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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2014, 12:31:43 PM »
+1 to good dealings with maven.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2015, 06:08:27 PM »
Any recommendation where to get a new tire for my old Camry, preferably a place that can repair tires also (Incase this one is repairable) a used tire would also be fine.  located in Brooklyn.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: April 26, 2015, 06:14:06 PM »
Any recommendation where to get a new tire for my old Camry, preferably a place that can repair tires also (Incase this one is repairable) a used tire would also be fine.  located in Brooklyn.
if your tire is damaged on the side wall it's definitely not reparable if it's a regular puncture on the tread it definitely is the only question is when there is a "big" puncture
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: April 26, 2015, 06:15:34 PM »
Any recommendation where to get a new tire for my old Camry, preferably a place that can repair tires also (Incase this one is repairable) a used tire would also be fine.  located in Brooklyn.
i used crazy willies (cor. of foster ave and McDonald ave) for repairs and used tires

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: April 26, 2015, 06:23:35 PM »
if your tire is damaged on the side wall it's definitely not reparable if it's a regular puncture on the tread it definitely is the only question is when there is a "big" puncture
Thanks, my tire has a bubble coming out on the side so I guess it's not repairable I got a car wash last night and all of a sudden this morning I saw the bubble on the side of the tire, I'm not going to fight with them because I'm not %100 sure that they damaged my tire, and even if I was it would take too much effort to get a dime out of them.
i used crazy willies (cor. of foster ave and McDonald ave) for repairs and used tires
How much does a standard used tire + installation cost over there? And is it a Jewish owned?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: April 26, 2015, 10:31:20 PM »
Thanks, my tire has a bubble coming out on the side so I guess it's not repairable I got a car wash last night and all of a sudden this morning I saw the bubble on the side of the tire, I'm not going to fight with them because I'm not %100 sure that they damaged my tire, and even if I was it would take too much effort to get a dime out of them.How much does a standard used tire + installation cost over there? And is it a Jewish owned?
not jewish owned i think a good used tire is around $60

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: May 27, 2015, 11:30:16 PM »
I'm looking to buy a portable jumpstarter for my car. What specs should I be looking for? It's for a full size sedan.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: May 28, 2015, 10:20:00 AM »
I guess this is the right place to ask this. We plan on getting a new car pretty soon, something not too fancy. We got a new truck a couple years ago and its great but our one car is getting a bit old, it's a 1997, Toyota! All the cars we are looking at don't offer remote staters (compact and mid-size sedans) and as the winters here in Butte are freezing, I'd like to get one installed aftermarket.

Anyone have any recommendations?

We've also head horror stories about things like engines turning off and starters getting destroyed from the remote starter. Any truth to those or just urban legends?

Thanks,
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #69 on: May 28, 2015, 11:31:20 PM »
I guess this is the right place to ask this. We plan on getting a new car pretty soon, something not too fancy. We got a new truck a couple years ago and its great but our one car is getting a bit old, it's a 1997, Toyota! All the cars we are looking at don't offer remote staters (compact and mid-size sedans) and as the winters here in Butte are freezing, I'd like to get one installed aftermarket.

Anyone have any recommendations?

We've also head horror stories about things like engines turning off and starters getting destroyed from the remote starter. Any truth to those or just urban legends?

Thanks,
JD
It's true that if installed incorrectly you can have issues starting your car and you'll have no idea why. I got one installed in Lakewood at CSOradio for $375 IIRC. It was worth the price because of his reputation of doing it right
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: May 29, 2015, 12:37:07 AM »
I'm looking to buy a portable jumpstarter for my car. What specs should I be looking for? It's for a full size sedan.
Thanks!
Truth is, the only one truly worth having is this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Jump-N-Carry-JNC660-1700-12-Volt-Starter/dp/B000JFJLP6
The only problem is that if you don't use it somewhat regularly, it may start to not hold a charge as well.
You will get quite a few boosts out of this on a single charge btw.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: June 22, 2015, 08:33:45 PM »
So I am getting a new car soon and don't want to put any money into my old car... How bad is it to drive on this tire?city? Highway?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #72 on: June 22, 2015, 10:23:21 PM »
Do you care about having control of the car on a wet road?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: June 22, 2015, 10:23:43 PM »
You know you can get used tires for about $35 each

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: June 22, 2015, 10:31:04 PM »
Do you care about having control of the car on a wet road?

You know you can get used tires for about $35 each
I know....  I am hoping to have a new car in the next two weeks and don't want to put money into a car that I am junking

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: June 23, 2015, 08:26:17 AM »
Drive very slowly, especially while turning and don't drive when its raining.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: June 23, 2015, 09:06:59 AM »
Drive very slowly, especially while turning and don't drive when its raining.
Thanks... My mechanic says it's OK for a couple of weeks

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: June 23, 2015, 09:50:59 PM »
How much should it cost to get a door lock actuator fixed on a 2005 Honda Civic?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: June 23, 2015, 10:18:55 PM »
I just had some repairs done on an old car on the steering system. I had it done by a new guy in lakewood that ive dealt with in the past before he opened up a shop.
I am since experiencing all kinds of problems including a leaky radiator, a dead battery, and for some reason it doesnt go above 2100 rpm while in drive which makes it take forever to pick up speed.
It might be a coincidence since its an old car but seems weird to me. Any thoughts?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: June 23, 2015, 11:29:29 PM »
You know you can get used tires for about $35 each
Where? The cheapest I've found in the past was $45. Is it worth it to get used tires over new?