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Major issue with my Mercedes EQC...

Hi there,

I have a Mercedes EQC 400 and the rear axle is lowered and can't raise up. There is message saying that drive max 80km/h displayed. Can you provide technical support?

Filed under fault - Asked by Hiyab Yemane (Ethiopia) - Sun, 14 Jun 2020 18:29

When to change the 1.6 diesel Focus belt?

2011 Ford Focus 1.6 diesel: when to change the timing chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by John Brazil (Dublin ) - Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:37

Hot-start issues with my Skoda Octavia...


I have a 2009 Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI. It has 116k miles on the clock, so low for the year. I have been having a nightmare of a problem the last two weeks. The car will start no problem when cold but when it heats up it will not start. It tries to turn over but just conks out then. When running the car runs great, no lag, loss of power etc I have changed the fuel pump, coolant sensor and crankshaft sensor and there are no faults coming up on the diagnostic machine. I have read about software problems but speaking to someone who provides mapping says it would not be a software problem and it is a mechanical problem, but I can't find the fault. This is getting very expensive at this stage and I can't afford to keep trying new parts. Can you shed some light on this?

Thank you.

Filed under fault - Asked by Stephen Kavanagh (Dublin) - Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:09

How much to do crank sensor in an Octavia?

How much would I expect to pay for supply and fitting of a crankshaft sensor on a 2010 Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI?

Filed under parts - Asked by Mark Connor (Waterford) - Sun, 28 Jun 2020 01:33

When to change my Kuga's belt?

Does my Ford Kuga have a timing belt or chain and when do I have to get it done? Is it 100,000- or 200,000km?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Rebecca Garrett (Uralla) - Sun, 28 Jun 2020 07:30

Which licence to drive a Citroen Ami?

Citroen Ami: what type of driver's licence is needed?

Filed under future cars - Asked by Ray O Brien (Galway ) - Sun, 21 Jun 2020 10:52

Which big tow car to go for on moving?

We are moving from the UK to Ireland soon and are gobsmacked (for the want of of a better word) to find that our two trusty vehicles, the 2005 Chrysler Grand Voyager (diesel) and 2005 Mercdes C-Class Elegance (petrol) are going to cost in excess of €6,000 jointly to tax! The cars are not even worth a fraction of that, so we sadly have to replace them (in this throw-away world we have always been proud to keep our vehicles beyond their life expectancies).

So, what car can you recommend for a family of six, that would be able to tow a horse box, but would be the cheapest to tax as we relocate to the Emerald Isle?

Jo Sheedy

Surrey, UK

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Joanna Sheedy (Epsom) - Wed, 10 Jun 2020 12:50

Motor tax on 2016 Mercedes C 250 Coupe?

What is the annual motor tax rate on a 2016 Mercedes C 250 Coupe?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Jerry Hanrahan - Wed, 10 Jun 2020 21:00

Can I import a Land Cruiser as commercial?

Hi there,

Wondering if you can clarify something for me about importing a Toyota Land Cruiser from the UK for commercial use in Ireland. Does the vehicle need to have been commercially registered in the UK, which I think is N1, before it can be imported and taxed as commercial in Ireland? I've tried searching for commercial vehicles in the UK but there are only a handful of vehicles listed whereas there are thousands of the same model vehicle (Toyota Land Cruiser) listed as having been privately registered.

Many thanks in advance


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Ken O'Sullivan (Lahinch) - Thu, 11 Jun 2020 12:27

How much to pay for 2018 Hyundai i10?

Hyundai i10 2018, 30,000 miles: what’s a fair price to pay?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Kathleen Dermody (Galway) - Fri, 12 Jun 2020 15:30