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Do you know of any new car that has the battery indicator, temperature, oil gauge,etc on the instrument panel rather than "idiot" lights?
Car is an Olds Alero, 2001, with 78,000 miles. I took my car in for a free 24-point check. The mechanic called and said: 1. Battery needs to be replaced. (Battery in car is original.) 2. Coolant is only good to -20 degrees; needs partial draining and replacing. I said it was good to -34 in Nov.05; he said it deteriorates or maybe someone added water to ...
I only use my BMW in the summer and am looking for a product that is easy to use (for someone who knows nothing about cars) that will prevent the battery from being drained in the winter.
Something keeps on draining my battery. I have a new battery, starter, and alternator with no accessories hooked up. What can be the problem?
Our 2003 GMC Envoy ac has stopped working and only blows HOT air since we had a new battery installed. What is the deal???
I need help! I read about AskPatty.com in the NY Times, and I thought, what a great idea! I think I may have been fleeced more times than a Merino ewe. I just have had many, many bad experiences with auto mechanics, and though I'm a journalist typically more than comfortable with confronting injustice, I'm shy about doing it without solid information ...
How much money should a 60 month battery retail for installed? 99 Honda CR V

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