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How much does it cost to replace a Honda key fob?
Does it cost a lot to replace a Honda key fob? I lost mine about a week ago, and I think it’s time to buy a replacement.
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Liz Jenson
Oct 27, 2021
How do I fix a detached car window?
I tried to roll up my window today, and the glass didn’t move at all. I can still hear the car window motor running, so I think I need to reattach it to the mechanism. What should I do to fix a detached car window?
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Eric Schad
Nov 08, 2021
How much does it cost to fix a bent car frame?
I bought a used car about a year ago, and since then I have been having issues with my wheel alignment. I had the car looked at and was told that the car’s frame is bent. How much will it cost to fix a bent car frame?
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Chloe Jenkins
Jan 28, 2022
How much does it cost to redo car seats?
What will it cost for me to redo car seats? I'm considering reupholstering all of my seats, but I want to know the price first.
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Liz Jenson
Oct 27, 2021
How do you manually move a power seat in a BMW?
Is there a way to manually move the power seat in my BMW? The seat is stuck, so I’m having trouble driving because it’s so close to the steering wheel. Any help would be appreciated!
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Liz Jenson
Jan 12, 2022
How long does it take for car detailing?
How long should it usually take to get your car detailed? I'm hoping to get it done before my parents come to visit, but I don't know if I can spend half a day waiting for it to get cleaned.
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Liz Jenson
Oct 28, 2021
How do you pull a dent out of a car fender?
How can I get this dent out of my car fender? My kid got into a small fender bender. Luckily, everyone is fine, but I want to get the dent out if I can.
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Liz Jenson
Feb 10, 2022
How can I fix tire feathering on my car?
For the last month or so, I’ve been noticing an odd difference in the way my car drives. Nothing major, but there’s a change. I had a mechanic friend take a look, and they said that I had tire feathering, which was probably the source of the issue. How can I fix tire feathering on my car?
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Chloe Jenkins
Jan 28, 2022
How can I fix spider cracks in my car’s paint?
I recently bought a used car, and I’m very happy with how it runs, but the paint could use some work. It has multiple patches of spider cracks on the hood and the roof. Is there any way I can fix spider cracks in my car’s paint?
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Chloe Jenkins
Jan 28, 2022
How long do car repairs take?
I was in an accident and my car had some significant damage. In the meantime, I have no way to get to work. How long do most car repairs take after an accident?
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Eric Schad
Dec 01, 2021
How do you fix a car AC evaporator leak?
I’ve been having some issues with my car AC, so I brought it to the mechanic, and they said I had a leak in my evaporator. I’m a little familiar with cars, so I thought if I could take care of it myself I could save some money. How can I fix a car AC evaporator leak?
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Chloe Jenkins
Jan 28, 2022
How much does it cost to fix low compression in my car?
My Jeep’s engine keeps backfiring when I start it up. My friend who is a mechanic told me it’s probably a compression issue. I’m not handy at all, so I’ll need to get a professional to fix this. How much will it cost to fix low compression in my car?
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Nick Kunze
Feb 08, 2022
How much does it cost to fix car speakers?
The speakers in my car have been acting up recently. In general, the sound has some static, but I think some of the speakers have stopped working entirely. How much does it usually cost to fix car speakers?
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Jack Walsh
Jan 18, 2022
How can I fix the front bumper clips?
The front bumper on my Honda Civic is dangling to one side because the bumper clips snapped off. It’s not interfering with the way the car drives (yet), but my car looks junky. My best friend says I can just use electrical tape to keep the bumper in place, but I don’t want to do that. I also don’t want to spend a lot of money on a whole new bumper. How can I fix my front bumper clips?
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Rachel Rigolino
Dec 06, 2022
How long do car airbags last?
My dad just handed down his old truck to me, and it hasn't been serviced nor am I sure if its safety equipment is up-to-date. Is there a lifespan on airbags or should I not worry?
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Carlos Kirby
Nov 09, 2021
How tall does a garage have to be for a car lift?
I'm getting a car lift so I can work on a car in my spare time. It's an old classic that I want to repair, but I want to make sure my garage is tall enough. How tall does my garage have to be?
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Lauren Smith
Oct 27, 2021
How do I remove concrete off car paint?
Our street was repaved and some concrete splashed on my car. How do I remove concrete off car paint?
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Matthew Macgugan
Nov 16, 2021
How much does it cost to fix a car thermostat?
How much should it usually cost to fix a car thermostat? I think my car's starting to overheat because the thermostat's broken. I know I need to replace it, but I want to know what it'll cost first.
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Liz Jenson
Oct 28, 2021
How long does a first car service take?
What is a normal time for a first car service to take? I'm taking my car in for the first time and wondering if I should ask someone to pick me up or if I should just wait there.
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Liz Jenson
Oct 27, 2021
How can I replace the door handle on my 1996 Toyota Camry?
While helping my sister move, one of the boxes in the back seat broke off one of the door handles. I’ve had my 1996 Toyota Camry for years now and I want to keep it in the best condition I can. Is there any way I can replace the door handle?
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Chloe Jenkins
Dec 29, 2021
How much does it cost to replace blown car speakers?
Last weekend I blew out the speakers in my Honda Civic. I was hanging out in the park with some friends when my favorite Wu-Tang Clan tune came on. I turned up my radio and well—you likely can figure out the rest. How much is this mistake going to cost me?
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Rachel Rigolino
Jan 19, 2022
How do I fix low compression in an engine?
My Nissan’s engine hasn’t been roaring like she should be. I think there’s an issue with my engine’s compression. How do I fix low compression in my engine?
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Nick Kunze
Feb 08, 2022
How do you remove rust bubbles from your car?
I have an older car with a bunch of rust bubbles. I'm thinking about either selling it or trying to use it more, but I need to get the rust off of it first. How do I do that?
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Liz Jenson
Nov 08, 2022
Will my car insurance company pay for a rental vehicle while my car is being repaired?
I had a car accident over the weekend and I expect my car to be at the mechanic for the next week or two. I still need to commute to and from work every day and was curious if my insurance company will pay for a rental while my car is being repaired?
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Jack Walsh
Oct 22, 2021
How do I change the headlights on a 2011 Ford Fusion?
Is it possible to change the headlights on my 2011 Ford Fusion? I accidentally busted my headlights while parking, and I want to know if I can replace them myself.
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Hana Sabah
Dec 10, 2021
How do I fix cigarette burns in the car seat?
What can I do to fix cigarette burns in the car seat? My ex-boyfriend used to smoke all the time in my car. I don’t like the appearance of these burns on my upholstery car seat.
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Phoebe Mah
Nov 19, 2021
How much does it cost to tow a car?
My car won’t start. I think I’ll have to have it towed to a repair shop. I don’t want to spend a crazy amount of money on getting it there. What’s the average cost to tow a car per mile?
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Will Baldwin
Jul 19, 2022
How can I remove a car dent with a plunger?
Can a plunger really pop a dent out of my car? I got into a minor fender bender and there's a dent in my bumper, but it’s not severe enough to take to the body shop to get it fixed. I’ve heard people using a plunger to pop dents out of their car. How does this work?
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Phoebe Mah
Nov 11, 2021
How do you tell if your car is burning oil?
Is there an easy way to find out if your car is burning oil? My friend’s mom heard some funky noises from my engine and said it smelled smokey. She told me to make sure I wasn’t burning oil, but I don’t know how to check!
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Joshua Levy
Nov 26, 2021
How can you fix spider cracks in a fiberglass hood?
I installed a fiberglass hood on my car a few years ago, and I’ve recently noticed a few spider cracks starting. What’s the best way to fix spider cracks in the hood of my car?
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Jack Walsh
Jan 18, 2022

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