• 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.
    22 answers · 23 hours 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 · 2 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 · 2 days ago
  • Where should I take my used motor oil? (If I buy it online)?

    I have a Toyota and decided to just keep using Toyota brand oil. So I bought some online. But since I've been buying all my parts and fluids online, I feel bad about taking it to a parts store that I haven't really been a customer too. But I really haven't found another place that takes it (Western... show more
    I have a Toyota and decided to just keep using Toyota brand oil. So I bought some online. But since I've been buying all my parts and fluids online, I feel bad about taking it to a parts store that I haven't really been a customer too. But I really haven't found another place that takes it (Western Slope of Colorado). I'd even pay someone to take it. I think in the future I might just start buying oil directly from and taking it back to a Toyota Dealership/Service Center, even though the closest one is 70 miles away. But what do I do with the used oil I currently have in the meantime?
    11 answers · 19 hours ago
  • I accidentally put diesel in my 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage?

    I feel like the worlds biggest idiot. I probably am. I’ve had my car since March 2018 and most of the time I’ve had it, my boyfriend would fill up my gas but yesterday I was rushing after I got off work and had to go get my hair done. Went to the gas station because I had a little less than halfway left on gas. I... show more
    I feel like the worlds biggest idiot. I probably am. I’ve had my car since March 2018 and most of the time I’ve had it, my boyfriend would fill up my gas but yesterday I was rushing after I got off work and had to go get my hair done. Went to the gas station because I had a little less than halfway left on gas. I thought for sure you put diesel in regular cars. So I put it in there till it was full and after I was done, I started the car and headed to my hair appointment...like 5-7 mins later, just up the street from the gas station, my car shut off. I tried to restart it but it would not start back up. It would make the sound like it was going to start up but didn’t. So I got a tow truck and he took me and my car to my local dealership. Unfortunately the service department was closed for the day but I still got to talk to someone and he told me that if my spark plugs needed replacing and all that stuff my estimate would be a little over $600. I wanted to just stab myself. Well my question is, based on what I told you, how much damage could I have done to my car? It’s a 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback. Has about 4000 miles on it
    16 answers · 2 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!
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • My check engine light was flashing yesterday and now it's off, and today my red oil change light was flashing earlier and then stopped?!?

    What does that mean? I drive a Honda Accord, if that helps. My car is driving fine (just a slight jerking every now and then, but that's another issue i'll get fixed). The fact that it did that then stopped worries me...help?!
    What does that mean? I drive a Honda Accord, if that helps. My car is driving fine (just a slight jerking every now and then, but that's another issue i'll get fixed). The fact that it did that then stopped worries me...help?!
    9 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Wipers leaving lines on windscreen.?

    Best answer: its a common problem ..first clean the screen ..use mr muscle glass cleaner ..with kitchen towel to wipe clean ..then use same to clean blades ..apply rainex ...wipe off very thoroughly when dry ..depending on amount of use every two months repeat
    Best answer: its a common problem ..first clean the screen ..use mr muscle glass cleaner ..with kitchen towel to wipe clean ..then use same to clean blades ..apply rainex ...wipe off very thoroughly when dry ..depending on amount of use every two months repeat
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Burnt clutch smell, please help?

    Best answer: At least if you stalled it the clutch disc isn't fried yet. Of course it's going to smell for awhile.
    Smarten up unless you want to remember what it's like to ride a bicycle.
    Best answer: At least if you stalled it the clutch disc isn't fried yet. Of course it's going to smell for awhile.
    Smarten up unless you want to remember what it's like to ride a bicycle.
    9 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Differential fluid?

    My car has 226k miles on it, i have never changed the differential fluid, should i do it now?
    My car has 226k miles on it, i have never changed the differential fluid, should i do it now?
    8 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Can you drive long distances with a bad catalytic converter?

    I have a 2001 Honda Accord LX and the catalytic converter just started making rattling sounds when the car is idle or when i decelerate from certain speeds (when i go down from 45mph to 35mph). I have an upcoming trip from Anaheim to the Grand Canyon which is roughly a 6 hour drive. would it be a bad idea to drive... show more
    I have a 2001 Honda Accord LX and the catalytic converter just started making rattling sounds when the car is idle or when i decelerate from certain speeds (when i go down from 45mph to 35mph). I have an upcoming trip from Anaheim to the Grand Canyon which is roughly a 6 hour drive. would it be a bad idea to drive it there ? i was told its driveable, I wanna know how driveable though? and if it is, would it be fine if i drove in two hour intervals and rested it for about an hour in between?
    9 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Truck stuck in park?

    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • 2008 Jeep Compass, key was taken out while car was in drive. Won't start now.?

    This happened last night. My friend borrowed the car and unknown to me, was drunk. I didn't know anything was wrong til this morning when I looked outside and saw a crack on my passenger side windshield and saw that the car was still in drive. In a panick I immediately put it in park. Now it will not start. I... show more
    This happened last night. My friend borrowed the car and unknown to me, was drunk. I didn't know anything was wrong til this morning when I looked outside and saw a crack on my passenger side windshield and saw that the car was still in drive. In a panick I immediately put it in park. Now it will not start. I turn the key and it just clicks. I can't press the brake and it will not go out of park. Please help
    6 answers · 23 hours ago
  • My check engine light came on then shut off on it’s own?

    Today i was driving and ny CEL came ln. I brought it to a shop and he gave me a code that said the car was running lean. I drove it for awhile after that and the lights shut off (and no the bulb isn’t burned out). Should I bring it in and get it checked out more thoroughly (100 bucks) or is it a waste of money... show more
    Today i was driving and ny CEL came ln. I brought it to a shop and he gave me a code that said the car was running lean. I drove it for awhile after that and the lights shut off (and no the bulb isn’t burned out). Should I bring it in and get it checked out more thoroughly (100 bucks) or is it a waste of money since the light shut off? The car is running great
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • For you Auto Mechanics out there, tell me what you love about fixing cars. Do you get a joy out of finding the problem and fixing it?

    Best answer: you get a joy out of not having to pay someone else ridiculous prices to fix something so simple
    Best answer: you get a joy out of not having to pay someone else ridiculous prices to fix something so simple
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why does my "low coolant" light come on when the weather gets cooler?

    Best answer: Cold causes fluids to contract. When they get warm they expand. The simple solution is to put a little more coolant into your car when the weather is cold.
    Best answer: Cold causes fluids to contract. When they get warm they expand. The simple solution is to put a little more coolant into your car when the weather is cold.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are front and rear struts the same?

    A friend installed front struts on my car. I later realized that they did not have sway bar links, so I had to buy a new set to be installed. Can I use the first set on the back of my car?
    A friend installed front struts on my car. I later realized that they did not have sway bar links, so I had to buy a new set to be installed. Can I use the first set on the back of my car?
    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do pod/cone filters add any horsepower to a car?

    Best answer: They make the intake louder. Kind of like when you used to put playing cards in your bicycle spokes so you could hear your 'engine' when you rode it, but don't add any meaningful horsepower.
    Best answer: They make the intake louder. Kind of like when you used to put playing cards in your bicycle spokes so you could hear your 'engine' when you rode it, but don't add any meaningful horsepower.
    7 answers · 2 days ago