AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo

Automotive Advice

At AskPatty, we focus on giving the best automotive advice for helping people with their car questions. If you have a car question, start by asking our automotive experts. You can also use the search bar in the top right to search for a specific issue. All car questions are welcome and we look forward to helping you!


Ask a QuestionSearch for Ac Questions - Page 138 of 288


Hi, I have a 2004 ford Taurus with about 93000 miles on it. How many miles could I expect to get out of her before she dies? Also, should I get hoses and belts replaced at 100,000 miles?
The fuse that controls the gas gauge,alternator and speedometer on my 1991 chevrolet c3500 motorhome blew out twice in a row.What could be shorting out. The guy I bought it from drove it to my home (about 45 miles)after the fuse blew the first time.He said it did not affect the driving. My husband replaced the fuse and the gauges worked again. The next ...
I recently had a flat tire & the car had to be towed because the lugs (as usual) were too tight for the AAA mechanic to remove the tire himself. As a result, I not only had to get a new tire, but 3 of the 4 lugs and one of the studs had to be replaced. How do I get shop mechanics to stop over tightening lugs and how tight should they be?
I have been having a problem starting my car for several months now. One interesting thing about it is that it is never in the morning, it always happens after the car has warmed up. I have had a distributor cap changed, main relay changed because of that and the problem still keeps coming back. It cranks but does not turn over. The battery was also ...
I have a 2005 Chevy Cavalier, with a 4 cylinder engine. I am preparing to move across country, 2,000 miles or so. The car is in good shape. I am just wondering how safe it is to install a hitch and tow a 4x8 U-Haul trailer. The thing is, they tell me that it is safe at 1,100 pounds total. I want to be certain that my car will not be damaged if I do this. ...
Where is the yaw rate sensor located on a Toyota Sequoia 2002 and is it very hard to replace?
I have a Pontiac GrandPrix GT, and my question is what to do when the whole section of the gears including the cup holders gets hot more than normal... I am thinking it could be the O2 sensors or the main box of the mufflers is touching with the motor. what do you think it might be?

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities