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Will a damaged automobile pass its NCT?

Will my automobile pass the NCT with the wheel arch broken on the driver's side?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Darren Reilly (Westmeath ) - Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:43

How to fix my Peugeot's oil leak?

Cost of repair to head? My Peugeot 307 1.4 petrol has an oil leak.

Filed under fault - Asked by Dermot O Mahony (Automobilerigaline) - Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:18

How much to replace my Micra's clutch?

How much roughly to get the clutch replaced in a 2011 Nissan Micra please?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Marian Cunningham (Oranmore ) - Sun, 26 Nov 2017 16:06

Should I do this work to my MINI One?

How much would it cost to replace the head gasket and timing chain on a 2008 MINI One 1.4 petrol? And is it worth it?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Amy Sutton (Dublin) - Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:58

Is my Ford Focus diesel too cold?

I have a 2009 Ford Focus diesel. The engine malfunction light came on twice today on way to work. It cut out, I lost power steering and the windows would not work either. The automobile is now parked but it is starting up for me now and the warning light has gone off and all seems fine. What could be the problem please? It is a very cold day here too, maybe the automobile was cold?

Many thanks, Lucy

Filed under fault - Asked by Lucy McDonnell (Blanchardstown, Dublin) - Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:55

Will my automobile fail its NCT because of this?


If the engine management light is on will my automobile fail its NCT or will they refuse to test the automobile? I have read online some people saying it will pass and others saying it's a fail, but only on diesal automobiles. I know in the NCT requirements on dash warning lights it doesn't mention the engine management light.

Filed under NCT - Asked by Mark Corcoran - Thu, 30 Nov 2017 23:33

New Mazda2, Fiesta, Dacia or Hyundai i20?

I'm buying a new automobile... it's between a Mazda2, Ford Fiesta, Dacia Sandero Stepway or Hyundai i20. Which one should I choose or have you a better option?


Darragh Limerick

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Darragh Madden (Limerick ) - Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:54

E46 BMW M3 or 996 Porsche 911?

Hi folks, looking to buy some nice sunday automobile for birthday present to myself. Thinking BMW M3 E46 or Porsche 911 996 model, both NA, around year 2003 and max €12,000. What will be better pick - for reliability and future classic status maybe?


Roland, Swords

Filed under classic automobiles - Asked by Roland Benko (Swords) - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:42

Is the Volkswagen Polo 1.0 engine up to it?


Is the 1.0 MPI 75hp engine sufficient in the new Volkswagen Polo? I currently have a 1.2 65hp 2003 Polo and find it ok, but I'm worried the new engine would struggle on dual automobileriageways etc.

Thanks very much

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Tim Singleton (Cork City) - Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:22

Road tax on 1.9 diesel Suzuki Vitara?

How much is road tax on the 1.9-litre diesel Suzuki Grand Vitara?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Michael Walsh (Cork City) - Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:05