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I would like advice on what tools I should buy starting out? I have a mechanic that I trust but I would like to be able to do some basic things myself. The first modification that I want to install myself is a strut tower brace. I purchased a torque wrench and am going to buy a 15mm socket required for the job but need help in knowing what tools I should ...

I've heard that the American Tire Manufacturers Association, recommending that new tires always be placed on the rear wheels of a car, even a front wheel drive Minivan with ABS, is indemnifying drivers for front end skidding accidents that their recommendations precipitated immediately after the tire install over the customers objections. Is this true? I ...

Tire pressure on the tires

Everything has been done to the car, why would engine light come on?

Everything has been done to it what could be wrong spark plugs change at 40 000 oil change every 3000 radiator cleaned at 65 000 only thing left to do is transmission. What could it be.

Patty, I have a question to ask you, to see your answer. I am going to buy a new 2018 Camaro 2ss this month. Can I order from the dealer wider and a little bigger tires for the back from the dealer when I order?

How do you change the positive battery cable? Auto Zone said i can no longer buy them there, and I need to go to a salvage yard...is that true, or where can i buy one at?


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