• 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.
    22 answers · 1 day 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!
    18 answers · 15 hours 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 · 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 · 2 days 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?
    20 answers · 2 days 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 · 4 days ago
  • If I moved the fuel filter from under the car and put under the hood would there be a problem arise ?

    1996 GEO Metro could I move the fuel filter from under the car too under the hood without causing a problem ?
    1996 GEO Metro could I move the fuel filter from under the car too under the hood without causing a problem ?
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • How often wheel balance should be done?

    Costco gives free lifetime wheel balance but Firestone does of offer free one. Tires including service is cheaper at Costco. I go Firestone or Wheel Works for lifetime wheel alignments. Where shall I purchase tires? THanks
    Costco gives free lifetime wheel balance but Firestone does of offer free one. Tires including service is cheaper at Costco. I go Firestone or Wheel Works for lifetime wheel alignments. Where shall I purchase tires? THanks
    9 answers · 17 hours 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?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • If I drop something into the engine bay, can I unscrew the bottom of the car to get it?

    I dropped something into the engine bay and can hear it landed onto the bottom. On the bottom of the car is a metal sheet. I can't squeeze under my car, but I can feel there are screws down there. Do you think I can unscrew one side of the metal sheet (the side closest to the front bumper), bend open the... show more
    I dropped something into the engine bay and can hear it landed onto the bottom. On the bottom of the car is a metal sheet. I can't squeeze under my car, but I can feel there are screws down there. Do you think I can unscrew one side of the metal sheet (the side closest to the front bumper), bend open the metal sheet slightly, and poke a stick into it to retrieve what I dropped? I have a 2017 Honda CR-V.
    7 answers · 10 hours ago
  • If coolant was recently added to a vehicle, could it cause the check engine light to come on and a code needs to be cleared?

    I know a tad bit about cars, mostly a hobby from quality time with my grandpa, so I'm not a professional and wanted a second opinion. My mother recently had coolant added to her 02 impala about 2 weeks ago, no prior issues, she just went in for an oil change and the mechanic said it was low and added some for... show more
    I know a tad bit about cars, mostly a hobby from quality time with my grandpa, so I'm not a professional and wanted a second opinion. My mother recently had coolant added to her 02 impala about 2 weeks ago, no prior issues, she just went in for an oil change and the mechanic said it was low and added some for her. Today, she called me & her check engine light came on and she always lets the car warm up, she never drives away on a cold start, and heat and air are working fine so far, and she said temp gauge was normal too. So, I told her to get Autozone to run a diagnostic/scan tool on it to see what code generated & let me know so I could look into it and she got a p0128 which is for coolant/thermostat. Looked it up to be sure and it could be a bad sensor or the thermostat needs to be replaced. However, would adding coolant trigger the code and it just needs to be cleared out? Some fluid could have damaged the sensor? Or it's likely something faulty since no prior issues triggered the light before servicing? I know some things after servicing require that the code be cleared, and we had the same issue last time it was taken to the mechanic for an oil change or brakes, can't remember and we had to clear the code by pumping the brakes, and she's determined for me to clear it without having it looked at, but I wanted a second opinion before doing that since only fluids were supposedly handled during the oil change. I don't want her to ignore it and it causes a bigger issue.
    7 answers · 11 hours ago