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Do you recommend using the synthetic oil or traditional?
I had a coupon for an oil change @ $23.95 and also one for brakes. I have misplaced it. Can you e-mail me another? My appointment is tomrrow at 8:30 at Don Reid ford. Thank you
What are the effects of overfilling motor oil by 1/2 quart (Honda Civic) and what do you recommend to do?
Ck engine light came on my '97 Toyota Celica and found out it's a code P770 and something about the clutch in the converter. Trans. oil black and told I should get a re-manufactured transmission. Told the gears are not changing as they should, which I personally don't hear any difference, but I'm not the mechanic. Two transmission specialist told me I ...
Do you know of any new car that has the battery indicator, temperature, oil gauge,etc on the instrument panel rather than "idiot" lights?
Car is an Olds Alero, 2001, with 78,000 miles. I took my car in for a free 24-point check. The mechanic called and said: 1. Battery needs to be replaced. (Battery in car is original.) 2. Coolant is only good to -20 degrees; needs partial draining and replacing. I said it was good to -34 in Nov.05; he said it deteriorates or maybe someone added water to ...
Right after I had a routine multi point inspection and oil change tire rotation my steering wheel vibrates while at a stop! Help! Thanks

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