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I am looking at a mini cooper a couple of years old. What can you tell me about the run flat tires? Where would I even buy a new tire if I don't deal with a dealership? How much is each tire? Is it better to get all of the tires switched over to regular road tires, and if so, where would the spare tire go? Also, do they really get 30 mpg around town?
I bought a battery for my 91 Buick Century. What steps do I follow to take the old one out and put the new one in safely and correctly? I have most tools but no experience.
I am considering buying a 2000 mazda millenia (not the S type) with a damaged engine. I was considering this because of how inexpensive the car is (1000) and the cost of replacing the engine seemed relatively cheap (1175 for rebuilt engine, 6 months, under 75 000 miles) labor approx. 600. Also, some electrical problems, some relays got burnt and interior ...
I am planning to buy the new Honda Accord coupe 2008 in July 2008. My credit score is just "good" and I am afraid that dealer will turn me down and also I don't know If to finance or lease?
I have been having non stop problems with my car. I accidentally bought a kia optima. I was only 17 and had no idea what auto suggestion was. Now I'm 24 and I have been paying for a car that does not run. Let's say I'm driving the car right now on the free way. The engine is warmed up and all of the sudden it will just die. So there I am on the freeway ...
Hello, I was borrowing a friend's car, a green volvo. I took it to a car wash and afterwards I noticed stuff on the hood. They said that they think someone splattered acid on it, but I never saw it before. The paint looks a little messed up, similar to how you mess up nail polish on your fingers (wrinkled and dry). Also, there are some slight scratches ...
The light in the inside of my car seems not to work anymore. I checked the bulb and it is not burned out. I also checked the fuses and they are all ok. What else could I check to find out why the interior light in the middle of the car does not work anymore? thank you for any advice. Iris

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