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LED lights on the Hyundai Kona?


Does the Hyundai Kona 1.6 diesel have LED headlights with high beam assist? I am a disabled driver and find this would be a great asset as I have this on my VW Passat. Thank you for your time.

Noel, County Roscommon

Filed under lighting - Asked by Noel Mc Hugh (Automobilerick On Shannon, Co Roscommon) - Mon, 25 Feb 2019 21:20

What's up with this Polo's handbrake?

Asking for a parent: they have a new 191 VW Polo and the automobile is still moving when just the handbrake is on (a traditional manual handbrake, not an electronic one);, is this something that is a known issue with new Volkswagen Polos? Cure from manufacturer garage is a nut to prevent it from slipping?!

Filed under brakes - Asked by Simon Mac Mahon (Dublin) - Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:44

Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Skoda Kodiaq 4x4?


Could I ask you to do a comparison between the Skoda Kodiaq and new Hyundai Santa Fe in 4x4 format, please?



Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Wed, 27 Feb 2019 07:16

My Skoda Superb's stop-start won't work...


I have a Skoda Superb 1.6 TDI Greenline 3, 2014, but the stop-start has stopped working. I have had it back to the Skoda main dealer but they just keep saying they can't find anything wrong with it even though it doesn't work when they have it they just tell me that is because the engine isn't hot enough yet.

I have done a 130-mile round journey only stopping in the middle of the journey for five minutes and still the stop-start won't work. I  have told them this, but have as yet no answer for me.

Filed under fault - Asked by John Greaves (Oldham) - Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:18

Can you pay automobile tax monthly by direct debit?

Can you pay automobile tax monthly by direct debit?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Patricia Halloran (Newport) - Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:17

I get a smell in my automobile and no stop-start...

When I stop the automobile and auto start/stop DOESN'T kick in, I get a bad chemical smell in the automobile. I wonder is this due to the air conditioner or could there be another reason?

Filed under fault - Asked by Andrew Lawrence (Bristol) - Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:16

Should the dealer do this Kuga's timing belt?

I am buying a 161 Ford Kuga 2.0-litre Titanium; should the dealership do the timing belt before I get it? It has 94,000km on the clock. Any advice would be great, thanks.


Filed under servicing - Asked by Kieran Quinn (Limerick) - Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:12

Fuel consumption of the 2017 Opel Insignia?

What is the fuel consumption of the 2017 Opel Insignia 170hp five-door?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Donal Keohane (Cork) - Sun, 28 Oct 2018 18:16

How much VRT on a new Hyundai Kona?


We want to buy a new Hyundai Kona, the fully electric version, in Northern Ireland and import it then to the Republic of Ireland. We would buy through the company of my boyfriend to benefit from BIK reductions. I read that we could get a maximum of €5,000 of VRT relief when registered before 31 December 2021. The VRT calculator on Revenue's homepage is unfortunately not working for electric automobiles. Can you give an indication on how much VRT we would roughly need to pay?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Felicitas Schmelz (Cork City) - Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:44

When in the month can I tax my automobile?

My tax renewal is the 25th of this month; can I tax it tomorrow and will the 25th be on it or will I have to wait?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Rosarie Vaughan (Mallow) - Tue, 05 Feb 2019 20:59



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