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Hi, It seems that anyone with a wrench and a cash register can call themselves a mechanic. Is there a website or some other source used for rating mechanics so you know you are dealing with reputable people? I do not always find the BBB to be reliable and they do not always list businesses I am interested in.
99 Saturn SL1 model with 110,000 miles may need rebuilt transmission, maybe salvage if can find,is it worth replacing or sell the car?
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?

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