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When I first turn on my car and drive I hear a thud sound... like I have low air in my tire.. But I do not. What else could this be? It goes away after 1 minute of driving.
I have a 1990 Maxima... for the most part it runs like a champ...the other day the RPM went up to 2500 while is was going 65 in fifth gear (5 speed)... my trusted mechanic found a leak in the air pump, replaced that and changed the air filter... he checked the car out on the smog equipment and everything came back well within the "normal" range. what ...
I am an Entrepreneurship student at Baylor university and I am currently developing a business plan for a female focused auto repair shop. I was wondering if you had any thoughts or statistics that might help show that this is a compelling concept. Also advice on educating women when it comes to auto repair would be so helpful as well! Thanks so much!
Hi. How much should I be paying for installation of new water pump, timing belt, idler and three seals?
Hello, I contacted you earlier this week about how askpatty is not about marketing. But my boss wanted me to contact you again and ask: You sell space for Ads, right? How many new visitors do you get each week or month? Demographic information. How much to advertise on your site? What do banner Ads cost? Do you do specials? Can we do a brake fluid ...
I am overwhelmed to say the least. I went to purchase new tires and check a problem with a clunking noise while driving. I paid almost $1200. This included tie rod ends, 4wheel alignment, wheel bearing, and 2 tires. I left telling myself the money spent was an investment. I drove not two blocks and the problem was still there. I call the mechanic and they ...
Ah, you are a God-send! I just read about you in the Providence Journal. I*m a single woman, retired and don*t have any family or male friends to help me with car buying. I*ve been wishing there was someone I could go to to help me with this big financial decision. I looked up female friendly dealers and there are none with in 50 miles. Here*s the ...

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