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I need help! I read about AskPatty.com in the NY Times, and I thought, what a great idea! I think I may have been fleeced more times than a Merino ewe. I just have had many, many bad experiences with auto mechanics, and though I'm a journalist typically more than comfortable with confronting injustice, I'm shy about doing it without solid information ...
My gf was told by several people to put hot water on her car door locks to open it up. I say this is a bad ideal what do you advise please?
I placed an add and now I can't find it. Its for a 1968 Chevy Corvette. Please help. Thank you. Doug Scott
Our 2003 GMC Envoy ac has stopped working and only blows HOT air since we had a new battery installed. What is the deal???
I am trying to figure out how to choose a good service center in my area to take care of our family vehicles. We just moved and I don't know how to tell the difference.
When buying a car is what the car dealer refers as the list price the same as the MSRP. So on a Camry with a list price of 22,000,how much of an offer do I make?
I'm looking for a vehicle - 1st time Mom, moving to Colorado in the next year, no idea how to drive in snow, 6ft tall, aversion to wagons and minivans and want safe, safe, safe.

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