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I have just taken on a 2.2 Hyundai Santa Fe with over 99,000 on the clock; when do I need to replace the timing belt?
Filed under servicing - Asked by George Penman (George) - Mon, 29 Apr 2019 00:03
I have a 2013 Mercedes 220 CDI and I love the car, but put up low mileage (10,000km a year); how long does it take to convert to electric and what would the cost be?
Filed under electric cars - Asked by Paddy Power (Cork) - Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:27
Could you please help on this? My Peugeot 5008 1.6's stop-start function is stopping the engine when stationary, but it would not start when I release the brake pedal. It gives sound of like the engine has jammed (goon goon goon). Then the ECO mode automatically gets deactivated and when I start the car manually, it starts perfectly.
Filed under fault - Asked by Mirza IsmaiL (Manchester) - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:25
I am converting a 1964 Morris Minor to electric, but can't find an insurance company to provide cover. I can get insurance if I leave the car with the petrol engine, but as soon as I mention conversion I get a negative response.
Can you help?
Filed under insurance - Asked by Brian Palfrey (Dublin) - Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:15
Just a query for my uncle please. How much roughly would it be to change a Jaguar X300 3.2 from petrol to electric please?
Filed under electric cars - Asked by Jackie Daly (Glenageary) - Sun, 14 Apr 2019 17:52
Does the Hyundai Kona CRDi 136 DCT meet the Euro 6 emissions zone for inner London?
Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Anthony McNeill (London UK) - Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:52
I've just moved to Ireland and I will be staying here for about two years, which means I will have to apply for an Irish driving licence. I have a clean Malaysian driving licence, which is five years old. I am 36 years old and female, and I have a car insured in Malaysia that has never gone through any accident claim (knock on wood). I had driven in Malaysia for one year before moving to UK between 2015-2018, and in all those years I only drove when I went home for long holidays.
I have my eyes on a second hand 2012 Ford Focus 1.6 petrol (automatic). I live in a house with two large parking spaces. How much should I expect for first insurance? Or should I just settle on a 2010 1.0 Yaris instead? If I have a budget of €1,200 for first insurance, what's the best car I can get?
Thanks in advance!
Filed under insurance - Asked by Zura Adnan (Cork) - Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:09
How much to tax a Ford Tourneo nine-seater privately?
Filed under taxation - Asked by KEVIN MCGUIRE (TULLAMORE) - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:42
Where can I get insurance for 24 hours on importing a car from UK to Ireland?
Filed under insurance - Asked by Pat Kenirons (Ballinasloe) - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:06
I am a disabled driver and use hand controls for the brake and accelerator. For the last 12 years I have driven a Honda Accord 2.0 petrol automatic. It has been a fantastic car and now has 260k km on the clock. I am looking for a higher vehicle, an SUV, and am looking at the Honda CR-V Hybrid, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and the Volkswagen Tiguan (I could wait for the hybrid later in the year). I live in rural Ireland and handling on twisty roads is important and accelerating to pass slower moving cars on those all too few straight stretches of road. Is this a good shortlist, and if so, which would you recommend?
Filed under hybrid - Asked by Robert Joyce (Clifden) - Sat, 16 Mar 2019 15:39