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I have a 2002 Kia Optima with 39,500 miles on it. My lights, power windows, radio and windshield wipers are not working and I am told I need a new alternator that will cost $490. (I put in a new battery at 36,900 miles) I also had problems with a "grounding" wire a few months ago when my radio was going on and off. They said they fixed it, but it is also ...
I think I need new tires for my recently purchased, previously owned Ford Explorer. A co-worker recommends a Delta tire for $135 each. I drive about 40 miles (round trip) each business day (highway miles) to work; plus run kids around town. Occasional 200 mile (highway/freeway) trips to see relatives. Not much traffic, but weather is a variable: rain, ice, ...
cruise control doesn't work.
I am thinking of starting a female owned and operated maintenance. shop in Louisville KY. I'm in the process of writing up a business plan. I want it to be a beauty shop atmosphere so women feel comfortable and give alternate career opportunities to young women to learn a new trade. do you have any contacts or information for me that would be proof this is ...
After bankruptcy, I received a letter from Medina Mitsubishi/Suzuki in Medina, Ohio about buying a car from them. They state on the letter they are a "Certified Female Friendly Dealer" and reference your web-site. Once on the web-site I can*t find them. Can you help? I will be in need a car soon and don*t want find a woman friendly dealer. Thank you.
Good morning, I have a 91 Chevy Silverado that has no heater. It just does not get hot. What could be the problem other than perhaps needing a new thermostat? Thank you for your help. Jan Wichita KS
My car just decided to not start. I have checked the battery and it is fine, what should I expect the mechanic to say the problem might be?

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