• Whats wrong with this car?

    My daughter just got a 2008 Ford Escape. She called me panicking because she said smoke was coming from her tire. It's the brakes, but she thought it was a tire. She took it back to the shop and they told her it was okay to drive to work the next day just to keep an eye on it. Of course they told her that. They... show more
    My daughter just got a 2008 Ford Escape. She called me panicking because she said smoke was coming from her tire. It's the brakes, but she thought it was a tire. She took it back to the shop and they told her it was okay to drive to work the next day just to keep an eye on it. Of course they told her that. They got the car sold so they dont care. So she has been driving it but Im worried. We both work during the day so sharing a car would be rough and she works out of town. Itll be a week before she has the money to fix it. Should I let her drive it? It has not done anything since the day she called me crying
    11 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Is it wise to drive recklessly on the freeway in pouring rain?

    Best answer: Of course. Nothing less than 100mph and definitely NO lights. FFS
    Best answer: Of course. Nothing less than 100mph and definitely NO lights. FFS
    10 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Cleared car codes with OBDII scanner help!?

    I accidently cleared my cars codes with my obdII scanner. I found problem codes that are now gone. Will my mechanic know what to fix on my car still?
    I accidently cleared my cars codes with my obdII scanner. I found problem codes that are now gone. Will my mechanic know what to fix on my car still?
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • Car won’t turn on even with jumper cables hooked up?

    I left my lights on last night and now my battery is dead. However when hooked up to jumper cables it has no signs of life. I’ve never had this happen. Any thoughts?
    I left my lights on last night and now my battery is dead. However when hooked up to jumper cables it has no signs of life. I’ve never had this happen. Any thoughts?
    9 answers · 23 hours ago
  • 1979 300d mercdes?

    Bought a car for 1000 decent shape problem I have is when I start the car in the morning I have to press the pedal I changed all filters etc that I saw ran sea foam in it and is there a way i can make it a lil faster it's so slow.my cat can out run me please help
    Bought a car for 1000 decent shape problem I have is when I start the car in the morning I have to press the pedal I changed all filters etc that I saw ran sea foam in it and is there a way i can make it a lil faster it's so slow.my cat can out run me please help
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • When I bring my car to get an oil hange at a ford dealership, do I just pull right into the service garage?

    Best answer: Park in one of the service bays or visitor spaces and report to the service desk. Don't use a main dealer unless your car is still in warranty.
    Best answer: Park in one of the service bays or visitor spaces and report to the service desk. Don't use a main dealer unless your car is still in warranty.
    7 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Is bad to brake while in gear?

    So I was driving in a manual car at 15mph not fast and some retard speeds infront of me and I brake my car stalled and idk I just wanna know is it bad for the car
    So I was driving in a manual car at 15mph not fast and some retard speeds infront of me and I brake my car stalled and idk I just wanna know is it bad for the car
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I use the portable car battery to recharge the automotive battery ?

    I forgot to turn off the headlight, and then the car battery drained off. My car battery voltage is 2V. The portable car battery voltage is 12V. I want to jump start my car, but it didn't work. I can hear the starter motor turn the engine, but it is too slow to start the engine. So can I just connect the... show more
    I forgot to turn off the headlight, and then the car battery drained off. My car battery voltage is 2V. The portable car battery voltage is 12V. I want to jump start my car, but it didn't work. I can hear the starter motor turn the engine, but it is too slow to start the engine. So can I just connect the the portable car battery with my car battery for a while, and wait for my car battery voltage rises up to 10V ? (I didn't remove the car battery from my car.)
    6 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Did i ruin my new car engine on the long term?

    Recently i bought a new car(corolla), normally you're suppose to break in and avoid flooring, until it reaches 1000km (the manual also says 1000km). There was this one time i floored it at around 800km.(from 0 to 70ish on the speedometer) I also drove up to 100+ on the speedometer from time to time, before the... show more
    Recently i bought a new car(corolla), normally you're suppose to break in and avoid flooring, until it reaches 1000km (the manual also says 1000km). There was this one time i floored it at around 800km.(from 0 to 70ish on the speedometer) I also drove up to 100+ on the speedometer from time to time, before the break in. Also, another time where i stomped on the accelerator pedal so hard that, the car had a delay for 3-5sec the engine made a huge noise before it actually started to go(from 0 on the speedometer) These were all done when the engine has warmed up. My question is that did i do some engine damage for the long term? I'm not the type to always floor it but just sometimes on some quick merges. Thanks for reading
    7 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Got my car back in May 2016. it currently has 19k miles. Is that amount average or Im I driving it too much?

    Best answer: There is no "too much driving". You bought a vehicle to get you around so just enjoy the ride!
    Best answer: There is no "too much driving". You bought a vehicle to get you around so just enjoy the ride!
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Unsure if it safe to drive when my engine oil level low?

    I just want to ask a question about engine oil. I only have a bit of engine oil left in my car and I check the level of the oil with the dipstick. I see no oil on the stick but when i start the car. There is still left on the dipstick so do you think it safe to drive? Driving 1 hour to work and 1 hour back. The... show more
    I just want to ask a question about engine oil. I only have a bit of engine oil left in my car and I check the level of the oil with the dipstick. I see no oil on the stick but when i start the car. There is still left on the dipstick so do you think it safe to drive? Driving 1 hour to work and 1 hour back. The store close so I am unsure if it safe or not.
    27 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is it necessary to apply Assembly lube after this? Nissan altima QR25DE 150k miles?

    My engine has been sitting with the cylinder heads off for 6 months, all the oil was drained so it was sitting without oil. Im going to put back the heads...camshafts etc. Should I use regular 10w30 oil to lubricate while Assembling it back together? A mechanic told me "no problem, just smear oil with you... show more
    My engine has been sitting with the cylinder heads off for 6 months, all the oil was drained so it was sitting without oil. Im going to put back the heads...camshafts etc. Should I use regular 10w30 oil to lubricate while Assembling it back together? A mechanic told me "no problem, just smear oil with you fingerboard on moving partes,, you dont need assembly lube"....Yet Im suspicious. That same mechanic told me to apply grease (red one for ball bearings) on the head gasket (new factory gasket) on both sides, just smear it with my fingers. He told me that a guy (teacher of His) who worked with japanese Toyota factory japanese guys taught him that technique. He said it allows the gasket to be removed and reused f they want to pull the heads off due to some "failure". Is that ok?
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Any ideas on my manual transmission issues?

    My truck is a 1998 Chevy k1500 5.7 5 speed. Here lately it's been really hard to physically get it into gears, whether it be reverse or 1-5 driving, it's always a pain to go in gear. It almost feels like I'm trying to go in gear without the clutch. Reverse grinds but the rest are just super resistant... show more
    My truck is a 1998 Chevy k1500 5.7 5 speed. Here lately it's been really hard to physically get it into gears, whether it be reverse or 1-5 driving, it's always a pain to go in gear. It almost feels like I'm trying to go in gear without the clutch. Reverse grinds but the rest are just super resistant until they finally pop in gear. However some days it acts perfectly fine for the first twenty minutes or so then starts acting up again. Good fluid, no leaks, including master/slave cylinder. Any ideas? For the record, I'm not trying DIY just looking for what I may be looking at before I take it to a professional
    13 answers · 4 days ago
  • Passenger airbag off?

    Best answer: You can try; Disconnecting the battery, removing the 4 bolts holding the seat to the floor, then tilt the seat back and squeeze and slightly twist the electrical connections under there, bolt the seats back, reconnect the battery and see if the light goes out. Sometimes those connections loose their perfect... show more
    Best answer: You can try;
    Disconnecting the battery, removing the 4 bolts holding the seat to the floor, then tilt the seat back and squeeze and slightly twist the electrical connections under there, bolt the seats back, reconnect the battery and see if the light goes out. Sometimes those connections loose their perfect connection and that causes the light to go on.
    If no joy after that, get the car scanned at a shop to isolate where the problem is.
    5 answers · 1 day ago