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Today: Daphne's Prius Needs a New Battery

I just got word that my Prius with miles needs a new hybrid battery. I got the car new and it's been well-maintained but the battery has not given us the 150,000 or 180,000 miles that we had hoped we could get.

Today: The shop that messed up should pay up.

Lily's "check engine" light illuminated a few weeks after a Jiffy Lube oil change. Can you guess what her mechanic found when she took her 2008 Subaru Impreza in to the dealer?

What caused Beatrice's Camry to explode?

I have a 1999 Camry CE that is maintained on a regular basis. Since I am a senior citizen, the annual mileage is about 3,000 miles per year. Yesterday the car was parked in a garage for about one hour. I returned...

Could a foreign object really get into the insides of an engine?

My daughter bought a 2005 Kia Sorento nine months ago, and was given an extended warranty by the dealership. A week ago, it started running badly, so she took it back. The technician said two cylinders were not working. He said...

Today: dealer or independent shop for routine service?

My husband and I disagree on many things, but with this one, we both think you can help! We have a 2005 Nissan Sentra, and it's time for its scheduled 30,000-mile checkup. Because we still have the warranty, I prefer we...

Are muffler warranties worth it?

I have a 1986 Volvo 740 GLE wagon. I had the exhaust system replaced from the catalytic converter two years ago, at a cost of $486.41. Last week, I took it in to have the timing belt changed, and when I picked it...

Is an extended warranty worth it for a new-to-me used Toyota Prius?

I have purchased a Toyota Prius hybrid with miles and the dealer is urging me to buy extended insurance that covers everything parts and labor to miles It costs and I wish I could determine whether that's a good investment...

What is included in the powertrain that's always referenced in warranties?

I own a Hyundai Sonata LX It comes with a -mile or -year warranty on the powertrain My question is what makes up a powertrain I have received various answers to this question but I am confused Can you two...

Is my overheated engine covered under my extended warranty?

I was driving to work recently and my car overheated which caused the engine to smoke and fail I received no warning The temperature gauge did not go up and no lights came on But my extended-warranty company is refusing...

What do I do for repairs now that Daewoo has closed up shop in the USA?

I am the not-so-proud owner of a Daewoo Leganza As you probably know Daewoo has recently undergone a series of name changes Daewoo Daewoe Daewho and now Daegone Currently the car has miles on it runs well and is worth...


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