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I searched for a good deal everyday for 2 months in the heat until I settled on one. I had arranged my own fin. and took my father in law so I could actually get some service. Ok, I signed a buyer agreement in order to take the car home. It was midnight by the time they talked me out of my own fin. It was only a grand they would be getting and I was so ...
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 ...
I purchased a new 2006 Chrysler Pacifica/Limited in August, 2006. Asked for heated seats and my salesman said they did not come with my vehicle. Went online & found that heated seats are "standard equipment" for my car. Contacted my dealer and he said the "Limited" mark was put on my car by mistake. I intend to take this further, with Chrysler or my ...
One of the local dealerships basically destroyed my car. The guy said it was the heater core and they replaced it. They treated me with the utmost disdain. When I got the car back, it was OK for a while, but they had put the serpentine belt back on wrong and it cost me $600 because it took the transmission down with it. Or least that's what the second shop ...
I have a 1991 Toyota Celica that I put away for the winter when I turn to my Subaru Outback for the upstate New York region where I live. What should I do to the gas, oil, and other fluids in my car to stabilize them for the winter in an unheated garage? What other actions should I take to protect my "baby"? I'm hoping to have this car for a long time. . ...
A 1999 cadillac deville/concours with no heat from drivers side.Can this be diagnosed with a code reader like carMd?
I have a 16-year-old Toyota Celica that I love, so I don't drive it in the winter months.What should I do to winterize my car in cold climate when I store it in an unheated garage for the winter? Are their special additives? Thanks for your help.

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