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Can I fit three car seats in back of BMW 520d?

Can you fit three car seats in the back of a 2012 BMW 520d M Sport? For newborn, a two-year old and four-year old.

Filed under child or baby seats - Asked by Owen Mcsweeney - Tue, 09 Apr 2019 21:20

Can I connect a Huawei P8 to my Skoda?


I have a 2012 Skoda to which I have Bluetoothed a pre-smartphone Nokia. Recently when I tried to connect a Huawei p8 it did not recognise the device. Is that solutionable?



Filed under Bluetooth - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:52

Can a learner drive a 1.7-litre car?

Can someone on a learner permit drive a 1.7-litre car?

Filed under learner - Asked by Maria Kealy (Kilkenny) - Mon, 08 Apr 2019 13:06

Motor tax on the Great Wall Steed?

What is the Irish road tax for a Great Wall Steed 2.0?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Avril O Brien ( Co Roscommon ) - Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:53

Any news on Tesla Model 3 in Ireland?

Whats the latest on the Tesla Model 3 for Ireland... availability, trade ins and costs?


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Fintan Farrell (Maynooth) - Sat, 09 Mar 2019 19:04

Which Merc A-Class has the better chassis?


I have read conflicting information from several sources re the type of rear suspension available on the new Mercedes A-Class hatchback. I understand that some get torsion beam while others get multi link, but unable to get a definitive list on those that get the multi link type.

Some say that the A 250 only gets it, another that both the A 200 AMG Line and A 250 get the it. While finally, another source said that if the car is fitted with 19-inch alloys even in lesser powerful engine variants it will get the better rear suspension setup. Any ideas which info is the right one? I am looking to see if it's possible to get the multi link rear suspension on the upcoming A 180 petrol AMG Line or whether it will need 19-inch alloys to make the switch.

John M, Carlow

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by John Moran (Carlow) - Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:17

Does the Audi A4 have stop-start settings?

What are the different settings for in the Audi A4 2018 start-stop system? Is one setting better than the other? I have a 2018 A4 automatic. Any info is greatly appreciated.

Filed under electrics - Asked by Gloria Case (Colebrook) - Thu, 07 Mar 2019 18:56

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

Stop-start issues with my 2014 VW Golf.

I have a 2014 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI Bluemotion. The start-stop function doesn't work anymore. I keep getting an error just saying "error auto start stop". I was thinking maybe it's the battery that's low, but I'm not sure. I've read online that it should work in Eco mode, but I have yet to try it; was just wondering if you could give me some more information?

Filed under fault - Asked by SILVESTER PINARI (SWORDS) - Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:48

When to change my Ford Focus timing belt?

When should timing belt be changed on July 2011 Ford Focus 1.6 diesel with 60,000 miles on the clock?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Anne Hanlon (Dublin) - Wed, 27 Feb 2019 22:35