• If the tire size is the same, and the lug count is the same, will the tire/rim combo fit on my car?

    I have two flats on one side. My tire size is 255/55/R18. I found two tires for sale, rims included, with the same tire size. They are also 5 lug rims. I don't know anything about cars.. how will I know if they fit? Thanks guys and please be nice. I know I'm a noob.
    I have two flats on one side. My tire size is 255/55/R18. I found two tires for sale, rims included, with the same tire size. They are also 5 lug rims. I don't know anything about cars.. how will I know if they fit? Thanks guys and please be nice. I know I'm a noob.
    16 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Car slid into curb, making metal grinding noise on left turn?

    I recently ran into a curb due to an unexpected sharp turn. Took it to shop, ball joint and control arm as well as the front break pads and rotors were replaced. An alignment was also performed. Now, when turning left (and only left) the car is making a metal on metal scraping sound. Any ideas what this could be? ... show more
    I recently ran into a curb due to an unexpected sharp turn. Took it to shop, ball joint and control arm as well as the front break pads and rotors were replaced. An alignment was also performed. Now, when turning left (and only left) the car is making a metal on metal scraping sound. Any ideas what this could be? This noise is coming from passenger side wheel which is where the tire hit the curb.
    5 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 10 hours ago
  • Can 195/65 r15 tyres be put on a rim that a 195/60 r15 tyres been on?

    So i went to a dodgy wheel place and instead of putting 195/65 r15 tyres back onto my car they put 195/60 r15 tyres on my car and they put one of my old tyres back into my spare tyre spot, but without a rim. My front left tyre has now just popped and I'm wondering if i can put the 195/65 r15 tyre back on to the... show more
    So i went to a dodgy wheel place and instead of putting 195/65 r15 tyres back onto my car they put 195/60 r15 tyres on my car and they put one of my old tyres back into my spare tyre spot, but without a rim. My front left tyre has now just popped and I'm wondering if i can put the 195/65 r15 tyre back on to the rim that had a 195/60 r15 tyre on?? Help
    5 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 4 days ago
  • Is it smarter to repair or replace a paid off car that is nearing 200,000 miles?

    No car payment vs. potentially costly repairs. Trade in for a used car that could potentially have its own set of problems.. What would you do what have you done what is your strategy?
    No car payment vs. potentially costly repairs. Trade in for a used car that could potentially have its own set of problems.. What would you do what have you done what is your strategy?
    26 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • I rear ended someone and they are getting surgery. What do I do?

    I rear ended a car a couple weeks ago. I was going about 40mph and merging into another lane. I turn my head to check my blind spot, start merging but traffic stopped in that lane and I didn't have enough time to stop. A police report was not filed. The other car had minimal damage. I ended up using insurance... show more
    I rear ended a car a couple weeks ago. I was going about 40mph and merging into another lane. I turn my head to check my blind spot, start merging but traffic stopped in that lane and I didn't have enough time to stop. A police report was not filed. The other car had minimal damage. I ended up using insurance for about $4000 in damages. I get a call from my insurance company and they other person is getting surgery! They said the accident is definitely not the cause of the need for surgery but could have exasperated the injury to the point of surgery. I have $100,000 in bodily injury coverage but they said worst case scenario the medical bills might end up exceeding that limit. What do I do??!
    13 answers · Insurance & Registration · 23 hours ago
  • What could cause a bolt to snap when being torqued to a relatively low ft/lb?

    I was torquing(sp?) a set of bolts to 18ft/lb. The torque wrench was new and accurate. One of the bolts suddenly snapped. The threads were clean, the bolt was clean. There was barely any pressure on the bolt when it snapped. What could cause it???
    I was torquing(sp?) a set of bolts to 18ft/lb. The torque wrench was new and accurate. One of the bolts suddenly snapped. The threads were clean, the bolt was clean. There was barely any pressure on the bolt when it snapped. What could cause it???
    19 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 19 hours ago
  • Which auto insurance is best?

    I was in a car accident a while ago. And my insurance screwed me over in my situation. I was very disappointed and my and friends tell me that most insurances usually don’t help when you actually NEED them too. So I wanted to ask which is the most helpful and useful? Has anyone had good experiences with auto... show more
    I was in a car accident a while ago. And my insurance screwed me over in my situation. I was very disappointed and my and friends tell me that most insurances usually don’t help when you actually NEED them too. So I wanted to ask which is the most helpful and useful? Has anyone had good experiences with auto insurances??
    9 answers · Insurance & Registration · 2 days ago
  • Is it safe to leave a car in the desert for 10 days straight?

    I know to some this is a no brainer but I don't know much about vehicles. My main concern is the heat.
    I know to some this is a no brainer but I don't know much about vehicles. My main concern is the heat.
    15 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • If a car is sold as is can I get my money back for repairs?

    Best answer: "They told me nothing was wrong with the car". Only if you have a witness to this you could get them to pay for it. I would then have phoned them after my mechanic's inspection and before having anything done on it. 'You said there was nothing wrong with the car. There actually was and is. Do you... show more
    Best answer: "They told me nothing was wrong with the car". Only if you have a witness to this you could get them to pay for it. I would then have phoned them after my mechanic's inspection and before having anything done on it. 'You said there was nothing wrong with the car. There actually was and is. Do you want the opportunity to fix it, give me a full refund, or let a local court decide and award costs?'

    'Sold as-is', 'PX to clear', 'no warranty' etc are a load of b.s. if they sold you a potential death trap. You bought a cheap car and gambled on it being OK and lost. The garage will say they sold it to you as a roadworthy 'good runner' which they hadn't put any of their money to servicing and preparing.
    16 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Does anybody know what the warning sign of a petrol pump with a drop in the middle of it means please? It is a Mini Cooper.?
  • How to buy a car when seller lost title but has a notorized affidavit?

    I’m really interested in a car but the seller lost the title but has a notorized affidavit. What is the process if I were to buy this car from him? TIA!
    I’m really interested in a car but the seller lost the title but has a notorized affidavit. What is the process if I were to buy this car from him? TIA!
    17 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago
  • My car is being reposessed. Can I leave it somewhere?

    I live in California. My car is going to be repossessed soon. I bought a new used car (with cash) and am driving my soon-to-be repossessed car to pick it up. Can I leave the car somewhere and let the financial company know where to find it, or is that illegal? My new car is 4 hours away and I need to pick it up. Help.
    I live in California. My car is going to be repossessed soon. I bought a new used car (with cash) and am driving my soon-to-be repossessed car to pick it up. Can I leave the car somewhere and let the financial company know where to find it, or is that illegal? My new car is 4 hours away and I need to pick it up. Help.
    15 answers · Buying & Selling · 1 day ago
  • Honda accord keeps getting hot ?

    My 2004 honda accord ex 2.4 keeps getting hot, after around 5 minutes or less when I first start it it starts going up and then like 10 minutes later its all the way on the red line we replaced the thermostat what else could it be? My sister drove it around 140 miles with it on hot almost to the red line could she... show more
    My 2004 honda accord ex 2.4 keeps getting hot, after around 5 minutes or less when I first start it it starts going up and then like 10 minutes later its all the way on the red line we replaced the thermostat what else could it be? My sister drove it around 140 miles with it on hot almost to the red line could she have messed up the engine ? Is there anyway to check it if its worth fixing or getting a new engine ? Thanks in advance.
    16 answers · Honda · 4 days ago
  • Car accident: if the other person's insurance company has gone out of business, is this an advantage to you?

    So you are in an accident and the other person is determined to have been at fault. The other person's car insurance company has gone out of business. Is this an advantage or disadvantage to you at the aggrieved party?
    So you are in an accident and the other person is determined to have been at fault. The other person's car insurance company has gone out of business. Is this an advantage or disadvantage to you at the aggrieved party?
    9 answers · Insurance & Registration · 10 hours ago