UsedCarFilter: Is buying used from a rental car company, specifically Enterprise, a good idea? First hand experiences appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Cogito
on Sep 14, 2007 -
Should I worry about my car tail lights or not? I have a 98 Saturn station wagon (150K+ miles, I've owned it all this time) and today when I took it in for inspection, they told me the brake lights - in fact, all the tail lights - weren't working. Then, 30 seconds later, they worked fine. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry
on Sep 13, 2007 -
Roughly, how much should it cost to rebuild a manual 5-speed transmission and replace the clutch in a 1999 Saturn SC2? The car has 104,000 miles on it, and is in Los Angeles, CA if that matters at all.
posted by willnot
on Sep 10, 2007 -
After having the A/C compressor replaced in our VW Golf, the engine idle speed drops way down to near-stalling whenever the clutch is released while driving. It pops right back up, but it's a bit unnerving. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Sep 8, 2007 -
2004 Chevy Blazer 4x4 4dr - Sometimes, not always, for the last couple of months when I accelerate my RPMs go up (the engine gets pretty loud but I do not redline) but my car seems to not accelerate very much – Which really sucks on a right on red. It eventually will get up to speed. [more inside]
posted by doorsfan
on Aug 30, 2007 -
automatic audio switch: Does it exist? (Two computers, One pair of speakers). (an automatic switch, not a manual one) [more inside]
posted by jak68
on Aug 12, 2007 -
My hatchback car (Honda Fit) doesn't have a separately-locking trunk or glovebox. Can I add a lock-box or secret compartment somewhere inside the car for stashing a few items, for those times I must turn over my keys (parking garage, valet)? Ideally I'd only be securing/concealing 3 deck-of-cards-sized items: iPod, GPS, EZPass. There are no official Honda accessories that do this, nor can I find any Fit-fanatic mods that have addressed it.
posted by xo
on Aug 1, 2007 -
Anyone know a good BMW mechanic in the Fort Lee, NJ (Near the George Washington Bridge) area? I have a 1988 325ix and need someone trustworthy and competent to take care of it. Service at the BMW dealer is outrageously expensive.
I've tried various BMW message boards and come up empty. Something in a 30 minute radius would be nice, but I'll take what you got!
posted by SampleSize
on Jul 26, 2007 -
Where can I find info on whether or not I am liable in an auto accident, short of hiring a lawer? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah
on Jul 20, 2007 -
Where in Northern VA should I take my '03 VW Passat to get the thermostat replaced? [more inside]
posted by callmejay
on Jul 16, 2007 -
Auto Mechanic Filter: I've got a bum brake light in my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I don't really
have to take it in, do I? (And yes, I've already tried a fresh bulb :) [more inside]
posted by 777
on Jun 3, 2007 -
When buying exhaust flex pipes like these
, to fit over an H-pipe with a diameter of 2.5", would you buy the flex pipes with the 2.5" outlet diameter or do you need something bigger? [more inside]
posted by Venadium
on Jun 2, 2007 -
What is the REAL life span of auto spare parts compared to what the manufacturer or the auto mechanic tells you? Is there some sort of graph showing risk of failure of parts versus time out there? Specifically I am interested in Peugeot cambelt life spans. How dead am I if it fails?
posted by vizsla
on May 24, 2007 -
Automate Excel Filter.....
I am getting via email a CSV file daily that I would like to automate into excel.
posted by keep it tight
on May 14, 2007 -
It looks like I've been sort of ripped off by an auto glass repair guy. Is there anything I can/should do? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van
on Apr 26, 2007 -
How do I find a car insurance company that has good service and won't screw me over if something happens? [more inside]
posted by raf
on Apr 2, 2007 -
While driving I heard a crunch from the cars front end, got out and saw that the left front wheel was angled inwards at the top about 17degrees. [more inside]
posted by Iron Rat
on Mar 27, 2007 -
Anyone with knowledge/experience in putting auto dealership inventory online (photos, VIN scanners, ect.)?
I have a several dealerships interested in outsourcing this job to me, but I want to do it in the least time-consuming way possible. [more inside]
posted by spock
on Mar 17, 2007 -
NJFilter: Coworker living in Jersey City wants to find a reputable auto mechanic. Any JC/Hoboken resident recommendations?
posted by bastionofsanity
on Mar 8, 2007 -
I live in Berkeley, CA and need to rent a commute car (to Palo Alto) only for about three months because we will be moving to Austin, TX in June.
My searching has proved somewhat fruitless. What are the options for long term rental/short term lease? Or do you have a better idea?
See everything I have already tried inside. [more inside]
posted by JLobster
on Mar 1, 2007 -
I'm looking for recommendations for Volkswagen service and brake service in San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha
on Feb 23, 2007 -
My 1991 Jeep Cherokee automatic seems to be "trembling" while it idles. The shaking decreases once it's moving, but persists- albeit in a much reduced state. On top of that, the engine just sounds like it's working harder than it used to. Help! [more inside]
posted by Waffle_King
on Feb 21, 2007 -
My father has a 99 Lexus without a title. Florida has records of a lien on the car. The lien holder is a company went out-of-business years ago. Where is the title? How can my father get one in South Carolina? What are his options if Butthead (explained inside) never had the title? [more inside]
posted by Tasanova
on Feb 18, 2007 -
What car models are best for biodiesel? Anyone done the full conversion to vegetable oil? [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Feb 8, 2007 -
Does anyone know how, where, how much anythign about replacing the dashboard of a 1998 Tj Jeep Wrangler? [more inside]
posted by Justin Ryan
on Jan 29, 2007 -
I'm thinking about buying a new car. I'm also thinking about moving to Washington State. Is there any reason NOT to buy a car in California - any reason that waiting and buying it in WA would be preferable?
posted by Cardinal Fang!
on Jan 24, 2007 -
My friends lost the keys to their 1999 Toyota Sienna. They were told that they can't just get a new key made, so they'll need to pay $1500 for a new computer for the van. Are there other less expensive options? Thanks in advance!
posted by GoshND
on Jan 12, 2007 -
This morning my car (95 Altima) wouldn't start. Seems like an ignition problem. Are there any honest auto repair shops I can take it to here in Miami (the closer to the intersection of Red and 8th the better)?
posted by 7878ponce
on Jan 12, 2007 -
My Horizontal Land Transport Vehicle (a Toyota four-door sedan) is in the throes of an engine knock-fest. [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott
on Jan 10, 2007 -
My husband was issued a few traffic tickets for expired insurance and registration. He wold like them dismissed. With a $300 price difference and not much cash, should the insurance be in my name or his? [more inside]
posted by Sufi
on Jan 9, 2007 -