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  • Illegally parked car
    I am sure you are correct. My wife has been sorely tempted to "accidentally" scratch cars that block her wheelchair's progress. In my time as an... see more
  • Illegally parked car
    A relative, while in the police, was told to investigate an incident where a mobility scooter scraped quite a nice car that was illegally parked,... see more
  • is my battery dead ? what should I do ?
    Ok after a week into this what i did was charge it up with a 6 amp ordinary charger and only got it to part charged but the car started and then my... see more
  • Which Turanza
    Reading through your post, the only way I see is to compare the qualities, and the tread pattern. If they are all the same then I would just go by... see more
  • Illegally parked car
    Yes, you must leave it to the insurance companies to resolve. I agree that it sounds pretty scammy. The whole brother-in-law's trade insurance... see more
  • Which Turanza
    My wife's car has Bridgestone Turanza T005 tyres all round. A couple of weeks ago she was away at a friend's when the NSF tyre was irrepairably... see more
  • RAC Won't recover my car
    Hi @Dimebag Welcome to the community and thanks for posting. 👍 As community manager I don't have access to customer accounts. Neither do other... see more
  • Tips for driving in Europe
    Prepare for driving in Europe by ensuring you have necessary documents and considering RAC European Breakdown cover, fill up on fuel before leaving... see more
  • Illegally parked car
    Hi all, I was hoping to get a bit of advice. Last Fri my wife was at the hospital and because of an illegally parked car had to to a tight manoeuvre... see more
  • Suzuki Ignis 2017 Issues and Advice - MOT passed but mechanic says it shouldn't have
    Hi there some advice would be very much appreciated as I don't know very much about cars Recently purchased a used 2017 Suzuki ignis from a large... see more
  • Qashqai front light
    Specific questions like this are best asked in a forum dedicated to that model. ​​​​​​​https://www.qashqaiforums.co.uk/ see more
  • Service plan refund
    Rang up and it turns out my parents sold their car, x years and 9 months into ownership. The plan either didn't transfer or the new owners didn't... see more
  • RAC Won't recover my car
    Hi. I have the top level of cover for breakdown, I logged a call yesterday morning at 6AM. I waited until 11AM for someone to attend after the time... see more
  • is my battery dead ? what should I do ?
    Thanks everyone a few days on what i think i was doing wrong was testing the voltage as i was actually charging the battery without removing it from... see more
  • Insurance claim
    FWIW: I contacted the Ombudsman a few years ago and was advised to request a set of the Terms and Conditions under which they payout third party... see more
  • is my battery dead ? what should I do ?
    I am into RC models, and I have a host of NiMh, NiCad, Lead Acid,LiFe, LiIon and LiPo batteries. I also have a battery charger which copes with them.... see more
  • Insurance claim
    Firstly, to clarify, statute of limitation in damage only crashes is 6 years from date of crash or date of knowledge whichever is the sooner. Hence... see more
  • Insurance claim
    1. Since you aren't making a claim, there will be no cost to you, apart from a probable premium increase at renewal (which would have happened... see more
  • Who’s at fault
    So you see a police car performing a 3 point turn, and rather than wait a few moments you decided to drive past, and at such a speed that the... see more
  • is my battery dead ? what should I do ?
    @Pandrop Less than a year old battery with a 5 year warranty. Use the warranty and get it exchanged, but never mention that you tried to charge it as... see more
  • Clio Mk3 Brake Bleeding Help
    Old school method. Have a tube from the bleed nipple into a jar, or alternatively be ready to clean up a mess. Have a helper pump hell out of the... see more
  • Getting a job with RAC at 18
    so I am 17 years old right now I have been working with a garage since 14 so know my way around a car and I am en route to getting my level 2 vehicle... see more
  • Help needed! Anti Pollution Fault & Engine Management light (Peugeot 207)
    Thanks for your reply hometune, but that wasn't what I wanted to hear! I got in it this morning and the fan came straight on, so I left it and walked. see more
  • Why doesn't my subwoofer have much woof?!!
    Those blue connectors are more for use temporarily rather than permanent. Vibration can cause them to break contact as they can cut through the... see more
  • is my battery dead ? what should I do ?
    What you needed was a "Smart" charger. That should be able to revive a totally flat battery given time. It will also maintain the battery in between... see more
  • Who’s at fault
    Did you see the Police vehicle turning in the road? Was it partially blocking the road? What made you decide that it was doing a 3 point turn? Is... see more