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Hi Patty, My name is Andy and I have a general question about cars. I was wondering if you could recommend some good websites or books to purchase that would teach me more about the technical side of automobiles. I wrote you about a month ago and deleted your reply by accident. Thank you! -Andy
Good morning Patty, my engine sounds a little loud and also when its time to change sparks plugs there is oil all over them? any suggestions?
122k mi. - started car up for return home after work. Speedometer not working, ac not working, turn signal not working...none of the environmental temp controls working... what is the problem this time?
My 2003 Civic (with 105k miles on it) recently had an oil change and brake work. At the time, the mechanic said an inspection showed the cars front and rear struts need to be replaced. Parts and labor together will cost $1,055 for this work. He said the replacement does not have to be done immediately (good thing!) but did not want me to wait more than ...
I have purchased my car, now I would like to purchase an extended warranty. My credit union offers a PLATINUM Bumper to Bumper plan for $925.00 covering 7 years/100,000 miles with $0 deductible. Should I go to the Nissan dealer (who offered me a plan which was double that amount) or call around to different dealers for the best PRICE and best QUALITY ...
I recently changed my spark plugs and wires. I got a check engine light and on my carmd I got a indication spark plug 6 had a problem. Problem was the wire came off while driving short distance. I put the plug wire on and disconnected my negative battery terminal to get rid of check engine light. My carmd still gives me a yellow light and suggests ...
My truck is making weird noises when I turn. How can I tell if my power steering needs fluid or if the line has a hole or the power steering unit is going out? thanks

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