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My Airbag Warning light is blinking on the dashboard. My mechanic says there is a short somewhere on the negative side of the battery. He wants $75.00 to start looking and will go up from there. Do you think this is a fair cost.
When making an offer on a vehicle, should I start below invoice or above and what about the doc fee?
In August of this year I started having transmission problems with my 2004 BMW so I took it to a BMW dealership which quoted me $8500 to replace the transmission. I decided to have the car looked at outside of BMW and went to an independent shop which tried working out what was really wrong and eventually it was determined that I did need a new ...
I have a 95 ford explorer eddie bauer edition and when I drive it, it starts out fine and then when I get up to about 20-30 mph and its time for it to shift out it just stalls. What would be the cause of that?
My dream is to one day own my own junkyard and body shop sitting on my own land. I wanted to know if there are any female owned junkyards? How they got started? How I could get in touch with them for some advice?
89 jeep comanche just starting to wobble at 40 mph
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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