We've been charged with donating a family member's 24 year old Toyota Corolla which has reached the point of needing a new transmission. To whom should we donate the car? [more inside]
Does anyone know the name of the movie, that this police car chase scene is from? Thanks in advance!!
I've had to replace the battery in my car twice this year and it looks like I need a third one. Help me figure out what's wrong before an expensive garage trip. [more inside]
I went to my car the other day, and all of the leather surfaces (not seats, they're cloth) have some black, greasy residue on them. What the hell [more inside]
I am trying to get GM to buy out the remainder (~$1400) of the lease on my 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV with 12k miles due to persistent and unresolved safety (and other issues) including brake failure. Dealership is not helpful and GM customer support is not panning out. What else can I do? [more inside]
2005 Honda Civic sedan, electrical failure. Towed three times now since Thursday. Mechanic is stumped. [more inside]
I'm being invited to a team-building event where we're driving supercars. Help me pick my two cars! [more inside]
Have you convinced you insurance to change their minds after they tried to tota your car? How did you do it? I have an older car that just needs a lot of bodywork after an accident but is mechanically sound. Insurance wants it to be a total loss, but I want them to fix it. The repair estimate is about $150 over the 75% threshold that North Carolina uses for a total loss. (Yes I am aware I can fix it and get a salvage title, but would prefer to avoid that if I can)
Hey everyone, I'm looking for a PDF copy of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport AWD manual. Hyundai's website hasn't been much help and the only other manuals I've been able to find are for the regular Santa Fe. While I'm sure there's a lot of similarity, I wanted to get the manual for this specific model. Does anyone know where I might find it?
I sometimes need a short-term car rental on behalf of out-of-state employees on short notice. I have no trouble doing this for airfare and hotels, but car rentals have been a unique hassle. Is there an easy way to do this that doesn't put the employee out-of-pocket? [more inside]
I don't have my own car, so no insurance there (I have health insurance, period, no other kind). I also don't have a credit card, and am going with Enterprise as they are willing to work with that without running credit. In order to be protected as I drive a 14h round-trip, what insurance should I tack on? It's been a long time since I bought any (and I haven't rented a car in ten years). Advise please?
We're starting to look for a second car. Much research will follow, but can you point us on our way with any recommendations for a AWD sedan that's quiet and safe? Generally always will be two adults and a car seat, so will need four doors. [more inside]
We've never been a 2 car family. But we might need to be. How do non-car-folks pick out cars? [more inside]
Earlier this week, a possibly-intoxicated driver barreled through a red light at high speed, nearly hitting several cars (including mine) which were in the process of making a protected left turn. The resulting braking and skidding damaged the brake system in my car, resulting in about $800 worth of damage. The driver escaped, but can I file an insurance claim, or sue the driver, based on the intersection camera footage or something? If so, how would I go about that?
I am moving to Boston at the end of December. I have never lived north of DC before and thus have never had a need for snow tires before. Help a displaced Southerner out. [more inside]
My brother and his partner are traveling to San Jose del Cabo Mexico and are trying to secure a car rental for the trip. They have done some research online and have found a cheap fare on Travelocity through Budget Car Rental, but it's not at the airport. We are trying to get a sense of whether: A) The price might be too good to be true (ie. hidden fees etc...) the fee is stated as $75 for two weeks which seems ridiculous to me. B) Is it safe to be renting anywhere outside of an airport. Does anyone have experience with car rentals in or around this area and could offer some advice or suggestion.
I am debating getting a car and becoming an Uber driver. Is this a good plan? [more inside]
Thinking about getting a car and live in Brooklyn. What's the best move? [more inside]
One color, nothing super fancy, average size car. In the US.
Does anyone know why car rentals cost about $50/day in the States, on average, and cost about $30/day in Canada? [more inside]
Someone close to me has lost the only key to her 2012 Honda. Assuming they will never be found and there are (just go with me here), what's the cheapest way to get new keys made? I suppose it doesn't have to be electronic if that will save $$$. [more inside]
Looking for the simplest device/way to set up a mobile hotspot in the car that ideally doesn't involve tethering to another phone. Google research is making it tough to figure out what I need exactly. [more inside]
I want a car that is roadtrip-worthy and reliable. I can spend about $2700 cash and could maybe spend $100/month on a car loan, though I'd rather not. I don't care about what the car looks like, just that it's reliable and roadtrip-worthy and automatic transmission. I would be purchasing in the SF Bay Area but potentially moving to colder/snowy areas next year. What should I be looking at and what should my expectations be for that price range? ( Plus bonus q about my current car inside.) [more inside]
My car was broken into sometime last evening or night while it was parked in our gated apartment complex garage. Is my apartment company at all liable for this? [more inside]
I'm driving to visit some friends in Cambridge, MA next weekend, near Central Square. I'll need somewhere to park my car while I'm there (3 nights). How hard is it to find parking for a few days within, say, a 30-minute walk from Central Square? [more inside]
What's my best car rental strategy in Cancun/Tulum? Details inside. [more inside]
I just had to get a new car, and the one I got (a 2016 Honda HR-V) has remote keyless entry plus a pushbutton start/stop for the ignition. How secure is this when it comes to car thieves? [more inside]
I, a person who catches every single little virus that comes my way, foolishly agreed to driving a local kid to a weekly activity. Said kid is a germ pit; he seems to have a new virus every week. What kind of cleaning products can I use in my car to minimize my exposure to viruses? (I have already ruled out creating a complete bubble wrap enclosure around Germy's car seat.) [more inside]
I’ll be in Ireland in October, but won’t be able to rent a car (no license). Is it enough of a disadvantage that I’d be better off visiting just Dublin, leaving other areas to be properly explored with a car on my next trip? [more inside]
I owe $9,000 on my 2011 Ford F-150 with 67k miles that I purchased used in 2012. It has been a great truck, especially when I lived up in the mountains. I used it a fair amount for my business, which is advertised on the side, and the expenses are run through the business. Now I go to school in the city and it's not so practical. Is it worth finding something new? [more inside]
I have a beater car that runs. The registration is expired and it has no insurance. How do I actually go about selling this to someone else? [more inside]
How can I remove a film on the inside of my windshield and keep it clear ? [more inside]
Do drivers of a vehicle on a road perpendicular to a road with a school bus stopped with flashing red lights have to stop for that school bus? I'm in Maryland. [more inside]
Am I crazy to think about replacing cleaning my car's EGR valve if I have trouble even changing a tire on my own? [more inside]
I'm looking for (older) child-proof protection for the back of my car's passenger seat. What would work? [more inside]
I sold my car. After a bad experience at a car dealership, I'm now wondering: do I actually need a car? [more inside]
My friend and I were supposed to catch a bus tonight from Boston to Lincoln, NH (White Mountains area). Unfortunately, we're going to miss the bus! What can we do? [more inside]
Oh dear. I bumped another woman's car with my car at a very low speed. I thought she wasn't stopping so I drove on -- then I saw her taking down my plate number but couldn't indicate to her that she should follow me to pull over. Now what will happen? [more inside]
[UK used car filter] I'm selling a car with some cosmetic but not-cheap-to-fix damage and would like advice on the best way to sell it. [more inside]
Friend is in Saudi Arabia. His car and title is here in Phoenix. He is asking for my help in selling his car. If I find a buyer, how do I transfer title to new buyer without him not being here? I have the title for his car but he has not signed it. He is not scheduled to return anytime soon. What do I do? Ship him the title and have him get a notary there in Saudi Arabia? Is there something else that the MVD in Maricopa county will accept for this sale to proceed? My google-fu is failing me in finding an answer. Thank you!
I was involved in a minor car accident while driving a rental car. What do I need to do now? [more inside]
Lease with high drive off fee and insanely low monthly payments. Seems like it would be good for me but I feel like I'm missing something. Deepest gratitude in advance for the insight of more experienced car owners. Details within. [more inside]
I need to switch up to a front facing toddler seat for a tiny car. Too many options. Going insane. Help! [more inside]
Hi folks, I have a car that I bought in mexico, used, that is in my name and I am planning on driving it from the Yucatan into the USA. I obviously don't want to drive it all the way through mexico only to be turned away at the border with all of my belongings, so any info is greatly appreciated. I am hoping to keep using this car - a 2008 toyota in good condition - while I resettle back into the USA. I know there are some requirements for emissions and other standards, so again - any info you all can give is greatly appreciated. Thanks
The only car I have ever owned was totaled recently, and I have no idea how to research this, so trying here. [more inside]
I want to know where gun owners tend to keep their guns. As I reason, there are only a few places that can be; (1) at home, (2) in their car or (3) on their person. Are there any statistics or studies that show where people keep their primary firearm - one they may say is mostly for protection as opposed to hunting or target practice (even though that firearm may be used interchangeably by some owners)?
A truck backed into my driver's side door as I was getting out to go to the grocery store. His insurance says we're 50-50 at fault. I don't agree, but of course I don't. I have anxiety and don't trust most of my gut reactions to things. Most of the people in my life say "No. The other driver's at fault. Push back." I'm looking for outside opinions. [more inside]
After eight car-free years using public transportation, I am moving to a new region where I’ll need to own a car. I’m pretty sure I’d like to get a Subaru, but am stuck between the Impreza hatchback, Crosstrek, or Forester. [more inside]
Please recommend roadtrip destinations from Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
Not long ago, I was traveling on Interstate 35, driving north from Laredo, Texas to San Antonio. On the way, I saw a line of about six late model cars traveling together. Each was a basic four-door sedan in a neutral color, each had a four-digit number in large white lettering on the rear window, and each had a very large grill guard attached to the front--the kind you usually see on heavy duty pick up trucks. What was going on?