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A car is a wheeled, self-propelled vehicle. Normally, a car has 4 wheels and is designed for the transport of passengers. Depending upon locale, cars may also be called 'autos.'

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Could getting the front brakes and rotors done can that cause them to get bad again within 3 months?

Three months ago my brakes were bad and every time I turned the wheel, it made a screeching sound. I had to get brakes and rotors replaced. Due to finances, I had to just do the front set. Now 3 ...
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Brake pedal stiff to press and stays stuck down

Durango 2000 been just sitting for atleast a year. Brake pedal is stiff band stays down after pushing. You can pull it back up with foot. Brakes work but just hard to push but don’t return!
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I accidentally bumped into another car. How to go about repairs? [closed]

Last night, I accidentally rear-ended a car carrying an elderly couple while we were moving slowly through traffic. There was minimal damage to their car, but my car's grill broke and has some dents ...
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

Is it OK to change gear without pressing down the clutch when the car is running ? Does it damage or wear anything? Just wanted to know what actually happen to the car.
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jacking up a car on "grass paving block" - how to secure jack and supports?

I want to jack up my car so I can work under it. Sadly, the only non-inclined surface I have available is covered in grass paving blocks similar to this: I have a pneumatic jack that I would use to ...
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DIY Clear Coat Peeling Fix and Paint Mistake

So I decided to take on the tough project of fixing the clear coat peeling on my car (2007 Civic). Mind you this was my first time doing a project like this (painting car panels) so I didn't expect ...
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I hit flood water at 60kph

Hit flood water on a dark road at 60kph. Car stalled midway, got towed, wouldn't start again. Lights still work and the car still cranks but doesn't start, air filter was dry, tried push starting it ...
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What does "levitate" mean this context?

On this site here https://wuling.id/en/blog/autotips/fwd-vs-rwd-drive-system-whats-the-difference I saw the phrase "FWD Vehicles cannot levitate, while RWD Vehicles are capable of levitating.&...
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Is a snorkel sufficient to ford big puddles?

Hypothetically - if the extreme rains and weather continues, would fitting a snorkel be sufficient to allow my ICE car to ford deeper water (assuming that the road is intact of course). I am ...
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Insignia B (MK2 2017) error code P0073 and engine light on

Can anyone advise please what is wrong and how to fix it please? OBD is showing ambient air temperature sensor circuit high thanks
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Does this scratch (on the roof of a black car) look as though it was caused by a cat, please?

A neighbour has accused one of our cats of making a deep scratch in the roof of their car, and intends to bill us for the damage. Apparently he has a number of 'quotes' ranging from £140.00 plus VAT ...
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Is it safe to drive with this scratched wheel or should I fix it?

This is the scratched wheel after hitting a big rock is it safe to drive?Is it a scratch or a crack?
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Address the persistent sound noise issue in my car after an accident

My car was met with an accident, the doors on left side was slammed and had to be replaced. Since then I am experiencing sound noise coming from left side (not experiencing actual wind but hear window ...
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Could this cause an engine to jump time? (Asking from point of view of great igorance)

2014 Ford Fiesta, with some option that involved the word "turbo", no photos. I hit a bird, and almost immediately, my engine stopped running, and the car would no longer start. Mechanic ...
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New car, sometimes engaging first gear does not catch

I cant quite express myself with the proper terminology but I will try, I have a fresh new car. There is just one issue. Sometimes, very sporadically, usually at crossings I engage first gear to start ...
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Can anyone id this broken tail light? with the vehicle to the car that almost hit us

Is it possible for someone to id this tail light section?
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VW Eos - Is this normal kind of rust on the underside (control arm) of a 14 year old car?

My first post here. I'm looking to get a 14 year old VW Eos, but I noticed some rust going on in this underside bar shown in the picture. Everywhere else is fine. There are some circular holes in the ...
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replace 1 or 2 rims/wheel if car hit a curb? [closed]

My car hit a curb while I was parking two days ago; speed was lower than 15mph. Still, the bent is noticeable in the front, passenger's side, and less noticeable in the rear, also passenger's side: ...
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is it a good idea to have crash/bumper guard on rear of hatch back

Crash guards usually causes problem with Airbag deployment prevents bonnet from acting as crumple zone and impacts the chassis of the car badly which is more harmful for passengers according to this ...
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stop lights on passenger vehicles - how many?

Not counting the third, central light or any additions that are non standard. Most vehicles have two lamps, one on each side on the rear. Some have four lamps, two on each side. Are there any cars ...
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Volvo s60 2011 D3, infotainment system partly working. AC works, no radio/my car settings etc

Volvo s60 2011 D3, infotainment system partly working. AC works, no radio/my car settings etc... Also replaced all fuses for infotainment. Would anyone have any ideas as to why the radio and car ...
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Why does the car drying towel I bought have a rough side and a soft side, can both sides be used for drying the car?

I bought this drying towel: https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Microfibre-perfect-streak-free-vehicles-04512000/dp/B09NBSWQSY/ but I find that it has a soft side that can be used to dry the car body, but it ...
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Used Cars: What does this mean "Salvage Title. No Accident or Damage Reported"?

Found many used cars with a Salvage Title, but No Accident or Damage Reported. The cars look good and are priced only a few hundred $ below used cars with a clean title. How can a Salvage Title car ...
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What's wrong with my car battery?

If I leave my car without starting for 4-5 days - the car won't start up. I have to jumpstart it (using a portable battery) Using multimeter with the car off, it reads about 12.4V Does the battery ...
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Toyota corolla 2015 tyre upsize

I have Toyota corolla 2015 with 17" rims. The recommended tyre size is 215/45 r17, but I live in an area where there are a lot of pits on the roads. Can I go with 215/50 r17, and how much will ...
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Storage capacity under the passengers seats

Do any cars have storage capacity under the passengers seats? If yes, is it comfortable? If no, is it feasible?
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Will OBD2 Hud Head Up Display drain car battery if left plugged when car is off?

I am buying a HUD Head Up Display. It goes in Sleep Mode when ignition is off (screen turns off). I asked the manufacturer, they said it uses 0.3mAh when in Sleep Mode (400mA while in use). Is this ...
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I have a 3500 watt car audio system and want the cheapest way to run it?

I have a 3500w system I need to know if I need a high output alternator or can I just replace my stock battery with a 4800 w energie battery
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1350 kg capacaity car hydraulic ramp/jack lifting 2500 kg car?

Can you lift the front of (2000-2500)kg car safely with this 1350kg capacity(pair combined) hydraulic ramp/jack?
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Can I turn on the A/C Unit in a car using the OBD-II Port while it is off?

I want to know if it is possible to turn on the A/C unit using the OBD-II port in a car even if the engine/car is off. Is the OBD-II port capable of doing something like this, or is it only used to ...
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Car Radio Antenna

Car radio antenna 1 What could be the ideal location for installing Car radio antenna? 2 Can there be advantages of fixing more than one Car radio antenna?
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Battery level indicators in dashboard of four wheeler vehicles

Dashboard Symbols Lead acid batteries v/s Lithium ion batteries Lithium ion batteries used in electric vehicles Are there Battery level indicators on the dashboard of four wheeler vehicles? Can ...
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Ac compressor or bad hoses

Ac stopped blowing cold air, I was told we needed a new ac compressor. We got it replaced and now it's leaking bright green fluid. Took it back to the dealer they now said its coincidental that the ...
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Possible to have damaged wire that beeps on continuity check?

I suspect I have a issue on one of the connectors in my harness, so I'm testing the loom for continuity on switches contacts and connector pins etc. following the schematic. I'm wondering is it ...
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I took the battery off my car 2006 Honda CR-V

I took the battery off and when I put it back on the car the alarm wouldn't stop, after a few hours I tried various ways to start my car but it didn't crank , there's no lights in dashboard or inside ...
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Penalty/Fine by Traffic cop for blocking rear window glass pane [closed]

Rear window car Will there be a fine by the traffic cop if he finds the back seat of the car mirror glass blocked by the owner with a bed cover? I.e. The driver cannot see the back while taking a ...
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Is it normal to over flow little battery liquid

I got an overflow issue with my car's old battery and now replaced it with a new one. currently, when I go for a long drive few vapors are released through the overflow exit side of the battery. Is it ...
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Car horn's relay always in switched on position;could it be the reason for total battery drainage if car is not started for 2 days

(MG Hector plus petrol automatic-1 year old). My car's battery was suddenly getting drained in just 2 days of not using the car. This happened twice. I took the car to the service centre and they said ...
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Use of electronics in 49cc 2 stroke dirt bike engine

The picture is taken from here. Are there any electronics in this 49cc 2 stroke dirt bike engine. Are electronics responsible for the ignition timing of spark plug? Or, is the flywheel (that has ...
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Can someone help identify the model/year of this car for me?

I have a picture but I don't recognize the model. It's got a very distinctive hatchback.
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Why do my car's air vents automatically close shut when the car is shut down?

When my car is shut off, I hear a thump sound at the dashboard. I later learned this is the sound of the vent flaps going into the closed position. Why do the vents automatically close when the engine ...
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Installing after-market seats

So, I want to upgrade my standard seats (Leon Cupra MK3, same platform as Golf 7). Being a newbie, I thought I go online, I select a seat model I like, I fill in the car model and just put it in my ...
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How does my car buttons communicate with the car dashboard?

I have an Audi A6 3,2 FSI 2004 model. Needless to say the multi media system isn't what it could be. I work as a computer programmer so naturally it peaked my interest to know how the multi media ...
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Is my car ac condenser clogged?

I hosed down the condenser in my car today to see if it improves my ac What I realized is that the water didn't dry on some certain spots like the rest of the condenser. The top and the sides were ...
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Antifreeze in engine oil

I accidentally put antifreeze in the engine oil, a complete moment of stupidity, but I poured about 50ml (definitely not more than 100ml) do you think it would be okay as it’s such a little amount? Or ...
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Thrown rod in engine block, can I drive it one mile?

My 2012 fusion overheated and a rod disconnected/snapped off, I have no idea if I'm saying any of that correctly, but from the word of a trusted mechanic friend, this is what has happened. I got a new ...
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Does factory default car cover (parachute material) provide UV protection to car?

I park my car outside and in sun. I cover my car with the dealer provided car cover which is made of parachute material. I would like to know if the parachute material car covers block UV rays. If so, ...
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24V Car accessory fan into a normal car socket

From my online "research", I've learnt that a car socket is 12V and can is capable of 180W. But I bought a car fan that is rated to run 24V 0.4A and 10W. Is it safe for me to plug in into ...
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Maximum liters capacity (petrol,diesel) for a four wheeler Car [closed]

Can you specify the maximum liters capacity in petrol fuel input of a four wheeler car for any make & model? Can the maximum liter capacity of that four wheeler car make & model be increased ...
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Brake calipers rubbing rim after changing pads

Sounds like I'm dragging my exhaust down the road. I pinpointed the issue to my brake calipers rubbing my rim. Nothing's changed but brake pads. What should I do? Other than getting spacers...
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