Question Asked: Brake Shoe Fair charge
July 19, 2016, 11:38 AM
I just had my brake shoes replaced and the mechanic charged me a haz fee of $7. I've never seen a haz fee for parts like this in the past. Is this legit? Thanks!
Question Asked: how do I shut off my check engine warning light
November 26, 2015, 10:43 PM
Check engine warning light comes on every once in a while but there is nothing wrong with the car. Someone told me there is a way to shut it off myself instead of having a mechanic do it.
Question Asked: Does brake fluid need to be changed?
September 04, 2015, 06:17 PM
Mechanic was working on changing my brake pads and called me later to say the brake fluid needed changing. This turned out to be kind of pricey. For the next time: does brake fluid usually need to be changed when changing brake pads?
Question Asked: Coolant type
September 03, 2015, 06:20 PM
My Toyota manual says to add "Toyota Long Life Coolant" or equivalent. So two questions: must I add water to the coolant or can I just pour the coolant without any water straight in? Also, my coolant at present looks green, but the "Toyota Long Life Coolant" is red. Can I mix the two colors?
Question Asked: How often do serpentine belts need to be replaced?
August 18, 2015, 12:57 PM
Replaced both belts in 2009 with the mileage at 72,430. I'm now at 105,130 miles and the mechanic told me that the top belt (alternator belt?) needs changing. True?
Question Asked: car maintenance in cold, snowy weather
July 24, 2015, 08:39 PM
I will be moving from a warm, non-snowy climate to a cold, snowy one. What do I need to know about maintaining my car (e.g., how long to warm it up during the cold weather before I drive, or what kind of car wash I should get and how often), and what kind of equipment will I need (e.g., snow tires?). Thanks much!
Question Asked: How to maintain and drive a car in a cold, snowy city.
July 24, 2015, 12:32 PM
I currently live in a no-snow, year-round, warm city and will be moving to Spokane, WA. Could someone tell me what things I will need to know about maintaining my car in a cold, snowy city (e.g., how long should I warm up a cold car in the am before I drive off? Do I need to clean the car in ways other than just a car wash?) and the type of equipment I may need (e.g., will I need snow tires?). Thanks very much!
Question Asked: coolant replacement/flush vs. coolant replacement
April 10, 2012, 12:12 PM
On this website's estimator there are two services listed: coolant replacement/flush and coolant replacement. What is the difference, and does one need to do a flush?
Question Asked: Coolant replacement
April 10, 2012, 12:11 PM
Mechanic has told me that he has a clear coolant that works when mixed with any other color coolant that had been previously put in the car (i.e., if you're last coolant replacement that was red, you should go with red or use this clear coolant replacement). Is this so or should I go with the color I used last time?
Thanks a bunch--