• Is there a chance my car battery is not charging due to some other problem?

    I'm able to jumpstart the vehicle and let it run for 10 minutes before turning it off, but for some reason the vehicle is completely dead again with no interior lights and no attempts by the starter motor to turn over the engine. I'm not sure if this could be caused by a faulty alternator or some other... show more
    I'm able to jumpstart the vehicle and let it run for 10 minutes before turning it off, but for some reason the vehicle is completely dead again with no interior lights and no attempts by the starter motor to turn over the engine. I'm not sure if this could be caused by a faulty alternator or some other problem with its charging system I already suspect it's a dead battery because this battery was fitted to this vehicle back in 2004 and that it was last used back in 2016. I assume it maybe some sort of chemical reaction within the battery dince the car didn't charge it for nearly 2 years.
    12 answers · 15 hours ago
  • I have a crack on my windshield.?

    A couple weeks ago I noticed a crack on my windshield. I heard rocks hitting .my windsheild. I told my dad about it but he told me we are not getting it fixed unless it gets bigger. Will it get bbigger its like a size of a spider.
    A couple weeks ago I noticed a crack on my windshield. I heard rocks hitting .my windsheild. I told my dad about it but he told me we are not getting it fixed unless it gets bigger. Will it get bbigger its like a size of a spider.
    15 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I drive a car 12,000 miles without an oil change?

    Best answer: It depends on the "health" of your car, the conditions in which you drive, and the type of oil you used for the last oil change.
    Personally, I think getting oil changed regularly is a lot cheaper than a repair that is needed because you tried to cheap out on the oil changes.
    Best answer: It depends on the "health" of your car, the conditions in which you drive, and the type of oil you used for the last oil change.
    Personally, I think getting oil changed regularly is a lot cheaper than a repair that is needed because you tried to cheap out on the oil changes.
    26 answers · 3 days ago
  • I want to get out of my car lease?

    I have a 3 year lease with 15 months left on a 2017 Toyota RAV4. My car is currently being repaired after it’s second accident. I do not want the car anymore. In the contract I would owe the remaining lease payments and termination fee. Is there anything else I can do Legally? Maybe get a new lease from another... show more
    I have a 3 year lease with 15 months left on a 2017 Toyota RAV4. My car is currently being repaired after it’s second accident. I do not want the car anymore. In the contract I would owe the remaining lease payments and termination fee. Is there anything else I can do Legally? Maybe get a new lease from another company and they’ll take care of a few payments?
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it illegal for petrol stations to rip customers like this?

    They charge the motorist an exorbitant amount of money for gas, but also fill thier tanks with the cheaper gas that gives less gas mileage? I'm from Australia and sometimes I think these petrol stations are not only charging exorbitant amounts of money for petrol, but are also using cheaper unleaded petrol that... show more
    They charge the motorist an exorbitant amount of money for gas, but also fill thier tanks with the cheaper gas that gives less gas mileage? I'm from Australia and sometimes I think these petrol stations are not only charging exorbitant amounts of money for petrol, but are also using cheaper unleaded petrol that gives less gas mileage. The gas prices in Australia are like 160.5 and sometimes I notice the cars run out of petrol much quicker than when they used petrol 5 years ago. Are they allowed to do this?
    9 answers · 15 hours ago
  • This warning light just came on my car. What should I do in the way of should I drive it or get someone out?

    Best answer: You can drive it. Yellow lights on the dash mean something is not right; red lights mean get off the road and call for repair or a tow. I no longer recommend people have auto parts stores read their OBD codes. They can pull the codes as well as anybody else, and can tell you the code definition, but that is a long... show more
    Best answer: You can drive it. Yellow lights on the dash mean something is not right; red lights mean get off the road and call for repair or a tow.

    I no longer recommend people have auto parts stores read their OBD codes. They can pull the codes as well as anybody else, and can tell you the code definition, but that is a long way from knowing what is going on. Most codes that mention an O2 sensor are not caused by a bad sensor but auto parts stores will sell you the sensor anyway.

    The best approach is to take it to your mechanic. He will figure out what is going on more quickly (and inexpensively) than random parts guys will and he won't introduce new problems.
    9 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Oxygen sensor is carboned up. Is there a way to clean it, like oven cleaner or something similar? What about taking a torch to it?

    Best answer: Treat the active end of any O2 sensor like a halogen bulb, and let nothing foreign touch it.
    O2 sensors, like spark plugs, wear out and get tired with time and are recommended to be replaced @ 100k miles. So, if your O2 sensor is working fine and not near the 100k miles threshold, leave it be, carbon or not.
    Best answer: Treat the active end of any O2 sensor like a halogen bulb, and let nothing foreign touch it.
    O2 sensors, like spark plugs, wear out and get tired with time and are recommended to be replaced @ 100k miles. So, if your O2 sensor is working fine and not near the 100k miles threshold, leave it be, carbon or not.
    8 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Car Mechanics, if I have difficulty starting my car, is it the battery, or spark plugs that need replacement?

    Best answer: Signs are -

    Rattling, pinging or “knock”-like noises. When spark plugs begin to misfire, you may notice unusual noises from the force of the pistons and combustion not working properly. ...
    Hard vehicle start. ...
    Reduced performance. ...
    Poor fuel economy.
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    Best answer: Signs are -

    Rattling, pinging or “knock”-like noises. When spark plugs begin to misfire, you may notice unusual noises from the force of the pistons and combustion not working properly. ...
    Hard vehicle start. ...
    Reduced performance. ...
    Poor fuel economy.
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    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it safe to drive a car that is very rusty underneath?

    I got my oil changed today and the mechanic said it was very rusty underneath. Is it safe to drive that way?
    I got my oil changed today and the mechanic said it was very rusty underneath. Is it safe to drive that way?
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can I jump my truck (12 v battery) with my lawn tractor (6 v battery)?

    Hit the light switch yesterday and she's dead now.
    Hit the light switch yesterday and she's dead now.
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Where should I take my used motor oil? (If I buy it online)?

    Best answer: Take it to any auto parts store. They dont care whether you buy new from them. Also, a lot of the dump grounds, (Waste Management Facilities) take it for free. Look up your county and see.
    Best answer: Take it to any auto parts store. They dont care whether you buy new from them. Also, a lot of the dump grounds, (Waste Management Facilities) take it for free. Look up your county and see.
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Check engine light turning off and on?

    hi! so my check engine light came on about a week ago and the same day i took it by autozone to have them run a diagnostic test on it. it came back saying i needed a gas cap, so i replaced the gas cap and left. i drove it around for the next half hour or so and the light still hadn’t turned off. the next day it... show more
    hi! so my check engine light came on about a week ago and the same day i took it by autozone to have them run a diagnostic test on it. it came back saying i needed a gas cap, so i replaced the gas cap and left. i drove it around for the next half hour or so and the light still hadn’t turned off. the next day it still wasn’t off so i went back to autozone to have them look at it again. he explained to me that every car has a “drive cycle” and i would need to drive it several miles before it would turn off. 2 days ago i drove it on a 45-minute drive and it turned off about 35 minutes into the drive and it stayed off until this morning when i was on my way to work. it just randomly turned back on. normally i wouldn’t really care as long as my car was driving alright, but i live in tennessee and to re-register your car every year, you have to go through emissions. i’m assuming if my check engine light stays on it won’t pass emissions, and i have to re-register by the end of this month🙃 just for clarification it’s a 2007 nissan altima, and it has 221,000 miles. any help would be greatly appreciated! thank you!
    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • When I perform an oil change on my motorcycle am I suppose to warm up my engine before replacing the oil?

    Best answer: The manual just TOLD you to do that.
    Best answer: The manual just TOLD you to do that.
    18 answers · 4 days ago
  • Defective car tyres covered under used car warranty?

    Bought a used car from a dealer about 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately there is vibration within the car when traveling at 60mph+ due to the rear tyres being deformed with. (Not a true circle when looking at the tyre). Had the car at a tyre fitter and they say the tyres required to be replaced. I understand wear and tear... show more
    Bought a used car from a dealer about 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately there is vibration within the car when traveling at 60mph+ due to the rear tyres being deformed with. (Not a true circle when looking at the tyre). Had the car at a tyre fitter and they say the tyres required to be replaced. I understand wear and tear etc, but is it the responsibility for the dealer to ensure a car leaves the forecourt without defective rear tyres?
    12 answers · 5 days ago