• Should you turn off your a/c when climbing a mountain?

    If you have driven from LA to Las Vegas, you know there's a mountain range you have to climb for 50 miles. There's a sign that says to turn off the a/c since it can overheat your car. Is this true or only applies to older cars? I have a new car but I turn it off just in case even though it was 100 degrees... show more
    If you have driven from LA to Las Vegas, you know there's a mountain range you have to climb for 50 miles. There's a sign that says to turn off the a/c since it can overheat your car. Is this true or only applies to older cars? I have a new car but I turn it off just in case even though it was 100 degrees yesterday and was blazing hot for 50 miles.
    32 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 24 hours ago
  • Is my engine going to fail? I used the wrong oil.?

    Ok I made a very stupid mistake but please don t judge I accidentally picked up 5w-30 for my 2004 Clk 320 and not only that it wasn t synthetic oil and the owners manaul calls for fully synthetic 5w-40 will anything damaging happen to the car if I continue to drive it?
    Ok I made a very stupid mistake but please don t judge I accidentally picked up 5w-30 for my 2004 Clk 320 and not only that it wasn t synthetic oil and the owners manaul calls for fully synthetic 5w-40 will anything damaging happen to the car if I continue to drive it?
    30 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Do I add motor oil when it s cold?

    I have a 1999 Saturn S-series, no owner s manual. Do I check the dipstick and add motor oil when it s cold? or when the engine is running? or when the car s warmed up but turned off? I ve seen people do all three but don t know which is the best Way to check the dipstick and add motor oil.
    I have a 1999 Saturn S-series, no owner s manual. Do I check the dipstick and add motor oil when it s cold? or when the engine is running? or when the car s warmed up but turned off? I ve seen people do all three but don t know which is the best Way to check the dipstick and add motor oil.
    20 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Do American's not have small diesel cars? I drive a Nissan Juke 1.5dci, but I see the diesel version isn't on sale over there?

    Best answer: Emissions laws are the main reason. One of the indirect effects of a change in the US Clean Air act is that as of 2006 the allowable sulfur in US diesel is only 15 ppm. Since diesel oil is not distilled, the sulfur becomes more concentrated in diesel as gasoline components are cracked away and distilled off. Diesel... show more
    Best answer: Emissions laws are the main reason. One of the indirect effects of a change in the US Clean Air act is that as of 2006 the allowable sulfur in US diesel is only 15 ppm. Since diesel oil is not distilled, the sulfur becomes more concentrated in diesel as gasoline components are cracked away and distilled off. Diesel for highway use in the US requires more expensive "sweeter" crude petroleum so the price relative to gasoline has become... ahh... "unfavorable." Another change that occurred as a consequence of the Act is the addition of Diesel Particulate Filters in US diesel vehicles. That was new to us and made the comparison between gasoline and light diesel vehicles favor gasoline very much more.

    That may change in the future, but for now light diesels are nearly dead in the US.
    33 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Dealer say this is the latest I can buy a car is it true?

    I am currently in the market for a new car in 2017 and currently some of the dealership been giving me the same answer. First of all I wanted a model of a car that is mainly made in manual but due to sharing a car in the family it has to be a automatic. So for that reason I wanted to get a automatic, however to get... show more
    I am currently in the market for a new car in 2017 and currently some of the dealership been giving me the same answer. First of all I wanted a model of a car that is mainly made in manual but due to sharing a car in the family it has to be a automatic. So for that reason I wanted to get a automatic, however to get a automatic the car has to be ordered and every dealership keep saying I shouls just buy the manual and they would give me a good deal and if I want the automatic I would have to wait 2-3 months for the car to arrive. To me waiting is fine, but now when i contact the salemans at these dealership they tell me that I can no longer order a 2017 car in the middle of 2017 and the only model i can order is a 2018 is this true and if its not how can i order the car i want without the bs run around saying i cant order a car because its out of the year and new model is being made?
    16 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago
  • Can a 14 year old go to a car meet?

    Would he look stupid there
    Would he look stupid there
    15 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 13 hours ago
  • How much should I be paying for car insurance? 21 years old?

    Okay, I am currently paying $325 A MONTH for car insurance. Its just killing me right now, I cannot afford that a month. I'm looking at getting my own place soon and I'd like to lower that to under $200. My uncle says I shouldn't be paying anymore than $140 for car insurance. The problem is, I was... show more
    Okay, I am currently paying $325 A MONTH for car insurance. Its just killing me right now, I cannot afford that a month. I'm looking at getting my own place soon and I'd like to lower that to under $200. My uncle says I shouldn't be paying anymore than $140 for car insurance. The problem is, I was originally quoted $160 for car insurance on my new car, but I financed a new car in my own name, so my parents did not cosign for me. My parents aren't on the title, or the registration, so my insurance went WAY up! Now my insurance is $325 a month. I've gone to the DMV to add my parents onto the title or the registration, but the DMV won't let me do just the registration unless they have the title, which the car is being financed and the company won't hand over the title until I pay for car off. The bank won't let me refinance it under my parents name. So in other words I am screwed. I've called several insurance companies, $318 was the cheapest I've found with AllState. I don't understand why its so high, I have never had an accident, never gotten pulled over, never gotten a ticket. I've been licensed since I was 17. I'm even signed up for the insurance Drive app that monitors your driving, but it only brought my insurance down a few dollars. I have a good student discount, I just don't know what to do. Insurance is too much and its not like I can just abandon my insurance because I need my car to get to school and work.
    15 answers · Insurance & Registration · 20 hours ago
  • Car rental?

    I am 17 years old and have a g2 license, are there any car rental companies in toronto that would rent me a car?
    I am 17 years old and have a g2 license, are there any car rental companies in toronto that would rent me a car?
    20 answers · Insurance & Registration · 2 days ago
  • How do airline pilots prevent bird and geese strikes from happening?

    Like the us airways flight 1549 incident, where they collided with a flock of geese. Canada Geese can fly at altitudes of 29,000 ft(at least according to wikipedia) and that's the height airlines cruise at. What do pilots do to prevent bird strikes specially since in airliners, the view outside the aircraft is... show more
    Like the us airways flight 1549 incident, where they collided with a flock of geese. Canada Geese can fly at altitudes of 29,000 ft(at least according to wikipedia) and that's the height airlines cruise at. What do pilots do to prevent bird strikes specially since in airliners, the view outside the aircraft is limited as the pilots can only see a little bit out of the side windows and only ahead of the cockpit and not much up and below.
    13 answers · Aircraft · 18 hours ago
  • What are those long strips of smoke we see in the sky?
  • Car battery and altinator are good but kinda rough battery terminals?

    I took my battery to charge they said it was good but when i tried to start it it was just a sudden click nothing else the terminals were really hot could somebody help me out
    I took my battery to charge they said it was good but when i tried to start it it was just a sudden click nothing else the terminals were really hot could somebody help me out
    16 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago