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I have a 1980 trans am that ran when it was parked 6 years ago. I am now interested in restarting it. Is there some fuel system cleaner that would save me from buying a new carburetor, gas tank, etc...
Hello, I bought a 2008 Toyota Camry 6 days ago from a used car dealership. The total amount for the car was $15,780 with $3,000 cash down payment. Today I see on the deale's internet site that the car is listed for 13,999. Can I renegotiate my contract with the dealer? Or is it too late, because I already purchased the car? Thank you in advance.
How do I remove paint from my tires and wheel wells of my 2007 Murano? I was UNABLE to avoid 1 gal. of water-based paint in the road and fortunately had towels and water to remove the paint from the car but not the tires. By the time I got home to do so, it is not coming off.
What causes my truck to idle up and down when I start it ?
I just got a 2 yr-old Toyota Tacoma pickup handed down to me from my dad, but my dad passed away so I really do not know what sorts of things I need to do to upkeep a car. I was wondering if there was a simple list of maintenance things I should be looking for at a certain mileage point (Like at what mileage is good to change a timing belt, change brakes, ...
I need 4 new all season tires for a 2005 Nissan Maxima SE, traction handling good sidewalls 245/45/18 what is a very good tire?
My headlights wont work, I changed the bulbs and the fuse. The high beams and parking lights are working, but not the regular headlights.

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