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How much will labor and parts cost to do a tune up and brake job on my 2007 Suzuki Aerio?
Soon after the extremely cold change in the weather and my getting the windshield wiper transmission fixed on my 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, my heat stopped working properly in my car. Before these two events the heat worked perfectly but I cant decide if it was the 15 below zero temperatures or the repair man who installed my windshield wiper transmission. We ...
After changing out the transmission computer module on a 2000 Nissan Xera. Will I need to take the vehicle in to be reprogrammed or will it reboot after reconnecting to the car battery. The Xera is a 4 wheel drive vehicle.
I have a 2001 Saturn sc2 that was overheating do to a heating hose needing to be replaced and low fluid in radiator light would not turn off. I bought a new hose and clamps and decided to flush out the radiator and fill with new dexcool antifreeze. I figured all would Be good, but now, the light continues to read low fluid in radiator and its full.
Hi! My 2010 Honda Civic sucks (excuse the french) in the snow. I need new tires but can only afford 2 right now. I figure I will put the new ones in the front and have them put the best two out of the ones right now on the back. Where is the best place to go to get new tires? I don't want to get ripped off b/c I am a single woman. I have a great ...
Dear Patty; During my last routine oil change at my local Buick dealer (at 49K miles) the service tech noted that my 2009 Buick Lucerne will need the following services during my next routine oil change (at 53K miles): "Clean engine fuel injectors and engine throttle body" at a cost of $190. A recent article in Readers Digest entitled, "Car Scams to ...
When I turn on my radio on my 2002 Lexus RX 300, the antenna motor makes a horrible grinding sound for about one minute. The antenna doesn't go up or down anymore; it's stuck in the upright position. What kind of damage am I looking at here; what might have caused it; and how much, in the ballpark, what might it cost to have repaired? By the way, the ...

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