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I have 2006 Maxima SL. I replaced my summer tires last year with Cooper performance tires. Within 2 months they started cupping. Can you please let me know what would be a good tire option for me that provides good value, wear and performance? I need a tire that will perform well at high speeds and fast cornering. But I also don't want to spend a ton of ...
I went through a puddle and now the front of my car is smoking. Could the water have gotten into something and done internal damage to my car?
Do I need to have road debris cleaned around the brake pads? I have about 30,000 miles on my car.
My Pontiac Vibe front driver side brakes will not release when letting off the pedal! I already put new brakes and new brake calipers. What else could be the problem?
I was told my tires were dry-cracked. What does that mean?
I went to the dealership for winter tire removal & was told that I should replace my front brake (only 10% left). Also that I should have the back brake washed (has 80% left). I know I must replace the front brake (about $500), but what about the washing? Is that necessary? Thank you. Chris
How much fluid is in the transmission ? We have been having problems with the transmission for the last 3 weeks. The car will shift in all gears but when we go up a slight incline the car will shift down into 3rd gear but will not shift into high gear. What is happening?

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