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How to Conduct a Pre-Purchase Inspection on a Used Car
It can be hard to know if buying a used car is a good deal. Inspect the body, tires, engine, and suspension to check if a used car is in good shape.
How to Diagnose Problems With Your Suspension System
Many car owners become aware that it is time to investigate their vehicle's suspension components when their car starts to behave abnormally. This can include such times...
How to Repair Tail Lights
When most people experience problems with their car’s tail lights, usually replacing the bulb with a new one corrects the problem. However, sometimes it’s more than a light...
How Cars Get Safety Tested (How IIHS Safety Works)
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) provides car safety ratings on front crash, side crash, head restraints, and roof strength.
How to Make Sure Your Car is Ready to Drive
Whether you are taking a short trip to the next town over, or heading out on long summer road trip, inspecting your car before you head down the...
How to Get Your Car Ready for Lease Inspection
In 2015, more than 16.5 million new vehicles were sold, the highest since 2006. However, according to Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book, 25 percent of all new cars weren’t...

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Car Inspection for Driving1500 Miles in 4 days
Hello, thank you for writing in. Taking a ten year old car on a that long of a trip should be fine as long as the vehicle is in good condition. There are absolutely a few steps you should take...
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Lexus 30k Service
Hi there. During a 30,000 mile or 36 month check up, there will be a check up on the following: Replace the engine oil and oil filter, rotate the tires and adjust tire pressures as required, replace the air conditioner...
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Question about inspection
This depends on what kind of inspection you are referring to and in what state this is being done. As you know, various states have different rules and requirements in term of the lighting required. Assuming you are referring to...
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I will be performing steering wheel and interior modifications.
Hi there. Replacing the seats will be fine as long as there is a lap and chest belt. A 4 point harness is great to have. For the airbag, the vehicle is required to have a driver airbag for street...
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Check engine light.
YourMechanic does diagnose and repair speedometer malfunctions. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, simply request a speedometer diagnostic and the responding mechanic will get this resolved for...
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Throttle body needs to be fixed and I want a estimate Also want to know if the $70 is for inspection only?
Billing question is sent to CS for the cost to repair or replace the throttle body and the cost for an inspection.
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I have BMW Z3 with not knowledge of the service history for the past 9 years. Car has 130k miles. What needs to be checked and done on the car?
Hi there. Perform a 75 point safety inspection on the vehicle and make sure that all of the safety features to the vehicle are in good condition. Then check the condition of the coolant, belts, and tires. Then if the...
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How much will a state inspection cost with a steady check engine light
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of a state inspection with the check engine light on.
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Would you advise in buying a mitsubishi starion as a daily driver? And is there any way to remedy any of its common problems?
If your research already allows a conclusion that the vehicle is unreliable, you should not buy the vehicle unless the price is heavily, heavily discounted to make up for the inevitable and predictable costs you will experience repairing and managing...
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Do you do Uber inspections ??
Yes, YourMechanic does perform Uber inspections. I would recommend having one of our qualified professionals come to your location to perform a thorough safety inspection and an oil change on your vehicle to get you on the road making money....
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Is the pricing below fair? And can I drive the van?
The pricing sounds a little high to me, but prices will vary among service stations as they advertise different labor rates and have different part price markup guidelines that they follow. Many service stations may mark parts up a fill...
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car stops while driving
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is determine what is really happening when you loose power. This could be a braking issue, a transmission issue, or an electrical issue. Does it feel like the brakes...
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Hello my horn doesn't work but I brought a horn button. Could it pass inspection?
Hi there. As long as the window is able to go up and down regardless of speed and as long as the vehicle has a horn that can operate, then the vehicle is inspection ready for the horn and the...
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My car did not start and the dash said oil reset inspection.
Hi there. The message is on for the computer (ECM) has lost its memory for the engine oil timer. Billing question was sent to CS for the cost of resetting the engine oil timer programming in the ECM on a...
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Should I try to salvage my car that has a knocking noise do to insufficient supply of oil or do I just buy a new car?
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the issues you are having, the problem may be more serious then the car is worth. You will want to consider all of the potential costs to have it fixed. This may require...
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Gasoline inside the car?
The first concern is whether you could have an exhaust leak or a fuel leak. If leaks of that type exist, they should be repaired as both are safety hazards. Occasionally, just due to the weather, exhaust fumes can get...
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How reliable would a 2004 Chrysler Sebring be?
All vehicles have a life time to them. For the vehicle itself, the vehicle is reliable and gets good gas mileage. The maintenance needs to be up on the vehicle for the life of the vehicle to have a good...
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I'm looking at a 97 S500, 2 owner with 63,000 original miles - estate sale item. Everything is clean according to Auto ckeck.
Hi there. I recommend performing a pre-purchase inspection and a 75 point safety inspection on the vehicle prior to buying the vehicle. Anyone can say that their car is in good shape, but there could be maintenance that needs to...
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How to tell the difference between our 2002 and 2003 Toyota Celica because I found one online and he has no spoiler so I can't tel
If you cannot tell what the model year is visually, just ask the seller for the vehicle date of manufacture that is printed on a label that is usually on the driver side door pillar. Also, if you request the...
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Josh I am buying a used cayenne Porsche 2014 with24,000MilesWhat will my main ten ever costs be
Hello....upon purchasing the vehicle your immediate repair, maintenance, and restoration (if applicable) costs will be highly dependent on the actual, as found, condition of the vehicle. It is really hard to say what those costs will amount to without thoroughly...

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