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is $400 a reasonable price for new front brake pads and rotors?
I have a 2010 Subaru Outback. I have reached 30k miles. The dealer who offers $19.95 oil changes has been great up until this point. I am now being ask to do large services with hefty price tags. They say it is because the vehicle is AWD. I did not have any service done and to date have only had oil changes and tire rotations. How much really needs to be ...
My car failed the emissions test and needs new intake manifold. How much should it cost? Where would you recommend I take it?
I am told I need an AC compressor, dryer assembly, freon, & v-belt. Could you please tell me what this should cost? They quoted $241.73 and parts 605.99 for my 2000 Kia Sportage. Thank you for all your help. Not sure really what to do. Do not trust any of them anymore. Thelma Lee
Do you know why,when I am on the highway my steering wheel starts to shake when my speed gets up to 70? And also when I am on the highway & getting off my exit I step on the brakes & the whole front end shakes, however it does not do it all the time, do you know what could be wrong? Thank You Marie
I have had to replace the air conditioner compressor on my 2000 Chevy Prism every summer for the past 4 summers. It is now time to replace it again (i.e. it is making a terrible rattling noise). I take it to the dealer, because there is a parts warranty on the compressor that I want them to honor. They have never given me any discount on the labor, but ...
when to replace brakes

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