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Hello! I need a set of new battery cables (which I am assuming I can purchase from Auto Zone?) can I install them myself or does this need to be done by a mechanic and will they do it if you bring them the cables? Also how could I locate a general class in my area on such things as changing oil, plugs, etc. just getting to know your vehicle? Since a car is ...
How many miles can I generally go before having to install new brakes? Chevy Tahoe 2004?
Post-Purchase Dilemma: I paid "sticker price" for a brand new vehicle. Only stopped by to "window shop" and drove off the lot with a new vehicle. I had done lots of research on reliability, reputation of the same, but no price research, as I thought it was unaffordable. They only negotiated monthly payment. I never was informed of purchase price. I ...
I had the worst experience today at Germain Honda of Naples, Florida. Today was my 5th time going in to look at the Accord and my 1st time test driving the vehicle. The salesperson was rude and yelled at me because I would not take his offer on the car. I have been trying to buy a car for the past 2 weeks with no one taking me seriously. I was trying ...
Dear Ask Patty, This is a letter I am sending to a dealer in my community that I visited Saturday 4/12/08. this letter explains what happened, I thought you would be interested since this dealer is affiliated with this website. Thanks for reading this, any response please copy me. Sunday April 13, 2008 Jay Wolfe Toyota West County Steve Maher ...
Hello. A year and a half ago my car's RPM meter would spike when I wasn't accelerating and eventually my car just wouldn't start. I took it in and found out that the thermostat and ect sensor were faulty. I had them repaired, and the coolant flushed, but now, a year and a half later, my car has the exact same problem. How long do these parts generally last? ...
Hi, I have a general question, it's not about my own vehicle. I would like to learn more about how cars work. Do you know where I could find helpful information about the technical side of vehicles. Thanks, Andy

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