• Is it bad to smoke a cigarette when filling up with gas?

    My wife is always saying I shouldn’t do it. She also got mad at me today because my car was running and I slammed the door while smoking and filling up. She was livid and I didn’t understand why.
    My wife is always saying I shouldn’t do it. She also got mad at me today because my car was running and I slammed the door while smoking and filling up. She was livid and I didn’t understand why.
    40 answers · 2 days ago
  • How critical is an oil change?

    Best answer: Americans (and I am one) change oils way too often - read this article - https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/tips-advice/stop-changing-your-oil.html Oil doesn't miraculously turn to crap at 5k or 7.5k or 10k, Regular oil changes just helps keep the idiots who refuse to check oil levels between changes from... show more
    Best answer: Americans (and I am one) change oils way too often - read this article - https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/tips-ad...

    Oil doesn't miraculously turn to crap at 5k or 7.5k or 10k, Regular oil changes just helps keep the idiots who refuse to check oil levels between changes from running too low on oil (a catastrophic failure by comparison).
    21 answers · 1 day ago
  • Shouldn't Auto Repair Estimates be FREE?

    Jesus Christ!...
    Jesus Christ!...
    24 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to check break pads without talking the wheels out?

    I changed the original front break pads at 80k miles. It's 122k miles now. However, I start hearing scquizing sound. They are too soon to be worn out. I hope I can check them without taking the tires out. Thanks
    I changed the original front break pads at 80k miles. It's 122k miles now. However, I start hearing scquizing sound. They are too soon to be worn out. I hope I can check them without taking the tires out. Thanks
    20 answers · 3 days ago
  • Replace brake hoses or caliper or both?

    Had new pads installed but 5 minutes down the road both front tires began smoking and smelled bad. Realized caliper guide pins on the bottom of both front tires were seized. Replaced pads, caliper bracket, rotors, and new lubed up guide pins. Brakes and rotors still getting very hot and smoking! Was going to... show more
    Had new pads installed but 5 minutes down the road both front tires began smoking and smelled bad. Realized caliper guide pins on the bottom of both front tires were seized. Replaced pads, caliper bracket, rotors, and new lubed up guide pins. Brakes and rotors still getting very hot and smoking! Was going to replace calipers and brake lines. That's about the only thing left to replace. I have a 2005 Chrysler 300c 5.7L RWD Should replacement of these parts fix my problem?
    8 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Need muffler band clamp ideas?

    Need band clamps for my new mufflers. Pipe size is 2.25 and so is the new muffler inlet.
    Need band clamps for my new mufflers. Pipe size is 2.25 and so is the new muffler inlet.
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Radiator fans staying on all the time?

    I have a 2007 ford mustang gt. My car does not over heat, but when i turn on the car and it reaches 198F, the cooling fan starts and stays on all the time and it stops only if i turn the key off. It sounds very loud. I changed the coolant myself and the next day it was doing that. I notice that the upper... show more
    I have a 2007 ford mustang gt. My car does not over heat, but when i turn on the car and it reaches 198F, the cooling fan starts and stays on all the time and it stops only if i turn the key off. It sounds very loud. I changed the coolant myself and the next day it was doing that. I notice that the upper radiator hose is very hot, while the lower radiator hose is cold and not hard. Could it be the thermostat?
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • What liabilities does a machanic have when fixing your car, if it gets stolen from being left outside do they have to replace it if not foun?

    If you leave your car at machanic sand it is stolen from out in the street what is your rights
    If you leave your car at machanic sand it is stolen from out in the street what is your rights
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • What could be wrong with my car?

    I bought a 2004 Chrysler Sebring Coupe from someone on craigslist this week. It has 112k miles on it, and the owner said the timing belt was replaced last year and he got regular oil changes, but the car died on him a couple months ago and the mechanic didn’t know what was wrong with it. The mechanic ended up... show more
    I bought a 2004 Chrysler Sebring Coupe from someone on craigslist this week. It has 112k miles on it, and the owner said the timing belt was replaced last year and he got regular oil changes, but the car died on him a couple months ago and the mechanic didn’t know what was wrong with it. The mechanic ended up installing a new battery and that seemed to fix the problem. He said there were no other issues, and that he was selling the car because he and his wife just purchased new ones and didn’t need a third car. I’ve driven it a few times since I bought it and have noticed a few weird things: the car will jolt once when I’m picking up speed, will jerk back and forth when slowing down/coming to a stop, and the steering wheel vibrates when I’m stopped. My dad (a mechanic of 40+ years) has looked at/driven it and has noticed these things too, but says that I probably just need new rotors and new tires on the back (they’re pretty bald), and maybe a tire alignment. However, I just tried starting the car tonight and it started rumbling really bad, the engine started making a super loud revving noise on and off, the brake light started flickering, and the RPM meter started going up and down by itself. The car was still in park. It wasn’t cold out, so the engine didn’t need to warm up. I left it running for a few minutes, turned it off, then started it again and it kept happening. Is the car junk or does this sound like something that could be fixed?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Would a pipe wrench help?

    18 answers · 4 days ago
  • What happens if your car gets stolen from a machanic shop while its on the road waiting on you to pick it up?

    Best answer: the mechanic's shop should have theft insurance - you need to ask them, and if they do, they need to contact their insurance company.....................it's possible that your vehicle will not be recovered, and if it is, it may have been stripped by a "chop shop"
    Best answer: the mechanic's shop should have theft insurance - you need to ask them, and if they do, they need to contact their insurance company.....................it's possible that your vehicle will not be recovered, and if it is, it may have been stripped by a "chop shop"
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • My 2004 honda civic vp coupe automatic I just got from a reputable subrau dealership is having mpg issues?

    I don't gun it or rev it, I'm no ricer. It should get 29 City at least but it seems to get 15. That is not normal what is going on
    I don't gun it or rev it, I'm no ricer. It should get 29 City at least but it seems to get 15. That is not normal what is going on
    12 answers · 4 days ago