• When getting an oil change for your car, you can check if they really changed the oil,?

    but how do you know that they actually changed the oil filter.
    but how do you know that they actually changed the oil filter.
    17 answers · 19 hours ago
  • What happens if you NEVER wash your car?

    I have had my car since it was new and it is 10 yrs old now. I have washed it about 3 or 4 times in all those years. Whenever I've had it serviced, they say it's in great shape (even looking under the car). It doesn't look dirty. (I guess I chose the right paint color, haha). I don't not wash... show more
    I have had my car since it was new and it is 10 yrs old now. I have washed it about 3 or 4 times in all those years. Whenever I've had it serviced, they say it's in great shape (even looking under the car). It doesn't look dirty. (I guess I chose the right paint color, haha). I don't not wash it on purpose. It's just that I am really poor and can't afford to do it regularly, so I just never remember to do it. So I'm just wondering... what happens if you never ever wash your car for years?
    16 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is it bad for your car to have it running (idling) in the driveway for 4-8 hours a day, 7 days a week, every week, for months at a time?

    My roommate does this. She sleeps in her car instead of her bedroom. Her car is in the parking lot, running with either the AC or the heat on full blast, while she sleeps for anywhere from 4-8+ hours, EVERY SINGLE DAY. Just this week her heat stopped working, like it stopped coming out hot, and I'm not... show more
    My roommate does this. She sleeps in her car instead of her bedroom. Her car is in the parking lot, running with either the AC or the heat on full blast, while she sleeps for anywhere from 4-8+ hours, EVERY SINGLE DAY. Just this week her heat stopped working, like it stopped coming out hot, and I'm not surprised. For the last 2 months she's had the heat on full blast for 40ish hours a week while her car is idling in the driveway. I feel like it's no wonder the darn thing stopped working. I don't know enough about cars to know for SURE if it's bad for her car for her to be doing this. I was hoping someone who IS a mechanic could tell me whether or not it's bad, and why.
    11 answers · 3 hours ago
  • Cat Converters?

    Why do I get so many negative commemts from people when I say take your cat converters off your car? Cat converters are costing the motorists of planet earth millions of $. Many people are rubbishing me, telling me I am wrong without even trying it. Your engine will run better, you will get better gas milage, and... show more
    Why do I get so many negative commemts from people when I say take your cat converters off your car? Cat converters are costing the motorists of planet earth millions of $. Many people are rubbishing me, telling me I am wrong without even trying it. Your engine will run better, you will get better gas milage, and it will even sound better. Before you rubbish other people try it for yourselves. We need to stop governments from pushing us around. I know for some of yoy you need cat converters to pass MOT , but once you get your MOT take them off
    24 answers · 3 days ago
  • Bought a used car and the engine died what should I do?

    I bought a car knowing it would need a new clutch so I got the car cheaper and I drove it for a month or two and then replaced the clutch, but it took about a month to get all the parts as they had to be shipped from a different country anyway when I got the car back and the gearbox was working fine but then there... show more
    I bought a car knowing it would need a new clutch so I got the car cheaper and I drove it for a month or two and then replaced the clutch, but it took about a month to get all the parts as they had to be shipped from a different country anyway when I got the car back and the gearbox was working fine but then there was a rattling inside of the actual engine not the engine bay and now it doesn t start up, got a mechanic to look at it and he said it will be thousands to fix and there s no point in fixing it and should just buy a new car. I haven t done anything to the car and have treated it very well so there should be no reason for the engine to die like this, I ve made sure it always has enough oil and kept everything up to date. I then found out that the guy before me was doing big burnouts in the car and stuff like that. Also found out that he got a fake roadworthy for it because it doesn t have a cat on the exhaust but there could have been something wrong with the engine and they didn t even check. Only think I m skeptical on is that ive had the car for 3 months and thought that the damage should have showed up sooner. Anyway the main question is what should I do about it as he treated the car terribly and now I have no car and have spent so much money on getting the clutch fixed and buying the car just for the engine to die
    10 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Would this look bad on a car?

    Would it look bad If a car has side Windows tinted but not the rearview windshield? My dad is doing my tint but doesn't have enough for the back. He said it wouldn't be noticeable but I'm not sure.
    Would it look bad If a car has side Windows tinted but not the rearview windshield? My dad is doing my tint but doesn't have enough for the back. He said it wouldn't be noticeable but I'm not sure.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it healthier to let ur engine run a few minutes on a cold day before driving?

    I see people do this in the winter. So I assume theres a good reason. Should I do the same with my car? I just started driving a few months ago
    I see people do this in the winter. So I assume theres a good reason. Should I do the same with my car? I just started driving a few months ago
    8 answers · 2 hours ago
  • I need help with my car please???

    Hey guys, im 24 year old girl and i drive a 2008 mercedes B200, and my coolant is very low. But i dont know what coolant to put in my car? Is it bad to mix them or do i have to wait for coolant to be completely empty? Can i have some help?? I know its a really dumb question :(
    Hey guys, im 24 year old girl and i drive a 2008 mercedes B200, and my coolant is very low. But i dont know what coolant to put in my car? Is it bad to mix them or do i have to wait for coolant to be completely empty? Can i have some help?? I know its a really dumb question :(
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why won t my car start?

    20 answers · 4 days ago
  • How bad are car brakes?

    I noticed in the last week a big grinding noise from my front brakes. The worst is when I am at my final point of stopping. I feel I need brakes and rotors. I drive less now and may wait until spring. How bad are brakes and what can happen if I wait to fix them?
    I noticed in the last week a big grinding noise from my front brakes. The worst is when I am at my final point of stopping. I feel I need brakes and rotors. I drive less now and may wait until spring. How bad are brakes and what can happen if I wait to fix them?
    24 answers · 4 days ago
  • What type of lights do car turn signals (blinkers) USUALLY use? Is it halogen?

    Best answer: They have for many years been ordinary filament bulbs and often still are, but some these days can be LEDs etc.
    Best answer: They have for many years been ordinary filament bulbs and often still are, but some these days can be LEDs etc.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is my mechanic cheating me?

    I just got my car back after putting a used engine inside. The day after its having problems, at first he tells me its the speed sensor but now he says its the fuel pump and it will cost me $500. It seems supicious
    I just got my car back after putting a used engine inside. The day after its having problems, at first he tells me its the speed sensor but now he says its the fuel pump and it will cost me $500. It seems supicious
    18 answers · 4 days ago
  • Put the wrong type of transmission fluid in!?

    My Transmission started to overheat and I added ATF instead of CVT by mistake, how long do I have before it destroys my transmission?
    My Transmission started to overheat and I added ATF instead of CVT by mistake, how long do I have before it destroys my transmission?
    7 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Braking causes vibration after changing rotors, pads and the left caliper.?

    The rotors and pads were worn out on my 2006 Mazda 6 because of the left caliper being rusted stuck, so I replaced them myself. The brakes were fine in the beginning, but now they have started to vibrate while braking. I've found out that I have made some errors while fixing my brakes: I didn't... show more
    The rotors and pads were worn out on my 2006 Mazda 6 because of the left caliper being rusted stuck, so I replaced them myself. The brakes were fine in the beginning, but now they have started to vibrate while braking. I've found out that I have made some errors while fixing my brakes: I didn't clean/lubricate the sliding pin when changing the caliper, but I think the new one had grease in it. I didn't clean the rust off the hub. I didn't use a torque wrench. I didn't bed the brakes Now, have I destroyed the brakes, or would it help to redo it and fix my mistakes? Is it dangerous to continue driving with this?
    9 answers · 2 days ago