• Would you consider this $1200 worth of damage?

    I had an accident the other day and I was told it would cost $1200 to fix. The plastic came off the left blinker but it still works, the left headlight is dented in but not broken, the grill is also dented inwards but it’s nothing that can’t be fixed with duct tape, and finally the hood of the car is slightly... show more
    I had an accident the other day and I was told it would cost $1200 to fix. The plastic came off the left blinker but it still works, the left headlight is dented in but not broken, the grill is also dented inwards but it’s nothing that can’t be fixed with duct tape, and finally the hood of the car is slightly raised but it can be opened. I know there’s no picture but I don’t see how that’s $1200 worth of damage on a 200-something Toyota Camry. There’s nothing wrong mechanically, it’s all cosmetic damage.
    45 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is a car from 2012 considered really old ?

    I just bought a car from 2012 and was wondering what your thoughts were.
    I just bought a car from 2012 and was wondering what your thoughts were.
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • What are the chances that I hydrolocked my engine?

    I warmed up my engine, revved it up, and in attempt to clean it, sprayed (very slowly & carefully) small droplets of water into the intake. The car would absorb the water, rev down for a few seconds, then rev back up to compensate, before smoothing out. At one point, about 30 minutes into doing this process, I... show more
    I warmed up my engine, revved it up, and in attempt to clean it, sprayed (very slowly & carefully) small droplets of water into the intake. The car would absorb the water, rev down for a few seconds, then rev back up to compensate, before smoothing out. At one point, about 30 minutes into doing this process, I ended up spraying just a tad (a few droplets) too much water into the intake, so that the car actually stalled out. I let it sit for only about 3-4 seconds before attempting to crank it again to start it. The car immediately cranked just fine, fired right up, and but a couple minutes later started violently revving up and down, up and down, from 800 to 1500 RPMs and back down again at idle. When driving, the car runs perfectly fine and acceleration is normal. But at idle, the car is all over the place. There is also no water in the engine oil or tranny fluid, and I plan on doing a compression check later on. But what are the chances that I hydrolocked my engine and caused connecting rod / bearing / piston damage?
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Lost only key to truck?

    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Does Sport Mode turn your car into a V8?

    Best answer: HaHa . . . . . am sure you weren't around when GM introduced the Pontiac Tempest, Buick Special and Oldsmobile F-85 in 1961. The Buick & Olds used a new 215 ci aluminum V8 (made by Buick - later sold to BMC and used in MGs, Rovers, Morgans, etc for years). But - under John DeLorean - Pontiac made an I-4... show more
    Best answer: HaHa . . . . . am sure you weren't around when GM introduced the Pontiac Tempest, Buick Special and Oldsmobile F-85 in 1961. The Buick & Olds used a new 215 ci aluminum V8 (made by Buick - later sold to BMC and used in MGs, Rovers, Morgans, etc for years).

    But - under John DeLorean - Pontiac made an I-4 out of half of their V8 . . . a noisey, shaking thing. The advertising slogan was "The Pontiac 4 that goes around acting like an 8" . . . . yeah, a straight 8!

    I think the "Sport Mode" on the Honda stiffens-up the shock absorber, adjusts transmission shift points, etc. for "sporty" driving - but don't expect a big change in power.
    9 answers · 20 hours ago
  • How to I get gum off my car?

    Best answer: Try something oily -- cooking oil, mineral oil, or WD-40. You'll need to wash it afterward, but I'm assuming you'd do that anyway. Also -- "Goo Gone" is supposed to be safe for use on car exteriors when used according to the directions. And, "Bug and Tar Remover". I'm sure... show more
    Best answer: Try something oily -- cooking oil, mineral oil, or WD-40.
    You'll need to wash it afterward, but I'm assuming you'd do that anyway.

    Also -- "Goo Gone" is supposed to be safe for use on car exteriors when used according to the directions.
    And, "Bug and Tar Remover".

    I'm sure most hardware stores and/or auto supply stores carry these items and could give you advice.
    7 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Who in the world is telling these people that they can go 10,000 miles without an oil change?!?

    So I’ve been working at Valvoline for about a year now And just recently we’ve been getting a lot of customers with a really bad metallic oil and leaks on these newer type vehicles and These customers will tell me problems that they’re having with these newer cars that they really shouldn’t be having with the... show more
    So I’ve been working at Valvoline for about a year now And just recently we’ve been getting a lot of customers with a really bad metallic oil and leaks on these newer type vehicles and These customers will tell me problems that they’re having with these newer cars that they really shouldn’t be having with the vehicle mileage and they’ll tell me that the dealership gave them an oil change that is good for 10,000 miles and they’ve been doing that for three years or so for there warranty and it’s shocking that’s the dealerships are doing this to these naive people!
    20 answers · 4 days ago
  • What are the. Best tires?

    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • My brakes vibrate, squeal, grab. Why?

    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • When does someone feel it's time to get rid of their car?

    I've been a little anxious over this.. I have an 09 Mazda 3 with 115k miles and I LOVEEE IT buuuuut it's a New England car so it has rust on itt.. I bumped my dads truck with it so I have to fix that cause it's also rusting.. the ac compressor is dead.. the car now makes an odd noise when turning at... show more
    I've been a little anxious over this.. I have an 09 Mazda 3 with 115k miles and I LOVEEE IT buuuuut it's a New England car so it has rust on itt.. I bumped my dads truck with it so I have to fix that cause it's also rusting.. the ac compressor is dead.. the car now makes an odd noise when turning at certain points and I think it's the cv joint... I had an older car that rung me around $2k of things to fix on it.. called it quits and sold it.. how do I avoid this happening again?
    7 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Is it okay to start an engine up and let it run out of fuel? why some think it is bad for engine?

    Best answer: On a small gas engine it won't be a problem, on larger engines it can burn out the fuel pump if there is no detection switch. If the tank is above the motor there is likely no pump to worry about.
    Best answer: On a small gas engine it won't be a problem, on larger engines it can burn out the fuel pump if there is no detection switch. If the tank is above the motor there is likely no pump to worry about.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why is my lancer loosing so much oil?

    I have a 2011 Lancer GTS with about 120,000 miles, and about once a week for the last 3 weeks I ve had to refill the oil because it was pretty close to bone dry. I had an oil change done 3 weeks ago at jiffy lube because I didn t have my tools to do it myself and when I noticed it was empty I looked underneath to... show more
    I have a 2011 Lancer GTS with about 120,000 miles, and about once a week for the last 3 weeks I ve had to refill the oil because it was pretty close to bone dry. I had an oil change done 3 weeks ago at jiffy lube because I didn t have my tools to do it myself and when I noticed it was empty I looked underneath to see if I could see where it was leaking from. The bolt for the oil was still loose and it was dripping out from there so I tightened it and refilled the oil. Then a week later I m driving, the service engine light comes on so I pull over. Happen to check the oil and it s empty again. I refill the oil and read the code and it shows P0145. Now I check the oil today, 3 days later, there s about 1 1/2 quarts missing. Any ideas???
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is my car worth fixing?

    I have a 2000 Volvo s70 with 168k miles. It needs a new radiator, a window power motor because it won’t go up and i need new tires. The ac also doesn’t work but i can deal. I am Having a hard time getting an auto loan because i only Work 30 hours a week. I dont Have cash to buy a car straight out, what do you... show more
    I have a 2000 Volvo s70 with 168k miles. It needs a new radiator, a window power motor because it won’t go up and i need new tires. The ac also doesn’t work but i can deal. I am Having a hard time getting an auto loan because i only Work 30 hours a week. I dont Have cash to buy a car straight out, what do you suggest i do
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • I'm troubleshooting my Chevy cobalt 2008? Any suggestions on what I could do or the reason car is not working right will considered. Thanks?

    So my car needed an oil change. It was working right until my oil car life was at 0. After that my car speedometer stays at zero, rpm goes up at 4 and sounds like a racing car going at full speed, but car runs really slow, like 30 on speed limit. The gas meter goes up and slowly goes down and up. I did the oil... show more
    So my car needed an oil change. It was working right until my oil car life was at 0. After that my car speedometer stays at zero, rpm goes up at 4 and sounds like a racing car going at full speed, but car runs really slow, like 30 on speed limit. The gas meter goes up and slowly goes down and up. I did the oil change and its still runs the same. Speedometer still at zero. Any suggestions on what I could do (not to take to take it to a mechanic) or what could be the issue? I appreciate it
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • How much is an intake manafold gasket?

    20 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can leaving a car idle with the AC running cause the battery to die?

    *Before I explain what happened i just want to say that the car’s fuel tank was nearly full* My friend wanted to go to the mall for a while and I told her that I wanted to wait in the car until she came back. While she was gone, I thought I’d roll the windows down because it was hot in the car but that did nothing-... show more
    *Before I explain what happened i just want to say that the car’s fuel tank was nearly full* My friend wanted to go to the mall for a while and I told her that I wanted to wait in the car until she came back. While she was gone, I thought I’d roll the windows down because it was hot in the car but that did nothing- so I decided I’d turn on her car’s AC for a while just until she got back. About 15-20 minutes passed and as she was coming out of the mall, the car battery suddenly died. She got really upset with me and told me that I shouldn’t have used the air conditioning while she was gone and that it caused the car battery to fail. We waited for two hours to leave before someone came and helped us jump start the car. We haven’t spoken for a week, but I’ve been wondering if it was really my fault that the car battery died. I always leave the AC running in my car while I’m waiting waiting for someone and my car battery has never died on me. Was the whole situation really my fault or was my friend’s car battery just faulty in the first place? I’m sorry if this comes off as ignorant or dumb, I just have very little knowledge about cars. Thank you in advance for your responses!
    8 answers · 2 days ago