Leaky rims. What do I need to do to stop my car from gradually settling into the ground? [more inside]
A relative of my husband's recently passed away, leaving him a car, among other things, in her will. The property is in the possession of a difficult and controlling aunt. What is this process like? [more inside]
Why do these skeezy guys solicit me in public to do body work on my car? [more inside]
Mazda3 vs Impreza for the long term? [more inside]
I want my videos to show up in iTunes. iTunes only seems to play nice with mp4. Is there any program out there that will monitor a folder, convert the video that shows up, and add it to iTunes? I'm on a Windows 7 machine. [more inside]
What is the smallest Nikon (or compatible) image-stabilization lens? My search results seem to indicate it is this: Nikon 18mm - 55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX (VR) Vibration Reduction Wide Angle Autofocus Zoom Lens, which is a VR version of the kit lens on a D40. [more inside]
I'm looking to change my car tyre size, and I've got some questions (more maths related than automotive related, I'd guess). [more inside]
I spilled a bottle of drain cleaner in the back of my car, and I'm wondering what my next steps should be? There is a slightly chlroinated odour in the cabin, so I've been trying to drive with the windows down.
Can anyone tell me if leasing a new Prius would be better then buying? [more inside]
My car!!! What's wrong with my car!? [more inside]
How should I clean my EGR port? The check engine code says "inadequate flow through the EGR valve." [more inside]
Is there any way I can turn a broken flywheel and clutch into some pocket money? [more inside]
I'm stuck in Adair, Iowa (pop 800) with a probably unfixable car which was towing a trailer hauling all my possessions. OMG help. [more inside]
Lots of sites have listings of locally available used cars. Aside from Craigslist (which is spotty where I live), what site do you feel is most widely used and provides the best variety of listings, especially of cars being sold by a dealer (of any size)?
My girlfriend's 97' chevy blazer sputters and looses power when under load (like going up a big hill), but once the oil is changed it runs fine. What is going on here??? [more inside]
Does anyone have experiences with the California Low Cost Auto Insurance (CLCA) program, and/or any advice for applying? (Anonymous because the program is only for individuals dancing with the poverty line, and I'd rather not make my financial circumstances known) [more inside]
My air conditioning suddenly conked out on my 2002 Volkswagen Golf TDI (diesel). The mechanics at the dealership are having trouble finding the cause and I'm spending a lot of money on diagnostics, with no definitive end in sight. It's hot here in Toronto - help. [more inside]
If my 2001 Honda Accord's blower motor resistor goes out, should I expect the air conditioner not to come on at all, or is there something more seriously wrong with the car than just the resistor? [more inside]
My best friend is the largest client of my business. He would like me to purchase a car for his use through my company. Is this a terrible situation for me and how should I handle it? [more inside]
I want to join an auto club looking at AAA versus AARP. My wife and I are going on some extended driving trips this summer and the insurance company add on does very little for roadside assistance. Any suggestions with pros and cons on different clubs would be very helpful. Thanks!
I want to get my old old car REPAIRED after an accident that the adjusters will likely deem a "total loss" help!
My 1987 Toyota Camry got seriously "injured" today..advice about handling the claim? [more inside]
Does changing the "temperature" setting on my car's manually controlled AC just waste energy? [more inside]
I suddenly found my California driver license had expired 5 months. Should i again take the written and driving test ?
I have a 1999 Toyota Avalon. I noticed the small plastic grille below my left headlight missing and there's a dangling plug inside. I can't figure out what used to be in there. The car still runs fine. Inside the passenger-side grille is a grey plastic box, probably connected to a similar plug.
The brakes in my fairly low-milage SUV have begun to squeak when stopping at slow speeds or when the car has just been turned on. What could be the problem and how can someone who knows nothing about cars get reputable service and not be ripped off? Bonus if anyone knows of a good place for this in Santa Barbara or Ventura county! [more inside]
What will happen if I stop making loan payments on my totaled car? [more inside]
Can I fix my '95 Nissan Maxima? It went from sounding a little noisy/gravelly to shaking intermittently. Oil is full but dirty. Must I see a mechanic? Engine sounds like this (15-second AAC), exhaust sounds like this (5-second AAC). Used to be very quiet. Can I fix this myself? [more inside]
My friend's car (a 2001 nissan altima) today has a problem. The high beams will not turn off. All regular lights work, but whether the car is on or off, the high beams are on. Any suggestions?
I have a 2006 Scion xA with 40k miles on it. I just spent $800 replacing essentially my entire emissions system due to a pressure burst and subsequent contamination. I get regular maintenance and never attempt to overfill my tank. How do I make sure this doesn't happen again?
I scratched another person's car bumper. What happens next? [more inside]
How does an American citizen get auto insurance in Israel for a 6 week trip? [more inside]
Is this person uninsurable or just not trying hard enough? [more inside]
I’m considering buying a used truck/SUV but I’m confused by the dizzying array of options. [more inside]
Yesterday my car started fine, but today the engine wouldn't crank even once. What caused my car battery to fail so suddenly and without warning? [more inside]
EMERGENCY! My car is about to go kablewy (as in any day now), and I have to commute 30 miles a day to work. I can't live without a car, and seeing as hubby and I just moved, we have no savings or nest egg to fall back on. We are looking for an affordable, fuel efficient, used car around $6000ish. IYHO: Who's the best used car dealer in town? [more inside]
Does leaving my phone's car charger plugged in to the car at all times significantly drain my car's battery? [more inside]
Is it possible for a US American to buy a part from a Japanese junk yard? How? [more inside]
What factors do you consider when thinking about getting rid of your old car and buying a new one? [more inside]
Hubcaps that don't fall off? [more inside]
Repair or replace my car? (A few different circumstances than previously posted.) [more inside]
I am about to own my first car that's actually mine. No, this isn't a car-purchasing question. This is a, "What else do I need to know?" question. [more inside]
If you have experience with either Costco's Auto Program or USAA's Car Buying Service, how'd it go? Would you use it again?
Can I do anything to avoid having my auto insurer pull a new copy of my driving record when adding my wife to the policy?
I need to add my wife to my auto insurance policy. How can I do this in a way that reduces the chance that the insurer will obtain an updated copy of my driving record? [more inside]
What's the best 1975 car a guy can get? [more inside]
My car appears to have a broken spring. Is this going to be as expensive as I think it will be? [more inside]
What can I do to get out from under 2 upside down cars? [more inside]
My husband and I have two older cars ('84 and '94). Are the safety features in newer cars so far superior that it's irresponsible to drive children around in older cars if you can afford to upgrade? [more inside]
My car was stolen. What else should I be doing that I haven't done yet? [more inside]
Have made the likely-unwise decision to help my brother buy a vehicle. What is the least-messy way to accomplish this? Absurd level of detail, and... [more inside]