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I just got a 2 yr-old Toyota Tacoma pickup handed down to me from my dad, but my dad passed away so I really do not know what sorts of things I need to do to upkeep a car. I was wondering if there was a simple list of maintenance things I should be looking for at a certain mileage point (Like at what mileage is good to change a timing belt, change brakes, ...
Front brakes: when applied there is a jerky motion like they are catching and releasing.
My brakes make a dragging and a squeal noise when I apply them. I know I need to get them checked, but is it my brake pads?
I have 2007 F150 Ford Truck, the trucks front end tremble, wobble, and vibrate when I step on the brakes. What is causing it?
Just recently divorced from my auto mechanic ex-husband. I know very little about repairs and am suddenly on my own. I need the driver front wheel wheel bearing replaced and front brakes only, not rotars, just pads...What is the ballpark for cost of these fixes? Thanks.
when to replace brakes
Do you know why,when I am on the highway my steering wheel starts to shake when my speed gets up to 70? And also when I am on the highway & getting off my exit I step on the brakes & the whole front end shakes, however it does not do it all the time, do you know what could be wrong? Thank You Marie

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