• How much would you pay a mechanic to change your brakes?

    I live in wa state and I do believe my son was over charged by a shade tree mechanic. He charged 1 of my son s a certain amount to change a hub assembly and then turned around and charged my other son the same price to change his front brakes. I m not putting a price because I want to see if I m wrong 1st. If... show more
    I live in wa state and I do believe my son was over charged by a shade tree mechanic. He charged 1 of my son s a certain amount to change a hub assembly and then turned around and charged my other son the same price to change his front brakes. I m not putting a price because I want to see if I m wrong 1st. If possible I will add the cost.. Thanks in advance if you take the time to respond and it s a logical answer or 1 that is out in left field. Have a wonderful day
    13 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Can you repair your car.?

    I am ok doing basic maintenance on my car, but hopeless if I break down and i call a breakdown company. Can you repair your vehicle?.
    I am ok doing basic maintenance on my car, but hopeless if I break down and i call a breakdown company. Can you repair your vehicle?.
    13 answers · 9 hours ago
  • When is a good time to fill up for gas in an SUV?

    In my 2017 rogue it has a 55 L tank. Right now it says I have 186 Km before i go empty but I am obviously not going to wait that long. The rule of thumb is no less than quarter tank full, but is there a certain amount of KM left to drive threshold?
    In my 2017 rogue it has a 55 L tank. Right now it says I have 186 Km before i go empty but I am obviously not going to wait that long. The rule of thumb is no less than quarter tank full, but is there a certain amount of KM left to drive threshold?
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • How does oil get into the air intake/air filter box?

    Not considering the PCV system How would oil, due to oil blow by from bad piston rings, make it's way back up and all the way through the air intake system to the air filter? To me it doesnt make sense. It's not my personal vehicle, it's just something I'm trying to undersr and for curiosities... show more
    Not considering the PCV system How would oil, due to oil blow by from bad piston rings, make it's way back up and all the way through the air intake system to the air filter? To me it doesnt make sense. It's not my personal vehicle, it's just something I'm trying to undersr and for curiosities sake. How would oil get pushed up through the intake valve, when the intake valve moves air in the opposite direction of the intake system. How does oil go backwards? Assume there's no breather tube going to the air filter box or any connection in the PCV system. Just strictly worn piston rings and the intake tubing. Can someone explain to me the path the oil takes and how it does it?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • OVERHEATING CAR.....PLEASE HELP ME?

    I have a 2002 ford fiesta 1.3 and it always overheats the fan is constantly on even when just the electrics are on and it takes about 20 seconds for it to turn off when engine switched off.  The fan switch, thermostat and coolant reservoir bottle have all been replaced. And still nothing had changed.  I drained... show more
    I have a 2002 ford fiesta 1.3 and it always overheats the fan is constantly on even when just the electrics are on and it takes about 20 seconds for it to turn off when engine switched off.  The fan switch, thermostat and coolant reservoir bottle have all been replaced. And still nothing had changed.  I drained the radiator today until clear water was running through it... replaced the water with coolant but still it overheats.  There are no leaks I can see. And the heating in the car doesn t work.  Anyone have any ideas.  Thanks in advance.
    21 answers · 3 days ago
  • How can i get my car back?

    I paid a guy to fix the fender on my moms car..My mom passed away and I plan on giving it to my brother.And after I paid the guy that claimed to be a auto body guy. I realized he didnt buy any parts but kept asking for more money. I told him I wanted my car back and he said he didnt have to give it back because its... show more
    I paid a guy to fix the fender on my moms car..My mom passed away and I plan on giving it to my brother.And after I paid the guy that claimed to be a auto body guy. I realized he didnt buy any parts but kept asking for more money. I told him I wanted my car back and he said he didnt have to give it back because its not in my name.. He and his girl have been seen staying in the car he has primered the hood and taped the plastic fenders. And I have several texts back and forth where he admits its my car but says he dont have to give it back.. Cops wouldnt do a report they said it was a civil matter.. That car does not have insurance and i dont know what he is doing in my car... Please help... Also his friend helped me move boxes of moms stuff and now stuff is missing ... please give me advice .
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • What do I do if I used the wrong transmission fluid?

    My friends mom bought fluid for a Honda, but I drive a Hyundai. The gears are shifting hard and the check engine light came on and it's because of the transmission oil temperature sensor. But how do I fix that besides the sensor? I've probably driven no more than 30 miles on the wrong fluid. Is there a way... show more
    My friends mom bought fluid for a Honda, but I drive a Hyundai. The gears are shifting hard and the check engine light came on and it's because of the transmission oil temperature sensor. But how do I fix that besides the sensor? I've probably driven no more than 30 miles on the wrong fluid. Is there a way that can be fixed? Will I be able to drain it and replace the filter and use the right fluid? Because I have a feeling that that's why it's shifting hard. Although at first it was because I was low on fluid. But I don't know what to do. I don't want my car to have permanent damage to it.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Are car winter mats necessary?

    Best answer: How necessary winter mats are depends on where you are and where you drive during the winter months. Where I live, rubber floor mats are a necessity because it snows. The snow stuck to your shoes and bottom of your pant legs melt when the heater in the vehicle is on and that water needs somewhere to go. With a... show more
    Best answer: How necessary winter mats are depends on where you are and where you drive during the winter months. Where I live, rubber floor mats are a necessity because it snows. The snow stuck to your shoes and bottom of your pant legs melt when the heater in the vehicle is on and that water needs somewhere to go.

    With a rubber mats, it collects in the mat and you dump it out. With a carpet mat, the snow ( and salt that is often mixed in ) soaks through whatever carpet mat you have and collects in the original carpet floor. The salt will leave a white, crusty residue on the carpet which is difficult to get clean and, in some vehicles that have control units and/or other electrical/electronic items below the floor board, can start creating all kinds of vehicle issues due to water penetration.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • How often should I stopped by Autozone store to check engine light?

    When it first popped up few months ago, it's emission goes bad which why my car engine light went on. I am not worry about it cuz I want to keep car for another year or so as long as it take me to work and back to home. So question is how often should I check just make sure check engine light is still same... show more
    When it first popped up few months ago, it's emission goes bad which why my car engine light went on. I am not worry about it cuz I want to keep car for another year or so as long as it take me to work and back to home. So question is how often should I check just make sure check engine light is still same old problem? I am afraid that if there is new problem then I will not knowing right away because yellow engine light stay on forever until get emissions fixed which cose thousand which more than car is worth.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Coil resistance bellow recommended resistance?

    Just bought some new ignition coils for my car and out of curiosity I tested the resistance. They read 9.37 but my manual says they need to be 10.00. Does this mean they're no good?
    Just bought some new ignition coils for my car and out of curiosity I tested the resistance. They read 9.37 but my manual says they need to be 10.00. Does this mean they're no good?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why does my car run poorly on 87 but smoother on 89?

    The manual even recommends 87 and it has a compression ratio of 9.5 seems like it should run great on 87. The engine was rebuilt and I'm not sure what all was done to it maybe that has something to do with it?
    The manual even recommends 87 and it has a compression ratio of 9.5 seems like it should run great on 87. The engine was rebuilt and I'm not sure what all was done to it maybe that has something to do with it?
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • A/c car compressor clutch is not engaging?

    Best answer: You don't use body shops for radiator swaps. You use muffler shops for that.
    Best answer: You don't use body shops for radiator swaps. You use muffler shops for that.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can a harmonic balancer cause the power steering and alternator to go bad.?

    So whenever my friend turns her car, her power steering stops working and her battery light comes on. Only when she turns her car. So I what should I check in the belt components and could it be the harmonic balancer.
    So whenever my friend turns her car, her power steering stops working and her battery light comes on. Only when she turns her car. So I what should I check in the belt components and could it be the harmonic balancer.
    16 answers · 4 days ago
  • I got an Oil Change on Wednesday from a place I've been going to for years. A day later my car stopped on the way to work.?

    I got an Oil Change on Wednesday from a place I've been going to for years. A day later my car stopped on the way to work.?

    Best answer: OH I'd ask for more than that! It is a chance that they used the wrong oil filter. If the engine locked up, chances are it's toast. If the place is honest, they'll replace the engine. Take it to a different garage first. If it's the wrong oil filter...then approach the garage. By the way...it... show more
    Best answer: OH I'd ask for more than that! It is a chance that they used the wrong oil filter. If the engine locked up, chances are it's toast. If the place is honest, they'll replace the engine. Take it to a different garage first. If it's the wrong oil filter...then approach the garage.
    By the way...it happened to me. The car went 1/4 mile, the filter blew off. Happily for me the garage replaced the engine (not a new engine...one from the junk yard that had about 70K less miles on it). Most garages have insurance for that stuff.
    8 answers · 3 days ago