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I am considering a career in auto sales. I have been doing automotive marketing and promotional work for the past year earning about 60K. I am talking my local BMW, Acura and Toyota Dealerships and considering taking a sales position. They all seem very eager to hire me. Either because of my background or personality or because I am a woman or maybe ...
how to buy a good car
Car is an Olds Alero, 2001, with 78,000 miles. I took my car in for a free 24-point check. The mechanic called and said: 1. Battery needs to be replaced. (Battery in car is original.) 2. Coolant is only good to -20 degrees; needs partial draining and replacing. I said it was good to -34 in Nov.05; he said it deteriorates or maybe someone added water to ...
looking for a place in or around Suwanee, Ga 30024 for car service and repair.
Can you give me an idea of how much a shop should charge to do brake job on all 4 for a 1997 Plymouth Breeze. I believe he has to turn the brake drums on all 4.
had timing belt & water pump changed then changed garages. new guy checked belt & pump. they are OEM parts. new guy says belt & pump could not have been changed. they are OEM parts & OEM parts for a subaru just don't exist 7 years after the car was made. new guy says the 'job' (replacing belt & pump) was a put on. could he be right? if so, i'm out $358!!! ...
I live in sunny Florida and my black 2000 Escort Zx2 has serious fading on the roof and front hood. Are there any products which helps restore the fading to it original black color or is painting the car my only option. Thank youl

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