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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 #345 on: September 26, 2019, 11:52:55 PM »
How old is your battery?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #346 on: September 26, 2019, 11:56:34 PM »
How old is your battery?

No idea. The car is 9 yrs old but I got it 6 months ago from a relative who didn't need it anymore, so unlike when buying a car I didn't ask lots of questions :)

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #347 on: September 27, 2019, 12:05:47 AM »
I was going to say if it is 4-5 years old it would be a good place to start anyway.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #348 on: September 27, 2019, 12:12:13 AM »
No idea. The car is 9 yrs old but I got it 6 months ago from a relative who didn't need it anymore, so unlike when buying a car I didn't ask lots of questions :)
Sometimes it is punched into the sticker on it
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #349 on: September 27, 2019, 12:29:47 AM »
Sometimes it is punched into the sticker on it
That is usually on replacement ones not from the dealer. I know Pepboys and Advance Auto does that.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #350 on: September 27, 2019, 11:01:57 AM »
Front pads and rotors on daughters 2013 Sonata running around $170. Price of poker has gone up.
Rockauto shows pads and rotors from 60 to 160.00

Guess u want only top of line....


400 does seem steep even for a shop for just front two wheels pads and rotors..

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #351 on: September 27, 2019, 11:13:32 AM »
Sometimes it is punched into the sticker on it
That is usually on replacement ones not from the dealer. I know Pepboys and Advance Auto does that.

There's a sticker with months and years to be punched out but nothing is punched out on it. I guess I'll replace it and see if that fixes the issue.

2. The latch for my gas tank door broke and it looks like the issue is that a piece on the I side of the gas tank door bent out of shape which then cracked the latch when I tried closing it, meaning that I have to replace the door and the latch. Is there any reason why I can't just install a magnet or some sort of spring on the inside of the door for a few dollars instead of replacing the door and latch ($100-200). Any safety concerns? (Of course there's a regular fuel cap behind the door.)
Any issue with doing this?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #352 on: September 27, 2019, 12:41:44 PM »
Rockauto shows pads and rotors from 60 to 160.00

Guess u want only top of line....


400 does seem steep even for a shop for just front two wheels pads and rotors..
RA was 162 for same Wagner parts.
ETA: Forgot about shipping which brings it to 183.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #353 on: September 29, 2019, 04:45:13 PM »
Rockauto shows pads and rotors from 60 to 160.00

Guess u want only top of line....


400 does seem steep even for a shop for just front two wheels pads and rotors..
$60 is a great price!

There's a sticker with months and years to be punched out but nothing is punched out on it. I guess I'll replace it and see if that fixes the issue.
Any issue with doing this?
Yes as long as you have the cap on the fuel tank closed your good to go. You can install any magnetic clip or whatever you like.
   But look for video of someone who changed the gas door and latch and see how it's done and what it cost to change the door on your own.

 And regarding the battery very simple you can
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #354 on: September 29, 2019, 05:45:33 PM »
$60 is a great price!
...but what are you getting?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #355 on: September 29, 2019, 06:10:37 PM »
...but what are you getting?
   For an old jalop that's not worth more than $60 buckaroos that's perfect! 
   Who cares if it sounds like an ostrich, as long as your brakes work when clicking the brake pedal, for an old car that's perfect!

 but chances are if you're getting garbage rotors and garbage brake pads it might not work when you're trying to break. So don't be cheap when coming to safety.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #356 on: September 29, 2019, 06:15:10 PM »
There's a sticker with months and years to be punched out but nothing is punched out on it. I guess I'll replace it and see if that fixes the issue.
Any issue with doing this?
For the battery do this simple step if you have a multi meter to save yourself time by getting a new one or go to Auto zone for free.



 Or unless the alternator is bad which is not keeping the battery charged when the car is running hence, when the car is off the battery is pretty drained.
  Does it feel hard to start the car? Meaning is there a lot of cranking going on?
 
 Or try this video.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #357 on: September 29, 2019, 06:58:50 PM »
but chances are if you're getting garbage rotors and garbage brake pads it might not work when you're trying to break. So don't be cheap when coming to safety.
Bingo!!!
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