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I have a Hyundai Tiburon that just turned over 30K miles. What exactly do I need to do for my routine maintenance ? Should I take it to a dealership or an independent repair center?
I have a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am (100,000 miles) with only 2 payments left ($600 total). I now need a repair that will cost $750. The problem is that it is leaking coolant at a gasket at the manifold intake. Is this car worth putting this much money into? There has been nothing needed but routine maintenance up until now. I'm a single mom and son just ...
Help me!! For the love of Pete (or in my case Chris), we can*t figure out what is wrong with my 1993 Honda Civic LX. Five years ago we took it in (to a "reputable" repair shop) for routine maintenance as we were planning a road trip from Baltimore to Montreal to see the Canadian Grand Prix. We get the usual, tire rotation, oil change, etc. and are told ...
After a routine maintenance check, the mechanic said the front axle on my 04 car with 41,500 miles is starting to leak & needs a $350 fix soon. What does this mean?
I purchased a 2009 Honda Accord. My question is, do you report services such as oil changes and routine maintenance to Carfax like the dealer does. And does having your service done for example in your shop void any of my warranties? Thank you for your answer...

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