Maintenance & Repairs's questions - Malay iziqna

Warming up/Defrosting car?

23 answers · 22 hours ago
I've always waited til the car interior is warmed up before i drive off in winter. My sister says its just a waste of gas and causing wear and tear on the motor. What say you YAHOO.


Hey, I have a 2004 Ford Escape that has had the battery warning light on the dash for about a month. I took it to auto zone and the battery and alternator tested good. Today I'm out and it won't turn over and has no power. The battery terminals are clean and the connections look good. Any idea what... show more

This may be a stupid question, and it's something that got me thinking as to why they stopped doing this. I know that in the early 90's Integras you can see the fuel level when the car is turned off all the way and the keys not in the ignition. I think it's better to see the fuel level without the keys.... show more

How do deal with unsafe drivers?

13 answers · 16 hours ago
drivers who speed like 30 km over the limit, drivers who tailgate you (you are unable to see their headlights in your rear view mirror), people who cut you off real close without signalling I just don't get why people tail gate. If I am going 60 on a 60 in the right lane, I am not moving faster. I feel safer... show more

Where to look for lost car keys?

20 answers · 2 days ago

my supervisor at work on his 2017 GMC Sierra Denali keeps his headlights on auto when he leaves his car from the parking lot and he does it every morning I always wondered if it will drain your battery. I want to do it on my Civic because it looks cool and it is halogen lights he has LED


We see additives ranging from octane booster, fuel injector cleaner, engine tune-up, engine oil flush, to engine oil stop leaks. But do these products really work in your car, and up to what degree do these products work. If I were to use such products, I would go with STP or Liqui-Moly

OOPS! I broke a screw!?

13 answers · 2 days ago
I broke a screw off that holds the plug wires in place when I was replacing my plugs on my 2011 Honda Cr-V. Is this something that I can easily fix or should it go to a mechanic? I did not over-tighten the screw and the car runs just fine. I was hand tightening the screw and it broke off in the hole!




Best answer: A lot of progress has been made in lubricants, it can easily last 10K. Your owners manual probably says 7500 miles, but if it is using some oil and experiencing some blow by then 5000 would probably be good. I've heard some talk about sticking with 7500 and replacing the filter halfway through the 7500. The... show more


Best answer: Don't waste your time guessing. Get a new drain plug and crush washer. Clean the surface. Put the crush washer and TORQUE the drain plug using a torque wrench.

Would it last ages?

7 answers · 20 hours ago
I have a Hyundai Getz 1.1 128,000 miles on the clock I check and change oil and coolant if it's low. It's still very strong but it's 2004 old I'm worried


I am driving big modern made in America car. It's not old car but almost new. However I like the looks of old classic car from 1950s with tires white wall. I am thinking get white wall tires. They're like around 100 bucks more per tire than regular tire with no white wall. I mean really thick white wall... show more

and I have not been using any o ring or washer in past 6 years and it is just a flanged bolt that keeps the oil from coming back out, but have not had any issues with oil leaking out of drain plug until recently, why maybe?

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