• My father is scaring me out of driving. Is driving as hard as my father is making it out to be?

    I'm 18. My father did not want me driving at 15/16 because he felt like I wasn't old enough or mature enough yet to start driving. Whenever I asked him if he could teach me how to drive, he'll say, "No I don't think you're ready." So I didn't do it. He tells me, "Driving... show more
    I'm 18. My father did not want me driving at 15/16 because he felt like I wasn't old enough or mature enough yet to start driving. Whenever I asked him if he could teach me how to drive, he'll say, "No I don't think you're ready." So I didn't do it. He tells me, "Driving isn't that easy. People die everyday from it. He says driving a car is like driving a bomb. You have to be focused, and you have to constantly pay attention." He makes me nervous when he says all these things. He also says, "If you're scared to drive it's not for you. Don't get behind the wheel if you're afraid." This makes me upset because I am nervous to learn how to drive. He also says, "Driving is a privilege not a right. If you don't think it's for you, don't do it." To this day my father is still very reluctant to teach me how to drive. He tells me it's not easy, it's dangerous, etc, etc. This makes me more reluctant to do it. However, I really want to learn because it's a big handicap not being able to drive. Most people where I live drive Automatics. I heard that Automatics are easier to drive than Manuals. Is driving as hard as my father says it is?
    8 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 23 hours ago
  • Do you still need an adult in the car after you're 18 with only a permit?

    Best answer: You need a licensed driver in the car while you drive with just a permit. That person doesn't need to be a parent, but they must be 18 years old or older. When you're under 18, your accompanying driver must be licensed and 25 years old or older.
    Best answer: You need a licensed driver in the car while you drive with just a permit. That person doesn't need to be a parent, but they must be 18 years old or older. When you're under 18, your accompanying driver must be licensed and 25 years old or older.
    15 answers · Insurance & Registration · 2 days ago
  • OVERHEATING CAR.....PLEASE HELP ME?

    I have a 2002 ford fiesta 1.3 and it always overheats the fan is constantly on even when just the electrics are on and it takes about 20 seconds for it to turn off when engine switched off.  The fan switch, thermostat and coolant reservoir bottle have all been replaced. And still nothing had changed.  I drained... show more
    I have a 2002 ford fiesta 1.3 and it always overheats the fan is constantly on even when just the electrics are on and it takes about 20 seconds for it to turn off when engine switched off.  The fan switch, thermostat and coolant reservoir bottle have all been replaced. And still nothing had changed.  I drained the radiator today until clear water was running through it... replaced the water with coolant but still it overheats.  There are no leaks I can see. And the heating in the car doesn t work.  Anyone have any ideas.  Thanks in advance.
    20 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Can I cancel insurance on a car that is financed?

    I'm leaving the country for three months and cannot attend to my vehicle for an additional three months after that. I have arranged for relatives to care for the car, crank it, and drive it around occasionally. I'm curious to know if I could cancel the insurance during this time but continue to pay the car... show more
    I'm leaving the country for three months and cannot attend to my vehicle for an additional three months after that. I have arranged for relatives to care for the car, crank it, and drive it around occasionally. I'm curious to know if I could cancel the insurance during this time but continue to pay the car off? I have Geico, by the way. My financial leasing agreement states I need comprehensive but I'm just curious if there's any common loopholes I could look into.
    26 answers · Insurance & Registration · 4 days ago
  • Can I trade in my car if I'm upside down on my loan.?

    Okay. So I have a 2015 Honda and I'm trying to trade it in for an older van. I owe 13,556 on my Honda (got it only 4 months ago) and its trade in value is around 10,000 or so. The van I'm trying to purchase is 6900. So is it possible to transfer the remaining 3556 from my Honda loan to the loan for the... show more
    Okay. So I have a 2015 Honda and I'm trying to trade it in for an older van. I owe 13,556 on my Honda (got it only 4 months ago) and its trade in value is around 10,000 or so. The van I'm trying to purchase is 6900. So is it possible to transfer the remaining 3556 from my Honda loan to the loan for the van? If so, how can I do that?
    16 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago
  • Are car winter mats necessary?

    I have the original Nissan Rogue floor carpet, and then my dad bought some floor carpet from home depot and got it cut to fit the interior of the front and rear passengers to cover the original Rogue floor carpet but my friend said that an actual floor mat is better for rain, snow and dirt. Is it true? or is it... show more
    I have the original Nissan Rogue floor carpet, and then my dad bought some floor carpet from home depot and got it cut to fit the interior of the front and rear passengers to cover the original Rogue floor carpet but my friend said that an actual floor mat is better for rain, snow and dirt. Is it true? or is it just to show off?
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 13 hours ago
  • Buying a used car. What do I need to know when buying?

    It’s actually a very nice car for pretty good price 3500 & the owner said the title is salvaged. What exactly does that mean & how would I go about getting the tags like around how much will that be? I’m not good with stuff like this like I have no clue please help!!!!
    It’s actually a very nice car for pretty good price 3500 & the owner said the title is salvaged. What exactly does that mean & how would I go about getting the tags like around how much will that be? I’m not good with stuff like this like I have no clue please help!!!!
    9 answers · Buying & Selling · 11 hours ago
  • What do I do if I used the wrong transmission fluid?

    My friends mom bought fluid for a Honda, but I drive a Hyundai. The gears are shifting hard and the check engine light came on and it's because of the transmission oil temperature sensor. But how do I fix that besides the sensor? I've probably driven no more than 30 miles on the wrong fluid. Is there a way... show more
    My friends mom bought fluid for a Honda, but I drive a Hyundai. The gears are shifting hard and the check engine light came on and it's because of the transmission oil temperature sensor. But how do I fix that besides the sensor? I've probably driven no more than 30 miles on the wrong fluid. Is there a way that can be fixed? Will I be able to drain it and replace the filter and use the right fluid? Because I have a feeling that that's why it's shifting hard. Although at first it was because I was low on fluid. But I don't know what to do. I don't want my car to have permanent damage to it.
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 12 hours ago
  • Coil resistance bellow recommended resistance?

    Just bought some new ignition coils for my car and out of curiosity I tested the resistance. They read 9.37 but my manual says they need to be 10.00. Does this mean they're no good?
    Just bought some new ignition coils for my car and out of curiosity I tested the resistance. They read 9.37 but my manual says they need to be 10.00. Does this mean they're no good?
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Driver hit me in rear. owner now claims car was in a garage at the time tpi says garage is liable but wont provide proof what will happen.?

    i was hit in the rear at lights. the driver gave his details to the police from his licence. the owner now says the vehicle was in a garage. the garage wont talk to my insurer and the tpi says they are not liable but wont give any proof it was in a garage. how will this end.
    i was hit in the rear at lights. the driver gave his details to the police from his licence. the owner now says the vehicle was in a garage. the garage wont talk to my insurer and the tpi says they are not liable but wont give any proof it was in a garage. how will this end.
    19 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 days ago
  • When is a good time to fill up for gas in an SUV?

    In my 2017 rogue it has a 55 L tank. Right now it says I have 186 Km before i go empty but I am obviously not going to wait that long. The rule of thumb is no less than quarter tank full, but is there a certain amount of KM left to drive threshold?
    In my 2017 rogue it has a 55 L tank. Right now it says I have 186 Km before i go empty but I am obviously not going to wait that long. The rule of thumb is no less than quarter tank full, but is there a certain amount of KM left to drive threshold?
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 15 hours ago
  • How can I get over what nearly happened?

    I'm scared of driving. I was driving a while ago in a new place full of mountains and fields. The speed limit was 100. So I did about 80 along these mountain roads. My sat nav did NOT tell me there was a crossing up ahead and I sped through it. The sign for the crossing was also fallen down in the grass. I... show more
    I'm scared of driving. I was driving a while ago in a new place full of mountains and fields. The speed limit was 100. So I did about 80 along these mountain roads. My sat nav did NOT tell me there was a crossing up ahead and I sped through it. The sign for the crossing was also fallen down in the grass. I slammed my breaks on and I had to sit for a while. If a car had been crossing in the opposite direction I would have been killed instantly. This never happened and nobody was hurt, but it has shaken me up so bad. I haven't driven a car in years now. I'm too afraid to. How can I get over this? I have nightmares about what could have happened too.
    8 answers · Insurance & Registration · 6 hours ago
  • What should I expect from this ticket if i'm under 18?

    I am currently 17 years old. I was on my way home from helping out at my family's business and was pulled over two days ago for expired tags on my car. At the time, i wasn't licensed and only had my permit. The officer ended up giving me a citation with two infractions: 1. Expired registration(correctable... show more
    I am currently 17 years old. I was on my way home from helping out at my family's business and was pulled over two days ago for expired tags on my car. At the time, i wasn't licensed and only had my permit. The officer ended up giving me a citation with two infractions: 1. Expired registration(correctable violation) and 2. Driving w/out a license(non-correctable violation) and my car was impounded. My court date is scheduled to be in November. I am scheduled to take my driving test in two weeks when i turn 18. My parents got my car back after paying the impound fees and they have updated the registration and gotten new tags from the DMV and updated the insurance. What should i be expecting when i go to court? Will i have to appear before a judge or can i settle this matter with the county clerk? Will i still be able to obtain my license in two weeks despite my ticket for driving w/out one(I start my first day of college in two weeks and need to drive)? How much will it all cost? Will obtaining my license help reduce the cost of the ticket/will the cost of the ticket be reduce since we have updated registration? Will this be on my record? *i live in clovis but was ticketed in fresno*
    9 answers · Insurance & Registration · 18 hours ago
  • Why does my car run poorly on 87 but smoother on 89?

    The manual even recommends 87 and it has a compression ratio of 9.5 seems like it should run great on 87. The engine was rebuilt and I'm not sure what all was done to it maybe that has something to do with it?
    The manual even recommends 87 and it has a compression ratio of 9.5 seems like it should run great on 87. The engine was rebuilt and I'm not sure what all was done to it maybe that has something to do with it?
    12 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Car was TOWED!! Please HELP?!?

    So, my dad passed away a year ago. I have his old broken down Chevy w/ expired tags (they expired after he passed) and I wanted to junk it because it is just leaking oil In the apartment complex lot. I went to the CA DMV and got a Customer Reciept to have the vehicle junked and I received proper documentation for a... show more
    So, my dad passed away a year ago. I have his old broken down Chevy w/ expired tags (they expired after he passed) and I wanted to junk it because it is just leaking oil In the apartment complex lot. I went to the CA DMV and got a Customer Reciept to have the vehicle junked and I received proper documentation for a release of liability. Made an appointment with PicknPull to have the car towed and released over to them. So 30-45 mins before their arrival I moved the car to the street to make it easier for them to pick up (I know tow trucks arent easy to maneuver in apartment parking lots). Went inside my apartment, and the City Police has the car towed because of the expired tags. Ive explained the situation to the City Police, their tow company, and my tow company and NOBODY is willing to help or cooperate. I have all the legal documents but they are in the vehicle that was towed away. Do I have any other options, or did I just get completely f*cked by the city? If I dont want it can I just leave it there? Please help!
    8 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 9 hours ago