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I just had my Subaru Outback's oil changed at 32,000. They recommended at 30,000 the front and/or rear differential fluid should be changed. I believe that it true and I asked them to do it. They said they could not find a rear differential. Then they said they couldn't find the plug for the front differential. Is the dealer trying to get business at ...
Dear Patty; During my last routine oil change at my local Buick dealer (at 49K miles) the service tech noted that my 2009 Buick Lucerne will need the following services during my next routine oil change (at 53K miles): "Clean engine fuel injectors and engine throttle body" at a cost of $190. A recent article in Readers Digest entitled, "Car Scams to ...
What type of oil is best for oil changes for my 2010 Volkswagen Beetle?
I recently bought a pre-owned certified 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. It had 23,000 miles when it was purchased and now has 25,000 miles and the dealer said the car needs front brakes (which I declined at this time) and I will need rear brakes at my next visit in 6 months. The Chevy dealer includes a free oil change and tire rotation for 2 years with my purchase ...
How many months should my 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe go between oil changes?
I have been doing all the proper caring for my 2013 Dodge Avenger like oil changes every 3000 to 5000 miles. Making sure my gas tank is always topped off with fuel 87 grade sometimes 91 grade. I also use 44k for my fuel as well. Two days ago my check engine light is on. I thought I was taking care of my car. I have driven it and no problems or trouble. Why ...
Can you suggest a reliable mechanic for my 2003 Jaguar X-Type in the West Valley, Chatsworth, CA area?? I have been going to Firestone-NR Mall for oil changes and recently they seem to be coming up with a lot of repairs, not sure if I need the service or if it's an up sell?? One of their mechanic's told me, when I ended up taking the Jaguar to Lance & ...

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