• Are Hondas the most reliable cars?

    Best answer: Rolls Royce.

    For Practical purposes, I'd say Subarus.

    Id rather check CR and put up with a few flukes with a Subaru or Mazda or Toyota or Honda than a reliable dog of a car like a Chrysler.
    Best answer: Rolls Royce.

    For Practical purposes, I'd say Subarus.

    Id rather check CR and put up with a few flukes with a Subaru or Mazda or Toyota or Honda than a reliable dog of a car like a Chrysler.
    9 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 19 hours ago
  • My parents are charging me for a car that broke?

    So my parents have a car with transmission problems. They went on vacation and let me have the keys to use it. My mom called me not to use it. But I used it to get to work. On my way back home the car stopped it would turn on but not move. My parents are back and told me that I had to pay for it. Im not to sure... show more
    So my parents have a car with transmission problems. They went on vacation and let me have the keys to use it. My mom called me not to use it. But I used it to get to work. On my way back home the car stopped it would turn on but not move. My parents are back and told me that I had to pay for it. Im not to sure what to do it already had a check engine light before I drove it. Would it be my fault.
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 9 hours ago
  • Should I just go to a mechanic or dealership?

    I have a 2004 Honda Civic Lx Special Edition. I really like this car because it s my first used car and it probably has 200,000 miles already. I know it s a lot but this car helps me get around. But my question is I want to keep this car for a long time, and I wanted to know if I take my car to a Honda dealership,... show more
    I have a 2004 Honda Civic Lx Special Edition. I really like this car because it s my first used car and it probably has 200,000 miles already. I know it s a lot but this car helps me get around. But my question is I want to keep this car for a long time, and I wanted to know if I take my car to a Honda dealership, will they really tell me what s wrong with my car or will they add other stuff just to take money out of my pocket? With all due respect I could go to a mechanic, but sometimes I feel they take advantage of me for not knowing about cars and just add other stuff as well. So if you had to pick where would you take your car? Also how much do dealerships charge just to check out what s wrong with your car? Thank You!
    17 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 22 hours ago
  • Car crash because Boyfriend pulled my handbrake?

    So today I had a minor crash in my car because my boyfriend pulled the handbrake up - we were arguing and he asked me to stop, I said no, I was doing around 40mph on a national speed back road, and then I totally didn t expect it but he pulled my handbrake up and the road was wet and my car as I went to brake... show more
    So today I had a minor crash in my car because my boyfriend pulled the handbrake up - we were arguing and he asked me to stop, I said no, I was doing around 40mph on a national speed back road, and then I totally didn t expect it but he pulled my handbrake up and the road was wet and my car as I went to brake skidded into a road sign - it was then recovered and is waiting to go in the garage now - I m worried though as I ve only passed my test 6 weeks ago and I m worried my insurance will go through the roof now through no fault of my own - I told the insurance that I swerved, I did not tell them that he pulled the handbrake on me, at the time I just said I swerved and went into the sign because the car skidded - they said my no claims bonus would not be affected as it s starting again and it didn t seem so bad on the phone but I m worried about how much it will be as I ve just passed - I m also asking myself whether I should tell the truth? I m still in shock and everything happened so fast I didn t know what to do, what he did was reckless and irresponsible and I m so annoyed and upset and worried that I might not be able to pay the insurance now through no fault of my own, what should I do?
    18 answers · Insurance & Registration · 1 day ago
  • How do you know when it is time to retire a car over 200k miles?

    my 07 Toyota camry just rolled over 200k miles. How do I know when it is time to get a new car? it had the piston/ring kit at 182k and hard rebuild on trans at 142k. everytime something breaks, I fix it. ITs not running with something like a mount broken or anything but it does need a caliper and it has lose... show more
    my 07 Toyota camry just rolled over 200k miles. How do I know when it is time to get a new car? it had the piston/ring kit at 182k and hard rebuild on trans at 142k. everytime something breaks, I fix it. ITs not running with something like a mount broken or anything but it does need a caliper and it has lose tie rod in the rear which required camber bolt kit so it would align to spec. I use it as a newspaper car. The cat converter is making noise because the honeycomb inside is coming lose but it doesn't throw codes or interfere with inspection yet, just makes a lot of noise.
    35 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • Bought a Toyota RAV4 out-the-door $27,000. Now Toyota wants another $150 to pick up my tag/license plate. They say it's the DMV price.?

    I asked why and he said that when we bought the car, he only estimated the tag/plate and we have to pay the difference ($150). I then said well we agreed on the out-the-door price so it isn't our fault, it's his financing error and estimation. What can I do? Should I involve the police?
    I asked why and he said that when we bought the car, he only estimated the tag/plate and we have to pay the difference ($150). I then said well we agreed on the out-the-door price so it isn't our fault, it's his financing error and estimation. What can I do? Should I involve the police?
    29 answers · Toyota · 4 days ago
  • How far should car's engine oil go up dipstick?

    Should the oil level be right between the min and max or all the way up to max?
    Should the oil level be right between the min and max or all the way up to max?
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Is it safe to test a power wheels motor with a car battery?

    Best answer: What Joe said. If it draws 7 to 9 A starting current, it should draw 3.5 to 4.5 Amps on load. No load may be 800 mA. yes. (Voltage does Not "destroy", Power does, which requires Current. Case in Point: HI voltage from spark plugs (say 40,000 volts) is Very Low current. Plugs last a long time. Whereas... show more
    Best answer: What Joe said.

    If it draws 7 to 9 A starting current, it should draw 3.5 to 4.5 Amps on load. No load may be 800 mA. yes.

    (Voltage does Not "destroy", Power does, which requires Current.
    Case in Point: HI voltage from spark plugs (say 40,000 volts) is Very Low current. Plugs last a long time. Whereas a car battery, only 12 volts, can Force 200 amps or so to melt wires, etc.


    And batteries sure Do put out Amps--into a load, forced by the pressure of voltage. No: " Avionics Tech" would make such a basic mistake...)

    Electronics tech since '79, 17 years experience.
    6 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • I am looking to purchase a used car it is $13,500 they probably expect me to do financing. Do you think I can get it $10,000 in cash upfront?

    Best answer: I have found out that CASH IS KING! First DO NOT TAKE THE CASH WITH YOU! Second, Go check out the car and drive IT! POP the hood and look at the engine compartment, look for oil or any Liquid. Drop to the ground and Look to see if any wet spots on ground or under vehicle. If you like what you see then make the... show more
    Best answer: I have found out that CASH IS KING! First DO NOT TAKE THE CASH WITH YOU! Second, Go check out the car and drive IT! POP the hood and look at the engine compartment, look for oil or any Liquid. Drop to the ground and Look to see if any wet spots on ground or under vehicle. If you like what you see then make the offer. THEN have them go with you and Get the Cash. you can even call a policeman and have them go with you or Sheriff....
    17 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago
  • No/bad credit history, employed for 6 months, $3,000 down payment...can I find a dealership that will finance a newer car for me?

    I'm 19, have no credit history, and been at my job for almost 6 months now. I have a steady consistent income of no less than $1560/month (after taxes take home pay) but usually $1900/month. Will a dealership allow me to finance? And what is better? Through a dealership or bank?
    I'm 19, have no credit history, and been at my job for almost 6 months now. I have a steady consistent income of no less than $1560/month (after taxes take home pay) but usually $1900/month. Will a dealership allow me to finance? And what is better? Through a dealership or bank?
    12 answers · Buying & Selling · 23 hours ago
  • Does Dealer have to pay for Dry Rotted tires on a car bought brand new off the lot?

    Does Dealer have to pay for Dry Rotted tires on a car bought brand new off the lot?

    I was driving home today when my tire literally collapsed in on itself. The car was bought brand new off the lot of the honda dealership, its barely 1.5 years old. My tire light did come on but its going from winter to summer here so I figured I'd just needed to put air in them as usual. Should the dealer have... show more
    I was driving home today when my tire literally collapsed in on itself. The car was bought brand new off the lot of the honda dealership, its barely 1.5 years old. My tire light did come on but its going from winter to summer here so I figured I'd just needed to put air in them as usual. Should the dealer have to replace the tires on the car if they are in fact dry rotted? I'm pretty sure it is dry rot as it doesnt look like any flat I've ever had...
    17 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Do you think it would be a good idea to use a classic car as a daily driver?

    Hi, I am 16 years old and I am going to get my first car, I want a 1958 plymouth fury. Do you think it would be a good choice to use a classic car? I am going to drive it to school and work only. Are these kind of cars dangerous?
    Hi, I am 16 years old and I am going to get my first car, I want a 1958 plymouth fury. Do you think it would be a good choice to use a classic car? I am going to drive it to school and work only. Are these kind of cars dangerous?
    9 answers · Buying & Selling · 6 hours ago
  • What type of car models do you recommend for someone that is a "rough driver"?

    I tend to be a rough driver it's not intentional. I never slow down for dips, pot holes, I take off really hard on the first transmission shift. I always break a ton I hardly check my fluids and tire pressure. I'm safe driver I just drive my car like I'm driving through a jungle.
    I tend to be a rough driver it's not intentional. I never slow down for dips, pot holes, I take off really hard on the first transmission shift. I always break a ton I hardly check my fluids and tire pressure. I'm safe driver I just drive my car like I'm driving through a jungle.
    16 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 2 days ago
  • If a water pump was about to seize would it usually display any symptoms beforehand ?

    Hi brothers, hey sisters. I have spent thousands of £'s over my 5 years of motoring on my 4 previous cars. I have had my current car (57 plate Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 cdti) for about 1 month now. it has 139,200 on the clock. previous owner said timing belt was done at 96,000 but had no proof to confirm this.... show more
    Hi brothers, hey sisters. I have spent thousands of £'s over my 5 years of motoring on my 4 previous cars. I have had my current car (57 plate Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 cdti) for about 1 month now. it has 139,200 on the clock. previous owner said timing belt was done at 96,000 but had no proof to confirm this. Having looked on the owners forum and even in the manual it says belt itself is good for 100k, however it goes on to say it is highly recommended to replace belt and water-pump at 40,000 thou because the water pump apparently is very common for seizing on these engines. my question is, if a water pump was about to seize would the owner get any symptoms before it did before it destroyed the engine ? (due to seized water pump) or does it usually just seize without warning whatsoever ? I could get it replaced now but I want at least 3 months that I can drive a car from purchase without paying out on so soon. however, I also don't want the panic that the water pump would seize potentially damaging the engine. thanks !
    21 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 4 days ago