• How long will it take for cigarette smoke to leave my car?

    My dad needs to be in my car tomorrow to pick something up using my cars luggage racks. I've been smoking in it for about a year. I've taken really good care of the car and always used fresheners and had the windows down while smoking. It has leather seats, too. The thing is, I actually quit smoking about 6... show more
    My dad needs to be in my car tomorrow to pick something up using my cars luggage racks. I've been smoking in it for about a year. I've taken really good care of the car and always used fresheners and had the windows down while smoking. It has leather seats, too. The thing is, I actually quit smoking about 6 days ago. So the car has been smoke free for at least 6 days. When I did smoke, it was usually just one before work and one after work. I never chain smoked in the car. I asked my friend what he smells when he got in and he said just air freshener. Should I be good to have him in the car tomorrow? Should a full week be good? It's vacuumed too so there aren't any stray ash piles. Thanks in advance.
    23 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • I have a flat tire. What should I do?

    My parents bought me a new Honda Civic last year and it already has 7,000 miles as of today. Yesterday, I took my sister to a party and then Walmart and that’s it. Later that day, someone told me that my front right tire is flat. I went to check and it was flat. I told my dad and he told me to take it to Walmart... show more
    My parents bought me a new Honda Civic last year and it already has 7,000 miles as of today. Yesterday, I took my sister to a party and then Walmart and that’s it. Later that day, someone told me that my front right tire is flat. I went to check and it was flat. I told my dad and he told me to take it to Walmart tomorrow and get it fixed. He said to tell them not to replace the tire since this one is already new. He thinks that there is probably a needle or something sharpe in the tire. How do I tell the people at Walmart to not change the tire but just take whatever that caused the flat tire out? Also is it safe to drive with one flat tire? Walmart is like 5 miles away from my house. Thanks!
    21 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • How long can you drive your car for after it has been jump started ?

    My car battery went flat today the engine was running but then suddenly the radio stopped, we tried starting it again but realised it was the battery, a passerby helped us jump start the car. This is the first time this has happened, do I know need to change my battery ? Or can I drive normal until it happens again... show more
    My car battery went flat today the engine was running but then suddenly the radio stopped, we tried starting it again but realised it was the battery, a passerby helped us jump start the car. This is the first time this has happened, do I know need to change my battery ? Or can I drive normal until it happens again ? Please help me as this is the first time it s happened to me and I m getting worried. Thank you in advance.
    25 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Do you need someone to start your car when you go on vacation (winter)?

    One of my roommates is going on vacation for a week and has asked me to start up their car and let it run for 10 minutes every day. I think they are worried about their battery? It is winter, 30 degrees F, some snow on the ground. It is a regular 2015 Honda sedan. I've never heard of this and tried to find... show more
    One of my roommates is going on vacation for a week and has asked me to start up their car and let it run for 10 minutes every day. I think they are worried about their battery? It is winter, 30 degrees F, some snow on the ground. It is a regular 2015 Honda sedan. I've never heard of this and tried to find some articles but am not finding clear answers.. Is this necessary or beneficial to the car?
    23 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • I hit another car, left a note, now the owner of the car is dodging my calls?

    Long story short but I backed into another car at a fast food restaurant. I left a scratch the size of a quarter. I left a note with my number and told her since it was so small I d just pay out of pocket. Owner of the car called me back with estimates from two detailers who were her friends. One was $1,200 and the... show more
    Long story short but I backed into another car at a fast food restaurant. I left a scratch the size of a quarter. I left a note with my number and told her since it was so small I d just pay out of pocket. Owner of the car called me back with estimates from two detailers who were her friends. One was $1,200 and the other was $900. I felt that that was unreasonable and asked if she could get another estimate from a third party, she said no. The next day her "insurance company" called me and asked for my side of the story, full name, and information. I said "I had no idea she wanted to go through insurance so I don t want to make a statement." I called the number back and no one would tell me what insurance company it was, but it was based in a state 3 states away from where I lived. And ever since she s been dodging my calls. The parking lot had security cameras so I m worried she was able to get my information
    10 answers · Insurance & Registration · 11 hours ago
  • Is it true that modern cars are easier to fix than older cars?

    I thought modern cars are more complex and they are full of electronic things but my friends said they come with modular things so they are easier to fix since you can just replace the whole module instead of fixing very little things. Is it true?
    I thought modern cars are more complex and they are full of electronic things but my friends said they come with modular things so they are easier to fix since you can just replace the whole module instead of fixing very little things. Is it true?
    21 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • Canceling car insurance?

    Can you cancel car insurance at any time I'm new to this.Is it like a monthly subscription.
    Can you cancel car insurance at any time I'm new to this.Is it like a monthly subscription.
    11 answers · Insurance & Registration · 1 day ago
  • How do mechanics keep their hands warm in winter?

    trying to fix my truck in driveway. am having problem of my hands go cold even with mechanics gloves on and I cant grab tools or anything right, lose small parts, and end up bleeding everwhere cause I couldn't feel that I was busting myself on something.
    trying to fix my truck in driveway. am having problem of my hands go cold even with mechanics gloves on and I cant grab tools or anything right, lose small parts, and end up bleeding everwhere cause I couldn't feel that I was busting myself on something.
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 14 hours ago
  • I know a lot of variables go into it but on average how much is car insurance?

    I’m 18 and looking to get my first car. I’m looking at car (04 mustang gt) that costs about 5k so I’m not sure if I will get all the liability options because the car is rather inexpensive.
    I’m 18 and looking to get my first car. I’m looking at car (04 mustang gt) that costs about 5k so I’m not sure if I will get all the liability options because the car is rather inexpensive.
    8 answers · Buying & Selling · 4 hours ago
  • Car insurance rate?

    I am 21 and taking out my own car insurance for the first time. My car is a 2005 Honda CRV. I was quoted 160$ a month from my dads insurance company for liability only. Is that a bad deal?
    I am 21 and taking out my own car insurance for the first time. My car is a 2005 Honda CRV. I was quoted 160$ a month from my dads insurance company for liability only. Is that a bad deal?
    10 answers · Insurance & Registration · 1 day ago
  • What to get checked in a car when you use your car a lot besides oil change and checking tires?

    I work at a job where it requires me to drive to houses a lot, 5 times a week. Can someone tell me what is required to keep your car in good shape, thanks!
    I work at a job where it requires me to drive to houses a lot, 5 times a week. Can someone tell me what is required to keep your car in good shape, thanks!
    23 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 5 days ago
  • Car lost oil after oil change by mechanic?

    I took my 2014 Toyota Camry SE for an oil change at Precision Tune Auto Care in Fremont. After driving for three days I noticed that my engine is making a loud rattling noise if I am accelerating on an incline. Otherwise, the engine sounds normal. When I came home I noticed that my car is leaking oil onto the... show more
    I took my 2014 Toyota Camry SE for an oil change at Precision Tune Auto Care in Fremont. After driving for three days I noticed that my engine is making a loud rattling noise if I am accelerating on an incline. Otherwise, the engine sounds normal. When I came home I noticed that my car is leaking oil onto the driveway and when I checked the dipstick it only had oil on the very bottom of the dipstick. However, my engine oil pressure light never came on while I was driving. Should I add new oil and drive back to the mechanic to get things sorted out? Has my engine been damaged? Would I be able to hold my mechanic responsible if there are any damage to my car's engine?
    16 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago