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About potter18

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  • Ford Model fiesta
  • Ford Year 2013
  • UK/Ireland Location Yorkshire
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000

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  1. Jack

    I recently bought a spare wheel from a breakers over the internet, I rang before purchasing and the guy said it was from a 2010 fiesta ( mines a 2013 ecoboost) and it will fit, which it does, however, the jack is not the scissor type it is a sort of single lift type ( not sure of the correct technical term, but anyone with this type of jack will know what I mean), I have tried it on the car and it seems to fit but I dont want to fully lift the car just in case I damage it( the car) anyone advise if this jack is OK or should I invest in a scissor/bottle jack,
  2. Axle stands

    Just to be on the safe side you could also leave the jack in position as well as the axle stands or even put the spare wheel or your tool box under the car so if the worst happens, the car will fall on them rather than you
  3. Tyres

    Yeah maybe fuel economy isn't a main factor too much ,I think I want a quiet tyre I don't want to fit another tyre and find it noisy after its too late, I don't find the continentals too noisy ,but reading the decibel figures the ones on my car come out at 71 decibels I have seen others a few decibels lower, just wondered if it would make much difference, BTW ,price isn't a deciding factor either.
  4. Tyres

    Just over17000 miles in 3years,
  5. Tyres

    I've only got the standard tyres on a 2013zetec 195/55/15 not interested in any sort of performance tyres mainly quietness and maybe economy.
  6. Tyres

    Sorry if this might be a bit of a dumb question, I soon will have to get 2 new front tyres, I'm wondering if to stick with the continentals that came fitted from new, or to go with something else, I obviously want a good safe tyre but reading the tyre labeling the continental tyre has poor rating for fuel economy and noise whereas there are others ( pirelli,Dunlop ,Michelin) that are better on all counts , any thought's?
  7. Battery charger

    Cars coming up to 3 yrs old battery on car since new , car always starts fine
  8. Battery charger

    My 2013 fiesta,s stop start system does not cut in at all , in January I had a dash cam installed( professionally), but I think the main reason is our change of use of the car, my wife used to use it everyday for work but as she changed jobs last year she no longer uses the car and uses the bus instead, now we use the car twice a week although I try and give it a blast down the dual carriageway when we do use it, so my real question is can anybody recommend a trickle battery charger that can be left safely connected for a few days and not damage anything on the car ?
  9. Ecoboost Titanium - new pride and joy

    That's a really nice colour
  10. Reliability

    Have a 2013 ecoboost which I bought new had a problem last year when the car wouldn't always start , turned out to be a relay, fixed under warranty had no problems since
  11. Proud Of My Little Car

    Having just returned from holiday on the south coast my trip recorded 60mpg that was with four adults and a boot FULL of luggage and at motorway speeds 10L ecoboost petrol
  12. 2015 Budget

    It wont be spent on the road network until 2020/21, might have a new government by then who could change it
  13. 2015 Budget

    So from 2017 unless you own a zero emissions car its gonna cost 140 a year to tax our cars.
  14. Beware!! *lighthearted*

    Spend your windfall wisely
  15. Quickie On Running Lights

    I only have zetec spec 2013 model ( bought new ) it has drls albeit bulbs not led.