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My Hyundai ix35 is squealing!

There is a squealing sound near the pullies of my 2011 Hyundai ix35; is it my timing chain?

Filed under fault - Asked by Sylvester Taylor (Oudtshoorn) - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:05

Can I alter my Renault Clio's headlights?

I have recently purchased the 2013 4th generation Renault Clio. I bought this automobile in the UK, but am due to have an extended stay in Germany with the army shortly. I will be there approximately six months. I know when travelling abroad for long periods it is advisable to alter headlights. Could you advise if the 2013 Clio dCi Dynamique S Medianav has the ability to 'flat beam' headlights as I have been informed that this will be acceptable during my time there?



Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Katie Howard (Portsmouth) - Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:51

What price for my 2010 Peugeot 3008?

What price should I get trading in a 2010 Peugeot 3008 1.6 HDi, 57,000km, SV model, high spec with head-up display, panoramic roof and new tyres?


Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Joss Hier (Newport) - Sun, 18 Aug 2013 21:03

I'm 21 and looking for my first automobile...

I am 21 and looking for my first automobile, but I'm a bit lost. A 1.4 would be ideal with insurance and I have about €4,700 to spend. Any advice as to what automobiles I should be looking for? Rather something that will last me a few years.

Filed under insurance - Asked by Jeff Casey (Limerick) - Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:50

Does the VW Transporter have a DPF?

Does the 2010 2.5-litre Volkswagen Transporter have a partical filter?



Filed under DPF issues - Asked by John Mceleney (Ballyliffin) - Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:55

Should I sell my automobile on finance?

Is it best to sell a 2012 automobile where I pay a monthly EMI of €361, still outstanding is 34 months, The automobile is being used only on weekends. I want to buy a second hand one instead of it with budget around €6,000.

Filed under finance - Asked by Vamshi Kaniganti (Dublin) - Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:58

Any oil problems with Mazda's diesels?

I was wondering if there is an issue with Mazda's new SkyActiv diesel engines? I have heard there may be an issue with the oil levels.


Filed under diesel - Asked by Eamonn McDermott (Limerick) - Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:17

Do I pay VAT on importing a automobile from NI?


I'm thinking of purchasing a automobile in Northern Ireland and then importing it to the south. I understand about the VRT procedure, but can you explain what the story with paying the VAT is? When? Where? Etc.

Filed under importing - Asked by AnnMarie Tunney (Galway) - Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:57

How do I bring my English automobile into Ireland?

We are moving to Ballyshannon and bringing our English registered automobile with us; what do we have to do by law?

Filed under importing - Asked by Karen MURPHY (COVENTRY) - Sun, 29 Sep 2013 14:53

How to tell if this Audi A6 has quattro?


I am interested in buying a used 2008 Audi A6 3.2, but how do I know if it's quattro or not? There is no tag of quattro on the back, just A6 3.2.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Naushad Ali (Mumbai) - Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:18