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Hello~ The A/C & Air Circulation lights flash intermittently when the fan is turned on. When the fan is off, the Air Vent light flashes. It's still heating the car but the defrost isn't working that well. Could this be a fuse or something much bigger, like a serpentine belt? Help!

I picked up a nail in a tire and went to the Firestone to get it repaired. Right after that, the car started pulling when braking. The wheel goes left and I feel like the back end goes right a small amount, but the travel still seems to be straight. Is it possible that Firestone damaged something when repairing the flat? What do I need to get someone to ...

Can I get a regular oil change without paying the high cost of a synthetic oil change?

What would be an estimated cost to Replace the crankshaft front seal.

I just put a new water pump, after the van over heated. Now the van wont go over 50mph and I see smoke coming from behind the engine, and the oil light turns on.

can a 2002 Honda accord back brakes be compatible with 2004 honda pilot back brakes

I am in the middle of buying a used car. I have narrowed it down to 2 vehicles. I live in Massachusetts and a trusted dealer has a 2012 Ford Escape Limited with 83,000 miles and a 2009 BMW X5 xdrive30i fully loaded with 96,000 miles. I am wondering what is the better SUV to buy?


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