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I have a 2006 Renault Megane cabriolet. Last month an idiot in an old 4x4 reversed into the passenger side back panel (behind the door) creating what can only be described as a meteor strike of a dent! Would a reputable body repair shop be able to "beat out" the dent, or is the panel in question reinforced from the inside and not accessible?
This is what a repair shop has told me... or is he just worried about further damage?! I really would appreciate an honest answer to this dilemma which is becoming a total insurance nightmare!
Filed under bodywork - Asked by Phil Partridge (Cavan) - Tue, 14 Feb 2023 17:46
I have a 2010 Fiat 500. The stop-start system has not been turning the engine off when I’m at a standstill. At the moment the boot will not open unless the engine is running. Would this have anything to do with faulty battery?
Filed under fault - Asked by Catherine Hanlon (Essex) - Mon, 10 Apr 2023 21:21
We are thinking of importing a Mercedes Hearsette from the UK (2021). As a commercial vehicle, can you advise what charges we will incur?
Many thanks, Fran
Filed under importing - Asked by Pierce Coachbuilders Ltd Barry Pierce (Co Kerry) - Fri, 21 Apr 2023 11:59
Do you know when the new Prius will be available for test drives in Ireland? I presume, while I'm writing, that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will not be available in Ireland? I saw an interesting review of it online recently.
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Thu, 09 Mar 2023 19:45
I'm planning to buy a van that has been used and taxed as a commercial vehicle, but I will use it as private vehicle. Since it has paid tax for almost a full year do I just pay the difference in price or I'll have to pay the full amount?
Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Marko Tot (Killarney) - Mon, 20 Mar 2023 20:02
I got a 2013 CLA from Newry that arrived before Brexit but wasn’t registered in NI and was sold back to England. I’m unable to get my VRT done as they say I need to pay VAT also. Is there any way around this?
Filed under importing - Asked by Adedapo Aderibigbe (Kildare) - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 23:25
As a sole trader can I claim back the VAT on a car lease?
Filed under finance - Asked by Adrian Doyle (Wexford) - Mon, 30 Jan 2023 19:36
On importing a car from the UK, is the VAT charged on the price paid for the car or just on the value of the 10 per cent custom duty?
Filed under importing - Asked by John Breen (Kilkenny,) - Sun, 29 Jan 2023 15:30
I have a 2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI with 70,000km on the clock. I was wondering when should I be changing the timing belt. I cannot find anything about this in the user manual.
Filed under servicing - Asked by Ger O Mahony (Limerick) - Tue, 31 Jan 2023 09:00
How can I find the OMV (Original Market Value) of my 202 Peugeot e-208, since I bought it second hand?
Filed under used car values - Asked by Barbara Elliott (Dublin) - Thu, 05 Jan 2023 20:58