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My car dents really easily. Is there a good inexpensive place to get minor dents fixed?
Our 03 Civic, 116k miles, needs new struts. Mechanic says it will cost $1,000+, not counting replacing tires that may be too worn due to the old (original) struts. Also that with strut replacement it will need new alignment. 1. Is all this true? 2. Is $1,000-$1,200 fair or a ripoff?
Have you heard of a company called SSR (sprayless scratch removal), if so any thoughts would be helpful. My husband and I own an automotive mobile paint company and are looking to add more services. Thank you, Stacey West
I have a 2007 Volvo xc90 SUV with approx 30k miles. I was told I need 4 new pads and 2 front rotors. I live in South OC, CA..what should I expect to pay for this? I was quoted $600 at one place and I thought that was high.
Do you have a list of preferred auto body repair shops in my area.
It is common knowledge that distilled water is free of minerals that cause rust and corrosion. Why do the auto and truck manufacturers not put distilled water in the cooling systems from the factory and advise consumers to use only distilled when changing or flushing systems?
Is it ok to do a brake job with bald tires?

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