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I asked a question previously re changing a timing belt on a 2018 Skoda Octavia TSI. Came back as 240,000km, as the belts for that make are long-life. The Skoda dealer is now saying my belt needs changing as it's five years old, even though there is only 80,000km on the clock. Is it best to just go with it and change it or should I wait? Nothing in the user manual about changing.
Filed under servicing - Asked by Ger O Mahony (Limerick) - Wed, 07 Jun 2023 12:36
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