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Why do fuel prices not follow Brent oil prices?


Why is the price of petrol and diesel still the same at the pumps when Brent Crude Oil has dropped from $115 in June to $97 in September?

Filed under fuel prices - Asked by Kevin Caulfield (Kildysart) - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:32

Which big 4x4 to go for with €9,000 budget?

I am thinking of buying a second hand four-wheel drive. Something like a Range Rover, Land Rover, Volkswagen Touareg or similiar. I only have €9,000 to spend therefore will be looking at anything from 2003 to 2006. Most have about 120,000 miles or more. I am worried I might end up in a whole load of pain buying something that old. Any suggestions?

I know there are the old reliables like the Kia Soretno and Hyundai Sante Fe, but I am afraid they are a little bland for me.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Michael Butler (Lucan) - Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:21

What mileage for Focus diesel belt change?

A 2005 Ford Focus 1.6 diesel: what mileage should the timing belt be done at?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Ciara Doyle (Limerick) - Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:44

When should Focus timing belt be changed?

I have a 2005 Ford Focus, 1.8 TDCi 90hp. The timing belt was changed at 70,000 miles. When should it be changed again?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Colin Murphy - Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:28

Can I swap my Passat's clocks for others?

Can you swap 2006 Volkswagen Passat Sport clocks with Highline clocks?

Filed under mileage - Asked by Toni Power (Wexford) - Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:40

What should I check on a Volkswagen Passat?


I'm buying a 2011 Volkswagen Passat Estate 1.6 BlueMotion with 60k miles on it. What should I check on the automobile? And should I insist on a timing belt replacement?

Thanks for any advice

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Roger Nagle (Cork) - Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:08

Has my 2.0 Mondeo a belt or timing chain?

Hi there,

Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Platinum: has it a timing belt or chain please?

Thanks very much

Filed under servicing - Asked by Dody Gharib (Automobilelow) - Sat, 11 Oct 2014 13:55

When to change a Nissan Qashqai's belt?

When should a timing belt be changed on a 1.5 dCi Nissan Qashqai?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Pat Walsh (Wexford) - Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:56

How often should I clear out my automobile's DPF?

How often do you have to drive hard to burn soot off the DPF?

Filed under diesel - Asked by John Beatty (Dungarvan) - Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:21

What's wrong with my Volvo's engine?

Last year my engine blew in my 2002 Volvo S40. I had the engine replaced but since then the automobile will not start without giving it some throttle, it cuts out at junctions etc. and is not idling correctly. I have twice replaced the camshaft sensor, but again the camshaft fault will appear after another number of weeks. Having the faults removed will ensure smooth running for a number of weeks before reverting to the same issues. What do you think the issue could be?

Filed under fault - Asked by Derry Mc Automobilethy (Killarney) - Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:46

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