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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 ...
I am in the market for a new car. I currently have a Honda Civic, which is my second Honda. I would like a car that's a bit on the sporty side, maybe a hatchback, something that's good in the snow, great gas mileage and finally extremely reliable. I keep buying Honda's because I never have any problems with them and I don't have to worry about the ...
I am in the process of replacing my 1997 Kia Sportage with another "new" used car. I've been looking quite a bit at the Jeep Liberty Sport, since it is comparable in size to my Kia and I don't think it would be a problem for me to drive. Usually I have a friend who works on cars check it out for me, but he is not available anymore to do that. However, he ...
I have a 2002 chevy impala 3700 v-6 that needs an air filter change. How do I do it? the manual is not very helpful.
What do i need to know when finding a place to take my car in for an oil change or Tune-Up. What questions should I be asking?
Hi Patty, I am interested in getting into the auto technician field. Do you have any interesting facts on how woman technicians have increased? What their pay levels range, etc? Thanks, Arika

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