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I had two accidents because I used gas pedal instead brake pedal . So I want to have a new car with new technology system Technology Package that will stop a car by itself. My car is old and I get used to the width of the car, it is small. Can you give me an advice what car has the best Technology Package and I want car smaller than a Camry Toyota. Thank ...
My 1996 Honda Accord does not work on reverse. What seems to be the problem?
How do I check my transmission fluid in my Chevy Tahoe?
The other day I was driving my car, which has nearly 128,000 miles on it, with the a/c running. No problems were detected. I stopped to run some errands and when I got back into the car and turned on the a/c, it started making a very loud, obnoxious rattling noise, as if something was loose. Along with the noise was the smell ... awful, like a bad beach ...
car turn off with in 30min of driving. but will drive real good in2nd gear not turn off. took it to shop machanic said plugs/fuel filter. next day started weak. driving it it turn off now dont start at all. looked at fuel filter tapped it it empty?? theresa
Hi Patty, I live in upstate new york / snow belt and I've always had 4 snow tires and 4 all season tires - all on rims (225/55/R17). i currently need new tires and don't want to buy 8 tires since i don't know how long i'll be using the car i'd like to buy 4 tires What snow tire would you recommend that are good all year long and what all weather ...
My car wont start and I was told by a mechanic that my car has weak electrical contact. He was looking at the distributor and the cables that go into the engine. How can I fix the poor electrical contact?

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