Watchdog aftermarket warranty
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Watchdog: Warranty woe as provider goes bust

5 Dec, 2012

Our reader took out an aftermarket warranty but when the garage ceased trading, his cover was null and void...

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Watchdog: Reader charged £150 for not parking

28 Nov, 2012

Private parking firm recorded our reader on CCTV, got his details from the DVLA and is now chasing him for money

Driver foots the bill after tyres mix-up
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Watchdog: Driver foots the bill after tyres mix-up

21 Nov, 2012

Reader had done 3,000 miles before realising his tyres had wrong load index

Watchdog: Not-so-limited-edition Ford Fiesta Metal
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Watchdog: Not-so-limited-edition Ford Fiesta Metal

14 Nov, 2012

Ford said it would limit production of the Fiesta Metal to 1,000 cars, but more than 2,000 were sold in the end

Shopping around for car insurance
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Watchdog: Shopping around for car insurance

7 Nov, 2012

Comparison sites promise big savings, but do they give you the best deal?

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Watchdog: Refund row over insurance policy

31 Oct, 2012

Our reader is offered just £10 of the £250 he paid to insure his Volkswagen Golf, after cancelling his policy early

Watchdog: Why dealers aren’t fixing your car
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Watchdog: Why dealers aren’t fixing your car

24 Oct, 2012

Our industry insider explains why hi-tech cars are making it harder than ever for garages to diagnose faults

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Watchdog: Kia gets a hiding over leather mix-up

17 Oct, 2012

“Full leather upholstery” isn’t actually leather at all on the Kia Sportage

Watchdog: Shock cost of built-in sat-nav updates
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Watchdog: Shock cost of built-in sat-nav updates

10 Oct, 2012

Keeping your sat-nav up-to-date could cost £100s every year

Watchdog: Car insurance – the ‘keys in car’ clause
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Watchdog: Car insurance – the ‘keys in car’ clause

3 Oct, 2012

Super exclusions in your insurance policy can see your cover voided

Watchdog: Kia acts on owner's YouTube protest
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Watchdog: Kia acts on owner's YouTube protest

26 Sep, 2012

Reader finally gets a fair deal for his faulty Soul, after help from Auto Express

Watchdog: New clamping law
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Watchdog: Clamping law

19 Sep, 2012

New law will make clamping a thing of the past, forcing car park operators to justify penalties

Hyundai Getz spare key problem
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Watchdog: Spare car keys

12 Sep, 2012

When our reader realised the spare key to his car didn’t work, his dealer confessed it had given him the wrong one...

Watchdog: Faulty safety systems
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Watchdog: Faulty safety systems

5 Sep, 2012

Why fork out on expensive safety systems if you can't rely on them?

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Watchdog: Dealer overcharges on warranty fix

4 Jul, 2012

Fiat 500 owner was told 'book' time for work was 1.5 hours - but the garage charged for 2.3 hours

Watchdog: Can CD-Rs invalidate warranties?
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Watchdog: Can CD-Rs invalidate warranties?

27 Jun, 2012

Our reader was told repairs to his Audi’s entertainment system wouldn’t be covered by warranty because he’d used a homemade CD

Watchdog Citroen C3 Picasso
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Watchdog: Keeping your warranty valid

20 Jun, 2012

Servicing your car at an independent garage won't invalidate a manufacturer warranty, as long as you follow our advice

Watchdog: Courtesy car fiasco
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Watchdog: Courtesy car fiasco

13 Jun, 2012

Teen driver was left grounded after his months-old Kia Rio was taken off the road

Unfair MoT failures
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Watchdog: Unfair MoT failures

6 Jun, 2012

Roadworthy Mitsubishi Evo fails its MoT on a technicality, because of a poorly-worded rule

Fix for Avensis fault
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Watchdog: Fix for Avensis fault

30 May, 2012

Toyota gets factory engineers in to fix a noisy fault on an Avensis, after Auto Express gets involved