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Hi Patty, I have a 2006 Honda Civic. Recently, whenever I go over a bump/pothole, one of my headlights will go out. If I pass over another bump, it turns back on. Is this an indication that the bulb need to be replaced or could it be an electrical problem or short in the wire? The car is not that old. I would have thought the lamp would have lasted ...
My Kia Sorento main headlights only work on the high beams only, and the lower beam for driving at night are not working, the light bulbs show no burn-outs at all. Please advise me what the likely cause is for them to not switching on the low beams mode ? . Very many thanks for any assistance afforded to me here, Yours truly, Toni
My parents have offered their 1993 Honda Civic to my daughter, who is 16. It has around 80,000 miles on it. I think that if we take it in and have it completely serviced, it should be a good car for her. My husband does not agree: he is worried that it is not safe enough. What do you think?
I was poking around your site in preparation for an upcoming test drive event for bloggers that GM is sponsoring for the new Chevy Malibu. As part of the event I
I am single again after 37 years of marriage and work in the school system as a teacher assistant. I have a ford explorer and need to get a car with better gas mileage and cheaper repairs. Can I get an equal trade at a dealership. Phyllis
Is it wise too buy a 2002 Cadillac Escalade with 105,000 miles on it?
Does the 08 Camry Le, non jbl, come ready to install after market navigation or does it need adjustments?

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