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do you know the percentage of women in the U.S. that know how to drive a manual car? I'm very curious to know. thank you.
I have a Honda 2000 CRV. How often do I need to have the transmission fluid changed? I have had it done once at the dealership; the vehicle has 87,000 miles. I am not sure whether the owner's manual is designed to increase dealership service business or protect the longevity of my vehicle. Thanks in advance for your answer.
I recently bought a 2006 Honda new from a dealership.The manual says there is a five year guarantee against rust. Does that mean I need not wax the car for winter driving in an area that salts the streets in the winter? Also what about winterizing the car. Will it need anti-freeze.
I have a 2002 chevy impala 3700 v-6 that needs an air filter change. How do I do it? the manual is not very helpful.
I purchased a 2006 Honda Civic in January. I drive for work and the car now has 30,000 miles on it. I took the car in for service and an oil change today and was told that my car needed the 30,000 mile checkup to the tune of $489. When I asked what the service included some of the highlights: flushing the transmission fluid, changing the air filter, ...
My 03 Honda Civic needs a new timing belt. (Mileage is now at 71k and I've always heard this should be done by 60k, oops). I'm having trouble getting estimates because mechanics want to know engine size and specs. The owner's manual doesn't seem to have this info in an obvious place. What details do I need to know about the engine to get an estimate? And ...
What transmission fluid is used for a 1998 Suzuki Esteem 5 spd manual transmission?

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