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My 03 Honda Civic needs a new timing belt. (Mileage is now at 71k and I've always heard this should be done by 60k, oops). I'm having trouble getting estimates because mechanics want to know engine size and specs. The owner's manual doesn't seem to have this info in an obvious place. What details do I need to know about the engine to get an estimate? And ...
My exhaust was making a loud noise. I received 2 estimates; the first said I needed an exhaust pipe(in upper front of car)with 2 gaskets and a bolt kit. The second estimate said i needed just an exhaust flange and bolt kit at half the cost. Who should I believe?
I live in Illinois. We've had a not so fun winter with pot holes. A couple weeks ago, the piece of street that belonged in a pot hole was out in the middle of the road. I couldn't avoid hitting it without hitting other drivers so I had to run over it. Luckily, it only damaged my trunk. It made a hole just under the spare tire. it scratched up the spare tire ...
My beater Honda has 207,400 miles on it and is probably is not worth much more than $2000 because of the cosmetic condition inside and out. It needs a new timing belt and rear struts. I just had new front brakes put in for $560. Three estimates average the work for the timing belt/water pump, and struts out to be about $1150. At this point I am not sure ...
Is there a book or resource available that will aid in starting a car inspection shop? I don't have a background in the automotive industry (I graduated with a degree focused more on psychology and philosophy) but I am a quick study and highly motivated. I'm only interested in inspection, tires, brakes and oil changes - no major repair work. I plan on ...
My roommate backed into my car and it broke my front bumper and dented the hood. We went and got 2 estimates ($1700 for the damage) However here is the tricky part. I had ran into someone before and the front was already a little messed up (the left grill broke out and the bumper had a small crack) so now she says we should split the cost 50/50. I don't ...
My 98 Honda Civic needs bumper fix. What would be the best price estimates for new both front and rear. I got range of 600-700 incl. paint for new and just fix 300. Is that too high considering fact that I do not want to invest so much on my car?

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