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I have a 2000 Buick Century with about 150,000 miles on it. It has been relatively trouble free. Recently, the "low coolant" light began to come on. I took the car into a garage where I was told there was oil in the coolant and the sensor had been compromised. The cooling system was flushed and cleaned and a new sensor installed. The "low coolant" ...
My beautiful black interior of my VW Jetta is something like leather (sort of synthetic I think). I use a sunscreen that has gotten on the steering wheel and other areas of the interior and a few places on the pretty silver exterior. It's the white residue from the sunblock filters zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. The manufacturer is Banana Boat. How ...
With my Dodge Caravan, when I have my headlights on and am making a left hand turn with blinker on it, sounds like it is going to short out. Now I'm noticing that my brake light is also coming on periodically. What could be the problem?
A follow-up to my interior cleaning question for my Jetta with black faux leather interior. The expert suggested peanut butter to remove white stains from sunblock that has gotten on the door panel, steering wheel and a few other places. I also have some water/detergent spots left on the inside door panel from a car wash (window was slightly open). Do ...
When driving my 2005 Acura MDX in wet/rainy conditions, the front wheels lock up for no reason. I'm not applying the brakes, The wheels just lock up & after a few seconds they free themselves up. It's an accident waiting to happen! It's now happened twice within a 4 day period. Is it related to a bad sensor on the antilock system or is it something in the ...
I drive a 2007 AWD Suzuki Aerio. Where and how often do I service my car?
How much will labor and parts cost to do a tune up and brake job on my 2007 Suzuki Aerio?

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