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I purchased a car for my teenage son and when I went to get the oil change I was informed by the mechanic that it was rusted underneath to the point it was crumbling. The oil was never changed because I contacted the auction where I purchased it. I bought it "As Is"; but the car was not inspected prior to the auction....Do I have any grounds to get my ...
The ac fan does not run on my Saturn 1996 coupe sc1. What could be the reason for this?
My 2004 Honda Civic LX overheats at high speeds. I have replaced the thermostat twice and the shop says that the radiator is fine as well as the water pump. They cannot figure it out. It only happens at high speeds after driving for about 45 minutes. It will fluctuate between hot and cold and then will finally stay hot and I have to slow down or pull ...
At how many miles do I have to get my car serviced?
Please help settle an argument between me and my girlfriend/her father. What is the best way to
Hi, My mechanic recently told me I needed to get the timing belt on my vehicle replaced (along with the water pump) because my 1995 Honda Accord EX has 215,000 miles on it. I have had the car for a year and the previous owners don
I recently bought a new r500. When I picked up the car they had not detailed it. They promised to do it but never did. It cost me 240 dollars to have it done. Who do I write to, to complain and get some remedy. I would hate for anyone else to have the same experience. georgette

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