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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
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
We own 1994 Cadillac and a 1994 Volvo 850 wagon. About every two months one of the cars (if not both) are in the shop for repairs. I added up all the repair bills (not oil changes) for the last three years, took the most expensive year, divided by 12 months, then divided by 2 cars. The cost per month per car was $300. Since we couldn't buy a new or ...
Hi, Patty-- A couple of months ago, I had a problem with a routine oil change. It was a "double gasket" error which led to oil covering the entire bottom of my car. The oil light went on, I got to the closest service center, they took me out into the service bay and explained/showed me the problem. I got the underside power washed, oil changed again, ...
What do i need to know when finding a place to take my car in for an oil change or Tune-Up. What questions should I be asking?
When I changed the oil in my car recently (I have a 2005 Trailblazer), I had them fill it with Mobil One Synthetic Oil as I heard it would give me better mileage and was better for my car, etc. However, no one can tell me how many miles I can run the car on this oil. I had heard that you don't need to change the oil as often with synthetic oil (not a ...

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