AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo

Automotive Advice

At AskPatty, we focus on giving the best automotive advice for helping people with their car questions. If you have a car question, start by asking our automotive experts. You can also use the search bar in the top right to search for a specific issue. All car questions are welcome and we look forward to helping you!


Ask a QuestionSearch for Buying Questions - Page 15 of 18


Just found out that for the keyless entry system on my 2003 Ford Expedition have a factory assigned code that cannot be deleted.You can personalize a different code but the original can still override.So by buying a used vehicle ,even a reconditioned unit how many people have had access to that code that cannot be changed.Especially finding out the owners ...
Three in One: Questions In 2009 I leased a 2009 S40 Volvo (6,800 miles to start). The lease was a 5 year lease and it will be up in August. It needs new tires and some minor body damage due to snow and ice. Would it be better to pay off the lease now,(pay around $9,600) or at the end in August and pay the $7000. ? Or, Turn it in ...
I am thinking about buying a 2004 Mercedes E-Class 500 wagon, one owner, 47,000 miles. perfect car fax and service records. I have the car on hold while the dealer is performing an inspection and determining what, if anything, needs attention. It is very clean and will be my second car. I live in Colorado and drive a Mini Cooper in the city. The Mercedes ...
I want to know if there is any advantage to buying this p articular SUV with or without a tow package. We have no intention of towing. My husband thinks that there is increased safety especially from rear-end collisions and possibly increased stability, better radiator with a tow package. We want to know fi this is story telling or has some basis in ...
Hello, I'm interested in buying a White Lincoln MKS Ecoboost at 99,000 mileage. I've talked the dealership down to $14,900, from the pictures I've seen posted on their site and reviews it's in very good condition. No accident reports, 1 previous owner. Would you say the the year & mileage that the car is worth it? Thanks, I'm having really bad anxiety from ...
I recently bought a bunk car at an auto dealership. I drove it the first day, and after that the vehicle wouldn't start. The dealership mechanic said it was a dead battery due to a drain by a crappy factory radio. My first question is, why would the factory installed radio do this now in all its 10 years of life? Before buying the vehicle, I requested ...
Looking at buying a 2010 Acadia with 270,000 miles, but has had good maintenance done, what do you think?

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities