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Using AAA When Keys Are Locked In the Car
When your keys are locked in the car, AAA will call a locksmith to help you retrieve them. Hopefully there will be no damage to your automatic window. This is a guide about using AAA when keys are locked in the car.
Keyless Entry Code for Ford Explorer
I need to find a keyless entry code for a 2000 Ford Explorer.
Keeping Rabbits Out of Engine Compartment
How can you keep rabbit out of your engine compartment? The menace had chewed my car wires first causing major damage with an estimated cost of over $2,000.00.
Magnetic Car Sticker Won't Come Off
I live in hot Florida. I had a big magnetic sticker on my truck which is now embedded and I can't peel it off. Any ideas on getting it off without ruining the paint?
Restoring Faded Red Car Paint
If I use T-Cut on my red car, will it bring the faded colour back to life?
Which Side of the Car Has the Gas Cap?
If you drive different cars or rent one it may be difficult to remember which side the gas cap is on. In some vehicles, the icon on the dash showing a gas pump may have a triangle pointing to cap side of the car. This is a page about, "Which side of the car has the gas cap?".
Cooling the Inside of a Hot Parked Car
This is a page about quickly cool a hot car. There is nothing worse then getting into a hot car. Getting some of the hot air out, will make it easier to cool off the inside with the fan or a/c.
How to Protect Your Car in a Parking Lot
Parking lots can be an easy place to pick up small dents and scratches on your vehicle. Here are some ideas on how to protect your car in a parking lot.
Making Windshield Wipers Last Longer
Try these ways to help extend the life of your wiper blades. This is a page about making windshield wipers last longer.
Finding the Keyless Entry Code to a Crown Victoria
I Just bought a 1998 Crown Victoria, locked it and don't know the access code.
Getting a Diminished Value Auto Appraisal
This is a page about getting a diminished value auto appraisal. A vehicle loses some of its value after it is damaged in an accident, storm, etc. despite repairs made to fix the damage. This diminished value is separate from normal depreciation.
Buying an Extended Car Warranty
This page is about buying an extended car warranty. When you buy a new or used car there may be an extended warranty available. It is important to read this carefully before you make this purchase to make sure you will benefit from this.
Discouraging Auto Tag Theft
This is a page about discouraging auto tag theft. Thieves may try to steal auto license tags to put on stolen vehicles.
Parking In Your Garage
This is a page about parking in your garage. Sometimes it can be difficult to stop in just the right spot when parking in your garage.
Jump Starting a Car Battery
This is a page about jump starting a car battery. It is extremely frustrating to turn the ignition switch in your car only to hear the telltale sound of a dead battery.
Remembering Where You Parked
This is a page about remembering where you parked. Many of us have parked our car and not been able to find it later. Finding a way to remember its location can save you time and frustration when faced with a "sea of cars".
Repairing a Key Scratch on My Car
How do I cover a key scratch on a black car?
Preventing Static Shock in My Car
To keep from getting a static shock from your car whenever you exit, put a dryer sheet in your pocket. It negates the electric shock. Just keep one in your favorite jacket pocket during the "dry air" months.
What is the Gas Tank Capacity of the 2007 Chevy Malibu?
How big of a gas tank does the 2007 Chev Malibu have?
Lengthening a Car Sun Visor
How can I lengthen my cars sun visor?
Scrubbing Sponge Left Scratches on Car Windshield
My daughter was trying to help, but took a brand new scrubby sponge (scratchy side) to the hood and windshield of my 2002 Grand Caravan. Now there are scratches all over it! My concern is getting the scratches off of the windshield. Any help?
Storage Solutions for a Small Car
I have bought a smaller car and I need ideas for homemade pockets of some kind. I would like some that hang off the front dash to hold a cell phone, note book, pen, and an average size box of Kleenex. I was thinking about something similar to shoe pockets, but I don't sew. Thanks.
Caring for a Convertible Top
My dad has a Chrysler with a convertible top. It isn't real dirty but the top hasn't been lowered in a very long time. He is concerned that lowering the top might make it break/rip up.
Keeping a Car from Being Towed
Any creative ideas on how to keep our car from being towed? We drive the car six days a week, but park it in the street in front of our house (perfectly lawful, no problem in this neighborhood).
Preventing Having to Warm Up Your Car
An elderly man told me there was something you could buy to put in your car to prevent you from having to warm it up in the morning during the winter months. He said you could buy it from any auto store but I can't remember what the name of it was. Can anyone advise?
DMV Regulations in Arizona
Does anybody know the procedure to register an out of state vehicle in Arizona? If anybody can help with good car insurance companies that will be helpful. Also, would I just have to bring my New Jersey state license to the DMV in Arizona and have them just replace it with an AZ license?
What Are the Lumps Behind the Seats in Solstice?
Why does the Solstice car have those 2 lumps on the back of the car, one behind the driver's seat and one behind the passenger's seat? Is there a purpose for them?
Reprogramming Keyless Car Entry
How do I reprogram my keyless entry code on my car?
Rain Water is Leaking into Van
My mini van leaks on the passenger side from under the dash board. Does anyone know where the rain could be coming in from? I have a bucket under there that collects the rain water, but when it pours I have a full bucket. I need to fix it but don't know where to look.
Removing Deep Scratches in Car's Paint
I ran into a barbed wire fence and have deep scratches in the paint job of my car. My car is only two years old and now it looks terrible. Can anyone tell me how to fix these scratches?
Low-Rider Car Information
Where can I find information about low-rider cars?
Dead Rat in a Car's AC System
I know that a rat died in the AC venting system of my mom's& '96 Buick LeSabre. We are over run with Norway rats here. I knew the smell of roadkill immediately upon opening the door.
'07 Chevy Malibu Doesn't Have a Block Heater
I have a question for my daughter. She recently bought a 2007 Chevy Malibu. My daughter recently bought a 07 Malibu. This vehicle had no block heater, and we had to pay $400.00 to have one installed.
Putting a Car Engine into a Buggy
I want to put a car engine into a buggy that I am making into a two seater. I want use a BMW 325i e30 engine with an ISD. Has this been done before or can it be done? I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me?
Paint Stains On Car
My car was really shiny so to get rid of the scratches stupid me has put a gloss black paint onto my car and it has turned a kind of matte finish. How can I get it back to the nice glossy finish it was? Thanks.
Removing Rust From Car Interior
I spilled "The Works" cleaner in my car and it has wreaked havoc on the interior. All of the black metal that was exposed, has rust all over it. The aluminum was etched by the fumes. I finally got the smell out, but am worried about all the rust under the seats etc. How do I get rid of the rust?
Anything for frosty/iced windshields? I am a van driver for school kids and it is left out all night. I might not have enough time to scrape in the mornings.
Inexpensive Car Alarm
What can I do for a car alarm on a very tight budget?
Removing a Tire from a Rim
I collect aluminum for cash, mostly aluminum cans. I have recently found in the garbage a tire from a car on an aluminum rim. I have no use for the rim, but need to remove the tire in order to cash in the aluminum rim.
Moving a Window Decal to a Different Window
If I remove a kid's sports decal from the car window, can I reapply it to another car window?
Dyeing the Carpet in My Car
Can you tell me an easy way to dye the carpet in my car?
Painting a Graphic on My Car
I have a vinyl graphic on both sides of my BMW but I want to mark it out with tape, then take the actual vinyl off and spray it on. I would like advice on the best way to do this as I do not wish to mess it up. Please let me know the best way to go about it and what is the best paint to use.
Rattle in Top End Valve
I just changed my head gasket and got everything timed. It starts fine and runs ok but has a rattle in top end valve. Lash is ok. Is there something that I can do? I need to go to work.
Keeping Away From My Car
Every day I have to park my car near a dairy farm. If you've ever been around a dairy then you would know about the overwhelming number of flies. These flies land and perch out on vehicles by the hundreds every day, leaving behind their feces. This is very hard to wash off. Does anyone know how to keep these flies off of your vehicle?
Volvo Car Manuals
My son and daughter-in-law were good enough to buy me a 1990 Volvo - freedom is wonderful! The car did not come with an owner's manual, however. Does anyone know where I could obtain one? I have tried "Car Talk" and ebay.
Keep a Copy of Your License and Insurance Handy
In case of leaving the house in a hurry for one reason or another and you do not have your purse, clip a twenty to the inside of the sub visor and a xerox copy of your licenses and insurance in the glove box for those terrible panic stops by your local law enforcements, it helps to keep you free of a ticket, if the explanation is reasonable enough.
Tire Recommendations for a 2003 BMW Mini Cooper S
I own a 2003 Mini Cooper S. I am considering changing from 17" wheels run flats and 205/45 tires to 16" wheels and performance tires. I want to cover as much of the same wheel well area as the 17" 205/45/17 tires did.
Scratch on Acrylic Car Window
is there anything I can use to remove a scratch off an acrylic window on my caravan?
Parking Beside the Cart Holders
I have parked beside the cart holders in the parking lot for years for several reasons. At first I did it because I had an infant carrier, and rather than carry it into the store and then get the cart, I put it on the cart and pushed the whole thing inside. Now I use it so that I cut my risk of a door ding in half, and I can put the kids in the van and put the cart away without leaving them!
Fuel Injector Problems With A 2000 Buick Regal
I have a 2000 BUICK REGAL that is having fuel injector problems. Can I safely add fuel injector cleaning fluid to the gas tank?
Looking for Parts for a 95 Isuzu
I'm looking for any parts that can go to a 95 Isuzu. If anyone can help would me great.
Parts For a 48 Ford Two Door Sedan
Does anyone have anything for a 48 ford two door sedan? Does anyone know where I can find any parts for one?
Unusual Things To Keep In Your Car
Here are some oftentimes forgotten -- or otherwise overlooked -- items that you should ALWAYS keep in your car...
Repairing a Vinyl Tarp
I have a vinyl tarp that covers my truck bed. Someone in a parking garage at work must have thought it a good idea to scrape a line about 3-4 inches. any ideas on ther best way to patch this up or ideas on any companies that are good at repairs? Thanks in advance, Debbie
Get Paid To Drive
Does anyone have any name or web addresses of companies that offer "Get Paid To Drive" services. Where does one go to find these places?
Frugal Windshield Repair
I got pulled over recently and was warned by the officer that I needed to replace my windshield. It has a pretty substantial crack in it. So I go down to the windshield repair shop and they want 600 dollars to do it... the car might be worth twice that. Anyone have any advice for getting this done for cheaper? Thank you, Val
Finding a Used Wheel Chair Van on a Limited Budget
Our 1997 wheelchair van has bitten the dust, and we need a replacement used van. We know that there are places that allow grants to help cover the price. However, we need to acquire a replacement soon.
Mice Eating Wires and Plastic in my Jeep
I bought a 2007 Jeep less than a year ago it wouldn't start. I had it towed from the dealership (not under warranty). They said mice had chewed wires and plastic to the tune of $1100. Before I purchased this car it was garaged for a few years.
Check Fuel Cap Light Keeps Coming On
Tomorrow is the third time I'm bringing my car in. They replaced the gas cap and told me it was fixed. I drive for a bit and it comes on again. I know it is not dangerous, but it is annoying and inconvenient for me to keep bringing it in. It is a 2009 Honda Accord.
Repairing a Cut in a Leather Car Seat
I accidentally cut a slit in the leather seat of my car. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to repair it so it will not be so visible?
Cleaning Rusty Jumper Cables
Is there something I can use to clean my rusty jumper cables so that I will have a good contact when using the cables to start another car?
Honda CRV Heating Problem Not Fixed
I took my CRV into the dealer to have the heating fixed. They have had it for two weeks and it is still not fixed. They said I needed a new head gasket which they replaced; still no heat. They tried to convince me to put a new motor in.
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