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Have you heard of needing the rear control arm (not sure if it is upper or lower) going bad with no accident history? Dealer says my car won't take an alignment because the rear control arms are bad. I plan to go to an alignment specialist. What do you suggest?
Thank You for your time! My sister has an older BMW convertible 90's or 80's. When she has her dog in the car she places the handle of the leash through the parking brake handle located in b/w the 2 front seats. I think this is very dangerous. The dog is a 2 yr old pit, weighing 45-50lbs. She usually drives w/the top down and if the brake get's pulled up ...
who said "for any accident to occur, two things need to go wrong?
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 ...
Hi Patty, My name is Andy and I have a general question about cars. I was wondering if you could recommend some good websites or books to purchase that would teach me more about the technical side of automobiles. I wrote you about a month ago and deleted your reply by accident. Thank you! -Andy
I purchased a car a few years ago. Recently my car was wrecked in a car accident, I had no insurance. I am still paying on the car, but I need to purchase another car. I have about $10,000 left to pay on my car, my credit is about 550, I make about 58k a year. I have about $2,000 cash to put towards a car. What do you suppose I do: buy a used car ...
Hello Women! I need an automotive expert/consultant to conduct a vehicle inspection on a dodge pick up that was in an accident when the wheel allegedly flew off and hit another vehicle. The pick up is in the Houston, TX area. I work for an engineering consulting firm and while I desperately need some good people, it would be great to work with more ...

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