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Do my interior indicator lights fail the NCT?

My indicator light is working on outside of the car, but not on dashboard; will this fail the NCT?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Marie Okeeffe (Limerick ) - Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:10

Chain or belt in this Opel Insignia?

Does a 161 Opel Insignia 1.6 diesel have a timing belt or chain? And if a belt, what interval should it be changed at?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Jason Shanley (Dublin ) - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:44

Is the BMW Z4's wind deflector standard?

Does the 2019 BMW Z4 sDrive20i come with the wind deflector as standard? If not, what is the cost of this accessory and do you consider it necessary?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Myles Kelleher - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:35

My Ford EcoSport cuts out...

I have a Ford EcoSport. The stop/start system, when I switch it off, at times, still makes the car judder a bit. When I've stopped, at traffic lights, then the engine switches off. I've not put it in neutral or took my foot off the clutch. This will only happen a few times, then the car runs fine, with the stop /start off. I don't understand why it still cuts off, when system is off?

Filed under fault - Asked by Debbie Ashdown (Barrow In Furness) - Fri, 28 Jun 2019 06:16

Interested in buying a Kia Optima.

I am interested in buying a Kia Optima, a 1.7 CRDi 2 Luxe model, with 88,000 miles on the clock. It's a UK import registered in Ireland.

Can you tell me:

1. What price is an okay price for this car?

2. Since I am based in Ireland, can buying a UK import car be problem in any way?

3. Generally how is fuel economy for this model? Is it good/bad as compared to its competitors?

4. I am confused between Nissan Qashqai and Kia Optima. Can you advise pros/cons of one over other?

Thanks Anshul Malik

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Anshul Malik (Cork) - Thu, 30 May 2019 21:49

Is my Sportage exempt from VRT and VAT?

I am moving to Ireland from the UK, and I have a Kia Sportage GT line that I have owned since 1st of April - it has done just over 9,000 miles. Would I be exempt from paying VRT and VAT?

Filed under importing - Asked by Roisin Quille - Fri, 31 May 2019 08:45

Can I buy a Toyota Hilux for mixed use?


I have a Toyota RAV4 for private use and I use it going to work everyday and now I’m planning to change my RAV4 for a Hilux pick-up. Is it possible for me to buy this car? I’m going to use for work as property maintenance and the same time I will use as the family car. I’m not VAT-registered, I’m only self employed with pay-as-you-earn business. Your thoughts?

Thank you

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Alvin Brato (Dublin 7) - Sat, 01 Jun 2019 09:23

Is the tax rate on my VW Jetta correct?


Is it normal that my tax is €750 a year on a 2009 VW Jetta 1.6 petrol? If this is correct, I was wondering why it is so high?

Thank you

Filed under taxation - Asked by Evan McLoughlin (Limerick) - Tue, 04 Jun 2019 16:10

Can I tax a Nissan van privately?

Can I tax and insure a Nissan NV 300 1.6 van for my own personal, social, domestic and pleasure use, and how much would road tax cost?



Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by James Clark (Ballina) - Wed, 05 Jun 2019 19:07

How best to buy a Range Rover commercial?

I'm 21 years old and working with my father on our farm. We are registered for VAT and I am wanting to buy a Range Rover Sport. Its a five-seater 3.0-litre TDV6, but you can VRT it as a commercial for €918. How can I get commercial insurance under my own name and commercial tax? Will I have to VRT it through the company?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by John Nolan (Enniscorthy) - Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:27