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When to change my Peugeot 308's belt?

When should the timing chain/belt be changed on a Peugeot 308?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Kevin Sadler (Amamoor) - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:56

Will my car stop if stop-start is broken?

Will my car stop if the auto stop-start feature stopped working?

Filed under fault - Asked by Sherry Smith (Dunn) - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 21:48

Do we pay VAT on UK imports after Brexit?

When the UK exits the EU at the end of this month, will VAT on UK car imports have to be paid from then on?

Many thanks, Fin.

Filed under importing - Asked by Fin Breatnach (Dublin) - Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:38

Petrol or diesel Skoda Octavia?

Would a 2018 1.0-litre petrol Octavia cost much more in petrol costs than a 1.6 diesel to run in a year, when I will be doing 16,000 miles approx?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Donal Carroll (Tralee) - Sun, 12 Jan 2020 16:15

Thoughts on this high-mileage Focus?

I have been looking at buying a 2011 model Ford Focus Zetec S 1.6 TDCi. The mileage on it is sitting quite high I think at 90,000. What questions should I ask the dealership before I decide if I'm to buy it or not? The price is €4,000; is this ok?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Steven Bruce (Brechin) - Sun, 12 Jan 2020 07:24

Can I register a day van as a camper?


I have bought a van in the UK. It's a day van with a pop top roof installed, it's still listed as a van on the logbook. I want to bring it over to Ireland and have it registered as a motor caravan. Is it possible to bring over a van and register it as a motor caravan?

Filed under importing - Asked by Darragh Ginty (Rosses Point) - Sat, 11 Jan 2020 22:56

How much VRT on a 2015 BMW 4 Series?

How much is VRT on a 2015 BMW 420 Sport?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Roy Stephenson (Baltinglass ) - Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:08

BMW 320d or 330e?

Hi lads,

I'm trying to decide between a 2016 BMW 320d or a 330e... I do about 40,000km a year, my work commute is three days local (about a 50km round trip) and two days to Dublin (350km round trip). I live in the countryside as well, so not an urban driver as such. I'd like to move away from diesel, but I'm concerned that I won't at least match my current mpg on my existing diesel Audi A5.

Any thoughts would be most welcome!

Thanks, Brian

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Brian Duignan (Kilkenny) - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 10:42

Should I change this B-Max's timing belt?

I'm buying a 2013 Ford B-Max 1.4 petrol. It has been lying up for six months with a drive a couple of times a week. The mileage is 57,647km; should I look at changing the timing belt since it wasn't driving much and is six years old?

Filed under servicing - Asked by David Geoghegan (Mullingar) - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:18

Will a 1.0-litre last as long as a 1.6 diesel?

Will a one-litre engine last as long as a 1.6 diesel?

Filed under reliability - Asked by John Seery (Mallow) - Sun, 22 Sep 2019 19:07