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Should I perform my first oil change at 1000 miles, or when the manual says?

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What are these loops in the brake line for?

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What is the purpose of plastic engine covers?

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Car crash: when does a car catch fire?

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Does turning off the radio and other electronics in a car before shutting off the engine prevent battery drain?

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Why doesn't the engine stall out when you come to a stop with an automatic transmission?

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Huge puddle of water under car

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Do I really need a lathe to turn my rotors?

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Is it necessary to have two ground wires (1 to engine and 1 to car-frame)?

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What is name of this part in the picture?

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Catalytic converter heat shield fell off .. Drive home or call tow truck?

11 votes

Should one fit the least-worn tires to the rear wheels?

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Why should I connect the red/positive terminal first when jump starting?

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Front left controller arm corroded and broke on my 2002 Hyundai Elantra

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Is manual start/stop good on older cars?

10 votes

High oil warning in Mercedes B class diesel

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Why are my wires melting together?

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How to know if I need new tires?

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Constant belt squeak

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I forgot to release the hand brake while I'm driving at around 4 to 5 km. what will happen to my rear brakes?

9 votes

Do I need to go to a dealer for a simple maintenance?

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Wheel re-torqueing, how is it done?

9 votes

Manual transmission at stop: 1st with clutch in, or neutral with clutch out? -OR- Throwout Bearing wear

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Why does my car scream on cold start?

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Does 4-wheel alignment involve taking wheels off?

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Is it efficient to use the cabin heat in my car?

9 votes

Why should the fuel petcock valve be turned to “Off” position when not using the vehicle?

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Do springs wear out?

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Stuck Lug Nuts on Trailer

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What is this on my tire?

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