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Good Toyota shop in Los Angeles for maintenance and repairs

Recently moved to the South Bay area of Los Angeles County and I am looking for a good place to take my Toyota Corolla for any maintenance and repairs it may need. [more inside]
posted by jayder on Dec 13, 2013 - 6 answers

How can I fix up an old VW Beetle on an almost non-existent budget?

I don't have a lot of money, or experience, or tools, and about a year ago I asked about fixing up an old Fiat. Most people told me that wasn't a great idea, and that I should look into Volkswagens, and since then I've fallen in love with the VW Beetle. My question is this: what are some ways I can (1) find a VW Beetle that is a good candidate to wrench on that probably won't need everything but the chassis replaced and (2) get into the "old Beetle enthusiast" community without having a ton of disposable income? [more inside]
posted by epilnivek on Sep 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Spend the Dough to Make it Go?

1. The truck's broke. 2. It would cost about half it's meager value to fix. 3. I'm ready for a new vehicle. So, do I........? [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Oct 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Car committed suicide

My friends 02 honda crv which she has taken immaculate care suddenly totaled itself. She has had every conceivable maintenance on time from the dealership and they say they cannot do anything to help. She either drops 5 grand on a new engine or buys a new car. Is there anything anyone can do? [more inside]
posted by nurgle on Dec 29, 2010 - 22 answers

How likely is fixing this Audi to be cost effective?

How likely is fixing this Audi to be cost effective? [more inside]
posted by Rubbstone on Jun 13, 2010 - 14 answers

How do I go about buying a used cargo van without burning my money?

What should I look out for while buying a used cargo van for my business? Or is there an alternative? [more inside]
posted by christopherbdnk on Apr 28, 2010 - 6 answers

What to do at 50 thousand miles

Help me sort through the hype, gimmicks, and dealer doublespeak. What do I need to service on my car at 50,000 miles? [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on Jun 24, 2008 - 14 answers

You can't put a price on love, but let's say that love has a 6 cylinder 225 in it...

How much do I charge for my lovingly restored 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger with a salvage title? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jun 18, 2007 - 8 answers

Life span of auto parts

What is the REAL life span of auto spare parts compared to what the manufacturer or the auto mechanic tells you? Is there some sort of graph showing risk of failure of parts versus time out there? Specifically I am interested in Peugeot cambelt life spans. How dead am I if it fails? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on May 24, 2007 - 11 answers

car trouble deja vu

My car has developed pulsing brakes and a low-speed wobble, for the second time in under 2 years. Help me get it fixed right this time, please? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Nov 28, 2006 - 17 answers

Car Repairs and extended warranty companies

Dodgy charges for a car repair and recommendations for extended warranties? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on Feb 16, 2006 - 11 answers

Paying for repairs on a return lease vehicle

I am returning my Hyundai Accent after a four-year lease and leasing a new car with the same dealer. They evaluated some damage on the returned car which we negotiated around. Can the dealer legally come back after me in the future for any additional repairs or problems they find with my car that they did not find initially.
posted by sandrapbrady on Nov 24, 2005 - 5 answers

Is replacing a bearing something that would be covered by my Hyundai's warranty?

I have a 99 Hyundai Sonata, that we purchased used from a Hyundai dealer. The remainder of the manufacturers warranty remains...and we purchased the extended warranty. I Took it to my friendly neighborhood repair shop to have the rotors replaced. They mentioned to me that we also might need to have a bearing replaced. Here's the question... if I take it to the dealer they want to charge me $75 just to look at it to tell me if it's covered by warranty. Does replacing the bearing sound like something that might be covered by my warranty?
posted by TuxHeDoh on Dec 6, 2004 - 5 answers

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