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My car oil light has been on for a number of weeks. I took the car in for repair and it was recommended that I change the oil (it was about 5,000 miles overdue). The repair shop went on to "sell" me on maintenance work at the car has over 100,000 miles, i.e. spark plug replacement and replacing all the fluids. When I picked the car up, the oil light came ...
I picked up a "new" Buick Lucerne w/4000 mi. but was told it was only used by the dealer. A Light went on in dash on way home and car was drastically pulling to the right. I took it back and they readjusted the computer. I took it back and they realigned and replaced a board in the computer. Maintenance told me Buick had programmed the car to "drift" in ...
patty how do you find out the real facts about a certain car that you know you want? I am interested in a honda insight with gas saving being the most appealing to me. it seems to get the best millage of all the hybrid cars. Do you agree or do you know of a better type car for this intended use. thank you sandra white
I have a 1998 Cadillac DeElegance, the model is no longer available. My car has 167,000 miles on it, body and interior is in great shape. Turn Signals need to be replaced and the head gaskets need to be replaced, which means they "drop" the engine to repair. The cost will be $3500. I know this is an older vehicle but the ride, gas mileage, and body are ...
Yesterday morning after my car sat for a couple of days, I had to use it to run to the store. Before cranking it I sat and pumped the gas pedal for a minute and the cranked it. It just turned over. I continued to pump the pedal and after a few tries it acted like it wanted to start but just teased me. I then tried pumping it as fast as I could while ...
My daughter and her friend went in to a local dealership and test drove a van. The salesman quoted my daughter a price to trade in her car and she stated she would need some time to consider everything and talk to me (her mother) because my name is on her car loan. Saturday, her friend went in and tried to turn the van back in but they wouldn?t let him ...
Hi, I was wondering if I might be able to receive some help from this site. I was in a car accident and I cannot understand what happened. My question is this. I was hit by a Pontiac 4-door sedan, a Trans Am, I think. She says that she was going 30 to 35 miles an hour. My car is totaled in the back- the rear bumper has dis-attached, there is a huge hole ...

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