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hi, my daughter has just bought a vw beetle 2001 and we want to prepare the radiator for winter by putting antifreeze in it, do you have a diagram or print out of the radiator so we know what to do, thanks.
I have a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am (100,000 miles) with only 2 payments left ($600 total). I now need a repair that will cost $750. The problem is that it is leaking coolant at a gasket at the manifold intake. Is this car worth putting this much money into? There has been nothing needed but routine maintenance up until now. I'm a single mom and son just ...
The only female friendly car dealer within 29 miles of me has a 2005 Ford Taurus listed for $10999. My question (knowing practically nothing about cars) is --is this a dependable car?
I have a Lexus SUV The seat kills me-I am tall. I got away from the jeep, as they widened their wheel base from the 1999 model. Do they have a more "grounded" feeling now and a wider wheel base? I might go for a foreign SUV but, I never want the short seat again
I purchased a 2006 Honda Civic in January. I drive for work and the car now has 30,000 miles on it. I took the car in for service and an oil change today and was told that my car needed the 30,000 mile checkup to the tune of $489. When I asked what the service included some of the highlights: flushing the transmission fluid, changing the air filter, ...
recently my alternator gave out on me . the mechanic that replaced it told me that it was a rebuilt alternator. he installed it and gave me a price of 245.00. he said it would carry a warranty of 1 year.at that point i told him i would have to give him half now ,and half next week.when i went to pick up the car he changed the warranty to six months . can ...
Do I need to change the timing belt on my 2001 Acura TL at 100,000 miles?

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