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Troubleshooting Car Air Conditioning Problems

Troubleshooting Car Air Conditioning Problems

Reader Question: My air conditioner is not cold enough at idle sitting at a stop sign, but gets colder when I get on the freeway. Is this a sign that my compressor is weak? Thank you, Bill Dear Bill, Let me explain in layman’s terms how the air conditioning (AC) system works and what could […]

Should You Buy Used Car Parts at a Junkyard

Should You Buy Used Car Parts at a Junkyard

Reader Question Austin, I need a water pump for my BMW 325 I, and a new one is expensive for me, but a used one seems very cheap and within my budget. What is your opinion on used car parts? Thanks in advance, Chuck Dear Chuck, Welcome to the world of expensive European car repair. […]

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Need Help Finding a Car Repair Shop?

Reader Question Austin, What should I be looking for when selecting a car repair shop? Pay attention to first impressions. Picture yourself on a first date. Imagine that you are a woman and are picked up for a date by a man whose hair is dirty, his shirt is torn, and his car looks like California […]

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Car Radiator Flush – Will It Help?

Car Radiator Flush – Will It Help?

Reader Question I want to flush the radiator in my car, how do I do it and why should I? Thanks in advance, Mark W. The first question that comes to mind is WHY do you want to do this? Red flags go up in my head when customers ask me a “how do I…” question. Some […]

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My Car is Leaking Brake Fluid

My Car is Leaking Brake Fluid

Reader Question Hi Austin, I was told I had a leak in my break seal on my Lexus GS300…what does this mean and what should I do about it? There is something causing my car to be leaking brake fluid. Thanks…great site! Arnold Hi there Arnold I assume you are having to add brake fluid […]

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The Brakes On My Car Make Noise

The Brakes On My Car Make Noise

Reader Question I just had my disc brakes replaced and they are now squealing. My auto mechanic says this is normal, why did I have to pay for “normal brake squeal?” Is he just blowing me off? Great Site, Glenda T.   This unfortunately can happen more than you or I want it to. A […]

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How To Prevent Auto Mechanic Scams

How To Prevent Auto Mechanic Scams

Should I tell my auto mechanic to keep all of my old parts so I know that the parts actually got replaced on my car? Thank you, John L.   Dear John, I am sure you have all heard about asking your car mechanic to give you the old parts that were replaced while working […]

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The Best Car Repair Manual

The Best Car Repair Manual

Use My Special Offer Code REPAIR10 and get 10% AllData Today Before purchasing please take a second and read why we recommend and use ALLDATA .Take me directly to the BEST Online Car Repair Manuall “Technical Service Bulletins (TSB’S) are fixes to known problems that dealer service departments have alerted the vehicle manufacturer. Recurring customer complaints, part failure, […]

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Automatic Transmission is Slipping

Automatic Transmission is Slipping

Reader Question My car’s automatic transmission with 28,000 miles slips in drive early in the morning when the weather is cold. If I put it in 1st gear it goes good and then I shift to drive it is fine until I stop and then do the same routine 1st then drive. After the car […]

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How To Get The Best Gas Mileage

How To Get The Best Gas Mileage

Reader Question Wow, the price of gasoline for my truck is killing me! I have heard all types of suggestions on how to improve fuel mileage but can you give me your thoughts on the subject of getting better fuel economy? Ron, Houston, TX Hey there Ron I used to live in Houston, but moved […]

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