but when I went to the centre they could not calculate it, as they did not have any 1.6 diesel on their system. Anyway, it turned out to €4,700... Why?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Lucy O Sullivan (Kenmare) - Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:00

When to change my 2015 Mondeo's belt?


I have a 2015 Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0-litre diesel Duratec; it's on 109,000 miles; when do I change the cam belt please?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Julian Hopkins (Bridgend South Wales ) - Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:01

Do these Toyotas use the same powertrain?

Hello guys,

Is the 2005 Toyota Avensis 1.6 engine and gearbox the same as 2005 Corolla Verso 1.6 engine and gearbox?


Filed under servicing - Asked by Val Koen (Dublin) - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 19:26