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How to deal with auto dealer's service dept. and not get hoodwinked? Hi Breanne: Hoping you can help with this. I have a 1996 Dodge Caravan, that has been fairly reliable but has also had some major repair bills. A few weeks ago, my husband noticed it had a leak. I took it in, and was told by the Chrysler dealer's service manager (where we've always ...
How do I replace power steering fluid in a 1962 Mercedes Benz
After 24 years with the same car (VW Jetta 1982), I am looking to buy a new car. I want a car that is dependable, safe, with more horsepower, and fun to drive. I am considering the Ford Fusion, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, Honda Accord, Saturn Aura, and Hyundai Azera. What would you recommend? Thanks, Marina
Sorry, sent this e-mail below to the service dept. at the VW dealer that your class is at next week..I thought that it was your direct e-mail then realized it was not...anyway here is my e-mail to you.... Hello Lori, I would love to enroll in one of your classes, however driving to your Delaware class or Phila. class is not a good idea for me or any ...
Hi, Patty-- A couple of months ago, I had a problem with a routine oil change. It was a "double gasket" error which led to oil covering the entire bottom of my car. The oil light went on, I got to the closest service center, they took me out into the service bay and explained/showed me the problem. I got the underside power washed, oil changed again, ...
The driver's side power window went down during a heavy snow and will not go back up. How much will it cost to get this fixed?
I have a 2001 Toyota Camry. Lately, when I turn the steering wheel hard to the right, there is a sort of squeal. It's only when I turn to the right. I have checked the power steering fluid and it's at the correct level. I will be making an appointment to bring the car in for service, but would like to have an idea ahead of time what possibly could be ...

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