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I had rear drum brakes replaced,new hardware,shoes,drums and wheel bearings now the E-brake won
1992 Dodge caravan 3.3 litre locks up repeatedly into second gear. Can reset by turning ignition off and on quickly while driving along at about 20 to 30 miles / hour. Also the wipers won
I can not utilize the compare car yellow button on the top. I log in to my car page and then press the yellow compare car button again and the page asks that I log in again. What is going on?
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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?

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