How do I take care of a car that's going to be outdoors all the time? [more inside]
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]
I'm replacing the 6.5" door speakers on my 1999 Chevy S-10 (regular cab) and I have two questions. [more inside]
From Washington state, but going to college in Massachusetts. What state should I register the car I just bought? [more inside]
[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]
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]
RaceCarFilter: I'm speccing out my rally car. What do I do about brakes? [more inside]
is volvo liable for my car alarm not going off during a break in? [more inside]
What is wrong with my car? [more inside]
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]
Are my car's dents worth fixing? [more inside]
Help me stow more in my 4-door Civic sedan. [more inside]
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]
Is there a precursor to Moore's Law for internal combustion engines? If so, can you provide details, please?
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]
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]
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]
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]
Tell me about remote starters for cars. [more inside]
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]
Two mechanics have given up. Help me diagnose my car. [more inside]
Is my old car still on the road? [more inside]
Is there any difference in performance between pre-gapped sparkplugs (such as these) and ones that you have to gap yourself? [more inside]
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]
CarMaintenanceFilter: Do I really need new spark plugs and a fuel-injector cleaning when I just got them done? [more inside]
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]
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?
Do I need an AWD car for regular trips from Montreal to Vermont? [more inside]
UsedCarFilter: Is buying used from a rental car company, specifically Enterprise, a good idea? First hand experiences appreciated. [more inside]
Need help troubleshooting automotive A/C issue. [more inside]
The unmarked black cars cars: why is their existence a secret? [more inside]
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]
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]
The key in my wife's Camry wouldn't turn until I jiggled the steering wheel. [more inside]
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.
Would I be making a mistake or a great choice to buy a 2002 Inifinity I35 that I only plan to keep and finance for 36 months? [more inside]
Hydrogen Cars. All the talk we hear now of hydrogen powered automobiles involves fuel cells. How about burning hydrogen directly in an internal combustion engine? [more inside]
Question about cruise control vs. a special acceleration/coasting technique in terms of fuel efficiency. [more inside]
Sorta-Kinda Fast and the Furious Filter: Ideas for tuning my 2001 Toyota Camry XLE? [more inside]
I'm thinking about getting a GPS device for my car. I mainly want something simple that will give me voice directions to where I'm going, but I'm totally new to GPS and don't know what other features might turn out to be useful. Any recommendations? [more inside]
BuickFilter: I have an '86 Buick Century 4-cylinder (it's the "Iron Duke" motor). Yes, I know, hot. I think I need a new starter. What do you think? [more inside]
I'm going to have to start driving many many miles throughout the week...let's say around 500-600. What kind of car should I get? [more inside]
Twice in 2 months rats have chewed the transmission cable in my girlfriend's car, how do we get them to stop! [more inside]
My alarm won't let me start my car. What can I do? [more inside]
Searching for cars by interior space? [more inside]
Going out of town for 3 months...should I store my truck? [more inside]
My mother-in-law is in a contest with my wife that involves waking up early in the morning to go to the gym. Now that winter is finally starting to rear its ugly head, my mother-in-law is interested in getting a remote start setup for her car. She has a 2003 Subaru Forrester with automatic transmission, remote door locks on a key fob, and no alarm. She also has a few questions about the whole remote-start thing. [more inside]
My wiper-wiper-wiper blades died! [more inside]
AutomobileFilter: I was looking at a few cars in the office parking lot and I couldn't help wondering -- why are Audis and Subarus designed with the engine so far forward? I've heard that both these brands of cars generally have the engine placed in front of the front wheels. Is there a technical reason for this, or does it come down to legacy engineering?
Did this mechanic try to "trick" me into a repair that costs more than the car is worth? [more inside]