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I took my car in for a tire rotation on July 18 and they broke a wheel lock in half. They said their mechanic was not in that day. When I returned they said that it would have to be drilled out and I would have to pay 2-3 hours of labor at $80 an hour. Nine days prior to my wheel lock being broken, another tire place checked that tire for a slow leak and ...
To whom it may concern, Dear Madam/Sir, An airbag is designed to protect and provide safety. On left front impact in an accident in a Volvo s40 station wagon my left wrist was broken by the imploding airbag. The fracture is so severe that a year later I need to return for surgery to try to improve mobility and lessen the continuous pain. I am ...
I just bought a Jeep Patriot about 4 months ago. The brakes started squeaking when I back up last month. Now they squeak when applied going forward. I took the car into the dealer and was told "some vehicles brakes just squeak." Does not sound right to me. Is it?
I found a 2003 M class MB that I like. It has 65,000 miles on it. Are there any defects with this model that I should look out for?
Hi, Can you please provide me some information regarding local BMW certified car mechanics in lansing area,MI. I dont want to go to the dealer /showroom as they charge incredibly high amounts on everything. Thanks
How do I remove blemishes from my vinyl dashboard? I noticed some greasy spots and tried to wipe them clean with a baby wipe that I had in the car. I made it much worse like I scratched it or removed the finish. I tried just soap and water and then Armor All but that did not work. Please help. Thank you.
I own a Porsche 911 w/ AWD. Is it true that when changing the tires, you need to change all 4 tires, as opposed to just changing the tires that need to be changed? In my case just the two front tires. Someone told me that you will damage the cars stabilizer and make the car work harder if you do not change all the tires. Please advice.

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