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What type of oil does the 2013 Chrysler 200 use?

Hi I have 2010 Dodge Avenger. The gas cap light came on a year ago and I replaced with an after market cap. I did this three times before taking to dealer in January and replaced with dealer cap my make and model. The other day I forgot to close my tank after getting gas for a 5 minute drive home but quickly closed,the next day the gas cap light is on. ...

I've only had my car for 6 months & it needs an oil change, it has 20,000 miles, my problem is which oil change to choose...full service synthetic, synthetic blend or full service conventional, i'm a female and don't have a clue! Thanking you in advance

Is the motor supposed to be in neutral and runing to check transmission

What type of oil should I use in my 2009 Lacrosse

I have an Audi A7 2017. I recently drove for 4 hours in a bad weather situation, where there was a sandstorm for a while and had to drive up town for 4 hours. After that, I noticed my car from the front wa a bit different regarding the skin of the car. Do I need to wax it? Or buff it? Or what exactly? Thank you in advance. Sincerely, Nouran

So I just got my oil changed at Jiffy Lube, and they said my car, a GMC Terrainm has a crack in the rear axle. I live in New Jersey. What can I expect this repair bill to run in parts and labor?


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