Help me find a technique to be able to park in the middle of a perpendicular parking spot, first time everytime, without backing up. [more inside]
Where should I go in Toronto for car audio purchase/installation? [more inside]
Last spring I purchased a van through craigslist to use in a set for an independent movie. Now I want to sell it again. However, I suspect that the circumstances of the original sale make this impossible or illegal. [more inside]
I'll be buying a car next month. The total with tax and fees will probably be around $23,000 and I'll have about $16,000 saved up. Which is a better move, financially: putting it all down and getting my monthly payments very low, or putting a smaller amount down ($5,000 or so) and investing the rest? [more inside]
Biodiesel or hybrid? I need a new car, and of course there's [more inside]
How hard/expensive is it likely to be to get a ten-year-old Jeep to pass California emissions standards? [more inside]
what are these circular stickers i see on everyone's cars that show a blue hat and eyeballs underneath (which, when seen from afar, resembles a car k-car profile with the eyes as wheels)? [more inside]
Windshield washer fluid vs. soap/detergent + water -- what's the difference? [more inside]
NewCarFilter: What colors are easiest to keep clean? [more inside]
Which car stereo model + ipod adapter best integrates an ipod? Or should i just keep it simple and go for a car stereo w/a front aux input? [more inside]
You know those "Speed Checked By Aircraft" highway signs? I always use those as guide to knowing when there are no cops around whatsoever. But it got me to thinking: if there were in fact such aircraft COULD they check our car speed with radar? Is such a thing even possible?
I'm having an extremely weird brake problem with my '94 Grand Am. [more inside]
are there any methods to remove very minimal hail damage that work well? [more inside]
CarFilter: With regard to brakes... 3 out of 4 ain't bad? [more inside]
Why have the gas prices fallen rapidly in the last few weeks? [more inside]
What do our (United States) roads really cost? [more inside]
My current auto insurance policy expires in 11 days. At the beginning of the month, I bought a policy from another company to start on the same day my current policy ended. Today, I was in a car accident. How would the fact that I'm not renewing my current policy affect me? [more inside]
Should I get a car part at a junkyard/salvage yard/auto recycler, and how do I go about it? [more inside]
CarExhaustFilter: (Sorry, couldn't resist.) I recently had my oil changed at the dealership. (I have a 1998 Honda R-V.) Since then, there has been an overwhelming smell of car exhaust in my car, even when I roll the windows down. I want to be able to go into the dealer and tell them what's wrong, and that, more than likely, some thing was done incorrectly or not replaced correctly when they changed my oil. [more inside]
1997 VW clutch is making scraping sounds when fully depressed, but is working fine otherwise. Do I need a whole new clutch kit? Simultaneously, the interior fans (cooling) are dead, and the parking brake light is stuck on. Blown fuse? [more inside]
How hard and expensive it would be to import a Toyota from Canada into the US? We're looking at the Yaris, but the love of my life wants the 5 door hatchback and Toyota only sells the 3 door in the US. This is new for us, so please help out! [more inside]
What is benefit of old style fender/hood mounted side mirrors on vehicles? and why are they gone? [more inside]
How many miles are too many on a used vehicle? [more inside]
In the late 70s or early 80s, I watched a movie, probably on network television, which was called something like, "The Last V8" or "The Last of the V8s". Help me find it! [more inside]
Help me choose my new vehicle... please. It's great fun! You should play. [more inside]
I was involved in an accident Friday (in Tennessee) and it was the other driver's fault... [more inside]
How can I buy and export a left hand drive car to Ghana? [more inside]
My 1970 Dodge Dart swinger has begun making some odd noises and my current, very-good mechanic, can't figure it out. But he says it's nothing. For the first time, I don't think he's right. So I need to cheat on him with a new mechanic. A Dodge Dart specialist. Does anyone have any supremely talented classic mopar men in the Los Angeles area they can recommend?
Auto Insurance: What? [more inside]
I'm currently barrowing a car from my aunt and uncle and I just managed to lock the keys into the car. They are on vacation and I can't find a spare key. I'd really rather not pay a locksmith right now (college budget) and I don't have AAA. Does any one have any tips? Is there anything I should know before contacting a locksmith, any way to keep the prices low? I'm open to any suggestions, if it were my car I'd just go in with a coat hanger, but the doors are sealed up pretty tight and I don't want hurt the car. While it's not in a bad part of town, I'm also a little nervous about leaving it for more than a night with keys laying right there (as well as my PDA and my external hard-drive, which I'd really hate to lose). Thanks in advance!
Installed a cold air intake on my car. How does one maintain a CAI?
How do I mount a front license plate on my Scion XB? I got a fixit ticket for having only a rear plate, but there's no holes to screw on a front plate. [more inside]
Traveling from Washington DC to St. Johnsbury (actually Greensboro) Vermont towing a trailer. Is there a way to minimize the hills? [more inside]
We're looking to rent/take on loan, a white or black Chevy Suburban in Washington D.C. for a specific date. How can we locate one? [more inside]
There's a wait list for the Honda Civic Si, so I can't test drive it. Can you help me know how it will compare to the Civic EX and/or Mini Cooper? [more inside]
Do modern auto engines still require a break in period? [more inside]
Have any of you ever seen any of the vehicles refurbished on shows like Trick My Truck, Monster Garage, or Pimp My Ride out in public or in real life? Not just at a car show or special appearance, but actually out driving around somewhere.
Mysterious new Nissan car? (wow that sounded like viral crap) [more inside]
I'm thinking about buying a used, diesel, Toyota Land Cruiser to supplement my 1987 BMW 635csi mid-life-crisis car, which is much more fun than practical. [more inside]
Why is biofuel diesel, instead of standard gasoline? [more inside]
Sometimes when I try to start my car, it doesn't seem to "catch". This only happens sometimes, and when I took it to the shop, they couldn't find anything wrong. [more inside]
I am horrible at parking:-( Thanks to the great advice in this thread, I was able to pass my driver's test. Unfortunately, my parking skills are all over the map. Is this something that will improve with more practice, or are there certain tricks and techniques that I should know? [more inside]
So I got scratches on my car from going to the cheap car wash. Is there some sort of miracle cream to apply to take care of them?
What's the name of that stuff that you rub into your paint job that gets rid of the little scratches inflicted from car wash rags?
Was there ever a plan for a public art project which would placed a giant rearview mirror next to Chicago's Lake Shore Drive? [more inside]
Can a car window be "popped out" by hitting the door mirror housing? Or was my window just smashed by an inefficient thief? [more inside]
Fast and Furious 1, 2 and 3 and American Musclecars... (spoilers?) [more inside]
Does backing out of a car deal affect your credit? [more inside]
Car question: a choice among Honda Ciivc Hybrid, Toyota Prius, and VW TDI Jetta. Primary concerns (in order of priority): (1) general safety, reliability and maintenance issues, (2) gas mileage, (3) emissions, (4) pimpin' built-in iPod accessories. The car's used 80% in a daily stop-and-go commute (40-60 mins each way) but road trips are certainly in mind too. Opinions, experiences, venting appreciated. [more inside]
Why bother blurring license plates? [more inside]
Buying a used car. Basically paying the buyout of a lease. Am I getting a good deal? [more inside]