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]
I have a non-Sport 2007 Honda Fit with a factory radio. It has an Auxiliary-in button on the controls, but no physical aux-input (unlike the Sport, which does). How can I best get my iPod to play through my Honda stereo (with an FM Modulator as a last resort)? [more inside]
What is the nature and purpose of this Land Rover variant or customization?
I'm having trouble finding automotive wiring repair kits. [more inside]
(Probably) really basic car question: my car is taking longer to start than it used to. Battery problem or something else? [more inside]
I have a 2006 Honda Pilot, and noticed that my right headlight went out. Each headlight is comprised of two headlights, a top and bottom one. The top one seems to be working, but the bottom one is out. The top bulb is easy to replace, but the bottom one is a little bit more tricky, as there doesn't seem to be an easy way to remove it. Can anyone point me to a schematic or something? I think the replacement bulb size is H11, I just don' t understand how to replace the lower bulb.
After I settled an auto injury claim I found out the adjuster mislead me on a number of issues. Had I known that I would have obtained an attorney. Can settled injury claims get reopened (Adjuster says no)?
I bought a car!! It is a 1993 Honda Civic. I need to buy insurance. I will be driving my car about once a week, to buy groceries - otherwise I will be riding my bike around New Orleans, Louisiana. I don't know anything about car insurance. I am 34, have a perfect driving record. Can anyone help me figure out what kind of insurance I should get? [more inside]
My car's getting older, and I have recently moved to a new place with no garage. I'm worried about it starting in cold weather. More details inside! [more inside]
My diesel-powered car doesn't want to start but once it does, it runs fine. What's up with that? [more inside]
[nsfw] I found out that a guy I once briefly dated and who I expect to reunite with again in the very near future is capable of auto-fellatio. The idea of it doesn't exactly turn me on, but the gawker in me wants to watch him in the act. A while back he told me he was embarrassed about it; should I pressure him to show me anyways? [more inside]
So I bought a car from out of state...please help me with the logistics! [more inside]
I own a 1997 VW Golf that threw a rod in 2004 and has been sitting (inside a garage) ever since. Donating it to charity has no tax benefit for me. It needs to go. Does it have any cash value at all? If so, how much? [more inside]
My car lease is ending soon. I thought I wouldn't need a car for any longer than my lease terms. But now I do. What are my best options if I only need a car for a year or less? [more inside]
Does buying used through an auto-broker make sense for me? [more inside]
Automobile accident: Did the seat belt fail? What should we do? [more inside]
Thinking about trading my 97 Accord for 1980 diesel benz. [more inside]