• Car accidentally put into neutral while driving at 50 MPH?

    My dumbass friend was going to switch the radio station while I was driving and his arm hit the shifter upwards into neutral and my RPM's went up to 5 out of 8. He then quickly put it back into drive. Is this horrible for my transmission or is it nothing to worry about?
    My dumbass friend was going to switch the radio station while I was driving and his arm hit the shifter upwards into neutral and my RPM's went up to 5 out of 8. He then quickly put it back into drive. Is this horrible for my transmission or is it nothing to worry about?
    20 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • What's is wrong with my car?

    I have a 1998 Honda Accord EX and my car is overheating. It was running fine before the winter storm in Louisiana that caused temperatures to drop as low as 15 degrees. I started my car every day to make sure that it was still working. The water in the coolant reservoir was frozen but eventually thawed and I put... show more
    I have a 1998 Honda Accord EX and my car is overheating. It was running fine before the winter storm in Louisiana that caused temperatures to drop as low as 15 degrees. I started my car every day to make sure that it was still working. The water in the coolant reservoir was frozen but eventually thawed and I put more water in. I started my car up and went to drive and saw my temperature gauge rising to hot so I pulled over to a gas station and waited for a while then started it back up and put my hazard lights on then went home. I waited the next day then started it back up and went around the block it was fine for like 5 minutes then the gauge went up again but when I slowed down and braked, it dropped back to normal then rose back up again. So I opened to see under my hood while my car was on. The fans were not moving at all. I don't know if I have a bad water pump or a bad thermostat. I really don't know.
    16 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 11 hours ago
  • Can someone tell me why my car squeals?

    Everytime I start my car it squeals and when the ac/heat is on it also squeals. The only way I’ve found to stop it from squealing is to turn the heat/ac off and also accelerating also sometimes stops the squealing. Does anyone know what’s causing this and how much it cost to get whatever is causing he noise fixed.... show more
    Everytime I start my car it squeals and when the ac/heat is on it also squeals. The only way I’ve found to stop it from squealing is to turn the heat/ac off and also accelerating also sometimes stops the squealing. Does anyone know what’s causing this and how much it cost to get whatever is causing he noise fixed. I has a 2000 Honda Accord if that helps.
    19 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Car battery light comes on ?

    My dad thinks I am "overreacting" he claims my car is fine. But I don't think that light is supposed to be on. The light stays on. :/ what could be the problem?
    My dad thinks I am "overreacting" he claims my car is fine. But I don't think that light is supposed to be on. The light stays on. :/ what could be the problem?
    25 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • How to change gears when driving in snow? (2007 Camry-automatic)?

    I'm driving about 45 min to work in a few hours and was wondering what the best tips are for driving in snow. I'm sure the highways will be plowed but I was wondering how to properly shift gears for roads that are covered in snow. From what I read online, I should progressively shift down when coming to a... show more
    I'm driving about 45 min to work in a few hours and was wondering what the best tips are for driving in snow. I'm sure the highways will be plowed but I was wondering how to properly shift gears for roads that are covered in snow. From what I read online, I should progressively shift down when coming to a stop/making turns, shift to third gear when climbing/descending. But when driving at a constant speed, at what MPH range should I drive in 3rd, 2nd, or 1st gear?
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 20 hours ago
  • Rear-ended someone need help?

    I was about 15 feet back but traveling at 30-35mph and having only front brakes (ford focus) was not enough to bring me to a complete stop therefore causing the rear end. The damage on their vehicle was nothing but a few scratches of paint found on the lower part of her Ford Edge 2015, a part which is universal... show more
    I was about 15 feet back but traveling at 30-35mph and having only front brakes (ford focus) was not enough to bring me to a complete stop therefore causing the rear end. The damage on their vehicle was nothing but a few scratches of paint found on the lower part of her Ford Edge 2015, a part which is universal for all Ford Edge of that year. That is the back story, now to the main problem. I crashed in my parents car, and I was found to be excluded on the insurance policy, so that would mean that the insurance would file a letter to whom i had crashed with stating that they will not cover any damage. The person whom I had crashed into is now sending me her estimate through text, she is looking to get $1500 out of it. That is an amount that I feel is not worth the damage I had actually did to her vehicle, so i had offered her to settle at $1000. She has not responded. P.s. The insurance companies never took down a statement from me about the accident, there was no pictures taken besides one of my license plate from the other driver, it was night time and my car is black so even if there was a picture taken the image would be hard to depict. Do I do the right thing and pay her the full total, or do I take another approach fix my own car with that money and get myself a lawyer, would I have a chance of winning or am I set for failure?
    28 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 days ago
  • IS IT SAFE TO DRIVE A CAR USING THE ER BRAKE TO SLOW DOWN AND STOP?

    I HAVE A FRIEND THAT HAD HIS BREAKS CATCH ON FIRE, NOW HE IS DRIVING HIS CAR USING THE ER BRAKE. IT THAT SAFE TO DO ?
    I HAVE A FRIEND THAT HAD HIS BREAKS CATCH ON FIRE, NOW HE IS DRIVING HIS CAR USING THE ER BRAKE. IT THAT SAFE TO DO ?
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 19 hours ago
  • Can a car windshield crack about six inches long be repaired or does it need a full windshield replacement?

    Best answer: Some shops can repair six inch cracks although most places I've seen can only handle damage under the size of a credit card. Anything near an edge requires a full windshield replacement.
    Best answer: Some shops can repair six inch cracks although most places I've seen can only handle damage under the size of a credit card. Anything near an edge requires a full windshield replacement.
    12 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 9 hours ago
  • How should I handle this situation?

    So, I'm gonna start driving to school this semester. But, my dad wants me to drive his old car. The car is really out of shape and needs major repairs. Such repairs include new brakes, an oil leak coming from an unknown source, the engine vibrates heavily while idling, and the accelerator pedal is broken. Me... show more
    So, I'm gonna start driving to school this semester. But, my dad wants me to drive his old car. The car is really out of shape and needs major repairs. Such repairs include new brakes, an oil leak coming from an unknown source, the engine vibrates heavily while idling, and the accelerator pedal is broken. Me and my mother have tried on multiple occasions to explain the problems to him in hopes that he would get them fixed but instead, just laughs in our faces. Then, when we keep telling him that he's wrong, he starts yelling and cursing at us. I don't want my mom to go through this so I just keep letting it go by. But, if something happens while I'm driving, then what do I do? How should I go about explaining the problems to him? Also, do you think sabotaging the car would be a good idea? I apologize if this seems petty.
    12 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 12 hours ago
  • How do I go about buying my fist car?

    I already know I want a used car and searched on Autotrader, Cars.com, and Kelly Blue Book to find used cars in my area. What is my next Step? I have never gone through the process of getting car insurance. How do I get car insurance without even having the car? Also, I am paying the car off in full.
    I already know I want a used car and searched on Autotrader, Cars.com, and Kelly Blue Book to find used cars in my area. What is my next Step? I have never gone through the process of getting car insurance. How do I get car insurance without even having the car? Also, I am paying the car off in full.
    11 answers · Buying & Selling · 9 hours ago
  • What do I do with broken car?

    At this point i’d say nobody will buy it to drive it. I have a 1997 mitsubishi galant ES. Been in a couple tiny accidents and has some dents but it needs a new alternator, Has a cracked radiator and is leaking coolant and engine is leaking oil. Not sure from where but of course thinking the worst with this piece of... show more
    At this point i’d say nobody will buy it to drive it. I have a 1997 mitsubishi galant ES. Been in a couple tiny accidents and has some dents but it needs a new alternator, Has a cracked radiator and is leaking coolant and engine is leaking oil. Not sure from where but of course thinking the worst with this piece of trash, believe it’s from the rear main seal. Unless someone wants to spend tons on a pile of garbage i don’t think it’s moving. What are my options for this thing?
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Can you ride in your car while it s on top of a tow truck?

    If I blew a tire and needed to get my car towed but there was multiple passengers in the car, would we able to ride in the car while it s on the tow truck?
    If I blew a tire and needed to get my car towed but there was multiple passengers in the car, would we able to ride in the car while it s on the tow truck?
    9 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 11 hours ago
  • Jump started my car then left without using it, to come back to my battery completely dead.Tried another jump but battery acid began to leak?

    I called a friend to jump start my car at home. He brought a device that charges the battery whole being plugged into a power source. It worked and my car was back to running again. We let it charge for a couple minutes but we had to leave so we did. When i returned about 5 hours later, my battery was completely... show more
    I called a friend to jump start my car at home. He brought a device that charges the battery whole being plugged into a power source. It worked and my car was back to running again. We let it charge for a couple minutes but we had to leave so we did. When i returned about 5 hours later, my battery was completely dead (lights don't turn on nor do headlights, radio don't turn on, windows don't work, can only manually unlock doors one by one). I called my friend again the next day to jump start it again, but as we let the battery charge for a couple minutes, battery acid began to leak from the top caps. A few days later I told bother the situation and he thought it was the altinator but whenever we plug in jump start cables, the battery leaks acid which would mean the battery is clearly receiving charge. So we went ahead and tried to go through with jump starting car , despite the battery acid leaking. It worked, but my at first the car wouldn't start on when I tried driving. Now, the car starts on but I need to jump start it Everytime I turn off my car. Can someone please guide me into what may be the problem with my car? Thank you in advance.
    11 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 19 hours ago
  • Could this have caused engine damage?

    Best answer: That will happen on a tight corner if your brake fluid level is low too. There can be more than one problem at the same time.
    Best answer: That will happen on a tight corner if your brake fluid level is low too. There can be more than one problem at the same time.
    19 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Is it ok if i drive an old car like this?

    so long story short, some guy hit my beater car at night fairly hard. the drivers side fender, both doors, and the rear fender and rear bumper all have damage on them. i dont know much about cars so i just took it to a mechanic and he just straightened the fender a bit and ziptied the bumper in. the guy that hit my... show more
    so long story short, some guy hit my beater car at night fairly hard. the drivers side fender, both doors, and the rear fender and rear bumper all have damage on them. i dont know much about cars so i just took it to a mechanic and he just straightened the fender a bit and ziptied the bumper in. the guy that hit my car just drove off and since i only have liability insurance they cant do anything about it. the car is a 1997 toyota corolla. so im not gonna spend alot to fix it. i just told the mechanic to check it out and see if i can still drive it. he told me i can. and of course its not worth rebuilding a 20+ year old car that already has rust on it. also im not sure but the front wheel may have taken some damage because the hubcap fell off. im still worried it if could have suspension damage? the car still drives fairly straight. maybe pulls a tiny bit left if i just let the steering wheel go. im really cheap and i dont have much money. is it ok if i drive it like that?
    17 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago