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What, besides scheduled maintenance, should I do to maintain my car?

We recent got a new-to-us used car. Other than following the manufacturer's scheduled maintenance, what should we do to maintain and maximize the life of the car? Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 10, 2014 - 17 answers

 

Can I drive my car if the engine has Hydraulic Lifter Ticking?

The "tappets" or hydraulic lifters in my ten-year-old Hyundai Elantra have started making noise. tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap. [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Sep 9, 2013 - 12 answers

After a bunch of trips to mechanics, my car engine is hesitating/missing intermittently, and I would love a second opinion.

My 1998 Nissan Sentra GXE (1.6L) has been acting up for the past few weeks, in decreasing degrees of severity. After a varied set of problems and repairs, the engine now hesitates at random, more often when idling than when driving. It sounds like it's about to die completely and then returns to normal in a second. What the heck is going on? [more inside]
posted by summerteeth on Sep 14, 2012 - 12 answers

My car is doing a thing (and I would like it to stop)

My car is doing something kind of alarming, intermittently. I'd love to get some guesses as to whether I need to see a transmission specialist or not before I take it somewhere. [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Jul 24, 2012 - 12 answers

Considering buying an old pickup truck (Hilux), and teaching myself how to maintain/repair it. Where to begin?

Considering buying an old pickup truck (Hilux), and teaching myself how to maintain/repair it. Where to begin? [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Sep 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Broken mower blues

Why is my lawnmower engine suddenly racing? Can I fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on May 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Ducar 124cc (125cc) engine rebuild

I want to rebuild my 125cc dirt bike engine, never done it before but I want to learn. [more inside]
posted by jakubsnm on Aug 20, 2009 - 2 answers

What repair fixes a misfiring 4-Runner?

Why does my uncle's 1998 V6 Toyota 4-Runner misfire at highway speeds? Last month we drove from Los Angeles to Tucson and back, and at what seemed to be random points while we were driving the engine would buck repeatedly. Once it started, it would continue at all speeds, with the engine running particularly rough at low/idle RPM. We took it in to 3 different Toyota dealerships along the way, and to it's home dealership once we got back. They were all happy to service the vehicle, but none were able to fix it and two insisted they couldn't find any problems with the vehicle. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Is the mechanic ripping me off?

What would you charge to diagnose a check engine light and replace the thermostat in a 2003 Toyota Highlander? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Dec 30, 2008 - 13 answers

My Kia Optima Lost It's Mojo

I'm having car troubles and curious if this is a problem familiar to anyone: [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Mar 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Ttttrrrrrrrrrrrr

What's rattling under the hood of my car? [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Oct 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Should I pay $500 for to replace my engine?

Short story: I got a tune up including an oil change. That night, the car died, and now they say the engine needs to be replaced? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Sep 21, 2006 - 18 answers

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