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The car wants to be mine, but...

How do I register my vehicle in a new state without a title or a bill of sale? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Jan 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Why do I see so many Asian women riding in the back seat?

Not sure if this is AskMeFi material, but google returns mostly porn results for "Asian wife backseat," and I can't find any previous question: I often see Asian men driving with women (presumably their wives) in the backseat. Nobody is riding shotgun. It is definitely the exception (i.e., most putative Asian couples I see are riding side-by-side). Does anyone know what this is about? [more inside]
posted by oxonium on Jan 20, 2007 - 33 answers

leaving a laptop in a car during work hours

How bad is it to leave a laptop in a car during the workday? [more inside]
posted by realpseudonym on Jan 19, 2007 - 15 answers

Gentle accelleration isn't

CarFilter: My car briefly loses power, or in one case stalled, as I accellerate gently from a standing start or after having slowed down to take a sharp corner. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn on Jan 18, 2007 - 12 answers

How do lemon laws work?

Has anyone here had to invoke the US federal Magnuson-Moss warranty act for a lemon automobile? How did it go? If you've used your state's lemon law, I'd like to hear your experiences as well. [more inside]
posted by zsazsa on Jan 17, 2007 - 2 answers

Tons of car and insurance questions

I just moved to a new area and bought a car for the first time and have a list of questions about new cars and insurance. Feel free to answer whichever ones you want. [more inside]
posted by lpctstr; on Jan 17, 2007 - 7 answers

New Commute: What Is the Fastest and Cheapest Possible?

I live in Berkeley, CA and have a great job offer in...yeesh...Palo Alto, so a commute is in my future. I need help in reducing that commute as much as possible. Some ideas: * If I get a hybrid, are those carpool lane stickers still available? It will help on time and money. * What GPS units will realistically help my commute based on traffic conditions? * What else can you think of? More details in the extended explanation... [more inside]
posted by JLobster on Jan 17, 2007 - 19 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

cigar ros

What's the story on car cigarette lighters? Standardization, origins, etc [more inside]
posted by white light on Jan 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Honest Garage in Miami?

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 - 6 answers

Driving with parking brake?

Car driven with parking brake on; how badly am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by commander_cool on Jan 11, 2007 - 22 answers

Salvage my car?

Salvage title or new-to-me car? I rear-ended the car in front of me at about 15 mph (I was passing on the left and he stopped suddenly), hitting my front right side on his left rear bumper. My headlight and blinker were pushed straight back and the hood slightly accordioned. [more inside]
posted by ilyanassa on Jan 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Is this car lonely?

So I have this car. It's not my car; I'm just keeping it for a friend. In my driveway. Empty. It's been here for about five months. Today, it started honking its horn at me. Not continuously. Just once in a while. Is the car lonely? Or is there some more rational explanation? [more inside]
posted by ook on Jan 8, 2007 - 23 answers

I need a cheap car CD player

I need a cheap car CD player with a line-in for my ipod that will be very unattractive to thieves. [more inside]
posted by the ghost of Ken Lay on Jan 8, 2007 - 16 answers

The "Ultimate Roadtrip Playlist" Is Ready, Now I Just Need a Rental Car That Will Play It!

Help me find a rental car company that allows me to reserve a car with an auxiliary input to the stereo! [more inside]
posted by phixed on Jan 7, 2007 - 15 answers

New PCM needed for my '98 Civic's idle problem?

So I had a '98 Civic recently serviced after sitting for 6 years. The idle is intermittently shifting between roughly 1000 and 2000 rpms every 15-5 seconds depening on how warm it is. [more inside]
posted by prodevel on Jan 7, 2007 - 18 answers

Pluggin' up the leaky bits! Which bits are the leaky bits?

Car. Clutch. Mystery fluid. Leaking. Help! [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Jan 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Middle-term car storage

Safe place to store/park my car in Berkeley for 9 weeks? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Jan 5, 2007 - 15 answers

Auto accidents involving undeclared immigrants

Immigration Statistics: I'm trying to find statistics on auto accidents involving undeclared immigrants. My google-fu is failing me. Any suggestions?
posted by jaronson on Jan 3, 2007 - 4 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

Pray for public transportation.

How can I prove to the DMV that the lien on the car I just bought has been paid off? The secured party listed on the title (a bank) was bought by FCNB bank and then by BB&T bank. [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Dec 31, 2006 - 8 answers

Can this person legally get anything from me?

If someone wants money from a vehicle accident three and a half months after it happened, can they still get insurance to take care of it? [more inside]
posted by Count on Dec 28, 2006 - 19 answers

Truck air compressor busted?

The air compressor on my 2002 Ford Ranger is making a really loud clicking sound every ten seconds when the heater or AC is turned on. The mechanic says this is normal. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by worstkidever on Dec 28, 2006 - 7 answers

Please Hope Me, Metafilter!

Help me repair a hole in the (vinyl? leather?) armrest of my car. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Dec 25, 2006 - 7 answers

Car Stereo Blues

What's the key-sequence to unlock my car stereo? I know the code but how do I enter it? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Dec 21, 2006 - 5 answers

Question about a remote starter for my car...

I'm thinking about installing a remote start system for my car. I'll need to buy an immobilizer bypass for it to work according to my friend... [more inside]
posted by aznhalf on Dec 20, 2006 - 6 answers

What should we get the car salesman as a sign of gratitude?

We got a great deal from a car dealership. What should we get the salesperson as a sign of gratitude? [more inside]
posted by zavulon on Dec 20, 2006 - 19 answers

What is that portal on the bumper?

Bumper question: It seems on many newer vehicles with plastic bumpers there is a 2.5" square that looks like a mini door somewhere on the bumper. What is its function? [more inside]
posted by premortem on Dec 20, 2006 - 23 answers

What's better: hitting a car or hitting the ditch?

What kills people when they drive into the ditch? Is it rolling over, or just the high speeds of the highway? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Dec 17, 2006 - 19 answers

need to rent a car

do car rental companies do a dmv check before you can take the car?
posted by jmarq on Dec 16, 2006 - 11 answers

NewCarFilter: Changing car dealerships.

I'm living in Calgary and ordered a 2007 VW GTI in October. I'm expecting delivery in February or March. I'm applying for work in BC and AB and there's a chance that I might be in BC by then. What's involved with changing dealerships? [more inside]
posted by jimmythefish on Dec 16, 2006 - 3 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

Tips for finding a good deal on a car rental this holiday?

Tips for finding a good deal on a car rental this holiday? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Dec 15, 2006 - 12 answers

How can I eliminate the smell of spilled soup?

I've spilled some chicken noodle soup in my car. I wiped up what I could with napkins, but some of it soaked down beneath the surface of the seat. I suspect my car will now smell like chicken broth. What can I do?
posted by ignignokt on Dec 13, 2006 - 13 answers

cross country auto shipping

I need to ship a car from New York/NJ to San Francisco area on Dec. 15. Online info for such services seem dodgy. Any recomendations or warnings? [more inside]
posted by zaelic on Dec 13, 2006 - 13 answers

Help me get over a car accident

My wife got into a car accident last week. I wasn't with her, The story is, someone cut her off and slammed on the breaks and she had to turn to avoid him, she over turned and someone else almost hit her so she turned again and the car started rolling. it was an SUV and that made the flipping so easy. She is unharmed, she did not hit anyone, but the car is totalled. [more inside]
posted by convex on Dec 12, 2006 - 15 answers

How to boost a line-level signal (in a car) to acceptable levels?

How to boost a line-level signal (in a car) to acceptable levels? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Dec 11, 2006 - 3 answers

Help me unbender my fender.

What is the likelihood that I can replace the front fender on my Honda Accord all by myself? [more inside]
posted by googly on Dec 11, 2006 - 13 answers

Where in SF should I park my car?

Where can I park in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Dec 10, 2006 - 12 answers

How do I get a good car deal in Australia?

I want to buy a new car - specifically, a Volkswagen Multivan (called a Caravelle in the UK). I've seen lots of good advice for people in the USA but some of it's not applicable here, especially the stuff about finding out how much the dealer pays. How can I find this stuff out?
posted by Joe in Australia on Dec 5, 2006 - 2 answers

Getting around in Iceland

Can you recommend a car rental firm in Iceland? (Or have you travelled around Iceland using public transit? In February? How'd it work out for you?) [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Dec 5, 2006 - 5 answers

Which LA car audio shop?

Can anyone recommend a good place in Los Angeles to buy car audio components and have them installed? [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on Dec 4, 2006 - 5 answers

best vehicle GPS for older folks?

Please help recommend a vehicle GPS unit suitable for old geezers (my parents). [more inside]
posted by gluechunk on Dec 4, 2006 - 2 answers

Water leaking into my car from outside

Water is leaking into the back seat of my '92 Toyota Camry when it rains. I suspect a clogged drain in driver's front door but I don't know how to confirm this and unclog it. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Dec 2, 2006 - 2 answers

What's up with the blinking?

Auto Mechanic Filter: Help me figure out what's causing my car's curious turn signal behaviour. [more inside]
posted by irregardless on Nov 30, 2006 - 8 answers

Do I have a Loose Steering Column?

Do I have a Loose Steering Column? [more inside]
posted by atmu on Nov 28, 2006 - 6 answers

get rid of bad tint?

How do I remove bad tinting from the back of my car? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Nov 28, 2006 - 9 answers

Since I'm not going to use my car for two months, can I stop paying car insurance?

My car is in Connecticut and I'm going home with my girlfriend to Hawaii for two months. Therefore, the car won't be used or touched. To save money, should I cancel my car insurance? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Nov 28, 2006 - 13 answers

donuts are for eating, not for driving.

one of my tires on my car goes flat every 4-6 months or so. it's a different tire each time. what could possibly be causing this? [more inside]
posted by kerning on Nov 26, 2006 - 14 answers

What kind of car should I get?

We're looking to buy a new or pre-owned car. We have a pretty good idea of what we want from a car, but not what exact model. So I was looking for suggestions on which one we should get. [more inside]
posted by zavulon on Nov 25, 2006 - 21 answers

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