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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

Car CPR

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

My baby (car) has a secret (compartment)

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 - 4 answers

What do you think of used Infinity vehicles?

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]
posted by jspierre on Jul 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Hydrogen Powered Cars

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]
posted by mbarryf on Jun 14, 2007 - 19 answers

Accellerate/Coast method more fuel efficient than cruise control?

Question about cruise control vs. a special acceleration/coasting technique in terms of fuel efficiency. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jun 14, 2007 - 11 answers

Sorta-Kinda Fast and the Furious Filter: Ideas for tuning my 2001 Toyota Camry XLE?

Sorta-Kinda Fast and the Furious Filter: Ideas for tuning my 2001 Toyota Camry XLE? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on May 31, 2007 - 17 answers

Automotive GPS for GPS newbs

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]
posted by nixxon on May 5, 2007 - 22 answers

Start me up! Old Buick needs love.

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]
posted by Mister_A on Apr 2, 2007 - 8 answers

What is a good high mileage car?

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]
posted by taumeson on Mar 28, 2007 - 34 answers

Rats in the car!

Twice in 2 months rats have chewed the transmission cable in my girlfriend's car, how do we get them to stop! [more inside]
posted by zaphod on Mar 5, 2007 - 14 answers

Car alarm locks me out; can't start car

My alarm won't let me start my car. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by kables on Jan 17, 2007 - 10 answers

What cars are big on the inside?

Searching for cars by interior space? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Jan 2, 2007 - 11 answers

Should I store my truck?

Going out of town for 3 months...should I store my truck? [more inside]
posted by GalaxieFiveHundred on Dec 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Need to know about remote starters on cars.

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]
posted by Moondoggie on Dec 6, 2006 - 10 answers

My wiper-wiper-wiper blades died!

My wiper-wiper-wiper blades died! [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Nov 9, 2006 - 10 answers

Why the engine so far forward?

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?
posted by clevershark on Nov 7, 2006 - 11 answers

I'm sick of La Place, LA.

Did this mechanic try to "trick" me into a repair that costs more than the car is worth? [more inside]
posted by hootch on Nov 2, 2006 - 9 answers

Ttttrrrrrrrrrrrr

What's rattling under the hood of my car? [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Oct 20, 2006 - 6 answers

squealing like a pig

Car-filter: There is something squealy and squeeking on my automobile-type machine. Help clueless person. [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Oct 19, 2006 - 15 answers

Chilling out

Is turning off a car's AC before killing the engine (a) prudent, (b) baseless, or (c) once wise but now passe? [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra on Oct 2, 2006 - 11 answers

Mayor Rudy Guiliani, are you behind this? Go back to your Mayor's Marinara Sauce.

I just received a bill for taxes on a car I sold in 2001. The taxes are for 2001, 2002, 2003. I have the VIN - but I've moved about 8 times since then, and am not hopeful that I can find a copy of the bill of sale or transfer of title. How can I prove that I didn't own the car during that time? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Sep 11, 2006 - 10 answers

Guidance for buying an auto part at a junkyard

Should I get a car part at a junkyard/salvage yard/auto recycler, and how do I go about it? [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Sep 5, 2006 - 18 answers

My car cries in the mornings.

Why does my 2006 Toyota Corolla LE make so much noise when I start the car in the morning? [more inside]
posted by jadanzzy on Aug 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Can I make this this journey in cars, cars, cars?

I need to be in Sheffield, UK over Christmas (from evening Christmas Day until the day after Boxing Day). I don't have a drivers licence or a car. The only way I can think to accomplish this would be to learn to drive in the time between now and then, buy a cheap car on eBay (a Volvo?), get it insured and hit the highway. [more inside]
posted by dance on Aug 22, 2006 - 27 answers

Help me replace my boxy, sedate sedan.

Suggestions to replace a 1995 Volvo 850? [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on May 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Finding an auto part

How can I get a replacement hood (with the right color) for my 1995 Honda Accord? [more inside]
posted by hodyoaten on Apr 5, 2006 - 9 answers

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