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I recently bought a new r500. When I picked up the car they had not detailed it. They promised to do it but never did. It cost me 240 dollars to have it done. Who do I write to, to complain and get some remedy. I would hate for anyone else to have the same experience. georgette
Actually my question category was not in the drop down menu - it is about selling my old car. I have decided it is time for us to part ways. Your estimator says that it is value is between 1250 & 3100 but it does not allow factoring in the two fender-benders it has been in. The damage to those was simply exterior dents but I know it affects the value. So - ...
Where is the closest place to zip code 22204 to get my car detailed without getting ripped-off?
I'd like to save money by learning to change the oil in my car by myself. We live in the Google age but I wanted some detailed and female friendly step by step advice on how to change the oil. I know that I need a 5 quart jug of oil and new oil filter. I just need to know how to get rid of the old oil and filter to replace it with the new one! If anyone can ...
Howdy. Kind of dark out, I hooked up jumper cables backwards last week. Helper car (my Villager) would not start afterward. Taking a guess and going by how the engine almost started the first time cranking, I replaced fuel pump relay by taking one from the Air Cond relay. That got 'er to start. But now the idle is erratic and she takes much longer than ...

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