• If I get in front of a truck driver and he hits my car will he lose his job?

    Best answer: 98% of truck accidents are caused by a car cutting off a truck. If this is a legitimate question, understand that it takes the length of a football filed for a fully loaded semi to come to a stop from 55 mph. I would recommend not even pulling in formt osf a truck unless you are a good 3-4 car lengths ahead of the... show more
    Best answer: 98% of truck accidents are caused by a car cutting off a truck. If this is a legitimate question, understand that it takes the length of a football filed for a fully loaded semi to come to a stop from 55 mph. I would recommend not even pulling in formt osf a truck unless you are a good 3-4 car lengths ahead of the driver. Not only do trucks take longer to stop, the driver is still human. We don't really know what his response time will be in a particular situation. One thing is for certain: truck drivers hate traffic because they are always getting cut off.
    45 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 2 days ago
  • Car, is it easy to paint your car by yourself?

    Best answer: If you are highly skilled, and have all the proper equipment then it is not too hard. Otherwise impossible to do correctly. You could watch some of the various TV shows that fix up cars to see how they do it, usually only one person and perhaps a helper.
    Best answer: If you are highly skilled, and have all the proper equipment then it is not too hard. Otherwise impossible to do correctly. You could watch some of the various TV shows that fix up cars to see how they do it, usually only one person and perhaps a helper.
    27 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • When I'm trying to get on the freeway in traffic and I signal to get on why don't people let me in?

    Best answer: First, they have the right of way. They don't have to let you on. Some would let you on if they can slow down and/or switch lanes. And some don't care if you get on at all.
    Best answer: First, they have the right of way. They don't have to let you on. Some would let you on if they can slow down and/or switch lanes. And some don't care if you get on at all.
    22 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Why can't these idiots make a tire that doesn't slip in the rain?

    I hate it when I'm at a stop and I accelerate and there is water on the street from stupid rain and the stupid car slides all over the place. That should be illegal. Why don't we have a tire that actually sticks to the road? It's like DUH!
    I hate it when I'm at a stop and I accelerate and there is water on the street from stupid rain and the stupid car slides all over the place. That should be illegal. Why don't we have a tire that actually sticks to the road? It's like DUH!
    11 answers · Safety · 44 mins ago
  • How to loosen an extremely tight bolt in a car's engine?

    Best answer: Firstly, on a tight nut or bolt only ever use a six-point [single hex] socket or ring spanner (wrench); 12 point types can round off the nut. If possible, use a "flank drive" style - they have the corners of the hex relieved so pressure is applied nearer the centre of the flats, allowing more force... show more
    Best answer: Firstly, on a tight nut or bolt only ever use a six-point [single hex] socket or ring spanner (wrench); 12 point types can round off the nut.

    If possible, use a "flank drive" style - they have the corners of the hex relieved so pressure is applied nearer the centre of the flats, allowing more force without deforming the fixing.
    eg. https://www.tien-i.com/img/upload/Pic/Si...
    Some types have slight curves, some are extreme - but the basic idea is the same in all.


    Use penetrating oil and allow time for it to work, applying an extra drop if it looks dry.

    Sometimes a sharp tap in the opposite direction can help free up a seized nut/bolt.

    With a socket, use a T-bar or knuckle/breaker bar rather than a ratchet. You can use a soft hammer to tap it round or a length of pipe for leverage.

    Ratchet bars are much more fragile and do not like being hit.. It can make the pawls slip or even the whole thing fly apart..
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 20 hours ago
  • Do i have a case?

    So a month ago I got into a car accident and had my car taken to a collision center. They took my keys and everything and said to come pick it up when I can. So I went today and tried to get the car to sell it and they told me I owed $1500 in storage fees that I was never made aware of. They had my phone number for... show more
    So a month ago I got into a car accident and had my car taken to a collision center. They took my keys and everything and said to come pick it up when I can. So I went today and tried to get the car to sell it and they told me I owed $1500 in storage fees that I was never made aware of. They had my phone number for a month and never called me and told me the fees or anything. I had to pay the fees, but do I have a case for civil court here?
    14 answers · Insurance & Registration · 24 hours ago
  • Bribing DMV for license?

    If I gave who my m dealing with 1000$, would they give me my license
    If I gave who my m dealing with 1000$, would they give me my license
    24 answers · Insurance & Registration · 2 days ago
  • What is a car?

    And why can't people just take the bus?
    And why can't people just take the bus?
    11 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 11 hours ago
  • What's the easiest way to find a starter on a car?

    Best answer: Follow the large red cable that attaches to the positive battery post. It goes right to the starter motor.
    Best answer: Follow the large red cable that attaches to the positive battery post. It goes right to the starter motor.
    17 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Should I trust my coworker?

    I have a coworker whose name shall remain private. We will call him CJ. CJ spends a lot of time and I mean a lot of time tinkering and tuning up his car. He has a lot of after market parts in and on his car and when talking to him about it generally seems to know what he's talking about. Today CJ told me he is... show more
    I have a coworker whose name shall remain private. We will call him CJ. CJ spends a lot of time and I mean a lot of time tinkering and tuning up his car. He has a lot of after market parts in and on his car and when talking to him about it generally seems to know what he's talking about. Today CJ told me he is getting a new air intake tomorrow and is willing to give me his old (universal fit I might add.) air intake and even install it for me. However I have never seen him personally do anything to his car only the end result. I'm worried that he will make a mistake when installing the intake on my vehicle and the motor will seize up. Should I Give CJ the chance to tune my car? And also do you think I should buy a brand new intake instead of taking his old one? I really need an answer for this as I have to tell him by tomorrow wether or not to go through with it.
    36 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 4 days ago
  • Can I sell a car without keys?

    First off, I know little to nothing about cars, so this may be a dumb question. I've had this car sitting in my driveway for a while now and I'm looking to get rid of it. It's a fairly nice car (2002 Jaguar X-Type to be exact) but it only had one set of keys, and they were stolen in a robbery. The fact... show more
    First off, I know little to nothing about cars, so this may be a dumb question. I've had this car sitting in my driveway for a while now and I'm looking to get rid of it. It's a fairly nice car (2002 Jaguar X-Type to be exact) but it only had one set of keys, and they were stolen in a robbery. The fact that there's no key and that it hasn't been started up in months are really the only things wrong with it. I'm trying to get rid of this car, and at this point my asking price is ridiculously low because I just want it gone. A lot of people have told me I'll be better off getting keys made and getting the car back in good condition before trying to sell it, but here's the thing: I basically have no money right now to do these things, and as I've said before, I really just want to get rid of this car. So my question would be is it acceptable (or even possible) to sell a car with no keys as-is? The buyer would essentially have to come tow the car out of my drive to a dealership immediately to get the thing working again, which seems like something nobody would want to do. I've been thinking that the best choice might be to just pawn it off on one of those "we buy junk cars" companies, but it seems like such a waste to get rid of this thing for a "junk car" price. Then again, as I've said, my asking price is very low and I really want to get rid of this thing, so maybe that's the best way. Can anybody tell me the best option for someone who is broke and trying to sell a nice car that has no keys and probably some engine troubles from not being started up in so long?
    9 answers · Buying & Selling · 6 hours ago
  • I HATE MY CAR COLOR MY MOTHER BOUGHT ME!!! I want to exchange my car?

    Okay so recently my mother bought this exact car http://www.almrsal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Toyota-Camry-2017-PREDAWN-GRAY-MICA.jpg BUT i HATE the color SOO much, I'm a girl and I feel like this is a guys color and i hate it! I want to see if it would be possible to exchange it for the same exact car,... show more
    Okay so recently my mother bought this exact car http://www.almrsal.com/wp-content/upload... BUT i HATE the color SOO much, I'm a girl and I feel like this is a guys color and i hate it! I want to see if it would be possible to exchange it for the same exact car, same year, just different color https://pictures.dealer.com/l/lithiatoyo... see doesn't it look much more cleaner and nicer it is in pearly white? So yeah, how do i go around doing this? Is this possible? What is the fee? Thank you!
    43 answers · Buying & Selling · 4 days ago
  • Is a used vehicle sold w/bad catalytic converter a "lemon"?

    I purchased a 2003 Toyota Camry for $3800. The sellers turned off the check engine light so my code reader would not detect the catalytic converter issue. I check it several times with my brother who is an apprentice mechanic. It all looked great until after I bought it & discovered that. They did not even smog... show more
    I purchased a 2003 Toyota Camry for $3800. The sellers turned off the check engine light so my code reader would not detect the catalytic converter issue. I check it several times with my brother who is an apprentice mechanic. It all looked great until after I bought it & discovered that. They did not even smog it on time & now I am going through a lot of wasted time trying to get that done to register it.....I bought "AS IS", no warranty and I know these sellers will not give me back my money. We did it as a private sale to postpone my registration for a few days till my pay. I haven't checked what is wrong with the CC yet, as it has only been 3 days, but I don't think it is looking good. Other than that the car has a few leaks and belt issues....couple hundred in repairs as well. Great AC, alarm system, air bags, comfort is great... But did I purchase a lemon?
    11 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Can an old car be used as a regular everyday?

    Hi! Im 16 years old and I am going to be getting my first car soon, my dad wants to buy me a 1965 mustang that was fully restored, he found a really nice one. I love it. Would it be weird to drive that as my everyday car? I will only drive to school and go work. Is it dangerous nowadays?
    Hi! Im 16 years old and I am going to be getting my first car soon, my dad wants to buy me a 1965 mustang that was fully restored, he found a really nice one. I love it. Would it be weird to drive that as my everyday car? I will only drive to school and go work. Is it dangerous nowadays?
    12 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 1 day ago
  • Might sound stupid but does the car run rough on a battery that has been jump started?

    Best answer: 1. The battery was dead causing a reset of the engine computer. This will result in some "relearning" time and will run a bit off. My Camry will do this upon a battery swap.
    2. An improperly jumpstart may cause damage or the alternator is now pulling quite hard to charge up the dead battery.
    Best answer: 1. The battery was dead causing a reset of the engine computer. This will result in some "relearning" time and will run a bit off. My Camry will do this upon a battery swap.
    2. An improperly jumpstart may cause damage or the alternator is now pulling quite hard to charge up the dead battery.
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 20 hours ago