What happens to a car that has not been driven for a while?

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The car will not be ready for use so you have to warm up the engine or just ride it often

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What will cause 94 ford escort lx not to start after it has been driven it will start after the car has been sitting for a while like over night?

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you could get sued by the holder of the lien

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What would cause a 1996 Ford Escort LX manual to not start while in gear but not go into gear after the car has been started?

The first half i can answer, the car wont start due to a thing called a neutral safety switch, car will not start unless it is in neutral or park, this is done as a safety feature so the car wont leap ahead or reverse when startedThe switch you are looking for is down behind the clutch petal and ...

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Why is air pressure in a cars tires different before amd after the car has been driven for an hour?

Tires create friction, which in turn creates heat. Heated objects expand.

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What should you do to get a car running that has been sitting for a long time?

well maybe you shouldn't leave your car running for so long and hmmm fill it up with gas and get a new battery to start with

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How much it costs to fix a lock that has been popped can vary greatly. The price can range from 200.00 to 1,000 depending on the exact car.

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Shippment has mixed hazard materials.

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Do you need insurance for a car that's not being driven?

If you want to keep it registered and keep the plates, yes.

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Is there a luxury car rental agency that does not charge for miles driven?

Thrifty rent a car has a per day or per week price on luxury car rentals. The price quotes for Florida is $57.00 per day or less or $303.00 per week or less but prices can vary more in other states.There are many luxury car rental companies like Pimp Your Ride' who offer cars with unlimited milag...

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What happens to a car engine if it is not driven in a year to 2 years?

Nothing happens to the engine but the gasoline gets old. Before you park the vehicle add some fuel storage treatment to the gas tank and run it for a few miles.

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What will happen if I will going to sell a car that has been mortgage to the bank and sell it to other person?

I think U will arrested And put up in the jail or the person who buys ur car will have to pay the mortgage

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Do you have to pay insurance on a car that is not being driven?

In most states, you're still required to keep liability insurance on your vehicle.If you intend to drive that vehicle at any time – even if it's not being driven for months – then you'll need to have liability coverage as a minimum.In other words, your vehicle needs to be insured in order to be r...

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How many gallons are used when a car has been driven 18 miles?

It would depend on how many miles per gallon (MPG) the vehicle gets and if it is city miles or highway miles.

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Why is there a burning smell when the heat has been on for a while?

Sounds like your heater has dust bunnies and needs a good cleaning, when dust or fluff heats up it starts to singe or burn causing the burning smell.

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What causes ticking sound after car engine is warm and car has been running a while?

that's just the sound of the steel bits cooling down

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How do you start a car that has been sitting for a long time?

Fresh fully charged battery and fresh gasoline

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Is it safe to buy a truck that has been sitting for 3 years but has low mileage and runs?

Any used car bought better undergo an inspection by a trained mechanic. There are a slew of parts and systems that can go wrong simply if the car has been sitting for three years. Was it sitting in the sun or inside a shaded area? what is the condition of all the rubber parts, hoses, boots, belts...

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What happen to new cars that are not sold?

They are all eventually sold.

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Does a car still have to be registered and insured if it has not been running for over a year?

if u drive on the road yes.

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Can you wash a car that has been wrapped?

You should hand wash it using 3M® Car Wash Soap 39000, or Meguiar's NXT Generation® Car Wash or Deep Crystal® Car Wash.Always use a nice automotive sponge or clean, soft cloth to wash your wrap.

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How do you clean gasoline out of a car that has been sitting for 10 years?

U NEED TO REMOVE THE GAS TANK. CLEAN OUT THE RUST. PUT IN A GAS TANK SEALER. REINSTAL TANK ON CAR.

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What problems may occur if your car hasn't been driven for about a year?

Gas in tank can go bad, the octane can degrade. Battery can need a charge or replaced. Spark plugs can loose conductivity, should be replaced. Fuel filter should be replaced. The oil can degrade, replace it and the oil filter. If the engine does start, the piston chambers can be stuck so before s...

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How do you start a car that has been sitting?

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What is the oldest car that has ever been customized?

I'm guessing is the Karl- Benz patent motor wagon

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Does a used car dealer have to disclose that a vehicle has been in an accident?

In the US licensed car dealers must disclose whether a car has a "salvage" title, which means an insurance company has decided that a damaged vehicle is a total loss -- in other words, not worth fixing.The damage could have been caused by many things other than an accident, such as flood damage, ...

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Can you syphon gasoline out of a car that has been sitting for two years?

Yes, but the gas is most likely bad unless something was put in it to stabilize it. Gas starts to go bad after a few months. Also depends on the quantity in the tank. Something like a lawn mower will only last a short time where an automobile might last a bit longer.

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How do you start a 2007 car that has been sitting for 6 months?

Cars newer than 2000 usually don't have trouble starting. However, after 6 months the gas might have gone bad. Buy a cheap siphon (example: and siphon out the gas and then replace it with new gas. If the car still doesn't start, you may have faulty spark plugs. Try replacing the spark plugs.Make ...

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How do you apply for a car that has been donated ?

Most charities that look for donated cars do not donate them to people in need; they instead sell the car (or sell the parts of the car) and use the money for their charity. Check with area churches and Goodwill, they may have a program or may know of a specific person willing to donate their car...

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What to do to a car brought that's been sittin for a year?

You want to change the fuel, oil, check the tires, look it over for anything that my break, then start it and see how it runs, if there's a problem, get it fixed.

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Recoiling rear seat belt that has been stretched to far?

Purchase a good used belt assembly from a salvage yard.

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Which power source has not been used to power a car?

A better question might be what power source hasn't yet been adapted to power a car... The most obvious and prevalent power source not used in motor vehicles has to be nuclear, I would suppose.

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How do you open a car trunk that has been slammed to hard?

Push down on it while unlocking it with your key. That works for me.

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Do new cars that have not been run for a couple of years make noises?

The motor oil in a stored or unused vehicle is not up in the engine where it should be. I witnessed the destruction of many engines by buyers at auto auctions revving up and blowing the engines of cars that were on sale. Yopu get it cranked up - let it idle a 1/2 hour and change the oil.

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Which gauge indicates the total number your car has been driven since it was manufactured?

The odometer is the gauge that indicates the total number your car has been driven since it was manufactured.

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When you get a car running that has been sitting for a wile what problems might it have?

It depends on how long a "while" is. A few months is no problem, a few years and you will have fuel problems, battery problems, brake problems and cooling system hoses, belts, tires, etc problems.

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Buying a car was not driven for years?

All you have to do is fix the engine. And all the seals. Then it should be just fine.

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1998 ford escort and there's coolant that is found under the front of the car after it has not been running for a while what could this be from?

Climb under the vehicle and try to find out where it's leaking from. Look closely at the water pump and try to see if there is a trace of antifreeze from the water pump pulley. If that's it, replace the water pump. If that's not it, you may find that it's as simple as a leaky radiator or radiator...

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The dealership has not been able to deliver the car to you - can you unwind?

yes, did thay get a depisot if yes thay will keep it

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What to do after a car has been towed?

after a car has been towed you should either buy a new one or either rent one from a car seller that can let you rent one

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Why does the clutch judder when the car has been used for a while or gets hot?

Shuddering (like shivering, shaking), I believe, is caused by the surface area changes, in two ways. First, the friction plate can become glazed if it is ridden too much, or perhaps it is sliding and you aren't recognizing this. Basically, when the friction surface is too hot, a glaze of sorts fo...

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What do you do with a car that has not been paid on in two years and the bank will not pick it up?

Not much you can do with it. Drive it if it will run or call a wrecker compnay to come get it if it wont run.

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How long does it take for a vehicle that has been surrendered in a bankructy take to be picked up?

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How do you go about getting a title for a truck that has been abandoned on your property for 4 years and owner has gone back to Mexico?

It depends on your state. In some states you can file a certificate of lien form for the vehicle and get the title and other states will not. You will have to contact the motor vehicles office in your state.

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I have a 1996 Honda Accord. The RPMs rev up while driving after car has been driven for over 150 miles. What would cause this and does it affect gas mileage?

IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOUR CLUTCH IS SLIPPING???? IF YOU GOT A 5 SPEED TRANSMISSION START THE CAR PUT IT IN 1ST AND DRIVE THE CAR 5-10 MPH THEN IN 2ND PUSH THE GAS ALL THE WAY DOWN. IF THE RPM REVS HIGH AND THE CAR IS NOT TAKING OFF THERE IS YOUR PROB. IF YOU GOT AN AUTO JUST PUSH GAS PEDAL DOWN A...

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My car has been sitting for a monthand starts but the tires not roatating. What's causing this?

Check to see if your emergency brake is applied. If it was and you released it it could still be stuck on. Try rocking the car back and forth between drive and reverse, this may release the stuck brake. Another possibility could be you have a leak in the transmission and most of the trans fluid l...

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Car has been repo for two years?

and? what about it? form a question if you seek an answer.

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What happens to the electricity that is not used?

So with an ideal generator, virtually no energy or fuel is expended to keep it turning producing voltage and no current.Electricity we don't use is the electricity that the generators commit to the grid.If there is low demand then the actual voltage level of the grid goes up.

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Can you fix a tire that has been slashed?

Unfortunately, sidewall punctures on passenger or light truck tires can't be repaired.

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How do you start a diesel engine that has been sitting for six years?

I have the same question but I'm 14 I'm a mechanic at our house. My truck is 1990 Chevy

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How do you fix a 1993 Nissan Sentra with 93 thousand miles that has been idling roughly and takes a while to gain speed?

It needs a good tune up first. Plugs, wires rotor and cap and fuel and air filters. Also run injector cleaner through it and last check the cat convertor.

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Who has Lewis Hamilton driven for?

British racing driver Lewis Hamilton has already won his fifth Formula One world championship.The 33-year-old, who drives for the Mercedes team, earns about US$51 million a year, according to Forbes magazine.

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How do you free a stuck carb on a car that has been sitting for 10 years?

Buy a rebuild kit and follow the instructions.

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What happens to the energy from the fuel that is not used to run the car?

it is wasted as heat and causes pollution basically

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Does a new body part that has been primed need to be painted?

Not necessary to paint but the primer will fade kinda quick.. so will the paint but not as fast unless you clear coat either the primer or paint then you should have any problem at all...

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How long does a insurance adjuster take to verify a car that has been in a accident?

He will be able to tell it has been damaged in a crash immediatelyHe may take weeks to determine if the crash happened as described by the person reporting it.

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Can the seller legally repossess the car if the agreed amount has been paid but the title has not been transferred due to the seller's negligence?

Sounds like you need to call a local attorney for state specific advice. You are into an area that will require a judgment/judge and that's NOT me. Good LuckI just posted this question, here is the entire situation. I live in PA, paid the seller (a friend) the agreed upon amount of $2300.00 over ...

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In cold weather why does your 1997 corolla dx take a while for the transmission to shift up even after car has been warmed up?

Remove the two screws that hold the MAF on the intake near the air filter, go to an auto parts store or electronic supply place and get a can of spray electronic cleaner, spray the inside of the air flow sensor, you need to get it into the small opening where the platinum sensor wires are, they g...

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What causes a car not to get gas while driving?

Any of these or any 2 of these or all at once. 1) You run out of gas or fuel. 2) A pipe leak from the tank. 3) The fuel pump stops working because of a blockage or mechanical failure.

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How do you remove your name from a car title that has been sent to a junk yard?

Most states Have a change of ownership form you can send in. This notifies the state that you sold your automobile. Another thing is always make sure the junk yard/junk buyer is a licensed salvage dealer. This is important because a licensed salvage dealer has to send your tittle in to the state ...

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Has light ever been used to power a car?

Yes, There are solar car challenges.

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Has steam been used to power a car?

YesEG: Stanley Steamer produced 1902 until 1924

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Has nuclear energy been used to power a car?

not yet, but technology is getting better, so you never know....

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Can you exchange a car bought in a dealership but has not been paid off?

I don't know of any dealership that would allow that. On the other hand any dealership will accept a vehicle bought from them for trade in, but I have no doubt that you will lose money on the deal.

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What to do when your car has been stolen?

call the police and file a report

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Is it illegal to have a learners permit and have someone that is 21 riding passenger that has been drinking?

It is not illegal to have a learner's permit, regardless of whom is riding where.But what I think you are really asking: Generally, the restrictions on a learner's permit require that a licensed driver above a certain age who is able to take control be in the vehicle. You'll have to check your st...

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Why does 1995 Mercury Mystique buck and not change gears unless it has been driven for a few miles or unless it is run in neutral for a few minutes before driving?

Sounds like the spark plug wires are bad. Replace them along with the spark plugs.

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What happens to a car that sat in a driveway for over half a year?

Battery goes dead Fuel turns to shellac Transmission seals may shrink and leak Brake fluid may evaporate Belts and hoses may dry and crack

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Car hasn't been driven in five years do you have to register it to sell?

No, but the person buying it will have to pay 5 years back license unless they get a non-use statement signed by you.

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Have a mechanic that has lied to you and taken money for work not done. What recourse do I have?

If you have sufficient proof, take him to small claims court.

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If a new anti-theft module has been put in your car and everything has been reset why might your car not start?

if the car has been in a wreck or bumped something solid it (might) have an inertia switch that needs 2 b reset.

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What needs to be done if a car has been sitting in a garage for over a year?

If the engine has not been run or turned over in that time, do this. Remove the spark plugs, and pour ordinary motor oil down the holes. No need to fill them, but pour some in there. Let it sit overnight. Hopefully the battery has been disconnected all that time. Put it on the charger. The follow...

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What happens to your car if you haven't driven it in a long time?

The battery flattens, brake cylinders corrode and seals perish and leak. Any fuel in the tank will be stale after a few years. Automatic transmissions deteriorate because the clutchpacks become dry of oil and then absorb moisture.Engine components also dry out and corrode. The o-rings in the air ...

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What happens if your car is not registered... and what if you've been driving it around?

someone will hit you on the head with a tack hammer, because you are a retard.

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What would cause a blower motor not to blow when it has been replaced in a 2000 Cadillac deville?

A bad resistor or a bad switch.

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How do you get ins with invalid license to get car out of pound when the car was not suppose to have been driven?

Do you mean you have an invalid car tag or do not have a valid drivers license? If you have a valid car tag and have a friend or relative with a valid driver's license and valid insurance, you can get that person to drive your car for you after you pay all the fees. That person does not have to b...

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How can you repair paint on a car that has been hit with an egg?

A lot depends on how long the egg had been on the car, and how old the paint is. If you got it washed off right away and it left a stain you might be able to get it off with a fine grit rubbing compound. If that will not do it you may need to use a high speed buffer with a course compound, then f...

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What happens to a car that sits for a long time?

Over extended periods of time, this will often lead to flat, deflated, rotten, and warped tires.While simply putting air into the time will inflate them, it's not always safe to drive on tires that have been sitting idle too long.

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Why Lexus has not been marketed in Japan?

Lexus is the luxury version of Toyota, a Japanese company. They already have Toyota and no need for the badge of Lexus.

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What happens if you buy a car that has a lien on it?

A lien lasts as long as a car has an outstanding balance on it, so if you purchase a car with a lien on it, you must pay it out in full.After the balance is paid off, you have to contact the lien holder, who will then clear the title.Furthermore, the car cannot be bought unless the lien holder ge...

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Would a Car Wash be a Shower to the Cars that are Driven?

In a round about way, that would be a correct statement.

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Can you be sued if you still owe money on a car that has been reposessed?

Yes. lenders have the right to collect there money. The only way you can get around this is to file for bankrupcie.

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Why does a key that has been copy wont start your car?

sometimes, in newer cars the original keys have chips in them, so if you have this, go to the dealer and order an new one.

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Can you purchase a car that has been voluntarily repossessed by someone from the bank?

Of course, at whatever the value of the proerty is...although they frequently have contracted with someone to handle selling all of the vehicles that they have to repossess, so they may refer you to them. And, frequently, the property has been sold very quickly (brought to auction) after they gai...

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Can a credit union refuse to release title of a car that has already been paid for if the customer is late on another loan?

It depends on state laws, or if they wrote it into the second contract.

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What happens to the owner of a car when a person that is not them gets a DUI?

Their insurance rates will likely go up.

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Which gauge indicates the total number of miles your car has been driven since it was manufactured?

The Odometer. Not to be confused with the 1 or 2, A or B Trip meters. Most newer cars (from about 1997 up) also have the mileage in the ECM. Keep in mind that the odometer is a close measurement, not 100% accurate, due to tire size and worn gearing on the sender/sensor. Also most cars/trucks do n...

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How do you dry out a car that has been rained in?

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How can you start car if key has been snatched out of the ignition while in drive and you can not turn whell or start car?

Well you should use the emergancy break or jump out of the car when you have the best chance.

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What to do to a car that's not running?

Ask a trusted mechanic to diagnose the problem with the car then ask for a quote.

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When a car has been sitting in the heat is it good or bad to open a window while using your AC - to 'vent' the heat?

It is always better to roll down the windows. One thing is it will let the hot air out very quickly and thus allow the inside to cool quickly. Also when heated up the car dashboard and the airfreshners produce toxic benzene, which if inhaled can cause serious health hazards. So keeping the window...

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Is there any question that has been ever answered?

Yes, I just answered yours. Questions are answered all the time. Except for questions that are worded so poorly that it is impossible to provide an answer.

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