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I need to find a shop to take my 2004 Chevy Venture for an over all look see. Every time I get in it there is a different issue.
When I put my 97 Buick LeSabre in reverse it makes a sound, like a harmonica (hmmmm) would if you were trying to get it on pitch. It is brief and only happens once and awhile Please advise. Thank you. Cathy
My car just went over 40,000 miles and I would like to know what maintenance is due for this amount of miles? Recommended service, etc... Thanks!
Why are all eco-friendly cars hatchbacks, whether it be the Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S? What is wrong with a regular trunk separate from the cabin? It is less secure if someone breaks a window, it creates more volume for climate control since you have to cool/heat the trunk too, it does provide any additional seating because you have converted ...
I have a very tiny crack in the paint of my car and it is starting to rust. What is the cheapest thing I can do to prevent it from spreading and rusting further?
I have a Jeep Cherokee with a 3 inch lift. I will be installing a SYE (slip yoke eliminator) in the near future. Before I do I have to get shims and I am not sure what size to get?
I own a 2005 dodge neon that has been very well maintained,it has 80 thousand miles. At 79 thousand miles the check engine light keeps coming on. Had new plugs wires, cost me 535 dollars. Light went off for a week, very puzzled.

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