I just replaced my 1995 300zx turbo's burned-out headlights with some cheap factory 9006 bulbs and can barely see anything at night. I don't want to get HIDs but would like to find a headlight that actually illuminates the road and makes driving safer. I've narrowed it down to three options: Philips X-treme Vision, Philips HIR2 9012, or Sylvania SilverStar Ultra (which I may rule out, because apparently they burn out really quickly). Does anyone have any advice on these, or any other suggestions? I do plan to clean out the headlights as well, if there's anything to clean out.
I'm struggling to parse something that just happened between my car mechanic and I. What the hell happened? Is this a red flag? Am I being lied to or not told something, here? [more inside]
I would like to not feel panicky when things go wrong with my car. Where can I learn the basics of how cars work and how to troubleshoot them? [more inside]
Can (should) I ask my mechanic not to do a job we agreed they would do, after they've ordered the part? [more inside]
My car 'skips' when I'm stopped at red lights. Please help me try to diagnose what's ailing my sad, old car. YANAM/YANMM. [more inside]
I love renting a house in urban Atlanta! I hate renting a house in urban Atlanta! Can anyone help me find a place to fix my car... myself? [more inside]
DeadVanFilter: I know you are not my mechanic but... 97 Ford Aerostar, parked in my driveway for three Chicago years. The google-fu tells me the basics (new gas/oil etc), but I am just wondering if anyone in the hive has experience with such things. [more inside]
CarMaintenanceFilter: Do I really need new spark plugs and a fuel-injector cleaning when I just got them done? [more inside]