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The aim behind Ask the Car Expert is to provide people who perhaps don’t know as much about motoring as others with some plain-English help. We hope you find it useful.

Ask the Car Expert is a free service. If you ask a question, we will attempt to answer it as swiftly and comprehensively as we can. We will also make every effort to ensure our facts are correct. Should you find something that’s wrong, please do let us know.

If your question is about a specific make and model of car, we might take the opportunity to broaden the subject matter so that it’s useful for a wider cross section of drivers.

If we write something you don’t agree with, please be aware that we won’t engage in any argument. But we believe ALL opinions are valid (as long as they’re not abusive, threatening or personal) so feel free to debate on our social media channels.

And remember, the editor’s opinion is always final!