• Oil Light turns on, but oil level is fine?

    I have an older Subaru Outback. I know the head gaskets are failing but the repair would cost more than the car is worth so I plan to just drive it until it dies and then scrap it and move on. The "service engine soon" light comes on a lot, the code is related to an oxygen sensor in the exhaust, but the... show more
    I have an older Subaru Outback. I know the head gaskets are failing but the repair would cost more than the car is worth so I plan to just drive it until it dies and then scrap it and move on. The "service engine soon" light comes on a lot, the code is related to an oxygen sensor in the exhaust, but the root cause of the issue is the fact that the car burns oil or coolant or whatever. Lately the oil light has been coming on for brief periods of time. It comes on when you first start the car and all the dash lights turn on, but when the other lights turn off the oil light will stay on a few seconds longer, sometimes for 30-60 seconds. then it turns off. I've checked the oil many times and the oil level is good. Its been less than 2,000 miles since my last oil change and the oil doesn't look black or burned, so its not due to be changed. I'm just wondering what could be causing the oil light? Is it possible for the leaking gaskets to allow coolant into the oil? Like maybe its burning or leaking oil but the level looks right because coolant seeps in? Could there be a problem with the oil filter, like maybe its clogged or something? The coolant does run low over time, I top it off every few months but its not bad. I'm planning to take the car on a (somewhat) long trip - about 300 miles round trip next weekend so if there's something simple & cheap I can do before then like replacing the filter I'm all ears. Thanks.
    44 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Where can I go to get someone to put air in my tires? Will it cost a lot? I don't like to do those things myself.?

    Best answer: Most garages and car dealers will be happy to check and air up your tires for a 2 dollar tip. I would not ask them to do it for free.
    Best answer: Most garages and car dealers will be happy to check and air up your tires for a 2 dollar tip. I would not ask them to do it for free.
    46 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My brakes are making a squeaking and grinding noise when braking...why?

    It’s a 2001 Ford Focus
    It’s a 2001 Ford Focus
    19 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is Kia a good car brand?

    Best answer: KIA Motor Company is the second largest auto manufacturer in S. Korea, with world-wide production and sale of more than 3 MILLION vehicles last year. While many of their cars seem to be aimed at the low budget sales market, they offer long-term warranties on their products and appear to be of good quality. Some... show more
    Best answer: KIA Motor Company is the second largest auto manufacturer in S. Korea, with world-wide production and sale of more than 3 MILLION vehicles last year. While many of their cars seem to be aimed at the low budget sales market, they offer long-term warranties on their products and appear to be of good quality.

    Some of their cars are American made, built in the State of Georgia.
    29 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Would larger wheels have an affect on MPG?

    Best answer: You are forgetting an important aspect: with tires of the same circumference, the tire+wheel combination of 18 inch rim could be lighter than the 16 inch if they have the same width. The larger sidewall rubber could weight more than the larger size of the alloy that compensates for it.
    Best answer: You are forgetting an important aspect: with tires of the same circumference, the tire+wheel combination of 18 inch rim could be lighter than the 16 inch if they have the same width. The larger sidewall rubber could weight more than the larger size of the alloy that compensates for it.
    22 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Start a car without a key?

    Hi everyone so I'm looking at buying this car at a local car auction and it's a cheap car and they don't have the keys for it, it's a 97 Lexus sc300. Any suggestions for starting the car without the key, like ramming a screwdriver in the ignition or hotwiring it. It's cheap and I don't... show more
    Hi everyone so I'm looking at buying this car at a local car auction and it's a cheap car and they don't have the keys for it, it's a 97 Lexus sc300. Any suggestions for starting the car without the key, like ramming a screwdriver in the ignition or hotwiring it. It's cheap and I don't really want to pay the couple hundred to get a new key made. Any suggestions that have worked would be appreciated thanks.
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is my car not blowing any air?

    Ok so when I got my car last February it was blowing heat and air perfectly, but then it stopped. When you turn the air off all the way it will have a little bit of air come out not that you can feel but you will feel it warm up the cabin a bit. I am wondering because winter is coming and I do not want a cold car... show more
    Ok so when I got my car last February it was blowing heat and air perfectly, but then it stopped. When you turn the air off all the way it will have a little bit of air come out not that you can feel but you will feel it warm up the cabin a bit. I am wondering because winter is coming and I do not want a cold car during the cold winter months so what do you think is wrong and how much do you think it will cost? I know I should see a mechanic but I just thought I would ask first just so I would have an estimate about how much it would cost. I have a 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5L 4 cylinder if you were wondering
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • 1999 Honda Civic EX Overheating?

    I’m going to try to explain this as efficiently as I can. My car has had a problem running hot since I got it a year and a half ago. The problem stops in the winter and comes back in the summer. This time it’s much worse than usual. I have to add water to the radiator and the reservoir before every drive. There... show more
    I’m going to try to explain this as efficiently as I can. My car has had a problem running hot since I got it a year and a half ago. The problem stops in the winter and comes back in the summer. This time it’s much worse than usual. I have to add water to the radiator and the reservoir before every drive. There seems to be no water leaking anywhere at all, but I’m losing coolant like crazy. It makes me think there’s an internal leak or that somehow the water is turning into steam within the system. I took the car to 3 different mechanics and was told 3 different things. One said there’s a leak somewhere that he can’t find, another said it’s the water pump, and the last one said it’s a blown head gasket. I don’t know who to believe. I don’t think it’s the water pump, because there is no leak. I don’t think it’s a blown head gasket because there is no smoke coming from the exhaust, no milky oil, no oil in the radiator, no antifreeze on any spark plugs, and no loud engine. The same mechanic who told me it’s a blown HG also told me that it wouldn’t make sense to replace a HG without doing an engine swap which is another $2k that I don’t have. The car has 196xxx miles on it, but the engine runs like a champ and these cars tend to last a very long time. Side note: I have replaced the thermostat, radiator cap, and cleared out air bubbles from the hoses. Anybody got any ideas of what exactly the problem might be?
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Engine light wont go off after problem fix?

    Hi i own a chevy malibu with 98000 miles i recently got a p0011 code took it to autozone and their scanner said a bad camshaft possition sensor which i replaced. The light still on. Then i went to youtube and all the videos say the actuator selenoids need to be replaced which i just replaced with aftermarmet ones... show more
    Hi i own a chevy malibu with 98000 miles i recently got a p0011 code took it to autozone and their scanner said a bad camshaft possition sensor which i replaced. The light still on. Then i went to youtube and all the videos say the actuator selenoids need to be replaced which i just replaced with aftermarmet ones and the light still came on shortly after i reconnected the battery does anyone has an answer to this problem how can i fix it?? Thanks guys
    19 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is wrong with my car window?

    One of my rear automatic windows broke. I was driving and i heard it fall while i was rolling it up. Now its like loose or off its track or something. I can pull it up but everytime i let go it just falls.I live in florida and its rainy season so if anyone knows what the problem might be id really apreciate it... show more
    One of my rear automatic windows broke. I was driving and i heard it fall while i was rolling it up. Now its like loose or off its track or something. I can pull it up but everytime i let go it just falls.I live in florida and its rainy season so if anyone knows what the problem might be id really apreciate it cause my window cant stay up.
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Does jiffy lube do coolant flushes?

    26 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why does the dashboard light on my 05 Nissan Altima stay bright orange all the time when driving the car?

    In the daytime the dashboard light is bright orange I tried diming it but that won’t work. What will happen to the car if the dashboard light stays bright orange like this?
    In the daytime the dashboard light is bright orange I tried diming it but that won’t work. What will happen to the car if the dashboard light stays bright orange like this?
    14 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why wont my starter turn over sometimes?

    My ignition, battery and starter passed when i was at autozone. Sometimes when i turn my key to start my car, some times it will then ovet right away with no problem. Other times it will crank untill it turns over or sometimes it will crank and never start. I have a 06 nissian altima. There were times where my car... show more
    My ignition, battery and starter passed when i was at autozone. Sometimes when i turn my key to start my car, some times it will then ovet right away with no problem. Other times it will crank untill it turns over or sometimes it will crank and never start. I have a 06 nissian altima. There were times where my car would mot start at all and ive had to get it towed numerous of times. No mechanic can find the problem unless they see or hear it when its happening. I need to know what may be the issue before the window. My mechaic said its not rhe fuel pumpb because its fine. What else could it be??? Please, i need answers!!!!!
    17 answers · 2 weeks ago