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I own a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer. After my last oil change when I start the oil light stays on for a good five seconds then goes out. The only time this light comes on is at start up. Is this something I should take into the dealership to check?
I'm considering purchasing a used car but suspect that the owner is not being truthful about the odometer reading. My mechanic suggested that it looks as if the mileage has been tampered with. How can I verify that he's being honest? Is this a crime if he's lying?
My 1992 BMW 325i has been slowly leaking antifreeze for several years. My mechanic has tightened and changed various hoses but to no avail. Any suggestions?
I have check 96 Blazer 3 times and I get the yellow light withreads HEHP I think is an error
Hi. My daughter recently purchased a 2002 Mazda Protege. She says the dashboard reflects sunlight causing visibility issues. Sunglasses the answer?
Something keeps on draining my battery. I have a new battery, starter, and alternator with no accessories hooked up. What can be the problem?
When I changed the oil in my car recently (I have a 2005 Trailblazer), I had them fill it with Mobil One Synthetic Oil as I heard it would give me better mileage and was better for my car, etc. However, no one can tell me how many miles I can run the car on this oil. I had heard that you don't need to change the oil as often with synthetic oil (not a ...

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