• How can a 20- something guy not know how to change a tire.?

    I was walking to my car on campus and hear what sounded like an argument between a guy and girl. The girl is like "what do you mean you can't? Just change the tire." He responds "how? I don't know how to change a tire!" she then goes "just jack it up and unscrew the bolts."... show more
    I was walking to my car on campus and hear what sounded like an argument between a guy and girl. The girl is like "what do you mean you can't? Just change the tire." He responds "how? I don't know how to change a tire!" she then goes "just jack it up and unscrew the bolts." Then he cringely responds "what's a jack?" So as the good samaratan I am, I stepped in and asked if they needed help changed the tire for them. But when I asked where his tire iron and Jack was in his car, he didn't know where or what I was talking about. So I had to rummage through the back and remove. The girl was harsh though, she kept saying how little of a man he was for not knowing how to change a tire and that he should be like me. She even gave me a kiss on the cheek when I refused to take any money. Now, what I'm concerned about is not him changing a tire, but what are they teaching my peers? I'm no saint, but I feel I could do well on my own. I mean, if you can't change a tire, how are you going to maintain a car, which leads to greater thing? And I don't think he's the only 20- something who can't change a tire, it's my whole generation of millenials. PS, it made it funnier that he was wearing a frat shirt that said "Proud Beta"
    41 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 20 hours ago
  • Can you buy a car without having to prove your income...?

    I'm self-employed and can't prove my income but have good credit rate. I'd like to make payment on a 20k used car.
    I'm self-employed and can't prove my income but have good credit rate. I'd like to make payment on a 20k used car.
    26 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago
  • Is it bad to change my oil every three months?

    Our truck is an old 2002 tacoma with 165k miles on her. So this past year I've changed her oil 4 times, or once every 3 months which is about 3k miles. My mom keeps telling to stop, but I want to keep this truck in good condition. I was just wondering if it's bad. I always use mobil 1 5w-30 high mileage oil... show more
    Our truck is an old 2002 tacoma with 165k miles on her. So this past year I've changed her oil 4 times, or once every 3 months which is about 3k miles. My mom keeps telling to stop, but I want to keep this truck in good condition. I was just wondering if it's bad. I always use mobil 1 5w-30 high mileage oil and a mobil 1 filter. Am I over maintaining? Part of it is wanting to keep the truck alive. The other is I just like working on my car and find changing the oil fun and manly. This truck is my baby. It's almost as old as I am. I'm 22 and the truck is 15 almost 16.
    19 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 20 hours ago
  • What is my mother doing?

    So my mother bought me a car about 2 months ago for me to get ready for my road test in and to have after I get my license. Now I've gotten my license but she won't let me take the car out and every time I ask her why she says, she is nervous about the car being under her name and doesn't want her... show more
    So my mother bought me a car about 2 months ago for me to get ready for my road test in and to have after I get my license. Now I've gotten my license but she won't let me take the car out and every time I ask her why she says, she is nervous about the car being under her name and doesn't want her license taken. If something were to happen wouldn't it be my license that was taken? Since I would be the driver when it happened? Or is she just saying this because she's a nervous person?
    21 answers · Insurance & Registration · 2 days ago
  • My car battery died and I've only had the car for one year, what causes it to die that fast?

    I got a car from Carmax last year in May. It is a Hyundai Accent 2014 model. Recently, my car battery was acting up. Someone I know told me it could be due to putting the radio on when the car is off or keeping the air switch on when the car is off. I never leave the air on. I do sometimes listen to the radio. When... show more
    I got a car from Carmax last year in May. It is a Hyundai Accent 2014 model. Recently, my car battery was acting up. Someone I know told me it could be due to putting the radio on when the car is off or keeping the air switch on when the car is off. I never leave the air on. I do sometimes listen to the radio. When I started my car one day, I noticed a slight hesitancy and I thought it was not going to start but eventually it did. It ended up running well. Yesterday though, my car battery completely died. I was upset about it because I just got the car last year. I have given it oil changes and whenever the check light for the tires comes on, I get them filled with air. I've been diligent with keeping up with the car. I cannot afford to get a new battery just yet and have to wait until I get paid. Do batteries die that fast? What causes a car battery to die?
    23 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • What does it mean when someone flashes their bright lights at you?

    I ve recently started working nights and every now and then someone flashes their lights at me and I m not sure what it means
    I ve recently started working nights and every now and then someone flashes their lights at me and I m not sure what it means
    21 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 2 days ago
  • Should I get this fixed at dealership?

    My check engline light came on my 2014 nissan frontier with less then 30k miles on it i brought it to the nissan dealer to find out the air filter is completely missing, they want to perform idle relearn procedure as well as a throttle body cleaning and fuel induction service this is not be covered by my warranty... show more
    My check engline light came on my 2014 nissan frontier with less then 30k miles on it i brought it to the nissan dealer to find out the air filter is completely missing, they want to perform idle relearn procedure as well as a throttle body cleaning and fuel induction service this is not be covered by my warranty because the airfilter is missing they want to charge 30$ for the filter $140 for induction service and $60 for throttle body cleaning and relearn. Do you think this is Appropriate price or is it way to much and I should get it done somewhere else?
    13 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Should I buy a brand new honda civic? why or why not?

    I need a new car that is inexpensive, has full warranty, is reliable and I feel that's the best fit.
    I need a new car that is inexpensive, has full warranty, is reliable and I feel that's the best fit.
    14 answers · Buying & Selling · 1 day 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?
    11 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 16 hours ago
  • Can I get my money back from a car dealership for selling me a faulty car?!?

    So yesterday I picked up a car I had purchased AS IS from a dealership. During the test drive I took it very mellow and did not go onto the freeway so therefore never went above about 2500rpm and never hit 4th or 5th gear. I also had music playing and the heater on simply to make sure they work. About halfway... show more
    So yesterday I picked up a car I had purchased AS IS from a dealership. During the test drive I took it very mellow and did not go onto the freeway so therefore never went above about 2500rpm and never hit 4th or 5th gear. I also had music playing and the heater on simply to make sure they work. About halfway though my drive home I noticed that there is a significant grinding noise coming from the front of the car anytime I shift into 4th or 5th gear or anytime I am coasting at above 2500rpm in any gear. I put a hefty down payment on this vehicle and I cannot afford to be having any problems with this vehicle. Is there anything I can do about this? Can I get my money back? They put it through service to pass a safety inspection before I picked it up. I have video of the noise that I took on my drive home and I texted the salesman about the concerns I had
    19 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago
  • What should I modifying first to my 2015 Honda Accord Sport?

    I have a new Honda Accord 2.5L Sport and I am looking to buy upgrades for the car. Any suggestions on what I should do first? My friends tell me to add a cold air intake and an exhaust system but is there anything else that will improve my vehicles performance ? Thanks! -Danny
    I have a new Honda Accord 2.5L Sport and I am looking to buy upgrades for the car. Any suggestions on what I should do first? My friends tell me to add a cold air intake and an exhaust system but is there anything else that will improve my vehicles performance ? Thanks! -Danny
    9 answers · Honda · 9 hours ago
  • Roughly how much would a 55 mile trip by car take?

    The car I have is a Ford fiesta 2011
    The car I have is a Ford fiesta 2011
    16 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Do I need to give my insurance information?

    I got into a car accident in the beginning of September. It was a minor fender bender so I asked if we could avoid insurance and instead me just pay for the damages. The quote that the mechanic gave us was $900. Last week he finally took it in to get fixed and after they started the said they found 10,000 of damage... show more
    I got into a car accident in the beginning of September. It was a minor fender bender so I asked if we could avoid insurance and instead me just pay for the damages. The quote that the mechanic gave us was $900. Last week he finally took it in to get fixed and after they started the said they found 10,000 of damage after taking the bumper off. I find this hard to believe as we were not going that fast. He is now requesting my insurance info and I’m just wondering if I am truly required to do so i this happened so long ago and a police report was never filed
    12 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 days ago
  • What happens if you get into an accident that was your fault before you get insurance on it (since you have 30 days to do so)?

    Best answer: You do not have 30 days to get insurance. ALL LAWS say you have to have insurance BEFORE you operate on PUBLIC streets, roads, and highways....
    Best answer: You do not have 30 days to get insurance. ALL LAWS say you have to have insurance BEFORE you operate on PUBLIC streets, roads, and highways....
    24 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 days ago
  • I got rear ended. Is it my fault?

    I was driving past a hospital at about 35mph (speed limit was 35) and an ambulance pulled out of the hospital's parking lot with lights and sirens on. So I stopped quickly so that it could go in front of me. A few seconds after I stopped somebody slammed into the back of me. She tried to tell me that it was my... show more
    I was driving past a hospital at about 35mph (speed limit was 35) and an ambulance pulled out of the hospital's parking lot with lights and sirens on. So I stopped quickly so that it could go in front of me. A few seconds after I stopped somebody slammed into the back of me. She tried to tell me that it was my fault because I stopped too fast. Is it my fault?
    14 answers · Insurance & Registration · 2 days ago