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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.

Thanks

Mike

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?

Thanks

Sue

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


Do I change the water pump on my S-Max?

I have a 2010 Ford S-Max 1.8 TDCi diesel. It's time to change the timing belt. Somebody suggested the water pump should be done at the same time but I'm not sure why or if this is correct!

Filed under servicing - Asked by Nick Spratling (Chippenham) - Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:16


Can you help me select my next car?

Hi there guys.

Can you help me with selecting my next car? Currently have a 161 BMW 420d Gran Coupe with 50k km on the clock (GB import bought from a main dealer in Dublin). Do 10k km per annum. City center living, on street parking. Very happy with the car - love the drive experience but now it’s a bit small in the back for toddler passenger and all our baggage etc. Looking to change in next couple of months, with a hybrid in mind.

Disappointing range of options though for any of the estate/MPV cars I fancy, e.g. BMW Touring or Volvo XC60. Looks are important but driving experience and space are key. As is easy parking into tight spaces! Did drive a Skoda Superb wagon recently and loved all the gadgets, but felt the ride was spongey. Budget is €45k including trade in/private sale. Open to going the import route again as choice and range much better for hybrids.

Any insight would be really appreciated.

Thanks.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Daragh O’Reilly (Dublin) - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:13


Can I import a Nissan Leaf from Japan?

How about importing a Nissan Leaf from Japan?

Filed under importing - Asked by Patrick Murphy (MILLSTREET Co Cork ) - Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:34


Can I avoid a late VRT payment fee?

Hi there,

I recently bought a new car at a British auction without V5c. Had to send a V62 form and pay £25 for new logbook. Due to COVID it has taken DVLA longer than usual to reissue the logbook. If I present the proof such as the date the last logbook has been issued, will I avoid paying late VRT payment?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Anna Krawczyk (Athlone) - Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:39