General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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youngkamio
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posted 19 May 2021 08:17, edited 19 May 2021 08:17
RickRude wrote: Is it worth getting extended warranty when buying a motor from a dealer?

If its an official main dealer then they will give you 1 year cover anyway. You can extend to 2 sometimes and they will give a better price for 2 years than if you want to put a warranty on it next year after x amount of milage/1 year older car. I know Merc/Audi sometimes have 2 year warranty offers at certain times of the year so worth checking.

If its a non official dealer then the warranty quality really varies. Warranties like RAC, AA etc. all have big clauses in them such as large excesses, maximum coverage amount, maximum claims per year etc. So check the details especially if you are buying an older/expensive car.

The best non official warranty i found was with Allianz (and they are the underbroker for the official warranty of my car) and you can get a zero excess option with v large maximum claim limted for a decent price.
M4att
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184 posts since 3/2/12

21 May 2021 19:16
RickRude wrote: Is it worth getting extended warranty when buying a motor from a dealer?

Is it an independent or main dealer? If the latter, which brand?
RickRude
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posted 21 May 2021 20:23, edited 21 May 2021 20:23
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RickRude
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3 Jun 2021 08:40
What's everyone's car cleaning routine atm - I don't trust the car wash places.

I'm using Autoglym VP31 on interiors, Bilt Hamber wheel cleaner, Autoglym Polar for foam and wash and finish with some Turtle Wax hybrid wax sealant.

Takes bloody ages - anyone do anything more simple?
TROYBOY
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905 posts since 28/2/12

3 Jun 2021 09:23
what dont you trust about them?
HiFi
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1046 posts since 17/7/06

3 Jun 2021 10:11
Washing your own car Laughing out loud
swede
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9825 posts since 21/3/09

3 Jun 2021 10:19
TROYBOY wrote: what dont you trust about them?

he voted brexit mate… read between the lines
TROYBOY
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3 Jun 2021 11:46
lollllll
RickRude
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3 Jun 2021 12:33
TROYBOY wrote: what dont you trust about them?

Last time I used one - fuxked my rims and did a shit job - so much so the boot had big stain marks from them.

Also what’s wrong with washing your own car - don’t get the lol.
youngkamio
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50 posts since 27/6/14

3 Jun 2021 13:56
I go for a Polish polish once in a while but its alot more satisfying washing your own car(s). Alot of my neighbours pay big money for valetors to come out to them but my bucket full of water+persil and some demon shine spray gives a very similar result tbh.
figurine
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3 Jun 2021 14:47
youngkamio wrote: I go for a Polish polish once in a while but its alot more satisfying washing your own car(s). Alot of my neighbours pay big money for valetors to come out to them but my bucket full of water+persil and some demon shine spray gives a very similar result tbh.
You wash your car with laundry detergent?
TROYBOY
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3 Jun 2021 15:04
RickRude wrote:
TROYBOY wrote: what dont you trust about them?

Last time I used one - fuxked my rims and did a shit job - so much so the boot had big stain marks from them.

Also what’s wrong with washing your own car - don’t get the lol.

nothing to get, was to do with the previous message
youngkamio
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50 posts since 27/6/14

3 Jun 2021 15:35
figurine wrote: You wash your car with laundry detergent?

Honestly, works a treat. Laughing out loud

TROYBOY
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905 posts since 28/2/12

3 Jun 2021 16:27
Really? always thought that kinda stuff would fuck the paintwork
jacko198
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546 posts since 23/10/09

4 Jun 2021 00:24
RickRude wrote: What's everyone's car cleaning routine atm - I don't trust the car wash places.

I'm using Autoglym VP31 on interiors, Bilt Hamber wheel cleaner, Autoglym Polar for foam and wash and finish with some Turtle Wax hybrid wax sealant.

Takes bloody ages - anyone do anything more simple?

Get the paint to a decent condition and then carbon ceramic coat it. Best thing you can do. Washing it after that is a piece of piss, just need to snow foam it, rinse, dry, done.

https://www.carboncollective.com/product-category/ceramic-coatings/paint/
Kadafi39
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1985 posts since 30/10/09

4 Jun 2021 12:00
Laughing out loud Jacko thats a terrible idea mate, even with ceramic coating you cant have a contactless wash! If you're doing that honestly when you dry you are rubbing all the grit and random shit in to your clear coat and scratching it.

Yes ceramic makes a car easier to wash, but not to the point where its contactless, you still need a good quality mitt and the 2 bucket method.
Kadafi39
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1985 posts since 30/10/09

4 Jun 2021 12:06
RickRude wrote: What's everyone's car cleaning routine atm - I don't trust the car wash places.

I'm using Autoglym VP31 on interiors, Bilt Hamber wheel cleaner, Autoglym Polar for foam and wash and finish with some Turtle Wax hybrid wax sealant.

Takes bloody ages - anyone do anything more simple?

I don't use the hand car wash places either, they will scratch your clear to shit.

Your products sound alright all except the sealant imo get your self Gyeon q2 Wax, angelwax forumlation or something similar.

Angelwax elixir or carpro PERL are both very good for exerior plastics and tyres. Yes it takes some time, but it is worth it!
Kadafi39
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1985 posts since 30/10/09

4 Jun 2021 12:15
TROYBOY wrote: Really? always thought that kinda stuff would fuck the paintwork

It will mate, persil or anything other than a dedicated car shampoo will strip any coatings you have and is too harsh for your paint.
RickRude
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4 Jun 2021 16:18
Thanks Kadafi
themistake
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15 Jul 2021 12:49
A fashion forum is probably not the best place to seek this sort of advice, but I know a few of you are well into your cars.

I'm looking to buy a second hand car.
I've found one I like, but the owner is saying its stolen/recovered and that's has been classified as cat N.
He claims he bought from a police auction as non runner and 'all it needed was a new battery and a few bits like spark plugs, 1 ignition coil, rear spring and new filters (air, oil and air on) as it had been sat for a while'…

All sounds fairly innocent, but just not sure if this is one to avoid?
I've asked for the paperwork from the police auction and initial garage inspection.