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The 5 Safest Used Cars You Can Buy For Under $20,000
The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Alaska in 2012
Alaska requires a different kind of vehicle to handle both the terrain and the wintery conditions. While some of the most popular options for the Alaskan terrain in previous years included...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Arizona in 2012
Depending on where you live in Arizona, the weather is either arid or there may be periods of heavy snow – such as in the mountain areas. The vehicles that have...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Arkansas in 2012
Arkansas, like many other states, has to deal with a wide range of weather, from the stifling to the icy. This means drivers need vehicles that can handle the heat while...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Alabama in 2012
2012 was a great year in Alabama for auto manufacturing, but that wasn’t the only bright spot. Vehicle sales in Alabama were also robust in 2012. Nothing much changed in terms...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Kansas in 2012
Kansas sees a varied climate with all four seasons, which means drivers in the area choose a variety of vehicles. In years past, some of the front-runners have included the Ford...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in California in 2012
California natives are notably environmentally conscious, and this often shows in their choices of vehicles as well. While trucks rarely make it to the top spots, hybrid vehicles are frequently on...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Florida in 2012
Florida offers great weather year round, and the fact that snow and ice never factor into the equation means drivers don’t have to focus on the overall vehicle handling as they...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Connecticut in 2012
Connecticut offers plenty of rain and its fair share of snow during the winter months, which means drivers need vehicles that can handle these conditions. Top selling vehicles in previous years...
Top Five Selling Cars in Colorado in 2012
Colorado offers a varied climate depending on where drivers are located. Those in lower elevations see plenty of sunshine all year, while those in the mountain areas can see as much...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Delaware in 2012
Delaware offers a variety of weather, which means drivers have to be prepared for both the mild and the treacherous. In previous years, the best-selling vehicles have included the Honda Civic,...
2012 Subaru Forester vs. 2012 Subaru Outback: Which One Should I Buy?
When you need to get there in style and possibly by crossing a rocky creek or mountain path, the mid-size SUV/crossover is the vehicle of choice. These semi-large people-movers provide a lot of range and a lot of...
2012 Toyota Tundra vs. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado: Which One Should I Buy?
Large work trucks are meant for one thing: work! These vehicles are rough and ready, and can handle nearly anything you throw at them, with the exception of a car pool. While they offer two or four door...
2012 Toyota Sienna vs. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan: Which One Should I Buy?
The battle of the minivans: Toyota Sienna versus the Dodge Grand Caravan. Both of these comfy people-movers provide options galore, and the minivan is meant to get everyone where they need to go safely and quickly, at a...
2012 Jeep Patriot vs. 2012 Honda CR-V: Which One Should I Buy?
The mid-size SUV is a great vehicle for getting a lot of people from one place to another, with a decent price point and pretty good ongoing fuel economy. While they are never going to get the amazing...
2012 Toyota Prius vs. 2012 Chevrolet Volt: Which One Should I Buy?
While these two vehicles are both certainly cost-effective to drive, they can be difficult to compare due to the Prius’ entry in the mid-size category and the Volt living squarely in the compact car category. Both of these...
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2012 Dodge Durango: Which One Should I Buy?
Medium to large SUVs are a fun class of vehicles: plenty large enough for moving people around, but if you really want to get out there in the mud and have some fun, they are still good for...
2012 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2012 Toyota Camry: Which One Should I Buy?
In the battle for the family vehicle, the 4-door sedan is a strong contender that just continues to be a viable option even with the rise of the crossover SUV and the popularity of passenger vans. These sedans...
2012 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2012 Nissan Frontier: Which One Should I Buy?
The smaller truck category includes those vehicles for men (and women!) who just want to scoot around town but who are opposed to driving a small car and just prefer a truck. These relatively fuel-efficient vehicles offer little...
2012 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2012 Ford Fusion: Which One Should I Buy?
When you want a midsize sedan, you’re looking for something that will offer you the best fuel economy for the size as well as additional safety features that will keep your family safe while you’re driving across town...

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I was told by a Honda Dealer that the axle seals must be replaced in the front. I want to get a second opinion.
The axle seals are pressed into the transaxle case and their purpose is simply to keep the transmission fluid from leaking out of the transmission (and keep dirt and water out of the transmission, too, of course). There is an...
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Overheating and heater not working
The heater not working in some cases may be related to the overheating problem you are also having. This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater...
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When the slip indicator light comes on, The car shakes bad and I have to pull over turn it off and turn it back on.
The vehicle's shaking may be caused my improper signals going to the traction control system and in return the traction control system is trying to correct a problem based off of improper signals. This may happen to the anti-lock braking...
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I20 making rattling noise could it be the faulty steering rack or the brake callipers
Hello. It is impossible to identify a rattling noise without pinpointing the location in which it is coming from. The brakes typically do not make a rattling noise. Usually the brakes make a grinding noise of some kind. The steering...
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Throttle Body
Hi there: It really depends on what part of the throttle body he is quoting your for pricing. In general, the housing itself is what might be damaged or the electronic throttle control portion; which shouldn't be more than $400...
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Replacing engine variable timing solenoid.
The aftermarket part may just have a different design than the original. If you have concerns, you would be better off spending the extra money on the part was designed to work with the vehicle originally. You shouldn't have to...
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My car loses electrical power due to lose clamps. How much will it cost to get it fixed approx?
Sent billing question to CS about battery cable terminal replacement cost.
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Battery or Charging system problem
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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Where is the fuel tank pressure sensor in my car?
The fuel tank pressure sensor is located in the top of the fuel tank. The fuel tank will need to be removed to replace the sensor. The fuel tank sensor is not very common to go bad on this car....
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Battery drain
It sounds like your alternator may not be charging quite as effectively as it should be. The drop in amperage at idle is not necessarily unheard of but could be the beginning of it starting to fail. The voltage when...
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2012 Jetta Cruise control not engaging.
You may still be right about the brake light switch. The brake light switch two redundant circuits for safety. One of the circuits can fail and the brake lights will still work but the cruise control will be disabled. It...
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Car makes a long thumping noise and skids once the brake is applied
Hello. Does the noise and slipping seem like it is coming from all wheels? It is likely that the brake pads have been installed improperly on all or some of the wheels. The pads can be in crooked, or faulty....
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Passanger side low beam doesnt work
Hello. Thank you for writing in. You are correct, the bulb has likely gone bad and simply needs to be replaced. When you access and remove the bulb, check it for a broken filament or black burn marks. These are...
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Wipers
The components that make up your windshield wiper system are the wiper blades, wiper arms, the mechanical linkage, the wiper motor, electrical wiring, a fuse, a relay, and a switch. The wiper motor, mechanical linkage, and the switch are the...
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Grinding/Scraping noise from the front right of the car when driving at low speeds.
If there were something in the way of foreign material (e.g., road debris) stuck, you'd probably hear the noise all the time. The noise may be due to the brake pads (particularly if they are not OEM pads). Non-OEM pads...
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Front driver side wheel bearing
The wheel bearing on your vehicle takes about 2 hours to replace. Inasmuch as YourMechanic dispatches certified professionals on a mobile basis, the replacement of the bearing can be done at any location that you specify, so you need not...
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Engine Hot A/C turned off message
Overheating can occur if the radiator is partially clogged or if there is a fault with the water pump and/or drive belt. There are other causes of overheating as well. If you schedule an engine overheating diagnostic with a certified...
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What is proper Volvo brake repair procedure?
When warped brake rotors are replaced, they are generally done as a pair. Anything you do to one side of the vehicle, you should do the same to the other side such as replacing rotors, brake pads or suspension parts....
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Car stalls when stopping
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...

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