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I had my oil changed at a local place which was of course different from the dealer. I still have a notice when I turn the car on that I need to change the oil. Is it a switch or something else. I did see the oil changed so I know its been done but the indicator does not go off?
Jetta SportWagen SE 2010 its a good car? $21,995 its a good price?
The alarm on my 2001 Saab goes off randomly and without provocation. Can you please offer suggestions and approximate costs of repair.
My 98 Honda Civic needs bumper fix. What would be the best price estimates for new both front and rear. I got range of 600-700 incl. paint for new and just fix 300. Is that too high considering fact that I do not want to invest so much on my car?
What does steering wheel fluid do and do I really ever have to have it changed or added? Every time I go to 'business name removed' to get an oil change the attendant always says my steering wheel fluid is low...this has been since I bought it (used May 2010)and had my first oil change in around August, 2010. Every time I return(I usually use the same ...
How important is it to get the fluids flushed in my vehicle like by car book tells me?
I have a 1998 Dodge Ram that my husband recently replaced the battery and cables due to starting issues. The truck started fine for awhile but does not want to start again. We found that the new cables were not tightened enough. Hubby tightened them and got the truck running but it has been sitting for three days (had snow and did not go any where)and will ...

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