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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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Which manufacturer produce spark compatible laser? [on hold]

I’m not talking about a specific brand but laser based ignition which unlike spark ignition allows better placement of ignition inside the chamber (thus provide up to 20% carbon monoxide reduction as ...
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Is it bad to Rev the Engine on a Hybrid Car / What Will Happen?

I was wondering, is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car? Also what would happen if I did rev the engine. Would the battery be used or would the gasoline engine start.
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2006 Scion XB Using Too Much Oil

My 2006 Scion XB is very old with 222000 miles on it. It is going through oil very quickly. It uses an entire liter of oil every 500 miles. What is the problem here. Is this too expensive to fix, or ...
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310 watt light bar 12 awg wire harness

I am currently looking at a 32 inch 310 watt LED light bar for my 2010 Honda CRV. The light bar I am looking at is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCNYXFT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JpKPDbTR3J8R4. The ...
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Parking On Side of Car Slanting

Will it affect your car if you park one side slanting? Something like this in the picture? NOTE: The right side is parking higher than this in the picture. Thanks
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2018 Ford Edge car alarm goes off 30 seconds after arming. Sometimes

What type of issue would cause the car alarm to go off 30 seconds after using the key fob to arm it? The car is a 2018 Ford Edge SE. Everything is stock. We had the dealership install add-on seat ...
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My 2002 oldsmobile alero has brown sluggish liquid in the air intake hose

Was low on oil,it overheated. I stopped put oil then overheated again and didnt wanna start after it died. Thought it was my thermostat so I start taking air intake out the way to get to bolts and I ...
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Is driving a car once per week for about 1 mile enough to prevent long term damage?

I have a car that I don't need to use often. I only really go the store and pick up groceries in it. That is only about once a week. Is tha
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my car's keyless remote fob only works when outside of the pcb housing

I'm not sure how to attempt to fix this, so my "clicker" for my Peugeot 107 hadn't worked for a few weeks and I decided to open it up, I found that clicking the buttons when the PCB is apart from the ...
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What year, make, and model is this car?

I was looking on the internet and wanted to know what type of car this is. Please let me know, thanks!
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Is it possible to build a new car at home DIY based off an old car chasis?

So, I live in Mauritius and I am an amateur car enthusiast. I wanted to build a 450+ HP car in my garage (I, fortunately, have all the necessary tools). My plan is to buy an accidented car, strip off ...
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Car hacking - e.g. auto closing windows when locking

Im new to car hacking. I want to modify my car. The target is that the windows close automatically when i lock the car. I found out that I can use the CAN2USB Device to connect the car to a linux ...
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My car low mileage

Recently my car went in to water,and after that it was not getting start,but after lot of try by myself the car got start,and after that day I visited to the car company workshop,they checked the car ...
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Car stereo turns off when the cooling fan comes on

I drive a Honda Civic 2008 model. I noticed that when driving, my car stereo momentarily switches off and back on after about 3-5 seconds when the radiator/condenser cooling fans come on. The lights ...
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Ford focus Radio code

I was doing some maintenance for my ford focus and i eventually took the battery out and the radio is now asking for an unlock code.Can someone help me with my ford focus radio code with the serial ...
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Can I shift to neutral when driving? [closed]

Many questions on if we should shift to neutral when at stop lights. But I've developed a habit to shift to neutral when going downhill or far away approaching a stop light to avoid unnecessary speed-...
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Anyone knows what's the name of this component?

Car BMW N13B16 316i Anyone knows what's the name of this component which connected 3 pipes? that part seems leaking engine oil, I'd like to replace it but don't know what's the name.
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How is ground clearance measured?

I have a 2002 Honda Accord, which has a stated ground clearance of 6.2 inches. I am looking to replace it with a small SUV/crossover and was looking at a Hyundai Tucson. But when I google the specs I ...
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SONY DSX-A400BT radio forgets its settings at a long standstill in Renault Megane 2

I recently replaced the factory TunerList radio in my Renault Megane 2 (2003) with a Sony DSX-A400BT. Everything works correctly except that the radio forgets the settings, but it is not a problem of ...
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What are these relays for?

can anyone confirm what that black box between the writing DLC plug and Air filter. it has 3 relays in their. Mine are missing and not sure which ones go in there.
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Opening a stuck hood in Ford Fiesta mk6

First of all I'm new to this sub stackexchange, and an even more of a noob when it comes to car maintenance or repair, so please be patient. I have a Ford Fiesta mk6, and the hood just won't open now....
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What is the most common end of life issue for a car? [closed]

What is the most common end of life issue for a car? Does electrical issues cause end of life most frequently? Maybe transmission? Alternatively cracks in the chassis?
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How to remove rear window glue

My rear window brokw, shattered into about a million pieces. The only parts left, were stuck where the window was glued to the rear hatch of the car. I'm getting a new window installed soon, so I ...
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How slow ( not zero) can a car engine run without hurting engine and saving on fuel

New cars have stop-start system (even though this has been available for a long time). My question is: why are car companies emphasizing shutting the engine down at a traffic light, rather than making ...
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Can I change the brake pads without changing brake disc for the front tyres?

I drive Honda Jazz 2010 model. My brake discs for the rear tyres have experienced some corrosion and I intend to change the brake discs together with brake pads for the rear tyres. My brake discs ...
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Why do you use the “park” gear to park a car and not only the handbrake? [duplicate]

Here on the internet people just explain the difference between the two and how you should also apply the handbrake when it gets steep, but why is there even a parking gear in the first place when you ...
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I brought a car with a sticker on the copper strip on the rear mirror

does anyone know a way of removing the sticker from the rear without destroying the rear copper strip? ( it is the one that heats up when you turn it on) I am afraid of it stripping if i remove it the ...
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Bmw lights random turn on at night

Light turn on randomly at night help https://youtu.be/Anxs2ciMMpY Help !!!
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Slapping sound coming from wheel

When driving, I noticed that a slapping sound was coming from my rear passenger-side wheel. The tempo of the slapping sound would accelerate and decelerate as the car's speed increased and decreased. ...
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Is it okay to drive with this tyre

Hit a kurb this morning & my current work situation means money is tight for the next couple weeks so can’t really afford a new tyre. Just wondering if I’d be alright to drive on it if I avoid ...
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Side bumper fix

I need to fix this side bumper and I was wondering if it was an easy fix like I could do it myself to save money or if I have to I somone to fix it for me? If I can do it myself what are some ways I ...
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Elite i20 AC problem

My Hyundai Elite i20(2017 model) was running fine till I gave service in one of the hyundai showroom. Last week I gave my vehicle to service at authorised Hyundai showroom(odometer - 33000km). After ...
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What would cause a “muscle car” to not be able to drive up a hill?

I was at an event recently where the employees were guiding cars into a grassy field to park. Cars ranging from Toyota Camrys to Chevy Suburbans were driving up a small hill that was around 3-4 feet ...
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Why is my car battery charger not powering on?

I've had my car battery charger for about six months and, just recently, it won't power on. When I connect it to the battery and the mains, the orange light comes on but there is no low humming noise ...
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Huyndai sonata 2012 engine misfires

I have Huyndai sonata 2012 GDI 2.4 cc The car starts just fine, but after few miles the engine misfires in the same cylinder, and when i stop the engine and run it again, the engine go back to normal ...
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Banging noise Over bumps. But suspensions are okay

I get banging noise over bumps. Its seems like car has been dropped from some height. If I go slowly over bumps then nothing comes and even suspension works perfectly fine but this noise comes when I ...
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How to fix the steering wheel plastic of the car

On my car after a punch the plastic where the airbag of the steering wheel is got a little cut, my question is of there is a way to fix the plastic. Is there a material that can be used tape, glue ...
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What is the button near oil dipstick in Astra G

I have an Astra G selection 1.4, and near the oil dipstick I have a button that has a triangle and an exclamation mark. What is the use of it?
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Honda Civic 2000, Engine Control Unit replacement

I need to replace the engine control unit, ECU, of my Honda Civic 2000, my car doesn't have an immobilizer, it starts with a basic metal key, so, do I need to program the used ECU replacement?
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First time owning a brand new car - a few questions about automatic transmission and owning a new car

I just ordered my brand new Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription 2019. My previous car was Renault Megane 2012 and honestly, it was great. It had automatic climate control, automatic wipers, was quite fast, ...
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What actions or preparations should I take, to leave car stationary for extended periods? [duplicate]

If I travel out of country for several weeks or even months, what actions should I take for preserving a car, mechanically speaking, so I can pick up and drive again with minimum of fuss? Car is ...
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Banging noise Over bumps

I get banging noise over bumps. Its seems like car has been dropped from some height. If I go slowly over bumps then nothing comes and even suspension works perfectly fine but this noise comes when I ...
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Car won’t start randomly

I have a 2006 Pontiac g6 with 150,000 miles on it. Maybe once a day for the past couple weeks when I go to start it it will crank but not start. As soon as I attempt to start it again it starts up no ...
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Why does the RPM fluctuate when a vehicle is started for the first time in a day?

I've observed this in my car, and in the motorcycle (carburetor) that I had previously. When I start the car in the morning for work, the engine RPM starts off a bit high than the normal (+0.3 - 0.5 ...
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Can I put a Flip Light in the boot of my car?

I have an Hyundai i30 and the light in the boot is very dim , I recently bought somthing similar to flip light I wondering if it is ok to stick it on the walls of the boot. I'm mainly concerned if ...
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can prolonged tyre pressure lead to loosened lug nuts/damaged bearing and thus cause a wheel to mysteriously fall off?

Cause this just happened to my bro. Traveling on the highway and to my knowledge has had low tyre pressure for at least half a year on all wheels.
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How do I know if my car battery needs replaced or just fully charged?

I've had my Mazda 3 2013 since 2016. This winter in Massachusetts it's died on an almost daily basis in the morning, and sometimes at night if it's particularly cold out. I mostly drive to school, ...
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Drove through water now car wont drive,

I was driving on a back road in my Nissan Altima and went through tons of mud and puddles. Now my car will start but it will not accelerate forward or backwards. It sputters and then clicks off. ...
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Risks Of Using Car Battery With Less Battery Acid

If I have a new battery, however some of the acid has spilled out of it, what are the possible effects of using that battery? The spill happened from the battery falling on it's side. There was no ...
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Not able to start my car

I have a Camry that has been maintained regularly. The car battery is about 4 year old. 1) For the past 2 weeks, when I was to do a cold-start, it gives some cranking sound and engine shuts down in ...