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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.
Hi, I am interested in becoming an auto show model (for the NYC Auto Show of 2009). Do you know what is a procedure to get qualified, who should I get in touch with? Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Ewelina
I would like to schedule an appointment to drive a 300 by a female friendly dealership

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