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What are the requirements for a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica battery?
My car battery isn’t holding a charge anymore and needs to be replaced. What kind of battery does the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica need?
Melanie Mergen
Mar 31, 2022
How is synthetic oil made?
I just added synthetic oil to my car during my last oil change. I know it's supposed to work better than conventional, could you tell me how it’s made?
Melissa Harvey
Apr 04, 2022
How Long Does a Honda Accord Last?
I just bought a new Honda Accord and I’m wondering what kind of lifespan I can expect from it. How long do Honda Accords normally last?
Patrick Price
Apr 01, 2022
Why are my windshield wipers squeaking?
I’ve got three kids under 10 and some nights the drive home from work is the only time I have to relax. That is unless it’s raining and all I hear for 40 minutes is SQUEEEEAAAKK… SQUEEEEAAAKK with each pass of the windshield wiper. Why do windshield wipers squeak?
Laura Salvas
Apr 01, 2022
How many spark plugs does a diesel engine have?
My diesel engine is acting up and I am trying to figure out what the issue is. Could it be the spark plugs? How many spark plugs does a diesel engine have?
Nick Kunze
Apr 04, 2022
What year Dodge truck beds interchange?
My Dodge RAM’s truck bed is rusted out and needs to get switched out. What year Dodge truck beds interchange?
Melanie Mergen
Apr 01, 2022
What are the mirrors on the side of my car called?
I can’t remember what the mirrors on the side of my car are named. What are side mirrors on a car called?
Talullah Blanco
Mar 25, 2022
What’s the 2016 Toyota Tundra’s oil capacity?
It’s been awhile since I’ve changed the oil on my Toyota Tundra myself. What’s the 2016 Toyota Tundra oil capacity?
Melanie Mergen
Mar 31, 2022
How are timing belts made?
I’ve always been curious about the different materials involved in vehicles. I know belts are usually made of rubber, but how are timing belts made?
Bonnie Stinson
Mar 30, 2022
Does it hurt to overfill the oil in your car's engine?
I know bad things can happen to a car engine if there isn’t enough oil inside, but I don’t know what would happen if there was too much oil or if it would do any damage. Does it hurt to overfill the oil in your car’s engine?
Payton Ternus
Apr 01, 2022
Does synthetic oil last longer?
It's time for another oil change! I would love to have a little more time between oil changes. Does synthetic oil last longer?
Melissa Harvey
Apr 04, 2022
When to use cruise control?
Later this month I'll be purchasing my first car, and I'm super excited! But there are a few questions I still have, like when to use cruise control?
Claire Beaney
Mar 24, 2022
How much does a car battery weigh?
I need to go pick up a new car battery, but I’m not sure if I need to bring someone with me. I recently had an injury and can’t lift more than 25 pounds. How much does a car battery weigh?
Payton Ternus
Mar 31, 2022
What’s a tail light vs. a brake light?
I’m getting my first car soon and I have a bunch of random car-related questions. What’s a tail light vs. a brake light?
Claire Beaney
Mar 31, 2022
How far do low beams shine?
I’ve been trying to figure out how far low beams shine because I’m buying a cabin out in a rural area. However, I have one neighbor, and I don’t want to wake him up by turning on my brights. How far do low beams typically shine?
Eric Schad
Apr 04, 2022
How do you measure legroom in a car?
I'm going shopping for my next vehicle in person. I want to take specific measurements at the dealership, but I'm not sure how certain car features are measured. For example, how do you measure legroom in a car?
Maxine Boyko
Apr 01, 2022
What’s the Best Grease for Ball Joints?
I’m replacing the grease in my car’s ball joints for the first time, and I’m wondering what the best grease to use is. There seems to be a variety of prices so I assume there’s a difference in quality. What is the best grease to use?
Patrick Price
Apr 01, 2022
What is a tuner car?
What does it mean when a vehicle is described as a tuner car? I’ve been looking at ads online for cars and I’ve seen this phrase a few times, but I don’t really understand what it means.
Liz Jenson
Apr 04, 2022
How do you adjust windshield wipers?
The wipers on my Ford Fusion seem crooked and the driver’s side wiper is overshooting the windshield. I’m admittedly a bit Type A and find it really distracting when I drive. Can windshield wipers be adjusted?
Laura Salvas
Apr 01, 2022
What happens if there are metal filings in my engine’s oil?
When I had my car last serviced, my mechanic explained that there were metal filings in my car’s engine oil. I recently returned from a trip overseas and I can’t remember if my car is okay to drive. Is it a bad idea to drive with metal filings in my engine oil?
Kara Vanderbeek
Apr 01, 2022
How long does an alternator last?
I’ve had some trouble with my car’s performance recently. My friend thinks the issue is with my alternator, but I’ve only had the car for a few years! How long does an alternator last?
Nick Kunze
Apr 04, 2022
What is vinyl in a car and how do you safely clean it?
This morning I had a coffee explosion in my car. It was bad. My mom said I need to be careful when I clean the vinyl, but she didn’t explain what that is or what to do. So here’s my question: what is vinyl in a car, and how do you safely clean it?
Matt Terzi
Apr 01, 2022
How do car ACs work?
I just bought my first car and have a few general questions about how things work. This might seem like a silly question, but how do car ACs work?
Claire Beaney
Mar 24, 2022
What happens if your car runs out of gas?
I almost ran out of gas when I was driving home the other day. Thankfully I made it to the gas station in time, but I’ve never been that low on gas before and I hope there isn’t any damage to my car. What happens if your car runs out of gas?
Payton Ternus
Mar 31, 2022
How do you fill a tire with air at a gas station?
I'll be buying my first car in a few weeks, and I still have a lot of questions about general car maintenance, particularly tire-related things. For one, when do you put on winter tires?
Claire Beaney
Mar 24, 2022
How long do windshield wipers last?
I bought my first car just over a year ago, and the windshield wipers are already starting to leave streaks and miss spots. This seems really soon for the wipers to stop working, and I’m on a super tight budget and can’t afford a big repair. How long should windshield wipers last?
Laura Salvas
Apr 01, 2022
How much does a Kia Optima weigh?
I’m going to the lake this weekend and want to bring my small jet ski and trailer. I have a Kia Optima and I want to make sure it’s heavy enough to haul the jet ski. How much does a Kia Optima weigh?
Payton Ternus
Mar 31, 2022
What are suicide doors?
My dream car is a Tesla Model X, but my uncle keeps making jokes about suicide doors. I don’t get it! What are suicide doors?
Bonnie Stinson
Mar 30, 2022
How much does a Honda Civic weigh?
I’ve been thinking about getting a Honda Civic, but I live in Hawaii where a vehicle’s weight is pretty important. How much does a Honda Civic weigh?
Melanie Mergen
Mar 31, 2022
Can I use engine oil as chain lubricant?
I need a substitute oil to use on my bike chains but I have heard mixed reviews about using engine oil on my chain. Is it possible to use engine oil as chain lubricant for my bike?
Kara Vanderbeek
Apr 01, 2022

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