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My car keeps stalling. On March 27, 2008 I had a Idle Control Motor replaced on the Jeep. On April 1, 2008 the car started doing the EXACT same thing. This will be the 4th time the car has gone to the shop. Is there something that the guy is missing? I have to drive with two feet. As soon as my foot comes off the Gas it stalls. My next move is taking it to ...
Dear Patty, We just purchased a new CTS yesterday and are due to pick it up this evening. I am turning in an 2005 Cadillac and we can't find the title!! We live in NY, both cars were purchased in NY (different dealers though) Will they release the car to us without the title? Can I sign a power of attorney/release form that the title go directly to the ...
My car has 26,000 miles on it, and my dealership (who I always take my car to for oil changes) is recommending their "major service" appointment, that covers all my filters (except hepa), fluid check, rotate and balance tires, adjust parking brake, inspect/replace spark plugs, coolant service, etc. They want about $400 for all this, plus another $90 for ...
I have enjoyed reading over your web site BUT why do you only recommend dealerships for service. My wife and I operate a small auto repair shop where integrity honesty and service tops all. There are some independent shops that provide personal service without pressure. We educate our customers when any repair is needed. I also recommend your web site to ...
I have received many email advertisements about becoming an Ask Patty dealership. We are always looking for new ways to advertise that will benefit us financially, but there doesn't seem to be much traffic on the Ask Patty website. It appears that there have been a grand total of 10 reviews ever posted. Edmunds, on the other hand, has lots of traffic and ...
I bought this car in 2/07 from Enterprise car sales. The following is a partial list of repairs that the chevy dealer claims that I need rack/pinion $617 alignment $90 fuel injection service $152 induction service $152 rear emergency brake adjustment $75 How can I tell if I really need these items or if they are ripping me off? Is there a way to ...
I recently leased a vehicle through an auto broker. After all of the paperwork was signed I realized the broker had not paid the dealership the $1200 down payment I had given him. Do you have any suggestions on what recourse I have? I have filed a fraud claim with my bank, filed a complaint with the BBB (to which he has not responded to date), and am ...

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