At AskPatty, we focus on giving the best automotive advice for helping people with their car questions. If you have a car question, start by asking our automotive experts. You can also use the search bar in the top right to search for a specific issue. All car questions are welcome and we look forward to helping you!
Ask a QuestionSearch for Mechanic Questions - Page 17 of 43
one month ago we put in a new radiator because the rad fluid kept leaking out. We actually did not see the damaged rad but were told that was the problem and paid for the repair. The smell of antifreeze was evident since the replacement, but it was thought that some was spilled and was burning off. It was never mentioned to the mechanic, but as a general ...
My husband was doing some repair work on my car a few weeks ago and handed me some parts. "Find out what these are. They were laying in front of the engine." I discovered they were a PCV valve and part of the hose. I was able to replace the PCV valve, but the parts store did not have the hose. My husband then had to leave town before he could complete the ...
My car just decided to not start. I have checked the battery and it is fine, what should I expect the mechanic to say the problem might be?
I took my car in for an oil change & tire rotation yesterday and was floored when they told me the alignment is so out of whack that the tires have serious, uneven wear. The mechanic said that because my car has all-wheel drive I am stuck replacing all four tires at a time, not just two. My car has only 41,000 miles on it and is just under three years old. ...
When my car hits a bump, the steering wheel shakes violently. It has since disappeared, but a mechanic noticed that a piece of what looks like the suspension is disconnected on the passenger front side (under the car) and connected on the driver side. Any idea what may be the problem? I just had it towed a week ago because the alternator died.
My friend is blaming her mechanic for her transmission going. She says he should have changed the fluid when he did the oil change in august. He said he checked the level and it was fine. He has not serviced her vehicle in two months and she has driven several thousand miles. Can he be blamed? I trust him because he is my mechanic too.
My daughter drives my 1999 Intrigue Olds with 99,000 miles - the garage mechanic says the rear struts are shot and have to be replaced - will cost 450 to 500 - is this reasonable? car has always been maintained and works good