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My 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport needs 2 tires. Is it OK to buy used tires as opposed to new? Kinda strapped for cash right now and the quotes have been $90 and higher for 1 tire.
I deliver pizza so I start my 2004 Honda Civic up 20-60 times per day. Am I ruining my car? What can I do to minimize any damage?
I have noticed some wispy steam coming from my radiator; my overflow looks like the level is ok - although it is pink in color and is not anti/freeze green? My temp gauge stays in the normal range. Would a radiator flush be helpful?
I just had my brakes changed on a 2005 eclipse Mitsubishi but they still squeak. I returned to the mechanic and he said that breaks were okay. What else could be causing the squeak?
What is better a Honda pilot or Toyota 4runner?
Why do the tires have a roaring noise when I am driving? Thanks
The Steering Gear Boot on the passenger side is torn completely in half. I have a Haynes repair manual that very clearly explains how to replace it, but it does not mention the components that the boot protects or if they should be inspected prior to installing the new boot. What does the Steering Gear Boot protect? I am not sure if the part the boot ...

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