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My mom has a 2006 Chrysler 300 C with Hemi. My dad took it to a Chrysler dealership in Sarasota to have the oil changed, maintenance check etc. before they drive the car north for the summer.the mileage on car is just over 31,000 miles. Service bill was just over $200.00. Two days later mom was doing a few errands close to home when she saw one of gauges on ...
Hi, I want to get an older Toyota Corolla, maybe 1995 with a mileage over 100,000 and I wanted to know what I should be aware of. Should I be worried about the timing belt? All I know is that the belt needs to be changed at 100,000. Are there other issues I should look out for? Thanks for your help, Tasneem
Need a Repo Man close to Burlington NC and surrounding areas Thank you in advance
I own a 1997 Mitsibishi Montero Sport that is in great condition, except for the alternator. I've had to replace the alternator three times in the past six months and based on the last diagnostic test, I don't have an electrical problem. The auto technician says it's because the alternators are remanufactured and tries to offer a new one. I've bought ...
I have a 2000 Chevy Suburban, 132000 miles. Service engine light stays on after being taken to shop four times. Purchased it in January, service engine light came on 3 hours later. they have had to replace transmission pump, replace spark plugs, they say they replace o2 sensor, but it still comes on. I started using the ac 2 weeks ago, now my coolant is ...
Im struggling trying to find out which car to buy: My husband's fully loaded 2007 Ford Explorer XLT (50/k miles) for $15,100 or buy a 2002 BMW 525i with 60,000 miles for $12,500. Since I only drive 3,800 miles a year, I also have considered the Toyota Sequoia (2002 for 12,500) since they are dealing right now on those.
Hi Patty, Terry Cruz had recommended you for some quick auto advice(I work with her). This afternoon I was on my way home and hit the service station. Came out and started the car, the temp gauge was about mid level and I just sort of went.."hmm". It went right back down once driving...then the Low Coolant light came on. Got home and let the car cool ...

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