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How Much Does Physical Damage Affect the Value of a Used Car?
So, you've found the perfect used car. The color is right, it has navigation and even a sunroof! As you walk around it in awe, daydreaming about taking it down the highway with...
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Car accidents happen hundreds of times every day, and sometimes cars are repaired under-the-table without having been reported. Some cars get squashed while others are sold for scrap, but there are...
How to Check for Water Damage in a Car
When you are looking for a used vehicle, it is wise to stay away from vehicles that have had water damage. Water is an enemy of cars in many ways,...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Water Pump Belt
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Symptoms of Bad or Failing Windshield Washer Nozzles
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How to Find Car Insurance Records
Buying a car is an exciting and challenging time. It’s possible to go through the whole process of buying a car, transferring the title, and obtaining car insurance without...
How to Stop Rabbits and Rodents from Damaging Your Vehicle
While at first seemingly innocuous and innocent, rabbits can do significant damage to the wiring and lines in your vehicle. Along with rats and other rodents, rabbits like to get into...
How to File a Claim When Bad Roads Damage Your Car
When driving a car, there are few things more frustrating than having your vehicle damaged when you’re not at fault. Whether you get hit by another...
How to Reduce the Damage to a Flooded Car
Flood damage can greatly impact the function and value of your car. However, there are methods to preserve your car and minimize the amount of damage.
How to Choose the Right Body Shop
The right body shop repairs damage to your car after an accident for a fair price. A good shop uses high-quality paint and OEM replacement parts.
5 Essential Things to Know About Potholes
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2004 Mustang Body Shop Problems
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Ford Mustang. From what you've described, this sounds like an alignment problem that would be best solved by putting the car on an alignment machine. I would suggest taking it back to the...
Car Clunking Noise
This is a common noise when the driveline U-joints are bad. Underneath your car there is a driveline that is connect from the transmission to the rear differential. At these connection points there are U-joints that can make this type...
Looking at a really good deal for an s7 but needs major fixes to the front of the car.
I would recommend having a body shop mechanic go to the location and do a check on this vehicle as it looks like major damage to the entire front end. It looks like the insurance company would of totaled this...
I would like to know if my car is potentially water damaged.
Hi, thanks for writing in. I recommend you have your car lifted on a vehicle lift and inspected for debris caught under the vehicle. If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your...
Honda Unicorn bike 150 CC pulling right side
Unfortunately, YourMechanic does not service motorcycles. However, when a vehicle of any kind is in a collision parts can bend or twist to such a small degree that it may not be noticeable to the eye. Even after having multiple...
what do i need to do when my tire pressure, electric steering and vehicle stability lights come on
Due to the impact of another vehicle hitting your car, there may be several things wrong that may or may not be visible such as the wheel speed sensors. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of...
Oil light ON repair
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1985 BMW 635CSi. I'm guessing you're talking about the Oil Level Light and not the Pressure Light. If this happened right after the accident, I'd be willing to bet the sensor and/or...
Car starts, but quits; removing/replacing battery cable helps
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2002 Chrysler Intrepid. You're correct in that a transmission mechanical problem would not come and go by simply disconnecting the battery. My guess is that the transmission shift solenoid pack has failed....
Water was spilled in the trunk which soaked the car battery. Car won't start now. Does water destroy a car battery?
Hi, thanks for writing in about the concern with the BMW 320i. If the battery was submerged in water then it's completely possible for the battery to short out and die. Your friend will need to have the battery replaced....
Flooded car
Hello. You likely have issues caused by the flood. Get your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional, or if you have insurance on your vehicle, consult with your insurance company and have an adjuster determine the extent of the flood...
Car stalled
Any time a car's engine sucks in water risk a chance of getting the water into the piston area and, in a worst case scenario, possibly bending engine piston rods. At the very least you will get water into the...
Will there be any other concurring problems from this problem? Is it worth the money $2100 to replace?
Since the transfer case is an enclosed case housing many different gears and other components, the damage should be mostly limited to the contents of the case itself. I would however recommend having other compensating parts such as axles inspected...
Drove over large curb - 2015 Kia Rio5
The behavior you describe may only have been a momentary glitch because of the shock to the chassis. However, other damage to suspension, fuel and brake lines or the exhaust pipe might have also occurred. If you would like, a...
Radiator hose rubbing pulley after minor accident
Thanks for inquiring about your vehicle. A collision specialist needs to examine the vehicle and YourMechanic does have specialists who could perform a mobile examination and arrange repairs. To save you some money initially you might attempt to contact a...
The rear passenger side wheel is pointing inwards it was checked out by a mechanic and they only said its the control arm
The mechanic may be right, but sometimes the terminology gets a little hazy on the Mercedes. That rear suspension has 5 links on each rear wheel, damage to any of them can cause the wheel to point in the wrong...
Flood Damaged Honda Accord. HELP.
Flood damage is a serious problem. When most people hear flood, they turn and run for the hills and there is a reason for it. First, even if you didn't fry all your electronics, you are asking for rust and...
Windshield chips
Hello. If there are that many chips in the window then the previous owner obviously did a lot of highway driving. The Ford Escape sits low and tends to take a lot of debris into the windshield due to its...
Does this vehicle have a steering wheel lock
Yes, you are recalling correctly. I have never worked on a car, at least a modern car that did not have a steering wheel lock. I would have your car repaired by a shop or a local YourMechanic technician and...
I have a crack in my rim
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Dodge vehicle. This can be very dangerous if the rim decides to come apart. I do not recommend using the wheel and putting on the spare tire until you replace the rim. If...
Mudguard destroyed under my left front bumper
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2016 Hyundai Accent. You will be ok driving it around. Your mudguard does not serve a critical function that would otherwise prevent you from driving your car safely. If you'd like some peace...

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