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I think I need new tires for my recently purchased, previously owned Ford Explorer. A co-worker recommends a Delta tire for $135 each. I drive about 40 miles (round trip) each business day (highway miles) to work; plus run kids around town. Occasional 200 mile (highway/freeway) trips to see relatives. Not much traffic, but weather is a variable: rain, ice, ...
Hi Patty! I was in a car accident last week and there is structural damage to my car. I am in a position where I have to decide whether to fix my car or purchase a new one. Note: my insurance covers the other partys damages, but not mine. To make things easier, here are the details: 1) Honda Civic EX Coupe (2000) 2) Mileage: 85,000 3) Front left ...
I would like to help out my daughter with a reliable car. She is almost done with college and lives in a bigger city and I worry about her not having a safe car. I see attractive lease deals like the VW "sign and drive" (0 down, $219/mo, 36 months). I have the money to purchase a $10-12,000 vehicle. So my question, am I better off leasing or ...
If the experience of having to go purchase a replacement battery for your vehicle could be made better, what would you suggest?
I am about to purchase a new car and may need to change because I feel the need now for OnStar. I have had three Honda Accords and are happy with them. I now need something to carry a small scooter for my husband. Not sure if I need a wagon or small SUV but with OnStar. What cars come with OnStar?
My 2006 Town and Country is just out of warranty,and since I purchased it 2nd hand it does not have any power train warranty coverage. While under warranty, it had it's front axle replaced. Now I find that it needs 3 gaskets/valves replaced to correct the serious oil leak. The dealer quoted this repair at about $1600. Since it also needs new tires, I am ...
I know I am not a girl but I have a question anyway. I would like to purchase the air fresheners that smell like new cars. Where can I get them in the (or from the) U.S.? Thank you bill colburn

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