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I took my vehicle into a repair shop over one year ago and had maintenance done of the vehicle which included changing the timing belt. Three months later my vehicle broke down and I took it back to the repair shop within the warranty period. The repair shop found that the harmonic balancer pin sheered off causing a bolt to spin out and damage the ...
I am a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair. I live in Maseru Lesotho (Southern Africa) I would like to buy a car that is installed with a device that can lift the wheelchair from the driver*s seat to the boot. Can you assist?
I thought you would like to know that Mark Bott owner of "Operation Kidsafe" is behind in his child support payments for over 5 years now and $5000. The case number is C01205869, Order number 98D001039. This is public knowledge and can be looked up at the Sangamon County courthouse in Springfield, Illinois. Pretty ironic for someone with the word "Kidsafe" ...
I leased a new Lexus in April, 2008, is it possible to try and get a lower interest rate from them, or what else can I do.?
I have a 2005 Audi A4 wagon with 33,000 miles on it. My original warranty is expiring at the end of this month. Though I have never missed a service and treat this car like a baby, I know future repairs will be expensive and thus I am considering buying an extended warranty. I love the car and plan on keeping it. I have been given a quote of roughly $3,000 ...
In August of this year I started having transmission problems with my 2004 BMW so I took it to a BMW dealership which quoted me $8500 to replace the transmission. I decided to have the car looked at outside of BMW and went to an independent shop which tried working out what was really wrong and eventually it was determined that I did need a new ...
I bought a used 2004 BMW convertible. Do I need to water proof the top??

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