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My roommate backed into my car and it broke my front bumper and dented the hood. We went and got 2 estimates ($1700 for the damage) However here is the tricky part. I had ran into someone before and the front was already a little messed up (the left grill broke out and the bumper had a small crack) so now she says we should split the cost 50/50. I don't ...
I just purchased a 2004 honda accord ex. The car radio displays a message to enter a code number. I am not sure what that is all about. Any ideas. I am sure it has something to do with the battery the dealer just replaced. The dealer was clueless since it was used and not the type of cars they sell. Any suggestions?
Hi "patty!" I am interested on your take as to gift giving for female car buyers, ie dealerships giving appropriate gifts to women as an additional thank you to female consumers! Two thumbs up? or a waste of $? What's your take? Thanks in advance...
How do I get rid of the maintenance light 2004 rx330?
I own a 2000 Toyota Tundra in excellent condition. The headlights are beginning to get a film on them. I tried using wax on them to brighten back up. Works for about 2 weeks then back again. Any hints on something low maintenance to bring clarity back to them without replacing? Thanks, Sandy
My question is not about a specific make or model, but one of health concerns whether I buy a new or used car. I am very sensitive to chemicals and allergens, so when I go car shopping I am concerned about the chemicals in new cars degassing which give me terrible headaches and also have a problem with pre-owned vehicles that may have had animals in it or ...
Hi, My 2000 Honda accord has done 72,000 miles. I just got the inspection done all ok. However, I was told to change my rear disk brakes soon. I have never had the brakes changed. Should I change front and rear brakes, or only the rear ? Also , should I get the timing belt changed, or can I wait till 100k miles. Thanks,

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