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I have a 1999 Dodge Van with 155,000 miles. Do I keep going to the dealer to get maintenance? Dealers are very expensive to tun up my car with it's high mileage. Can I find someone else to do the maintenance for a little cheaper?
Dear Patty, I have a once in a lifetime opportunity and need direction. My ex-husband is buying me a new car(lucky me. ok, so I begged, pleaded, and said I would reveal some of his deepest darkest secrets to the world, but otherwisehe was ok with it. I would like a small S.U.V., V6, good/great gas mileage, low maintenance, heated leather ...
I have a challenge. For the past 2 1/2 yrs. a 1985 Toyota Corolla with apprx. 120K miles has been sitting in my garage. Not driven once, nor started once during this timeframe. Am interested in your opinion. Do I clean it up (wash and inside cleaning), no maintenance, and sell it as is? Would it be beneficial to donate it? Would you consider having ...
I have a 2004 Buick LeSabre with 44,000 miles on it. I've not had any problems with the car but am not sure if I would be further ahead to trade & purchase a new car while this one has under 50,000 miles or run it until I start to have maintenance issues with it. Thank you!
My 1999 Nissan Maxima has been sitting in our garage for 2 years because we lost the key. What maintenance can we expect to have done once we get the new key? The car ran perfectly before it's long stint in the garage.
Patty: Do you have info on battery care and maintenance, jump start, etc.
Ongoing discussion with my husband. He says we don't need Acura service to do the regular maintenance on our 2005 Acura TSX. Anyone can do it. I like the service and treatment at the Acura dealer. They said in about 3 months we'll need the back brakes relined and it should be Acura pads and an Acura dealer to grind/polish the rotors. Should we stick with ...

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