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Every dealership has a "black book" which is a legally enforceable code regarding time spent on labour pertinent to repair.Insist on a fixed price up front and ensure any defunct parts are returned to you.If repairer is not agreeable go elsewhere.It goes without saying;the more competition the cheaper the cost.


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A car on a jack is usually a very unstable object. Even when if are changing a wheel on a level surface, you should use everything available to stop your car moving when jacked up: handbrake, reverse gear or park, and wedge or stone or brick or whatever. When the the car direction is more or less aligned with the slope, using everything at hand to secure ...


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If you leave the car in gear, and depending on if the vehicle is front-wheel, rear-wheel drive, don't jack both front wheels up if front-wheel drive, etc. This way you always have a tire on the ground that is in gear. So if your left-front tire blew out and your car is front wheel drive, jack it up so the right-front wheel stays fully weighted on the ground. ...


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Yes, wheel chocks would help in this case. Also, use of the emergency brakes as well as leaving it in gear (EDIT- Leave it in gear if a manual or park if automatic). If wheel chocks are not available, you could use a largish stone which could be wedged between the tire and the ground on both sides of the tire. This would be on a tire which is not flat and ...


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The windshield repair guy is correct: there is no way to repair cracks in the windshield. I don't know what the laws are in Alberta, but here in Virginia, if the cracks are on the driver's side of the windshield, it needs to be replaced. Considering that you were replacing the wiper motor and it is on the DS of the vehicle, I will assume this is your case. I ...


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Paulster2 gave the right answer. But in the case of an emergency where you don't have a spare tire, you could use a can of tyre-jack (or Tyre-Weld, etc) to reinflate the tire and seal the hole so that you can continue driving to a safe place or the nearest tire dealer. It's a good idea to keep two of these cans in your car, especially if you're going on a ...


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No, it cannot. In fact, in the United States it is illegal for a tire shop to repair a tire which has side wall damage. The reason for this is because the integrity of the tire itself is compromised with side wall damage. Now, I'm not saying it could not be fixed per se (a simple patch could probably do it), but would you want to risk your safety or that of ...



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