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Should I report my stolen car stereo to the insurance company?

My car stereo just got stolen - while my car was in my driveway. Should I report it to my insurance company? [more inside]
posted by agentmunroe on May 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Is paying off an $11k auto loan with a credit card a bad idea?

Tricky car loan situation. I'm thinking about paying off the remainder of a car loan with my credit card. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2009 - 24 answers

Rust on my Thing

I need advice on taking care of rust on a Volkswagen! [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon on Apr 18, 2009 - 11 answers

Car dealer forced me to sign an illegal FTC privacy notice

Car dealer forced me to sign an illegal FTC privacy notice - offering no opt out. Help me change his business method so he doesn't do this to others. [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Apr 8, 2009 - 28 answers

Auto Show Spokesmodel

I am a professional spokesmodel trying to get into the 2009 autoshow circuit. I know that some of the major autos show spokesmodels come from either Productions-Plus or Gail and Rice, but does anyone know the best way to get an audition with these companies? Any info would GREATLY be appreciated. The season starts soon!
posted by zollypop on Mar 31, 2009 - 1 answer

Finding a new car mechanic

I'm looking for a new car mechanic in Melbourne, Australia and/or tips for finding a reliable one in general... [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Mar 26, 2009 - 4 answers

What to do about defaulted car loan

Should I pay back an old defaulted car loan now that I have the money? I still have the vehicle but never drive it. How should I handle this? [more inside]
posted by Phoenix Ash on Mar 25, 2009 - 18 answers

My truck is totaled. Now what?

Our SUV was probably totaled today. The police wrote the other party a ticket for running a red light, so blame shouldn't be an issue. Both airbags blew up front, which I think will likely total it without even factoring in the rest of the damage. However, I've never been involved with a totaled car situation, so I'm trying to get my act together to make sure I don't get screwed by the settlement. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by COD on Mar 10, 2009 - 19 answers

Prepare me for applying for an auto loan!

I'm a student, looking to take out a first time auto loan for a car. I want a used car, and would like to spend no more than $3,000. My credit is alright, not stellar, and I have student loans. What can I expect in this process, and how can I better my chances of getting a loan? [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette on Mar 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Quit signing me out, Google!

Every time I close my browser (Firefox) Google signs me out. How can I stay signed in? It's very annoying. Googling has not returned an answer to the question.
posted by wsg on Feb 21, 2009 - 24 answers

I was in a minor accident, what do I do?

Do I need to report an accident to my insurance company within a certain time period to stay covered? [more inside]
posted by SammyIva on Feb 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Benefits of bundling insurance?

What, if any, are the non-monetary benefits of bundling insurance policies (specifically auto and tenant)? [more inside]
posted by kitkatcathy on Feb 13, 2009 - 4 answers

What does the inside of my car door look like?

I'm replacing the 6.5" door speakers on my 1999 Chevy S-10 (regular cab) and I have two questions. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Feb 13, 2009 - 5 answers

2001 Saab 9-3 ignition problem

My car won't start up on the first and sometimes second try, after a cold night. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Feb 9, 2009 - 16 answers

Any firm resources on Chevy Truck inter-model parts compatibility?

What years / models of Chevy Trucks / SUVs have interchangeable (for the most part) interior mechanicals, specifically seats? [more inside]
posted by SquidLips on Jan 12, 2009 - 6 answers

What repair fixes a misfiring 4-Runner?

Why does my uncle's 1998 V6 Toyota 4-Runner misfire at highway speeds? Last month we drove from Los Angeles to Tucson and back, and at what seemed to be random points while we were driving the engine would buck repeatedly. Once it started, it would continue at all speeds, with the engine running particularly rough at low/idle RPM. We took it in to 3 different Toyota dealerships along the way, and to it's home dealership once we got back. They were all happy to service the vehicle, but none were able to fix it and two insisted they couldn't find any problems with the vehicle. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Wet Audis and the Bills they Cause

My 2006 Audi A4 is having ignition coil problems. And the dealer is saying because it's water damage related, it's not covered under warranty. I have NOT had the engine cleaned. I have NOT driven into a lake and I live in California where rain is minimal. Help me to not be screwed. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Dec 26, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I read a Passat odometer?

How do I read a 2002 VW Passat odometer? [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Nov 29, 2008 - 18 answers

cheap auto liability insurance

Where can I get cheap auto liability insurance for an older vehicle? I want the minimum auto insurance required by law in PA, which is liability. We used to have Esurance, which I was happy with, but they seem to only cover cars made since 1981, and our new vehicle is a 1980. I know I can get quotes online, but I'm not sure where to start. Do you know a company with cheap rates that offers just liability coverage on a vehicle that old?
posted by lgyre on Nov 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Are No-Credit Auto Loans No Problem?

Online auto loans; too good to be true? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Nov 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Tranny problems (no, the other kind)

Should I replace the transmission or replace the car? [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Nov 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Getting rid of a dead car from far away.

My car died far from home. What's the best way to get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Nov 6, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I replace the evaporative emission sensor in my car?

How do I replace the evaporative emission system sensor in a Nissan Sentra? [more inside]
posted by quin on Nov 5, 2008 - 1 answer

Can I fix a scuffed bumper?

Somebody loaned me their car for a week. I managed to ding the bumper. Help me figure out if this is something I can fix myself or if I need to take it to a body shop. Pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by floam on Nov 1, 2008 - 19 answers

Asset booking for cars

My organisation has entasked me with installing a computer-based car booking system. We have roughly 14 cars. We currently use a huge whiteboard to manage this. But we imagine it could be easier to manage if people used a computer to query a database via an asset booking GUI. At least one of the computers ought to be a touchscreen installed somewhere central with a super easy GUI for those who are not so computer-literate. Access control an advantage (registered users, etc). Ability to leave messages about what's wrong with the cars - and equally see what others have reported - a wonderful thing. Also a real boon could be the ability to tell the system, I want a car from then to then - what's available? [more inside]
posted by dance on Oct 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Volvo vs. Saab convertible

Looking for a decent year-round convertible which can comfortably fit two adults and two children. [more inside]
posted by evilelf on Oct 25, 2008 - 15 answers

Singing in the Car

How can I set up a mobile singing booth in a friend's car? [more inside]
posted by sonicbloom on Oct 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Fees to transfer a vehicle?

How do I go about trading cars? [more inside]
posted by unclejeffy on Oct 17, 2008 - 3 answers

How does auto adjust work on an LCD monitor?

How does the auto-adjust feature on LCD monitors work? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Oct 15, 2008 - 11 answers

Old car crashed + next car purchased + insurance office closed for the weekend = magical amnesty?

Canadian Auto Insurance Question: Nebulous limbo time between vehicles edition. "Everybody Knows" that there is a 14 day grace period to get your papers sorted out. Is there? [more inside]
posted by Acari on Oct 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Car Window Tinting Advice

I'm looking into tinting my car windows a) Should I do it myself or get a professional to do it? b) Can anyone recommend a good shop near Bristol, RI. c) Can cops tell if you tint the windows slightly more than the legal amount? [more inside]
posted by d(-_-)b on Sep 18, 2008 - 16 answers

Car accident/insurance advice

What should I do if I'm not sure someone's after the fact claim about a car accident is actually related to the accident? [more inside]
posted by rbellon on Sep 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Was I taken for a ride?

Did I get ripped off by my mechanic? [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon on Sep 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Why won't my pickup start?

Please help me figure out what's wrong with my truck. It's driving me nuts! [more inside]
posted by lysistrata on Aug 25, 2008 - 6 answers

When gas goes above 4 bucks a gallon, it's the premium cars who hurt the most...

I want to use cheap gas in my 2006 Audi A4. Will this void my warranty? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Need for Speed

What is the most powerful car you can buy for around $25k? [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Aug 7, 2008 - 31 answers

'75 Dodge Tradesman in dire need of assistance!

Remember the Manimal? Well his buddy Big Bird is in a bit of a pinch... Any classic Dodge mechanical types out there? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Aug 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Transfer Case Lease?

What is a transfer case leak? [more inside]
posted by inquisitrix on Aug 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Whay do they blur license plates on TV shows?

Why blur license plates on TV shows? [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Jul 30, 2008 - 16 answers

Recommend a mechanic in Vancouver BC

Can anyone recommend a mechanic in Vancouver, BC, preferably in the westside? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Jul 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Do I Call The Cops, And Where Are We Towing This Thing?

AutoAccident101: a) Do you always call the police? Surely if you don't the other party could later deny involvement. b) If your car is undriveable, when the tow truck turns up and they ask you, "where would you like it towed to?", where the hell do you get it towed to? [more inside]
posted by The_Partridge_Family on Jul 26, 2008 - 28 answers

Getting latex paint off a car

Yesterday I managed to rub my car against a steel pole with about umpteen layers of latex paint on it. It left a streak of latex on my car. How do I get the paint off without wrecking the clear-coat finish of my car? [more inside]
posted by dw on Jul 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Minneapolis/St. Paul Auto Glass Replacement Recommendations

Recommendations on an auto glass company in Minneapolis/St. Paul? [more inside]
posted by hootch on Jul 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Old Car: How to decide on repair vs. replace?

I drive a 1992 Toyota Camry with just over 203,000 miles on it. As far as I know, the car is in good mechanical condition except that the rear struts are in fairly desperate need of replacement. How do you calculate the payback period for repairing an old but paid-off car, and how might you use this information to help decide whether to repair the car or buy a newer used car? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Jul 18, 2008 - 20 answers

Recommended auto mechanic near Arlington, MA

Do you have a mechanic to recommend near Arlington, MA? My beloved old Volvo has a bunch of little issues that need addressing. I'm in Arlington Heights, but I will go a bit out of my way if anyone has someone reliable, reasonable and fairly timely to recommend.
posted by Mayor Curley on Jul 13, 2008 - 6 answers

ABS + Brake lights lit - is my Windstar safe to drive?

Is my car safe to drive? My 2003 Ford Windstar's ABS + Brake lights intermittently go on. Searching yields lot of noise but I'm not sure what to make of it. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Jul 12, 2008 - 7 answers

How to free a stuck brake piston?

Car-repair-filter: Any mechanics got a trick for freeing a stuck brake piston? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Jul 9, 2008 - 8 answers

How do you negotiate with insurance companies after an accident?

How do we navigate auto insurance negotiation post accident? My partner was involved in a major auto accident this past week. We're now trying to figure out all the insurance craziness. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Jul 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Baby You Can Drive My Car

What happens to concept cars unveiled in Auto Shows? [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Jul 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Why is my minivan not selling?

Why is my van not selling? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Jun 25, 2008 - 16 answers

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