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Will my van fail its retest?

My van is going for retest, after track rod end and headlight sorted, but the ABS light has just come on: will it fail the retest?

Filed under brakes - Asked by Tony Knox (Ballina) - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:50

When to change my Grand Vitara's belt?

When does the timing belt have to be changed on a 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.9 diesel?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Martin Walsh (Kilrush ) - Tue, 01 Sep 2020 18:01

Will I fit three kids in back of my Duster?


I have a 2019 Dacia Duster. I have a 2 and a half year old using a Maxi Cosi Axis seat, which uses the standard three-point belt. I am expecting twins and wondering will I be able to fit two infant seats in addition to my toddler into the back of the Duster?


Una in Meath

Filed under child or baby seats - Asked by Una Farrelly (Meath ) - Fri, 04 Sep 2020 10:04

Can the BMW X1 hybrid charge its battery?

Reading your review of the BMW X1 plug-in hybrid, can you advise if the engine can charge the drive battery as that battery is the only source of power for the four-wheel drive?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Barry Matthews (Wicklow) - Wed, 30 Sep 2020 12:37

Does my Honda Civic need these oil changes?

I have been told that my 2019 Honda Civic Smart Plus needs an oil change every six months; is that correct?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Colette McCann (Dublin) - Fri, 11 Sep 2020 10:57

Any new Arteon colours coming in 2021?

Do you know if there are any new colours coming in 2021 for the Volkswagen Arteon?

Filed under paintwork - Asked by Nicola Mc Donnell (Drogheda) - Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:44

Does my Audi A3 TFSI have a chain or belt?

Does my 2013 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI have a timing chain or belt? Confused answers on the net.



Filed under servicing - Asked by Mike Strong (Morebath) - Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:32

Will my creaking Colt pass its NCT?

Hi, can you please help?

My 2004 Mitsubishi Colt needs its two outer CV joints replacing as it creaks when turning the wheel, though it does not affect the drive quality. I am having trouble finding the parts as it's a Japanese import. My main concern is will it pass its NCT with the creaking?



Filed under NCT - Asked by Sue Doyle (Wicklow ) - Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:44

How much to tax a 2011 BMW 730d?

How much is it to tax a 2011 BMW 730d?

Filed under taxation - Asked by James Cash (Blanchardstown ) - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:23

My Jaguar XJ8's floor is getting wet...

I have a 2004 Jaguar XJ8; water is depositing on the floor on the passenger side; what could be the problem? No roof leak.

Filed under fault - Asked by Reginald Davis (Houston Texas) - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 20:51