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What's wrong with my Opel Zafira?

I have a 2010 1.7-litre diesel Opel Zafira and it's cutting power on acceleration and changing gears from second to third. What's wrong with it?

Filed under fault - Asked by Winstyon Luza (Dublin) - Thu, 30 Jan 2020 13:21


Cracked grille an issue for the NCT?

Can a crack on the front grille of a car cause it to fail an NCT?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Conor Byrne (Sligo ) - Thu, 30 Jan 2020 20:08


Belt or chain on a 2004 Toyota Avensis?

Model year 2004 Toyota Avensis 1.8 petrol: was it fitted with a camshaft belt or a chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Michael Osborne (Haverhill) - Fri, 31 Jan 2020 13:35


When to service a Hyundai ix35?

Hyundai ix35: at what mileage to change oil and filter and what's included in a full service?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Stephen Guerin (Limerick) - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 16:29


Warning message on my Ford Kuga?

I have a Ford Kuga 2.0 diesel with 106,000km on the clock. I have a warning message come up:  "Service belt required." What is this?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Keith Babington-Browne (La Linea De La Concepcion) - Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:51


What paperwork needed to tax my van?

I am buying a van for the first time and the van has no current tax disc, but does have a valid CVRT. I would like to tax the van privately. Can this all be done online and do I still have to provide proof that I will be using it commercially some of the time?

Filed under taxation - Asked by D Barden (Carrick On Shannon) - Mon, 03 Feb 2020 12:59


Which category is the Transporter crewcab?

I am considering importing a 2017/18/19 Volkswagen Transporter crewcab van for personal use. How do I know which category it would fall into for VRT? Is a crewcab van still classed as a van and in Category C or due to five seats is it classed Category A?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Peter Cody (Enfield ) - Mon, 03 Feb 2020 14:40


VRT on an imported 2008 Audi A5?

Thinking of importing a 2008 Audi A5 1.8 TFSI with 120k miles on the clock; wondering what the VRT would be.

Filed under VRT - Asked by Dale Bowen (Sligo) - Mon, 03 Feb 2020 20:16


Is motor tax different for rarely used cars?

Is there a different tax bracket for rarely used cars?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Ol Mallun (Meath) - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 21:49


Insurance advice for this immigrant please.

I am buying my first car in Ireland. I have driven for many years in Canada. What can I expect to pay in car insurance rates in Ireland? What is the criteria that insurance companies use to determine the rates? I am 65 years old, have an excellent driving record and plan to buy a 2013 Nissan Note.

Please advise.

Filed under insurance - Asked by Catherine Redmond (Tramore) - Thu, 06 Feb 2020 19:51