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I was told that on my 08 Ford Focus that each tire has a bald spot. The tire man thinks sudden stops at high speed caused it, I rarely drive over 40mph in small town and I do not recall any sudden stops, any other possibility?
I have a 1999 Toyota Corolla. I had the oil pan and gaskets replaced last year 11/07 to be exact.. Just recently I was told by the same mechanic I had a terrible oil leak (that didn't show on the ground because it was being absorbed by the gaskets / rings) and I needed to get the oil pan and gaskets replaced. I did and 340.00 later I come across a receipt ...
I have a 2001 Mazda 626 with 58000 miles. My primary use is around town driving and I am the original owner - purchased the car in Jan 2002. The dealer states that it's time for a transmission flush and a fuel filter change. I couldn't find either of these procedures in my owner's manual. Do I really need to do these or is the dealer just trying to ...
My6 wheels are squealing when I apply the brakes. I took the car to a mechanic and he checked it and could find nothing wrong and said maybe dust got in them. This doesn't seem right although he has been my mechanic for years. Is this true about the dust?
Hello, I became familiar with your site via Edmunds. Anyway, when I visited David McDavid Nissan in Houston, the first thing I saw was a five inch window sticker on the front door re: Ask Patty certified/approved, etc. I went on your site to notify you of an experience with them but see they are no longer on your list. Either way, they still have the ...
What are some of the top small sedans best for snow?
How do I know if a lease is a good deal? How do I compare the lease vs the loan?

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