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I have a 2003 SLK 320 and would like to purchase a booster seat. I was told that the Mecedes Benz BabySmart Booster seats which are compatible to the vehicle (turn off the airbag) is recalled and the newer model Kid Fix car seats are not compatible with the year of my vehicle. My question is: Is there a Booster seat for kids 4-12 yrs old available for ...
I own a car that has 296,600 miles on it. It is a 1999 Saturn SC1. I bought it new in January 1999. It uses quite a bite of oil now. I would estimate it uses about a half quart every 500 miles. Do you think that it would be worth spending a lot of money to repair it since they do not make the Saturn cars anymore? Thanks for your ideas.
I have a Honda Element and it is now considered Totaled. I was wondering if when my insurance pays me the value if they then own it or is it still mine? I was told by someone I know that it was still mine but I was unsure if that was true or the person didn't know what they were talking about. Please help. thanks
while driving I can hear water sloshing around behind the dash. I checked the drain in the engine area and it seemed to be clear, sounds like an aquarium.
We bought our car a few months ago from a private party. When we are driving and then we brake we hear a scrapping noise after a few seconds of stoping. sounds like we are dragging something.
Roughly two weeks ago my tire pressure light came on. I proceeded to the gas station to check the pressure. It was a bit low, I filled it and the light went off. This has been going on for two weeks now everyday we fill the tires and within hours the light comes back on. We took it to a mechanic to have it checked and low and behold he advised us that the ...
How often should the radiator fluid be changed in a 2007 Chevy Impala? My car has normal driving conditions half of the time and long distance driving the rest.

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