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Hello, I've been in the auto industry business ( in Florida) for over 25 years. I called on almost every car dealer from Savannah, Brunswick, Waycross, Ga to Lake City, Ocala, Jacksonville, and St Augustine, Fl. Why are there no certified dealers within 150 miles from my zip code (jacksonville area)? I really like your concept and have mentioned ...
I just recently purchased my first car. The interest rate is extremely high and the car is only 1 year old with almost 60,000 miles. I want to trade it in for another used car after keeping this one for 6 months, would this decision hurt or help my credit score?
I replaced my radiator because my engine was getting hot and the check radiator and temperature light were flashing very often. After I changed this they both stopped coming on. Now I started realizing when my fan was going to come on to cool the engine. I haven't heard it come on yet but my temperature gauge hasn't shown hot and the light hasn't come on ...
I replaced the EGR valve on my 99 Monte Carlo, but the CarMD still displays a code PO401. How do I clear the code and reset the engine idiot lite code? Also is replacing the unit all that is needed for this repair, where will there be any more blockage to deal with or clean? Thx G
Hello Would you please tell me where the lift points are on a 1999 Honda Civic Coupe for a two post hydraulic lift? Are they the same as the floor jack points? thank you
Hello, I am pres. of the board for Casa de los Angelitos. This is a home for pregnant girls in crisis. We are in desperate need of a video to show the new mothers the importance of having their babies buckled in a car seat at all times. Can you help?
How do I get the odor of mildew out of my car? Somehow the carpet in the back seat and under the driver's seat got wet while it was parked for two weeks at the airport, and now you can smell it from a distance.

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