Running out of fuel: does it really harm a diesel engine?
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]
Any dpreview/tomhardware alike for cars ? I am looking for a practical equivalent of what dpreview is to digital photography , but for cars. I care about accurate date (weight, dimensione, inside, outside, output in Kw, couple and whatnot) and not for "the interior is upscale outstanding" bullshat. Would be outstanding if focused on european market.
Help me calculate if it's a good financial decision to buy a new car considering today's gas prices?
Help me calculate if it's a good financial decision to buy a new car considering today's gas prices? [more inside]
How do you drive a 5-speed for better gas mileage? [more inside]
I've always liked cars, but I'd really like to learn how to repair them and get some hands-on experience, if possible. How can I do this? [more inside]
My parents are seniors who, assuming their good health continues, will be able to drive for another 10 years or so. They're about to buy what will presumably be their last vehicle. In addition to the standard points to consider when choosing it, are there any factors associated with aging for them to keep in mind as they’re shopping? [more inside]
So the DC DMV is having a real go with me. I'll spare you the saga so far, but let's just say that after two trips to the inspection station and two separate mechanics, now I'm told that my "On Board Diagnostics" monitor needs to be reset. [more inside]
Can someone explain the importance or relevance of different weight engine oil? How much and why should your local climate affect your oil choice? [more inside]
My neighbor backed into my car, admitted it, and now refuses to pay. What should I do? [more inside]
About a month ago I happened to be outside my house in Queens at about midnight. I saw what looked like a cop car with license plate reading cameras drive by. Anyone have more info? [more inside]
I recently bought a car with a button that allows me to turn the transmission's overdrive on & off. I've read that overdrive only kicks in to provides fuel economy when travelling at highway speeds. Is there ever a reason to turn it off? [more inside]
In three cars I've driven, I get about 300 miles per tank of gas. But with all three cars, I can get up to 200 miles by the time I hit 1/2 tank. But invariably, by the time I near the 300 mile mark, I'm on E. Am I nuts or do gas seem to burn faster in the lower 1/2 of my tank? Is this mental or by design? [more inside]
Volkswagen, BMW, and now Fiat have all recently bought out "remakes" of some of their classic cars (Beatles, Morris Minis and Fiat 500s). All of these cars do nothing more than pay homage to the original, stealing some aesthetic design features, while creating an entirely new car. But how much would it cost, now, to manufature a Volkeswagen Beatle the way they were made in 1969? [more inside]
Do I have to stop and render aid when witnessing an accident? [more inside]
Lancia Deltas are great cars - why are there none/next to none in the US? [more inside]
How do I install these speakers on the front doors of my 1999 Honda Accord? Should I even try to do it myself? [more inside]
Why do dogs stick their heads out of moving cars windows?
Does drafting a truck theoretically lower the truck's mileage? [more inside]
[Dynamics Filter] Is it less damaging to the wheels to hit a pothole at higher or lower speeds? [more inside]
CarOilFilter: Oh, dear lord. I put oil in my car tonight, and thought everything was fine until ... [more inside]
Does showing wealth turn off potential clients? [more inside]
"My first experience purchasing an alternative fuel (E85)", or "How can I get my $20ish back?" or, "why is this such a pain in the ass?" [more inside]
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Mod: Is it possible, where are resources for, modifying/updating the instrument panel cluster? [more inside]
Asking for friend: Watching The Lives of Others, a movie taking place in East Germany during the Cold War, I noticed that a limousine in the movie was a Volvo. I have also noticed that other movies set in the Eastern Bloc show cars made by Western nations. Is this an oversight by the movie makers, or were these cars actually available at these times?
My 1991 Jeep Cherokee automatic seems to be "trembling" while it idles. The shaking decreases once it's moving, but persists- albeit in a much reduced state. On top of that, the engine just sounds like it's working harder than it used to. Help! [more inside]
I hook my Ipod to my car stereo using an FM transmitter. Before setting out I'd like to choose a frequency that's not going to compete with local radio stations en-route. Is there a simple list of frequencies likely to be safe from interference? Alternatively has anybody done yet built some kind mash-up website that would give me a frequency for a given journey? I am in the UK but would be interested if this has been done anywhere. [more inside]
What should I do with a car I won't be using for the next 2 years? [more inside]
My nephew will be turning six and is having a Lightning McQueen themed party. What are some good games we could play? [more inside]
Help me find and buy my dream car. [more inside]
Can anyone help me find some OBD-II software for the Mac? [more inside]
Does anyone know how, where, how much anythign about replacing the dashboard of a 1998 Tj Jeep Wrangler? [more inside]
I spilled a bunch of gas in my car. The smell--apparently--does not dissipate even with the windows rolled down. Any ideas?
Spark plug wire popped off while driving and now it looks like that cylinder isn't firing. How much trouble am I in? [more inside]
Can I drive my car to the shop if the oil warning light has come on? [more inside]
Do car repairs done at a non-authorized facility void the warranty? [more inside]
How much will Battery fluid damage the interior of a car? [more inside]
Car makes an Odd Sound [more inside]
I'd like to buy another iPod, but only if I could get it work with my '99 VW Beetle. Has anyone had any experience fitting the iPod into a car that has no auxillary stereo option? [more inside]
Buying my first car as a female engineer -- do I need a male buddy to go with me? [more inside]
All other things being equal, do I pick the older car with lower mileage or the later model with high mileage? [more inside]
Whats the quickest easiest way to get the serial number markings off the windshield of my recently towed car? [more inside]
Do I give my second car to a grandchild? [more inside]
I'm looking for a cable that has the ipod connector on one end and both a cigarette lighter adapter and two male RCA's on the other end. Does such a thing exist?
Are there really no in-dash hard-drive based car MP3 players (er, under $2000) or single-DIN 6-disc changers on the market anymore? Help me with my broken changer. [more inside]
We got a great deal from a car dealership. What should we get the salesperson as a sign of gratitude? [more inside]
Why does my '98 Saturn SC1 have odd idling problems after more than an hour of highway driving (i.e. it sometimes revs high, sometimes it drops to nothing and stalls)? [more inside]
A pothole ate my wheel. Can I claim against the city? [more inside]
My friend was just told she needs a "new fuel system" for a Honda Civic (1998). What should we be looking for? [more inside]
Mechanic Filter: Someone left me a '98 Honda Civic that has been stored for 6 years it seems. VERY low miles lol. What do I tell the mechanic(s)? [more inside]