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Re: Car Problems!!
« Reply #885 on: January 13, 2023, 08:34:26 PM »
Does anybody run winter tyres? I moved to a very rural location a few years ago. Up to now haven't really been caught out by wintry weather, but last week was pretty dicey.

having two sets of tyres may not be needed in Ireland, but aiming for All Seasons rather than the first one the tyre place tries to sell you is a good plan IMHO.

I managed to pick up a cheap enough set of alloys on gumtree and buy a set of Bridgestone blizzac tyres of asda (they do tyres as well!). I think all in all was around £430. I have them on the wife's car now, so hopefully a bit safer running the child to school should the weather worsen.  There hasn't been the weather to really test them yet although the car actually feels significantly better in wet conditions. Will run them to mid March and then swap them back.
           I think for most places in Ireland as you say no need or perhaps all season's?

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« Reply #886 on: January 13, 2023, 09:00:11 PM »
I run two sets and also live semi rural. Never had so much as a spin with rear wheel drive over winter and thats on some long steep hills too. Recommended.

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« Reply #887 on: May 22, 2023, 11:29:27 PM »
I ordered a part from a dealer for my car at the beginning of February. It was paid for at that time.
To date the part has still not arrived. 3.5 months later. They say they have not got a date of delivery yet.
Anyone know what my rights are in this case? Want to go in there and demand my money back but fear they ll give me some gib about not being able to refund

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« Reply #888 on: May 23, 2023, 11:26:53 AM »
I ordered a part from a dealer for my car at the beginning of February. It was paid for at that time.
To date the part has still not arrived. 3.5 months later. They say they have not got a date of delivery yet.
Anyone know what my rights are in this case? Want to go in there and demand my money back but fear they ll give me some gib about not being able to refund

Itís maybe went on backorder with the dealer. Itís happens a lot. What part is it you need? didnyoubtry the internet?

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« Reply #889 on: May 23, 2023, 11:34:16 AM »
I ordered a part from a dealer for my car at the beginning of February. It was paid for at that time.
To date the part has still not arrived. 3.5 months later. They say they have not got a date of delivery yet.
Anyone know what my rights are in this case? Want to go in there and demand my money back but fear they ll give me some gib about not being able to refund

Itís maybe went on backorder with the dealer. Itís happens a lot. What part is it you need? didnyoubtry the internet?

How did you pay? If by credit card you can go don the line of Section 75 claim with your bank and the money will be refunded back onto your card as a breach of contract. i.e. non-perfromance. I would tell the dealer you are going to do this first as if it is a bespoke part they might challenge it.

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« Reply #890 on: May 23, 2023, 11:57:28 AM »
Yeah, buying on a credit card is extra insurance, got the fingers burned years ago paying for sonething on a debit card, any expensive purchase now initially goes on the credit card.

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Re: Car Problems!!
« Reply #891 on: May 23, 2023, 02:28:13 PM »
How often should you get an automatic gearbox serviced?

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« Reply #892 on: May 23, 2023, 10:23:03 PM »
How often should you get an automatic gearbox serviced?
I had to get a gearbox oil change at 40k miles just last week there. Along with the standard service and a few spark plugs, it cost me £660  :o

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« Reply #893 on: May 23, 2023, 10:33:02 PM »
How often should you get an automatic gearbox serviced?
I had to get a gearbox oil change at 40k miles just last week there. Along with the standard service and a few spark plugs, it cost me £660  :o
Are you sure it wasn't liquid gold they were pouring in! That's a lot of cash for a service with no part changes.

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« Reply #894 on: May 23, 2023, 11:02:32 PM »
gearbox oil is wile money. Depends what way they do it, supposedly the oil should be all removed before replacing which in a gearbox is awkward, the oil itself is also dear, its not in the same billboard as a standard oil change. 500 or so is the ballpark figure

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« Reply #895 on: May 24, 2023, 09:11:46 PM »
How often should you get an automatic gearbox serviced?
I had to get a gearbox oil change at 40k miles just last week there. Along with the standard service and a few spark plugs, it cost me £660  :o

With a dealer?