• Can I trade in a damaged car?

    Best answer: Yes you can. The dealer will adjust his offer to take the necessary repair into account. He can do the repair for half what it would cost you.
    Best answer: Yes you can. The dealer will adjust his offer to take the necessary repair into account. He can do the repair for half what it would cost you.
    24 answers · Toyota · 2 days ago
  • Best excuse for a broken windshield on the inside?

    I was arguing with a passenger in my car and they punched and broke my windshield. I have an appointment on Wednesday to get it fixed. I think I’ll be able to hide it from my mom and dad, but if they see it I don’t want to tell them who did it and why. I was thinking of saying a rock hit it but it’s on the inside.... show more
    I was arguing with a passenger in my car and they punched and broke my windshield. I have an appointment on Wednesday to get it fixed. I think I’ll be able to hide it from my mom and dad, but if they see it I don’t want to tell them who did it and why. I was thinking of saying a rock hit it but it’s on the inside. What’s a good excuse if I’m caught?
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 6 hours ago
  • What Causes White Smoke From Exhaust When Accelerating Toyota Passo 2008?

    My Toyota Passo 2008 got this problem recently. White smoke came out anytime I accelerated my car. I even tried to fix but it didn't work that way . Have you experience this issue, what should I do?
    My Toyota Passo 2008 got this problem recently. White smoke came out anytime I accelerated my car. I even tried to fix but it didn't work that way . Have you experience this issue, what should I do?
    15 answers · Toyota · 2 days ago
  • What can cause a light bulb to prematurely blow out?

    Best answer: It can be a couple reasons. 1)If the bulb is a halogen bulb and you touched it with your fingers as you installed it. High power Halogen bulbs such as in headlights are not supposed to be touched by skin as body oils somehow affect the glass. Most halogen bulbs tell you not to handle them directly as you install... show more
    Best answer: It can be a couple reasons.
    1)If the bulb is a halogen bulb and you touched it with your fingers as you installed it. High power Halogen bulbs such as in headlights are not supposed to be touched by skin as body oils somehow affect the glass. Most halogen bulbs tell you not to handle them directly as you install them as it will shorten their life. When changing them use a tissue or clean cloth or cotton gloves to handle the bulb and install it.
    2) Problem with manufacture. You can get a bulb that blows because something went wrong during manufacture. Maybe there was a thin part of the filament that could not handle the power for the full expected life. Maybe the glass bulb was faulty and air got inside the bulb allowing the filament to burn up at a weak point. Only the other day I bought 2 light bulbs to replace a blown bulb in my lounge room. The second time I turned the light on the new bulb blew so obviously there was a fault with the manufacturing of it.
    15 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 15 hours ago
  • Rear-ended someone need help?

    I was about 15 feet back but traveling at 30-35mph and having only front brakes (ford focus) was not enough to bring me to a complete stop therefore causing the rear end. The damage on their vehicle was nothing but a few scratches of paint found on the lower part of her Ford Edge 2015, a part which is universal... show more
    I was about 15 feet back but traveling at 30-35mph and having only front brakes (ford focus) was not enough to bring me to a complete stop therefore causing the rear end. The damage on their vehicle was nothing but a few scratches of paint found on the lower part of her Ford Edge 2015, a part which is universal for all Ford Edge of that year. That is the back story, now to the main problem. I crashed in my parents car, and I was found to be excluded on the insurance policy, so that would mean that the insurance would file a letter to whom i had crashed with stating that they will not cover any damage. The person whom I had crashed into is now sending me her estimate through text, she is looking to get $1500 out of it. That is an amount that I feel is not worth the damage I had actually did to her vehicle, so i had offered her to settle at $1000. She has not responded. P.s. The insurance companies never took down a statement from me about the accident, there was no pictures taken besides one of my license plate from the other driver, it was night time and my car is black so even if there was a picture taken the image would be hard to depict. Do I do the right thing and pay her the full total, or do I take another approach fix my own car with that money and get myself a lawyer, would I have a chance of winning or am I set for failure?
    13 answers · Insurance & Registration · 9 hours ago
  • Car accident happened, the other party files a claim 2 months later. Please Advise.?

    So a couple of months back I was in a very minor car accident. Both my car and the other driver s car we re merging into the same lane and we collided briefly. We both agreed not to file a claim as our insurance premiums will increase. So now two months later she files a claim with her insurance. What I would... show more
    So a couple of months back I was in a very minor car accident. Both my car and the other driver s car we re merging into the same lane and we collided briefly. We both agreed not to file a claim as our insurance premiums will increase. So now two months later she files a claim with her insurance. What I would like to know is if I have to respond back to that insurance company? Or Do I have to file a claim with my insurance company? It s been over 2 months since this happened and this minor accident happened last year. Located in Sounthern California, Please help!
    8 answers · Insurance & Registration · 1 day ago
  • Advice/question about car accident?

    Best answer: No, don't junk it. If you do that, you don't get anything from any insurance company. Ignore most of the other answers, because they obviously didn't understand your question. Here's what you need to know about your situation, so pay attention... 1) Insurance companies don't want to pay... show more
    Best answer: No, don't junk it. If you do that, you don't get anything from any insurance company. Ignore most of the other answers, because they obviously didn't understand your question.

    Here's what you need to know about your situation, so pay attention...

    1) Insurance companies don't want to pay anything at all, in fact they only pay what they're required by law to pay out. In your case, the law requires them to pay for either the actual cash value (depreciated retail value) of your vehicle or the cost of repairing the accident damage, whichever is less. If the repairs cost less, they'll pay that amount. If a total loss costs less, they'll pay that amount. There's no room for argument, it's all about cold hard dollars.

    2) If the repair cost is more than __% of the vehicle's value in fixed / pre-damaged condition, it's a total loss. I left the percentage blank because it varies by jurisdiction, and you didn't say where you live. When insurance companies offer a total loss settlement, part of the agreement always says that they keep the salvage. The salvage is that smoking ruin that used to be your car. And they're very serious about that condition. They hand you the cash, and you sign what's left of the vehicle over to them.

    3) If you sell your smashed up car to a private junk dealer for $1000, the agreement you sign with the junk dealer says you accept that thousand bucks as full and final compensation for your vehicle. Those words will be on the agreement, full and final. Full and final compensation only means one thing.

    4) You can't be compensated twice for the same loss, because that's very against the law. In every state, province, territory and anywhere else in the civilized world, you can only be fully compensated once for a loss. That means you can't accept one full-and-final payment from a scrap yard and then expect another full-and-final settlement from an insurance company, because full and final only means one thing.

    See how this stuff works? If you sell your smoked vehicle to a junker, you accept that you've been paid in full for that smoked vehicle. The insurance company can then say "sorry, you already accepted full compensation for your loss" and not pay you anything if you do that. And they'll get away with it, because they know the law better than you do.
    9 answers · Insurance & Registration · 1 day ago
  • Is it ok or is it bad to buy used tires?

    Best answer: It’s fine if you buy from a reputable tyre shop. Think about it: every time you buy a used car you get a set of used tyres, and unlike the ones from a tyre shop they’ve only had an external visual inspection. Used tyres from a decent tyre shop will have been inspected inside and out and any which are too old to... show more
    Best answer: It’s fine if you buy from a reputable tyre shop.

    Think about it: every time you buy a used car you get a set of used tyres, and unlike the ones from a tyre shop they’ve only had an external visual inspection. Used tyres from a decent tyre shop will have been inspected inside and out and any which are too old to be safely re-used will not be sold. I know of no used car sellers who routinely replace old tyres before sale unless they’re clearly badly worn or damaged.

    And yet people don’t think twice about thrashing a newly bought used car at high speeds and hard around bends when they’d pause to think about doing it on a newly purchased set of used tyres.

    Yeaterday I bought a set of four brand new tyres for my car; the old ones had plenty of tread but had noticeably poor grip at times because they’ve just turned seven years old and have hardened. All except one tyre which was brand new almost exactly a year ago and which had only done 7k miles. Reselling that tyre makes perfect sense
    18 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago
  • Uncaring husband or just letting her get it on her own?

    We live on the east coast (NC) which just got hit by the massive winter storm. Everything is pretty much snowed in and iced over. My wife decided that she couldn't just sit at home and enjoy the idea of working from home in her pj's. She's gotta go out and drive in it or go to the store in all this... show more
    We live on the east coast (NC) which just got hit by the massive winter storm. Everything is pretty much snowed in and iced over. My wife decided that she couldn't just sit at home and enjoy the idea of working from home in her pj's. She's gotta go out and drive in it or go to the store in all this snow and ice. I have an ice scrapper in the back of my SUV. I'm currently sitting in the bed, still with my pjs on and she tells me that the doors are frozen shut on my truck so she can't get in to get the ice scrapper. But she does say the tailgate will life up. The ice scrapper in in the floor of the 3rd row seating. She looks at me and I look at her. Then I say, "well, just climb over the seat to get the scrapper." She looks at me and mumbles, "You expect me to climb over the seat? What kind of man did I marry?" I'm sorry but women kill me saying they can do anything a man can do or they expect the same pay as a man when working the same job but there are just some things they aren't going to do since they have a man. I don't expect her to tear down a transmission but is climbing over a seat to get an ice scrapper beneath her as a woman, especially since she has a husband? Am I an uncaring husband who won't get up, get dressed, go outside, and climb over a seat to get an ice scrapper so my wife can go drive in all this snow and ice?
    14 answers · Safety · 2 days ago
  • My 2004 Audi A6 4.2 liter is leaking all the coolant out of the bottom of the reservoir?

    I’m not sure why but when the cars off and I pour coolant in it just comes pissing out of the bottom
    I’m not sure why but when the cars off and I pour coolant in it just comes pissing out of the bottom
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 13 hours ago
  • Clutch safety switch question?

    When did this become mandatory, or should I say when did it start being installed on every standard transmission vehicle from the factory? Also, how does it work? I don't mean like it stops the car from starting that's obvious. What does it disable? Does it stop fuel from going to the engine? Does it... show more
    When did this become mandatory, or should I say when did it start being installed on every standard transmission vehicle from the factory? Also, how does it work? I don't mean like it stops the car from starting that's obvious. What does it disable? Does it stop fuel from going to the engine? Does it disable the ignition system (spark)? I've seen vehicles crank over perfectly fine without the clutch pushed in, on older vehicles. But never knew what exactly is disabled to prevent the vehicle from starting.
    11 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 21 hours ago