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Auto-broker, good or bad idea?

Does buying used through an auto-broker make sense for me? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Oct 31, 2009 - 3 answers

Lead Foot Equall/Not Equall Need Brake Job

Theoretical brake wear: Do brake pads wear out faster, slower, or at the same rate if you brake later and harder than normal? [more inside]
posted by Liver on Oct 15, 2009 - 17 answers

Can bank charge off auto loan with totaled car despite continued payments?

Car was totaled, bank that gave auto loan charged off the loan account because the collateral is gone despite us continuing with full and on time payments. What are our options? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Oct 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Minor accident, am I being an ass.

SUV backed over my tiny Miata, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by evilelf on Oct 8, 2009 - 28 answers

The Best Automobile Driver's Seat

Which driver's seat. To my surprise, replacement automobile driver's seat -baby -infant didn't google up anything useful. Surely there's a widely-held opinion as to which junkyard car seats are the best! [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Sep 3, 2009 - 20 answers

Mystery of the '87 VW Jetta

My 87 VW Jetta broke down, and none of the mechanics have the equipment to figure out what's wrong with it. What now? [more inside]
posted by ajarbaday on Aug 18, 2009 - 14 answers

Help identify an auto?

A friend's recent blog post featured a picture of her father standing next to the ol' family car. She can identify the dad, but not the car. I'd love some help. Here's a link to the picture. Thank you!
posted by apollo on Aug 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Where can I donate a car to be used for auto repair training?

I'm looking for a charity that will take a non-operational car, use it to train people in auto repair by fixing it, then sell it or give it to someone that needs a car. This is in the SF bay area. [more inside]
posted by EatenByAGrue on Jul 14, 2009 - 3 answers

AAA alternatives?

AAA alternatives? So I've just learned about the political lobbying AAA does, and I'd rather not support that if I can help it. [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on Jul 9, 2009 - 25 answers

What should I do for my beloved car?

Recommended maintenance for car after winter storage? [more inside]
posted by mustard seeds on Jul 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Zipcar Update?

Daytrip Dreamin': I've read the previous question about Zipcars in NYC, but it's about a year old and I have some specific questions. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Is it OK to remove key while it is turned to "acc" on the ignition?

My car is a '92 Saturn SL, automatic. The dinging "alarm" to let you know that you left your lights on is permanently on-- even if I've left my lights OFF. If turn the key to "accessories" and then remove it, there is no dinging. Will it hurt my car in any way to always leave the car in this way?
posted by SociologistTina on Apr 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Why have 2000 miles disappeared from my odometer?

My odometer has gone backwards by about 2000 miles. What caused this and should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by srrh on Apr 10, 2009 - 12 answers

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

Stick 'em up

Can anyone recommend a good adhesive tape for an automobile dashboard? [more inside]
posted by paxton on Mar 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Links & resources for doing business in India.

Does anyone know of useful links or resources for running a car manufacturing company in India? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Mar 1, 2009 - 1 answer

Hurricanes are not a substitute for carwashes

How do I take care of a car that's going to be outdoors all the time? [more inside]
posted by casarkos on Feb 27, 2009 - 18 answers

Oli Heater that uses Waste Engine Oil

What are the pros and cons of trying to switch heating systems from a traditional furnace to a waste oil heater that burns used gasoline engine oil, particularly for an automobile repair garage? [more inside]
posted by franklen on Feb 27, 2009 - 10 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

Where can/should I register my car?

From Washington state, but going to college in Massachusetts. What state should I register the car I just bought? [more inside]
posted by Maia on Jan 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Worth the trouble to try to sell my car piecemeal?

[Posted for a friend:] I posted this a while back. Today I was talking with someone about the car, and he offered me $400 for it. He's coming back by on Monday. Quick recap: it's a high mileage 97 Hyundai Sonata with a busted transmission. [more inside]
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America on Jan 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for an antique automobile renter/dealer in Florida panhandle, South Alabama, or South Mississippi?

Looking for an antique automobile renter/dealer in Florida panhandle, South Alabama, or South Mississippi? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Sep 18, 2008 - 0 answers

No really, I want to skid.

RaceCarFilter: I'm speccing out my rally car. What do I do about brakes? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Sep 12, 2008 - 2 answers

when silence is *not* golden.

is volvo liable for my car alarm not going off during a break in? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Aug 21, 2008 - 14 answers

What's wrong with my car?

What is wrong with my car? [more inside]
posted by amro on Aug 14, 2008 - 31 answers

South Cariboo Camping in September?

I'm going to be spending an early September weekend in 108 Mile Ranch for a wedding. We (myself, Mrs. Mitheral and 4 year old) would like to camp for the week after in the area (say no more than a couple hours drive away, less so south eastwards). Recommendations for must see places/things or camping? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Aug 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Are my car's dents worth fixing?

Are my car's dents worth fixing? [more inside]
posted by aliasless on Jun 23, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me lug luggage and Costco stuff in my car

Help me stow more in my 4-door Civic sedan. [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Jun 16, 2008 - 5 answers

So, on Monday I went to move my car only to discover that my front windshield is all cracked up and I have a lot of questions.

So, on Monday I went to move my car, after 4 days of being parked in the same place, only to discover that my front windshield is all cracked up and I have a lot of questions. [more inside]
posted by nooneyouknow on Apr 30, 2008 - 21 answers

Ford's Law?

Is there a precursor to Moore's Law for internal combustion engines? If so, can you provide details, please?
posted by Exchequer on Apr 24, 2008 - 7 answers

Seeing (Parts of) America: Managing and Enjoying Our Big Road Trip

We actually want to spend 15-20 days this summer driving around America, buying gas and seeing stuff. The questions are, how to get to the stuff from the east coast, and what stuff? [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra on Apr 22, 2008 - 21 answers


So after cleaning my car out of a snowbank and driving it about 100 yards the car just dies. It eventually restarts but a big BOOM seemed to come out of the exhaust as I start moving again. Did I break my car? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Mar 9, 2008 - 13 answers

Searching for an electronic database for every automobile ever!

Does anyone know of any online (or otherwise electronic) databases for every make/model of automobile every produced worldwide? This can be broken up into several separate databases, so if you know of a resource for German, Japanese, American (etc.) cars, that would help too!... [more inside]
posted by Detuned Radio on Feb 21, 2008 - 5 answers

Do any of the various car search sites out there NOT require you to know in advance what make of car you want?

Do any of the various car search sites out there NOT require you to know in advance what make of car you want? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid on Feb 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Tell me about remote starters for cars.

Tell me about remote starters for cars. [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Feb 10, 2008 - 16 answers

I got the blues, baby

1. Is blue antifreeze special? 2. If the coolant reservoir is half-full, can I keep driving until I can get what I need? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jan 25, 2008 - 12 answers

What's wrong with my car?

Two mechanics have given up. Help me diagnose my car. [more inside]
posted by frobozz on Jan 19, 2008 - 19 answers

Car stalkiing

Is my old car still on the road? [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on Jan 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Pre-gapped sparkplugs

Is there any difference in performance between pre-gapped sparkplugs (such as these) and ones that you have to gap yourself? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Jan 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Helpe me make lemonade from this lemon.

My practically-new car is having serious problems, but the dealers don't believe me. What can I do to get the car fixed once and for all, or else get out of my lease? [more inside]
posted by Lillitatiana on Jan 13, 2008 - 17 answers

vroom vroom!

CarMaintenanceFilter: Do I really need new spark plugs and a fuel-injector cleaning when I just got them done? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Dec 12, 2007 - 12 answers

Is there a way to rent a car without a credit card?

I need to rent a car over the Christmas weekend. I have no credit card (nor want one). Any way to make it happen? (US) [more inside]
posted by General Malaise on Nov 15, 2007 - 15 answers

How do I remove a wheel from a car?

This car is a '97 Toyota and it was was functioning well when parked. It had a flat tire and has been parked in my driveway for three weeks. When I went to change the flat today, I could not get the wheel off. To be clear, the lug nuts all came of relatively easily, but the rim seems to be melded/rusted onto the axle. What do I do? Crowbar? Chisel? Dynamite?
posted by OlderThanTOS on Nov 1, 2007 - 30 answers

Montreal-Vermont commutes: is AWD necessary?

Do I need an AWD car for regular trips from Montreal to Vermont? [more inside]
posted by googly on Oct 31, 2007 - 10 answers

Should I buy a used rental car?

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 - 26 answers

My Mazda won't chill out

Need help troubleshooting automotive A/C issue. [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Sep 14, 2007 - 8 answers

What Unmarked Black Helicopter Pilots drive on their days off?

The unmarked black cars cars: why is their existence a secret? [more inside]
posted by univac on Sep 8, 2007 - 14 answers

Unobtanium-coated wrenches?

Automotivetoolfilter...So, my son is about to graduate auto tech school and enter the working world. Now comes the question about getting him properly equipped... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Sep 6, 2007 - 16 answers

some don't like it hot

For about a week, I've noticed a "hot" smell coming from my engine. I don't know how to describe it except that it smells like an iron that has been left on. What is it? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Aug 21, 2007 - 13 answers

Key wouldn't turn in ignition.

The key in my wife's Camry wouldn't turn until I jiggled the steering wheel. [more inside]
posted by codswallop on Aug 16, 2007 - 20 answers

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