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Hi, It seems that anyone with a wrench and a cash register can call themselves a mechanic. Is there a website or some other source used for rating mechanics so you know you are dealing with reputable people? I do not always find the BBB to be reliable and they do not always list businesses I am interested in.
I need to replace a timing belt and the mechanic recommended replacing the water pump and tensioner at the same time even though none of them are actually in need of repair. It is kind of expensive too. What do you think?
I own a 2003 Nissan Murano. Lately I have noticed a fluid leaking from the rear of the car by a bracket on the rear axle. It is dirty and oily and smells of rust. Do you have any idea what it could be? I asked my mechanic and he said it wasn't a problem, but the leaked area on the garage floor is expanding. Thanks, Debbie
My car is 7 years old and is starting to smell really hot after driving higher speeds (50 and up mph. I smell it once I come to a stop, sometimes worse than others. Occasionally I have seen smoke, but not often. My oil change is current and the temp. gauge never shows more than normal mid level. I am also noticing it have trouble starting on occasion, ...
My left rear tire wore excessively 3 mo. ago & I replaced the tire and rotated the tires. It was agreed I needed an alignment but the tire store was not able to do it. Last week the Right rear tire began making a noise. I took the car into my mechanic & asked him to check out the right wheel noise, do the alignment & change the oil.He changed the oil & ...
I bought my Jeep used from a dealership. It had 27k miles and one owner. It was 2 yrs old at the time. I now have 100k miles. I had to replace the transmission at 80569 miles (2006). The serpentine belt was replaced at 56983 miles. Power steering pump replaced at 98450 miles. This is a 4x4 v-8. I cannot afford to replace this vehicle. What should I ask ...
Three weeks ago I purchased a an RX8 off the lot of a GA Toyota dealership. It need an ABS Sensor to get it running correctly which the dealership said they would fix. After three weeks in the shop of a Chevrolet dealership (not Mazda, although they claim to have a Mazda certified mechanic there), I still do not have the car and my first payment is due in ...

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