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Toyota AWD Rav4 with 176k miles, dad says the clutch needs to be replaced, he was told 15 hours of labor at >$100/hr plus parts and fluids and IDK....bottom line is, he is worried my car is done. In Tahoe/Reno area. Any advice?
Want to know if I was charged correctly for repairs on my 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. $405.93 parts; $308 labor. new front brake pads; new front brake rotors; install disc brake pads; new rear wheel cyliners;replace wheel cylinder; power flush brake fluid; rebuild front calipers; labor to replace front calipers, clean and adjust rear brakes.
I bought a 2007 Toyota Camry 2 1/2 months ago. The windshield washer light in now staying on. Would the Maintenance Required light come on also if I need windshield washing fluid.
The hydraulic fluid in my 1999 Audi A4 is very low, can I use power steering fluid?
When I start the my 2008 VW beetle in the morning, a red picture shows up on the dash board that looks like a small flag in water. What does it mean? Am I at risk to drive the car before I get the symbol checked out? Is it the oil or some other fluid indicator?
A Toyota dealership wants to charge me $130 to change my transmission fluid. A local service shop wants to charge less than $ 50. This repair shop has a excellent reputation. It is so frustrating to understand this discrepancy. Since my car is not under warranty is there an overriding reason that I should use a Toyota dealer?
Where do i put the transmission fluid in on my 1998 Mercury Sable?

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