• Best aftermarket brand choice for CV joints?

    Best answer: I can confirm that all the aftermarket brands I've used don't last long (I've tried different brands and stores, can't remember them all.) Every year I'm having to replace mine because they don't make OEM ones for my car anymore. Basically every winter the boots get hard and break open, then... show more
    Best answer: I can confirm that all the aftermarket brands I've used don't last long (I've tried different brands and stores, can't remember them all.) Every year I'm having to replace mine because they don't make OEM ones for my car anymore. Basically every winter the boots get hard and break open, then get washed out with mud and snow and then fail. I've tried replacing just the boots by checking them weekly or even daily during the winter and taking the CV joints apart, cleaning and regreasing them and replacing the boots immediately after they break but they seem to just go and burst open again. But we do get temperatures as low as -40F though. But in my 5 year old Nissan the OEM boots and CV joints look great.
    8 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • Getting CCTV footage of minor car accident in a company car park UK?

    A car hit me in a car park a while ago and the other driver is disputing the claim and our insurances are dealing with it now. The accident happened in a private company carpark and CCTV may have caught the edge of the collision (though not in full). Can I get a copy of this CCTV to help my claim? I've heard... show more
    A car hit me in a car park a while ago and the other driver is disputing the claim and our insurances are dealing with it now. The accident happened in a private company carpark and CCTV may have caught the edge of the collision (though not in full). Can I get a copy of this CCTV to help my claim? I've heard that due to data protection this may be not be possible?
    9 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 days ago
  • How is rwd better for a sports car?

    Best answer: Tires only offer so much grip. In a rear drive car, the front tires are only using their grip to turn and/or stop. On a front or all-wheel drive car, the front tires are asked to use their grip to not only turn and/or stop, but also to accelerate. Using any amount of the front tire's grip to accelerate... show more
    Best answer: Tires only offer so much grip. In a rear drive car, the front tires are only using their grip to turn and/or stop. On a front or all-wheel drive car, the front tires are asked to use their grip to not only turn and/or stop, but also to accelerate. Using any amount of the front tire's grip to accelerate reduces the amount of grip leftover to turn. More grip to turn = the faster/harder you can turn. If you're driving a fast car really hard on a twisty road (as one might drive a sports car), you want all the grip you can to turn. Plus, with rear drive, you can often use the power to the rear tires to help you steer/rotate the car around (when you're driving really hard and you really know how to drive a car fast/well) in a way that just isn't possible with some or all of the power only going to the front tires.
    13 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 2 days ago
  • Is it normal that my mom don't know how drive?

    My mom is in her 40s and still learning how to drive
    My mom is in her 40s and still learning how to drive
    9 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 1 day ago
  • When would a driver have to declare that they have a dash cam in a car insurance dispute?

    So a HGV (heavy goods vehicle) hit my car a while back (10 months ago) and for ages the drivers insurance was ignoring our claim. Because of this my insurance got solicitors and started legal proceedings against them. Court papers were filed against the driver and his insurance got solicitors and now they are... show more
    So a HGV (heavy goods vehicle) hit my car a while back (10 months ago) and for ages the drivers insurance was ignoring our claim. Because of this my insurance got solicitors and started legal proceedings against them. Court papers were filed against the driver and his insurance got solicitors and now they are disputing the claim and have filed a defence. We will be going to court at some point in the future. The reason I ask about a dash cam is because I know that a lot of HGV's have dash cams now a days for insurance purposes yet there has been no mention of one yet? Wouldn't the driver or insurance had to have told my insurance or solicitors whether he had a dash cam of the incident? Does the fact that all of this has happened and no dash cam has ever been mentioned imply that he didn't have one? I think our insurance companies did have a brief discussion about the claim and obviously we have seen the official defence the drivers insurance have served and there was no mention of a cam. Even if he had one it wouldn't do anything for his case but I'm just preparing for any curve balls thrown in court.
    20 answers · Insurance & Registration · 5 days ago
  • How can a 14 year old boy start car washing?

    Best answer: It`s hard to compete with automatic car washes. Rather, specialize by focusing on the things automatic car washes don`t do well. Wheels, interiors, and anything you can think of. For wheels you`ll need special cleaners for removing the dust from brake pads. For interiors, you`ll need to be able to shampoo... show more
    Best answer: It`s hard to compete with automatic car washes. Rather, specialize by focusing on the things automatic car washes don`t do well. Wheels, interiors, and anything you can think of. For wheels you`ll need special cleaners for removing the dust from brake pads. For interiors, you`ll need to be able to shampoo fabric upholstery, carpeting and maybe cloth head liners (interior roof). Other cleaners for all the vinyl & leather. Maybe stuff for scotch guarding. A vacuum cleaner like a shop vac, etc. I`d suggest using Sparkle brand glass cleaner. Not Windex. Windex streaks. Using a chamois for drying glass instead of paper towels can save you some money. If you go from job to job, you`ll need to find a portable wringer to help you dry off towels or chamois, etc. To start with, come up with some advertising leaflets, and put them in your neighborhood mail boxes, within walking distance of your home. Let them know you`re a neighbor. You`ll first have to practice first in order to figure out how much you`ll need to charge, based on your expenses and how much time it takes to complete a job. There`s lots of other stuff too, but you`ll figure it out. In the 50`s my dad owned a service station and his sons washed cars for him every Saturday from 7 a.m to 6 p.m. This is something you honestly can figure out, and could grow into a steady job for you from H.S. through College. If hand car washes could work there too, why not. The wringer will be even more important then. It`s a very doable idea. There`s so much more I could tell you, but this will have to do. Work hard and I won`t need to wish you Good Luck. p.s. In America we call this kind of thing "Detailing".
    8 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 4 days ago
  • Buying a car?

    Buying a car today that still has a loan on it. We're going to the bank to pay off that loan and the bank will send the title to him through the mail for him to sign it and then he'll send it back to me. My question is, is there anything besides a bill of sale I can have to prove it's mine just in case... show more
    Buying a car today that still has a loan on it. We're going to the bank to pay off that loan and the bank will send the title to him through the mail for him to sign it and then he'll send it back to me. My question is, is there anything besides a bill of sale I can have to prove it's mine just in case something happens, he doesn't sign the title, I get pulled over etc.? Not saying I don't trust the guy but you have to be skeptical of everyone nowadays
    10 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago
  • I accidentally bumped someone?

    So today I was backing up it was really foggy so I couldn’t really see and I accidentally bumped my neighbors car. I was running late for work so I panicked and just left. I’m at work now is it too late to leave a note when I get home?
    So today I was backing up it was really foggy so I couldn’t really see and I accidentally bumped my neighbors car. I was running late for work so I panicked and just left. I’m at work now is it too late to leave a note when I get home?
    8 answers · Insurance & Registration · 1 day ago
  • Can you a car with no down payment?

    If not, how much is the down payment for 20k car?
    If not, how much is the down payment for 20k car?
    11 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago
  • Im about to take my road test for my drivers license! Any tips?!?

    Also When i parallel park And i set it to park, do i also have to set the parking brake?
    Also When i parallel park And i set it to park, do i also have to set the parking brake?
    7 answers · Insurance & Registration · 19 hours ago
  • How do gas stations keep their pump from freezing in cold weather?

    Just a question out of curiousity. How do gas stations keep their pumps/gas from freezing when weather gets cold?
    Just a question out of curiousity. How do gas stations keep their pumps/gas from freezing when weather gets cold?
    6 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 5 hours ago
  • Obtaining a California Minors Driving Permit / Applying for a Driver's License?

    On the California DMV's website it says "If you are over 17 ½ but under 18 years of age, you may get your permit without the driver education and driver training certificates however, you will not be able to take the driving test until you turn 18." I have not taken driver's ed and I have my... show more
    On the California DMV's website it says "If you are over 17 ½ but under 18 years of age, you may get your permit without the driver education and driver training certificates however, you will not be able to take the driving test until you turn 18." I have not taken driver's ed and I have my appointment today. I don't //technically// turn 17 1/2 until Saturday given that my birthday is on May 25. This seems stupid but would a 3 day difference be important. Will they turn me away? I don't want to wait the long lines just to be disappointed.
    7 answers · Insurance & Registration · 22 hours ago
  • How long do motorcycles last assuming if drive normal and maintain it properly?

    Can they last over 100k miles like cars? I don't rev the engine or accelerate like crazy when I am driving, how will this translate to a motorcycle?
    Can they last over 100k miles like cars? I don't rev the engine or accelerate like crazy when I am driving, how will this translate to a motorcycle?
    8 answers · Motorcycles · 1 day ago
  • Dodge dealership commission Question?

    I'm currently in the process of buying a 2017 challenger from dodge and want to know if what they are telling me is true. Apperently this is how it goes,the salesman told me they don't make money from the price of the cars they sell it at, but instead how many cars they sell. I'm not quite sure this is... show more
    I'm currently in the process of buying a 2017 challenger from dodge and want to know if what they are telling me is true. Apperently this is how it goes,the salesman told me they don't make money from the price of the cars they sell it at, but instead how many cars they sell. I'm not quite sure this is true and this information is important to me since I want to lower down the price from 27k to 23k.Also how low should I got with the negotiation on the price.
    6 answers · Buying & Selling · 8 hours ago