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List of mechanics that have been recommended by DDfers:

Brooklyn
Empire Auto Center
485 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 756-6050

https://maps.app.goo.gl/wh8Mei7zwZPLJKHQ6

Ashers Auto Repair
3901 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218
Phone: (347) 240-7921

Lakewood

Betzalel Brezner 845-558-5547
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #255 on: May 30, 2019, 12:11:11 PM »
which site do you like to use to buy the tires?
Discount tires
Amazon
Walmart

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #256 on: May 30, 2019, 12:14:07 PM »
for expensive tires i don't think it makes a diff (maybe im wrong) my tires were pretty much the same price online and buy a local tire guy
Most people who get a new tire have no idea of the quality they're getting.

My wife got a new tire at the tire store, the cheapest was $125/130, online the same tire goes for $70.

You do the math

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #257 on: May 30, 2019, 01:05:55 PM »
Discount tires
Amazon
Walmart

ever use ebay?
Is $20 a good price for installation of one tire?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #258 on: May 30, 2019, 01:41:15 PM »
Thanks.
did you find a used compressor somewhere? if yea for how much?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #259 on: May 30, 2019, 01:58:10 PM »
did you find a used compressor somewhere? if yea for how much?
I didn't realize but this price was for a refurbished/rebuilt compressor.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: May 30, 2019, 03:14:49 PM »
ever use ebay?
Is $20 a good price for installation of one tire?
No

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: May 30, 2019, 03:21:16 PM »
I keep getting rear external tail light fill with water -honda  oddsy

No noticable cracks..

What's the deal here?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: May 30, 2019, 03:29:17 PM »
I keep getting rear external tail light fill with water -honda  oddsy

No noticable cracks..

What's the deal here?
Remove the light and inspect it from the inside and from the outside veiw. There must be a small crack for water to seep in.
  If you do find the crack try some hot glue in the cracks and that should help or some silicone.

 Or once the headlight and bulbs are removed you can fill it with water and see where it's leaking.
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« Reply #263 on: May 30, 2019, 05:04:04 PM »

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: May 30, 2019, 06:42:06 PM »
No to both questions?
$15 is standard

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« Reply #265 on: May 30, 2019, 08:14:27 PM »
Remove the light and inspect it from the inside and from the outside veiw. There must be a small crack for water to seep in.
  If you do find the crack try some hot glue in the cracks and that should help or some silicone.

 Or once the headlight and bulbs are removed you can fill it with water and see where it's leaking.
Sounds good thanks

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: May 30, 2019, 08:27:43 PM »
Sounds good thanks
Or I think you can drill a small hole on the bottom to let anything drain out
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« Reply #267 on: May 30, 2019, 08:30:08 PM »
Or I think you can drill a small hole on the bottom to let anything drain out
Hmm interesting

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: May 31, 2019, 05:10:55 AM »
Or I think you can drill a small hole on the bottom to let anything drain out
Thanks but no thanks.
 I do not like the look of frothy/frosty lights with the look of morning dew in ur headlights, by making holes in them your effectively allowing moisture to build up and allow water to enter and come in contact with your bulbs, which will eaither rust the sockets or short the bulb.
 So either find the source and make the repair necessary or for $30-$35 buy a new taillight casing for your car.(From amazon/ebay)
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: May 31, 2019, 05:13:26 AM »
Sounds good thanks
Did this happen randomly or did someone bang cars and cause a Crack?
  The norm is not to have water seeping inside the casing, unless there was a hit and dent?
 But whatever the reason is, try to find the source of the issue.
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