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  • Haden Circus Roundabout Question
    Hi everyone, I'm currently learning how to drive. I have a question about approaching the haden circus roundabout in Birmingham. There are... see more
  • Starting issues
    Grab a multimeter. Connect the negative lead to the negative battery terminal and the positive lead to the engine, preferably to the starter motor... see more
  • Vehicle privacy (electric)
    Any voice control device (including a car), must always be 'listening' in order to 'hear' the wake words/commands. I expect companies will be... see more
  • Vehicle privacy (electric)
    Microchip is one of the world leaders in microcontrollers and other chips, here's their products to transmit data from cars, and they also transmit... see more
  • Vehicle privacy (electric)
    Beelzebub: Only anecdotal from friends who worked for four well-known manufacturers. (Three office workers and a technician.) Will happily DM you if... see more
  • Accident with a bus at a roundabout
    Update: I was deemed at fault but the damage was so minor, the bus company wasn’t concerned and didn’t make any claims against me. Many thanks see more
  • Astra J makes a beeping sound when pressing the accelerator
    Hi all, my Astra j Sri 1.6 2010, makes a quiet beeping sound whenever I press on the accelerator. This happens after a few minutes into the drive.... see more
  • Starting issues
    Hello, While a new starter helps, a slow crank suggests another issue. A weak battery struggles to crank fast enough. Test its voltage. see more
  • Feeling A Fool
    hahahaha 😂😂😂 see more
  • Starting issues
    It looks to be a not-uncommon problem. I didn't see a solution though: ... see more
  • First time you drove
    My first driving experience was at 15 on private land, practicing maneuvers and stalling a lot. see more
  • Car accident. Who is at fault? Advice please
    @TC1474 Great information - thank you. Hopefully we ll know overall repair costs soon and can make a decision between us. We all just feel that new... see more
  • Car accident. Who is at fault? Advice please
    The time frame is called "Statute of Limitation" In injury crashes, you have 3 years from date of injury or date of knowledge to start... see more
  • Car accident. Who is at fault? Advice please
    @Santa. Thanks for your advice. Do you know generally how long after an accident that we can still make a claim? see more
  • Starting issues
    Hi My 2008 1.9 diesel Multi Jet Doblo struggles with starting recently. It cranks between 100 and 150 rpm, turns over nearly flattening the battery... see more
  • Vehicle privacy (electric)
    You link a Bluetooth device to your cars Bluetooth, it downloads just about everything from your phone, or any other Bluetooth enabled device, that's... see more
  • Vehicle privacy (electric)
    Hi B, I'm looking for what I can find from as many models as I'm interested in buying, before I buy. If you have time, you have to search for... see more
  • Vehicle privacy (electric)
    Hi R, I won't have a listening Alexa type thing in the house, I can switch the lights on myself, the exercise is good. I think we would be... see more
  • Vehicle privacy (electric)
    Hi S, I have a smart tv, but it's not connected apart from the antenna. Yes, I understand that my data is being gleaned, all of the time, but I... see more
  • Vehicle privacy (electric)
    Do you have a source for that? see more
  • Vehicle privacy (electric)
    Which makes/models? Any evidence? see more
  • Feeling A Fool
    Talking to a mate yesterday, and I was reminded that in 1970 I was based at Bovington. The nearest pub was The Ship in Wool. I had agreed to meet a... see more
  • Car accident. Who is at fault? Advice please
    Let the insurance deal with it. It can happen that after you agree to settle privately, someone in the other car starts a claim for whiplash or some... see more
  • Vehicle privacy (electric)
    Never mind cars. What about mobile phones, smart TVs, Alexa and her siblings, not to mention smartwatches? How much information does the RAC get... see more
  • Vehicle privacy (electric)
    Some cars not only keep a record of driving, but also any voice commands. It's not a great stretch to think they are also recording all conversations... see more
  • Vehicle privacy (electric)
    Hi B, It may depend on the make/model of vehicle, but I've found out that some have modems/sims buried in the vehicle. C see more
  • Car accident. Who is at fault? Advice please
    @Beelzebub thanks for your reply. Great advice. Definitely no green arrow for me so guess I just wrongly presumed as she didn't move and it was a new... see more
  • Car accident. Who is at fault? Advice please
    @TC1474 Thanks for your detailed reply. She was actually going straight ahead and had full right of way but didn't move so I went and she hit my rear... see more
  • Car accident. Who is at fault? Advice please
    What do you mean by "I thought I had filter"? Could you see a green arrow? Whatever, I suspect insurers would regard you both as at fault. You for... see more