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My daughter just graduated from college and took a job about 60 miles from home. She plans to stay here in town and commute. She bought a nice used car with 30K on it. She expects to drive 25 - 30K per year. Should she consider selling the car after a year (with 60K) so it still has good value and buy another nice used car and repeat the process annually?
My 2004 Chrysler Sebring has a heater that takes forever to heat. The car has to be running for about seven minutes before it starts to get warm. It was looked at by a professional who said it is working just fine. Is this just a Sebring or Chrysler thing? My Honda Accord was very warm in a snap.
Hi Patty, I am looking for some information on the above type tires, do you have that size, if so how much do they run new and used? I am a recent widow and not accustomed to shopping for items like this. Your help would be appreciated. Thank you, Pam
My daughter has a 98 Ford Windstar that will not pass emissions no matter what we do. What can we do to make it pass?
What would cause the 20 amp fuse to blow that powers the glow-plug relay? I have noticed that the ground side of relay continues to be closed for a period of time. Beyond then the "wait to start light" goes out on instrument panel. Any ideas?
Two weeks after my car repair(new idle control valve,tune-up, gas/oil filters)I noticed an unusual RPM like my car is going to stall. Luckily my car kept running smoothly. Any ideas as to what might cause this?
When I turn my heater on to the second level it makes a squeaking noise. Is this dangerous?

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