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Do I need to service my Opel this often?

Hi, I drive a 2012 Opel Astra 1.7 CDTi diesel and just wondering how often it has to be serviced. My local Opel dealer says every 10,000km and just wondering is this correct or is it just to get more money! It was serviced last February and now 10,000km later do I need to get it serviced again?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Ian Abbott (Longford) - Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:38

When do I change my Ford Mondeo's timing belt?

Hi, I have a 2008 2.0 TDCi 140 Ford Mondeo and was wondering at what mileage do I need to change the timing belt?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Paul Mc Laughlin (Donegal) - Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:11

How often should the timing belt be changed in the Hyundai Trajet?

How often do you change the timing belt on a Hyundai Trajet? It's a 1,998cc diesel.

Filed under servicing - Asked by Richard Foy (Dublin) - Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:52

Is there a timing chain in my Mercedes-Benz M-Class?

What mileage should I change the timing belt in a Mercedes-Benz M 270 CDI?

Filed under servicing - Asked by George Sparling (Adare) - Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:18

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe timing belt interval

I'm thinking of buying a 2.2-litre diesel, 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe with 50,000 miles on the clock and I'm concerned about the timing belt. What is the recommended timing belt interval please?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Liam D'Arcy (Dublin) - Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:25

Should an Audi A6 clutch need replacement this soon?

Is it common for a 2010 Audi A6 TDI to require a clutch replacement at 42,000km?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Patrick Hickey (Limerick) - Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:45

Do you think my automobile was serviced?

Hi, I bought a 2009 Opel Insignia four months ago. The place where I bought it from promised it had a full service done. A few weeks ago I noticed that every time I used the brakes there was a grinding sound. Also the code 'no 82' came up on the dashboard. Apparently this means that the engine oil needs to be changed.

Over the four months the automobile has not been used a lot. My question is if the place did a full service, would these problems still occur? The guy who I bought the automobile from was very dismissive and agreed to do the brakes. But he wouldn't even find out what the code 82 meant - I had to do that myself.


Filed under servicing - Asked by Jackie Cullen (Dublin) - Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:36

Does my 2008 Ford Focus TDCi have a timing belt?

Foes my 2008 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi have a timing belt? If so, when should it be changed?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Ger Glynn (Clare) - Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:06

Does my Mondeo Estate have a timing belt or chain?

Does my 2002 Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0-litre TDCi have a cambelt or chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Sharon Wyatt (Taunton) - Sun, 07 Oct 2012 15:10

What's the change schedule for my Mondeo's timing belt?

Does a 2007 1.8 TDCi Ford Mondeo need its timing belt changed? At what mileage?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Maurice Clarke (Enniskillen) - Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:45

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