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I was told that on my 08 Ford Focus that each tire has a bald spot. The tire man thinks sudden stops at high speed caused it, I rarely drive over 40mph in small town and I do not recall any sudden stops, any other possibility?
How can I get a used car salesman to back off and lower the price?
To whom it may concern, Dear Madam/Sir, An airbag is designed to protect and provide safety. On left front impact in an accident in a Volvo s40 station wagon my left wrist was broken by the imploding airbag. The fracture is so severe that a year later I need to return for surgery to try to improve mobility and lessen the continuous pain. I am ...
I took my car in for a tire rotation on July 18 and they broke a wheel lock in half. They said their mechanic was not in that day. When I returned they said that it would have to be drilled out and I would have to pay 2-3 hours of labor at $80 an hour. Nine days prior to my wheel lock being broken, another tire place checked that tire for a slow leak and ...
I have a 1996 GMC Suburban. The temperature gauge seems to be malfunctioning. After only about 5 minutes of driving the temp gauge will shoot up and then shoot back down. It will shoot up to the red zone, stay there for a minute or so and then rocket back down to below normal. Even though the gauge shoots into the red zone, the truck never over heats. Never ...
I have owned and operated an auto repair facility since 1984, and have been asked to put together some information for a class for women. An information session for female customers to become more savvy about regular maintenance, repairs, pricing, checking their own oil and fluid levels. basic stuff. This would be a program for my customers as well as any ...
My question is not about a specific make or model, but one of health concerns whether I buy a new or used car. I am very sensitive to chemicals and allergens, so when I go car shopping I am concerned about the chemicals in new cars degassing which give me terrible headaches and also have a problem with pre-owned vehicles that may have had animals in it or ...

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