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My husband just purchased used tires thinking they would fit without checking compatibility first. The tires are 255/50/r19. The tires are almost brand new, roughly a 1000 miles on them. Will they fit? We currently have 255/60/r19 on my suv.

Hi! So I purchased a manual 99 vw beetle. Although I love it and am happy with the car, I am not happy about spending about 150$ a month on antifreeze and coolant. I cannot for the life of me figure out what the issue is. My car will overheat, and then leak all my coolant out from a tiny hole underneath the passenger's side on the left. It looks like ...

I adore my art towed to a shop to get the lower a frame replaced. The car started and ran fine before him receiving the car no check engine light or anything. After receiving the call saying the car was ready I went to pick it up and pay for the work done. I leave the shop get 2 streets down the street and the car stops on me. So I call him he comes ...

I purchased a 2012 Buick Enclave is it a requirement to ONLY use synthetic oil?? I have 97,000 miles on the dash. Jus asking i got oil change for the first time since i purchased it three months ago

I'm trying to make a more educated decision on the purchase of my next vehicle (within the next month or so) and need some advice from someone who knows much more about cars than I do. I have a few very specific needs that require a very specific vehicle, but now that I've identified those needs and narrowed down the vehicle search, I'm still ...

I have a Nissan Versa SV, with the stock basic radio, in a salvage yard I found a Versa, same year, just with the upgraded radio with a full screen and Nav. Am I able to pull my radio out and swap them or would I need to purchase new wiring to make the swap possible?

Hello, I lost my honda odissey EX-L RES 2012 150.000 Km in a car accident and i had bought it back in 2015, paid for 4 years and still have 2 years left to pay to the bank. My insurance will give me perhaps 10,000$ at most, not sure yet, they are still investigating, which i will use to pay remaining loan. Me and my 3 kids (all under 8 years old) have to ...


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