• Do I need to give my insurance information?

    I got into a car accident in the beginning of September. It was a minor fender bender so I asked if we could avoid insurance and instead me just pay for the damages. The quote that the mechanic gave us was $900. Last week he finally took it in to get fixed and after they started the said they found 10,000 of damage... show more
    I got into a car accident in the beginning of September. It was a minor fender bender so I asked if we could avoid insurance and instead me just pay for the damages. The quote that the mechanic gave us was $900. Last week he finally took it in to get fixed and after they started the said they found 10,000 of damage after taking the bumper off. I find this hard to believe as we were not going that fast. He is now requesting my insurance info and I’m just wondering if I am truly required to do so i this happened so long ago and a police report was never filed
    10 answers · Insurance & Registration · 16 hours ago
  • Best aftermarket brand choice for CV joints?

    Best answer: I can confirm that all the aftermarket brands I've used don't last long (I've tried different brands and stores, can't remember them all.) Every year I'm having to replace mine because they don't make OEM ones for my car anymore. Basically every winter the boots get hard and break open, then... show more
    Best answer: I can confirm that all the aftermarket brands I've used don't last long (I've tried different brands and stores, can't remember them all.) Every year I'm having to replace mine because they don't make OEM ones for my car anymore. Basically every winter the boots get hard and break open, then get washed out with mud and snow and then fail. I've tried replacing just the boots by checking them weekly or even daily during the winter and taking the CV joints apart, cleaning and regreasing them and replacing the boots immediately after they break but they seem to just go and burst open again. But we do get temperatures as low as -40F though. But in my 5 year old Nissan the OEM boots and CV joints look great.
    7 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 23 hours ago
  • Getting CCTV footage of minor car accident in a company car park UK?

    A car hit me in a car park a while ago and the other driver is disputing the claim and our insurances are dealing with it now. The accident happened in a private company carpark and CCTV may have caught the edge of the collision (though not in full). Can I get a copy of this CCTV to help my claim? I've heard... show more
    A car hit me in a car park a while ago and the other driver is disputing the claim and our insurances are dealing with it now. The accident happened in a private company carpark and CCTV may have caught the edge of the collision (though not in full). Can I get a copy of this CCTV to help my claim? I've heard that due to data protection this may be not be possible?
    9 answers · Insurance & Registration · 1 day ago
  • How can a 14 year old boy start car washing?

    Best answer: It`s hard to compete with automatic car washes. Rather, specialize by focusing on the things automatic car washes don`t do well. Wheels, interiors, and anything you can think of. For wheels you`ll need special cleaners for removing the dust from brake pads. For interiors, you`ll need to be able to shampoo... show more
    Best answer: It`s hard to compete with automatic car washes. Rather, specialize by focusing on the things automatic car washes don`t do well. Wheels, interiors, and anything you can think of. For wheels you`ll need special cleaners for removing the dust from brake pads. For interiors, you`ll need to be able to shampoo fabric upholstery, carpeting and maybe cloth head liners (interior roof). Other cleaners for all the vinyl & leather. Maybe stuff for scotch guarding. A vacuum cleaner like a shop vac, etc. I`d suggest using Sparkle brand glass cleaner. Not Windex. Windex streaks. Using a chamois for drying glass instead of paper towels can save you some money. If you go from job to job, you`ll need to find a portable wringer to help you dry off towels or chamois, etc. To start with, come up with some advertising leaflets, and put them in your neighborhood mail boxes, within walking distance of your home. Let them know you`re a neighbor. You`ll first have to practice first in order to figure out how much you`ll need to charge, based on your expenses and how much time it takes to complete a job. There`s lots of other stuff too, but you`ll figure it out. In the 50`s my dad owned a service station and his sons washed cars for him every Saturday from 7 a.m to 6 p.m. This is something you honestly can figure out, and could grow into a steady job for you from H.S. through College. If hand car washes could work there too, why not. The wringer will be even more important then. It`s a very doable idea. There`s so much more I could tell you, but this will have to do. Work hard and I won`t need to wish you Good Luck. p.s. In America we call this kind of thing "Detailing".
    7 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • When would a driver have to declare that they have a dash cam in a car insurance dispute?

    So a HGV (heavy goods vehicle) hit my car a while back (10 months ago) and for ages the drivers insurance was ignoring our claim. Because of this my insurance got solicitors and started legal proceedings against them. Court papers were filed against the driver and his insurance got solicitors and now they are... show more
    So a HGV (heavy goods vehicle) hit my car a while back (10 months ago) and for ages the drivers insurance was ignoring our claim. Because of this my insurance got solicitors and started legal proceedings against them. Court papers were filed against the driver and his insurance got solicitors and now they are disputing the claim and have filed a defence. We will be going to court at some point in the future. The reason I ask about a dash cam is because I know that a lot of HGV's have dash cams now a days for insurance purposes yet there has been no mention of one yet? Wouldn't the driver or insurance had to have told my insurance or solicitors whether he had a dash cam of the incident? Does the fact that all of this has happened and no dash cam has ever been mentioned imply that he didn't have one? I think our insurance companies did have a brief discussion about the claim and obviously we have seen the official defence the drivers insurance have served and there was no mention of a cam. Even if he had one it wouldn't do anything for his case but I'm just preparing for any curve balls thrown in court.
    17 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 days ago
  • Can I trade a paid off car into the dealership without buying another car?

    I got the 99 Toyota Camry LE back and I have no reason to keep it is the 4-cylinder cloth power seats with 225000 miles no telling how long the girl drove the car without any oil like a dummy hopefully the engine doesn t knock as loud when when they appraise it how much do you think the dealership with low ball me for
    I got the 99 Toyota Camry LE back and I have no reason to keep it is the 4-cylinder cloth power seats with 225000 miles no telling how long the girl drove the car without any oil like a dummy hopefully the engine doesn t knock as loud when when they appraise it how much do you think the dealership with low ball me for
    26 answers · Buying & Selling · 3 days ago
  • I backed into friends car with no insurance. Help!!?

    I backed up into a friends car in their driveway. And hit their back bumper. It wasn’t that bad of damage. But they don’t want to go to police or anything either. But my insurance went out a couple weeks ago and I didn’t know about it. So I had no insurance. What else can I do to fix this. What can we do to help us... show more
    I backed up into a friends car in their driveway. And hit their back bumper. It wasn’t that bad of damage. But they don’t want to go to police or anything either. But my insurance went out a couple weeks ago and I didn’t know about it. So I had no insurance. What else can I do to fix this. What can we do to help us both?
    17 answers · Insurance & Registration · 2 days ago
  • Trying to sell junk car to personal buyer, have question about title?

    Recently bought a car from a military guy who was pcs’ing soon that turned out to have more issues than what he told me, so now I’m trying to junk sell it to a personal buyer. Is there anything I have to do with the title? I am currently in California and the guy got the car in Indiana. We both signed the back, so... show more
    Recently bought a car from a military guy who was pcs’ing soon that turned out to have more issues than what he told me, so now I’m trying to junk sell it to a personal buyer. Is there anything I have to do with the title? I am currently in California and the guy got the car in Indiana. We both signed the back, so I guess it’s a closed title now? I just want to know if I can sell the car with the title as is without any issue on my part. The buyer knows I am selling it as a junk car. California had the smog restriction, which because of its issues, it won’t pass, but Indiana doesn’t have those kind of requirements I guess, so I know the registration on that part is good till it has to be renewed. So say, if the buyer wanted to register it here they would need to fix the problems, but if they did it in another state (like Indiana) they wouldn’t have to worry about that. Also, do I need to do anything with the registration since I am selling it as a junk car? He could not find the current registration papers before he left, but he is supposed to be getting me new ones sent over.
    10 answers · Insurance & Registration · 2 days ago
  • Crashed my friend's Saturn. What should I do?

    Hi, I had to borrow my friends 1999 Saturn SL today and I was going down this winding road that is really curvy and it's difficult to predict what will be on the next turn. Before I knew it, I was approaching a guardrail. Tried to stop and swerve but it was just too late, I ended up slamming the Saturn into the... show more
    Hi, I had to borrow my friends 1999 Saturn SL today and I was going down this winding road that is really curvy and it's difficult to predict what will be on the next turn. Before I knew it, I was approaching a guardrail. Tried to stop and swerve but it was just too late, I ended up slamming the Saturn into the guardrail. I got out to inspect the damage and surprisingly, not that bad. But the hood is bent up and one of the headlights is completely smashed. The bumper is also slightly caved in. No airbag deployments and the car is completely driveable, just all cosmetic damage. He is actually away on a trip and let me use his Saturn while my BMW gets repaired. I feel really bad because he was nice enough to let me use his Saturn and now it is smashed :(. What should I do about this?? Should I call him and tell him what happened or wait till he comes back home? This all happened like 3 hours ago. Still a little shaken up. Thanks for answering!
    10 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 2 days ago
  • What is the lowest you can offer to make a good deal on a car?

    I'm looking at this beautiful VW Bug. It's all good, just a little visual work, and it's at a good price. The owner said $1100 or best offer. I probably won't have enough money for this Bug at this price for a few weeks and I'm worried about it being sold by then. What is the lowest starting... show more
    I'm looking at this beautiful VW Bug. It's all good, just a little visual work, and it's at a good price. The owner said $1100 or best offer. I probably won't have enough money for this Bug at this price for a few weeks and I'm worried about it being sold by then. What is the lowest starting offer I should give? Thank you.
    11 answers · Buying & Selling · 20 hours ago
  • Which car is better, Honda CR-V or Subaru Outback?

    Best answer: Better FOR WHAT? If you want to make comparisons, you have to establish some criteria for comparing. Opinions without knowledge and information to back them up cost NOTHING and they're worth just exactly what you pay for them.
    Best answer: Better FOR WHAT? If you want to make comparisons, you have to establish some criteria for comparing. Opinions without knowledge and information to back them up cost NOTHING and they're worth just exactly what you pay for them.
    23 answers · Honda · 3 days ago
  • Can you a car with no down payment?

    If not, how much is the down payment for 20k car?
    If not, how much is the down payment for 20k car?
    9 answers · Buying & Selling · 8 hours ago
  • Will insurance pay me directly if I own the car?

    I was involved in an accident and i own the car and was wondering if the insurance company will pay the body shop directly or will pay me directly to fix the car as i want to make the repairs myself.
    I was involved in an accident and i own the car and was wondering if the insurance company will pay the body shop directly or will pay me directly to fix the car as i want to make the repairs myself.
    17 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 days ago