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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,
I have owned and operated an auto repair facility since 1984, and have been asked to put together some information for a class for women. An information session for female customers to become more savvy about regular maintenance, repairs, pricing, checking their own oil and fluid levels. basic stuff. This would be a program for my customers as well as any ...
I have a 1996 GMC Suburban. The temperature gauge seems to be malfunctioning. After only about 5 minutes of driving the temp gauge will shoot up and then shoot back down. It will shoot up to the red zone, stay there for a minute or so and then rocket back down to below normal. Even though the gauge shoots into the red zone, the truck never over heats. Never ...

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