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Hi, I have a 2015 Dodge Dart. I recently changed the battery and polarities were opposite of what I am use to and hooked it up wrong.. I blew the blue 200 amp fuse on top of the battery but the car still started and drove normal. It lost power steering, all climate control and touchscreen capabilities. The check engine light, traction control and power ...

There is key lock in my car on the drivers side in between the gas and trunk buttons,what is that for?

So I just got my oil changed at Jiffy Lube, and they said my car, a GMC Terrainm has a crack in the rear axle. I live in New Jersey. What can I expect this repair bill to run in parts and labor?

I have an Audi A7 2017. I recently drove for 4 hours in a bad weather situation, where there was a sandstorm for a while and had to drive up town for 4 hours. After that, I noticed my car from the front wa a bit different regarding the skin of the car. Do I need to wax it? Or buff it? Or what exactly? Thank you in advance. Sincerely, Nouran

I've only had my car for 6 months & it needs an oil change, it has 20,000 miles, my problem is which oil change to choose...full service synthetic, synthetic blend or full service conventional, i'm a female and don't have a clue! Thanking you in advance

Hi! i have a 2013 VW Jetta, with about 83,000 miles, bought brand new, always always serviced at local vw dealership and servic station., never had any issues with the car, upkept maintenance, everything perfect. randomly without any warning from a light on my dash or any faint smells, my car stated steaming. it was about 9:30 pm and i had been driving ...

Hi guys, Having a problem with my car at the moment. Have noticed that when I select drive it feels as if it is starting in second gear it takes about 2,000 to 3,000 rpm's for the car to start moving. And on the instrument cluster the light that shows what gear you select does not light around the "D". Manually going through the gears by ...


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