AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo

Automotive Advice

At AskPatty, we focus on giving the best automotive advice for helping people with their car questions. If you have a car question, start by asking our automotive experts. You can also use the search bar in the top right to search for a specific issue. All car questions are welcome and we look forward to helping you!


Ask a QuestionAutomotive Advice - Page 479 of 612


I recently bought a used BMW 2001 M3 - a dream car for me ( a former racer but now a rather poor(er) widow). Less then a month after the purchase the battery and the throttle actuator died. This cost me time and $1300 and the dealership of course said "we have no liability" - "sold as is". Please note that the ONLY place I could get a battery!! was at a ...
I am a delivery driver and the last few years have had trouble skidding in bad weather. What type of tires would you recommend? Should I get snow tires for the winter? If so, all 4 or just front or just back? Is it ok to use those tires year round or would I have to change them in warmer weather?
I would like to finance a vehicle but I want it only in my name! What steps do I need to take?
How many miles can I generally go before having to install new brakes? Chevy Tahoe 2004?
The gas mileage on my 03 Nissan Maxima (43,000 miles)has fallen off abruptly. Over all mileage is down to 20 MPG. What should I look for??
When is the first service on my car not just an oil change? I mean service like tires, brakes fluids. thanks
My odometer (digital)flickers occasionally. It shows mileage, but then like a code will flicker. Do you know what the problem would be?

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities