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How can I find the best body shop for repairs?
We own 1994 Cadillac and a 1994 Volvo 850 wagon. About every two months one of the cars (if not both) are in the shop for repairs. I added up all the repair bills (not oil changes) for the last three years, took the most expensive year, divided by 12 months, then divided by 2 cars. The cost per month per car was $300. Since we couldn't buy a new or ...
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, ...
Have a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix with 176,000 (many highway) miles on it. How do you know when its time to get a new car or keep repairing? Transmission rebuilt at 150,000, new exhaust, & front brakes. Needs new sway bar. The last 12 months repairs adding up.
I have a Nissan Sentra it is 10 year old and need repairs the brake, brake line and the rotor cust and it will cost to much since it has 206,000 miles on it and I looking at a Toyota Corolla 2007 which just came out. Should I wait until April or get it now. Since Toyota is not a Women friend I have to bring a male since I not married.
We have moved to a new town. I've recently had my 1997, Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 6 cylinder, 2 wheel drive, serviced by a Jeep dealer. I have 128,000+ miles on this car and have been the sole owner, have had great service prior to my move from an independent car mechanic. The (new) dealer/service dept. recommends repairs to a cracked exhaust manifold ...
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 ...

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