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Vehicle Inspection When you take your car to be inspected and you have a list of what is required by your State, other than enrolling in auto-mechanic school, are there precautions you can take to keep from getting ripped off when they mention that something on the list needs fixing? In other words, are there red flags, etc. that tell us that they are ...
Hi my name is Sherri Im looking for some help, I own a Repair shop in San Bruno Ca. I have been in business for just over 2 years and I find my self to be starving, lol. I truly need help getting more customers the cheapest ways I can, my pockets are running dry and Im close to tears. Can you offer some ideals that will work? Thank you Sherri
Hi Patty, I am looking for a new car and went to dealer the other day who started out charming and when we sat down to discuss figures he pushed a PO in front of me and told me that he could not do any calculations until I signed it. I told him I will do the calculations at home and walked out. Being totally disgusted I have been reading several articles ...
Why does my gas pedal get stuck when pushed all the way and the engine makes knocking sound? Also all the oil leaked out.
Hi, I took my Chevy Trailblazer to the dealer for a recall repair and they said my water pump also needed repair for $460. I'm making the repair since I need to travel in a couple days, but asked the service rep and manager for discounts or coupons and they would not help me. Doesn't this seem expensive and a coincidence? Thanks! Karen
Hi! I have a '98 Corolla, 137K miles. It's been a great car for me. Recently it's been "stuttering" or hesitating occasionally when I press the gas pedal (after being at a stop.) I thought fuel injection cleaner might be the solution, but it hasn't helped. I only used it once, though. Should I try again? Also, it has that old car sound to it. You ...
I had the PCV valve replaced, but the check engine light is still on, and I get the same code from CarMD. Also, I still get some hesitation while accelerating. I assume there are more parts related to the PCV that may need to be replaced, but I'm not sure how to do it. Any advice? Thanks! Brent

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