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How often to service a Ford Focus diesel?

How often do you service a Ford Focus saloon 1.6 diesel?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Joseph Kent (Tipperary ) - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 10:05

Is the Tesla Model X taxed as a commercial?

Does the Tesla Model X have commercial motor tax?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Joe Reily (Castlebar) - Wed, 05 Jun 2019 18:30

When to change my Mondeo TDCi's belt?

I have a 2016 Ford Mondeo 1.5 TDCi 88kW (engine code: UGCC) with 178,000km on the clock; when do I replace the timing belt?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Martin Hlad (Ruzomberok) - Thu, 06 Jun 2019 21:20

Does the Golf BlueMotion have an alarm etc?

Can you clarify whether a 161 VW Golf 1.2 110hp BlueMotion Highline (Irish car) has 1. an immobiliser, 2. an alarm 3. GPS tracking.

 Big fan of the website, many thanks,

Mark in Newbridge

Filed under car alarm - Asked by Mark Kehoe (Newbridge) - Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:47

My Passat's engine takes a while to start...

I run a 2015 VW Passat SE Business Diesel and every time I try to start it up it's like the engine will have to turn a few time before it runs; what is the reason and can it be sorted?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Daniele Fabi (Grantham ) - Fri, 05 Jul 2019 11:49

What's up with my i40's auto gearbox?


I have a 2014 Hyundai i40 and recently I face an issue with the car. It's in D mode automatic, but during the journey the transmission shifts to manual by itself. What will be the problem be and what should I do?

Filed under automatic - Asked by ASHFAQUE HUSSAIN (RIYADH ) - Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:23

Is the Grand California available in USA?

Is the Volkswagen Grand California available in the States?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Robert Kennedy (Mcallen) - Sat, 18 Jan 2020 23:14

Will Opel fix my Meriva for free?

I have a 2006 Opel Meriva with a power steering problem. Will Opel repair it for free?

Thank you kindly Mary

Filed under warranty - Asked by Mary O Driscoll (Cork) - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:11

My new L200's stop-start is erratic...


I have a new Mitsubishi L200 series 6 Barbarian. Done less than 500 miles, mixed driving. The auto stop-start is totally unreliable. Green light comes on first start, goes out, may occasionally flash whilst driving. Over a 40-mile trip the stop-start functioned only once. Worked less than half a dozen times since purchase. Dealer says no fault or error codes.

Any ideas?

Filed under fault - Asked by Dave Lewis (Portsmouth) - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:01

Is my UK Mercedes covered by warranty here?

Will my warranty on a used imported one-year-old Mercedes from England cover me in any Mercedes garage in Ireland?

Thank you


Filed under warranty - Asked by Mary Kelly (Roscommon ) - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:00