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Can I fit smaller wheels to my Ford?

I have 15-inch wheels on my automobile and need to replace one rim. I went to a scrap yard but they didn't have any 15-inch wheels for my model of automobile (2003 Ford Fusion). They had a full set of 14-inch rims with new tyres (thinking of replacing all four because I also need two tyres), but I'm wondering can I put 14-inch rims on to a automobile that has 15-inch wheels.

Filed under tyres - Asked by Keith Byrne (Navan) - Sun, 11 Mar 2012 18:56


My Skoda Octavia's engine is cutting out. Why?

My Skoda Octavia is losing power after each gear change. When putting my foot on the accelerator revs go down to below 500rpm and the engine cuts out, and then restarts, but doesn't feel right. What could be wrong?

Filed under fault - Asked by Mick Doherty (Paisley) - Sat, 25 Feb 2012 06:08


How do I turn off stop-start on my new Volkswagen Golf?

Is it possible to disconnect the stop-start function on my 2012 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion? I keep forgetting to switch it off until it cuts out the first time I stop. Surely it must eventually wear out the starter? It drives me crazy - makes me look like I'm letting the automobile cut out all the time. If all vehicles had it the streets would be polluted with the noise of dozens of automobile engines stopping and starting. I'm not convinced that this particular innovation will be popular. What do you think?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Teresa O'Donnell (Ennis) - Sun, 08 Apr 2012 22:08


What's wrong with the engine of my Avensis?

I just bought a 2000 Toyota Avensis off a friend. It has an intermittent problem wih revs going up and down and when it happens the temperature gauge drops all the way down. What could this be?

Filed under fault - Asked by Debbie King (Dublin) - Fri, 06 Apr 2012 22:46


What's that whining sound from my automobile?

Hi there,

When I turn the steering left when driving I can hear a whining sound. It stops when going straight. What do you think it could be?

Filed under fault - Asked by Sean Larkin (San Roque ,cadiz ,,spain) - Mon, 09 Apr 2012 21:31


What's the problem with my Skoda Octavia?

Hi, I have a Skoda Octavia that has problems starting. It turns on but has no power until it has warmed up, which takes a couple of minutes. If you try to drive it bunny hopped. Took it to garage where they changed the cold start, but still didnt work. Had an auto electrician on it, no problems detected. Now it wont start at all.

Any ideas?

Filed under fault - Asked by Anna Harkus (York) - Sun, 13 May 2012 13:22


What's causing my Skoda Fabia to creak?

I bought a 2004 Skoda Fabia Combi last week. There is a bit of a squeaking from under the body every time you go over a speed bump. What's causing this do you think?

Filed under fault - Asked by Ian Cryan (Dublin 18) - Mon, 07 May 2012 17:58


How can I clean this stuff off my automobile?

Hi there changagoidem,

Any idea what I can do/use to get rid of 'fence life' paint from my automobile? It got sprayed a little over the weekend. Will it need to be machine polished to get it all off? I've rubbed the spoiler area for about an hour with warm sudsy water and then a dry cloth and managed to get it 90% off that, but it's pretty much all over the automobile.

Help!

Filed under cleaning - Asked by Dave Clarke (Automobilerigaline, Co. Cork.) - Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:32


Does it make sense to swap my Nissan Note for a BMW or Merc?

Hi gents,

I have a 2010 Nissan Note 1.4 petrol Sport model with 21,000km, which I bought new and it's a grand automobile, but I recently had my head turned by two others that I LOVE!

A 2007 Mercedes-Benz C 180 1.8 petrol, auto, 19,000 miles and 2008 BMW 316i ES petrol, 33,000 miles. Both are immaculate with leather seats and loads extras and I'm being asked €4,500 to change. Is this reasonable? Am I mad?

Taking everything into consideration, that either of the new ones would set my heart on fire to own at versus the sensible brilliance of the one I have, what should I do please?

Thanks, Niamh

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Niamh O'Donnell (Dublin) - Mon, 14 May 2012 11:48


Should I swap my 5 Series for a BMW X3 or a Merc M-Class?

Hello I need some advice please.

At the moment I own a 2010 new model BMW 5 Series, which I bought new. It's a fantastic automobile, but my previous automobile was a Nissan X-Trail and I really miss the high driving position. We have recently had a baby, which means lots of bending with automobile seats and buggies. We also have a five-year old and elderly parents who sometimes travel with us.

We have decided to trade the 5 Series for a 2.0-litre diesel SUV and have narrowed the choice down to two. My husband likes the new BMW X3, but I am more drawn to the Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2.0, as I don't really like the looks of the X3.

My question is, which of these two do you think would suit us best?

Thanks.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Jenny Moran (Cork) - Sun, 22 Apr 2012 17:06





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