• My father is scaring me out of driving. Is driving as hard as my father is making it out to be?

    I'm 18. My father did not want me driving at 15/16 because he felt like I wasn't old enough or mature enough yet to start driving. Whenever I asked him if he could teach me how to drive, he'll say, "No I don't think you're ready." So I didn't do it. He tells me, "Driving... show more
    I'm 18. My father did not want me driving at 15/16 because he felt like I wasn't old enough or mature enough yet to start driving. Whenever I asked him if he could teach me how to drive, he'll say, "No I don't think you're ready." So I didn't do it. He tells me, "Driving isn't that easy. People die everyday from it. He says driving a car is like driving a bomb. You have to be focused, and you have to constantly pay attention." He makes me nervous when he says all these things. He also says, "If you're scared to drive it's not for you. Don't get behind the wheel if you're afraid." This makes me upset because I am nervous to learn how to drive. He also says, "Driving is a privilege not a right. If you don't think it's for you, don't do it." To this day my father is still very reluctant to teach me how to drive. He tells me it's not easy, it's dangerous, etc, etc. This makes me more reluctant to do it. However, I really want to learn because it's a big handicap not being able to drive. Most people where I live drive Automatics. I heard that Automatics are easier to drive than Manuals. Is driving as hard as my father says it is?
    8 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 1 day ago
  • How can I get over what nearly happened?

    I'm scared of driving. I was driving a while ago in a new place full of mountains and fields. The speed limit was 100. So I did about 80 along these mountain roads. My sat nav did NOT tell me there was a crossing up ahead and I sped through it. The sign for the crossing was also fallen down in the grass. I... show more
    I'm scared of driving. I was driving a while ago in a new place full of mountains and fields. The speed limit was 100. So I did about 80 along these mountain roads. My sat nav did NOT tell me there was a crossing up ahead and I sped through it. The sign for the crossing was also fallen down in the grass. I slammed my breaks on and I had to sit for a while. If a car had been crossing in the opposite direction I would have been killed instantly. This never happened and nobody was hurt, but it has shaken me up so bad. I haven't driven a car in years now. I'm too afraid to. How can I get over this? I have nightmares about what could have happened too.
    14 answers · Insurance & Registration · 17 hours ago
  • When is a good time to fill up for gas in an SUV?

    In my 2017 rogue it has a 55 L tank. Right now it says I have 186 Km before i go empty but I am obviously not going to wait that long. The rule of thumb is no less than quarter tank full, but is there a certain amount of KM left to drive threshold?
    In my 2017 rogue it has a 55 L tank. Right now it says I have 186 Km before i go empty but I am obviously not going to wait that long. The rule of thumb is no less than quarter tank full, but is there a certain amount of KM left to drive threshold?
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Do you still need an adult in the car after you're 18 with only a permit?

    Best answer: You need a licensed driver in the car while you drive with just a permit. That person doesn't need to be a parent, but they must be 18 years old or older. When you're under 18, your accompanying driver must be licensed and 25 years old or older.
    Best answer: You need a licensed driver in the car while you drive with just a permit. That person doesn't need to be a parent, but they must be 18 years old or older. When you're under 18, your accompanying driver must be licensed and 25 years old or older.
    15 answers · Insurance & Registration · 2 days ago
  • Buying a used car. What do I need to know when buying?

    It’s actually a very nice car for pretty good price 3500 & the owner said the title is salvaged. What exactly does that mean & how would I go about getting the tags like around how much will that be? I’m not good with stuff like this like I have no clue please help!!!!
    It’s actually a very nice car for pretty good price 3500 & the owner said the title is salvaged. What exactly does that mean & how would I go about getting the tags like around how much will that be? I’m not good with stuff like this like I have no clue please help!!!!
    12 answers · Buying & Selling · 23 hours ago
  • OVERHEATING CAR.....PLEASE HELP ME?

    I have a 2002 ford fiesta 1.3 and it always overheats the fan is constantly on even when just the electrics are on and it takes about 20 seconds for it to turn off when engine switched off.  The fan switch, thermostat and coolant reservoir bottle have all been replaced. And still nothing had changed.  I drained... show more
    I have a 2002 ford fiesta 1.3 and it always overheats the fan is constantly on even when just the electrics are on and it takes about 20 seconds for it to turn off when engine switched off.  The fan switch, thermostat and coolant reservoir bottle have all been replaced. And still nothing had changed.  I drained the radiator today until clear water was running through it... replaced the water with coolant but still it overheats.  There are no leaks I can see. And the heating in the car doesn t work.  Anyone have any ideas.  Thanks in advance.
    20 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • How can i get my car back?

    I paid a guy to fix the fender on my moms car..My mom passed away and I plan on giving it to my brother.And after I paid the guy that claimed to be a auto body guy. I realized he didnt buy any parts but kept asking for more money. I told him I wanted my car back and he said he didnt have to give it back because its... show more
    I paid a guy to fix the fender on my moms car..My mom passed away and I plan on giving it to my brother.And after I paid the guy that claimed to be a auto body guy. I realized he didnt buy any parts but kept asking for more money. I told him I wanted my car back and he said he didnt have to give it back because its not in my name.. He and his girl have been seen staying in the car he has primered the hood and taped the plastic fenders. And I have several texts back and forth where he admits its my car but says he dont have to give it back.. Cops wouldnt do a report they said it was a civil matter.. That car does not have insurance and i dont know what he is doing in my car... Please help... Also his friend helped me move boxes of moms stuff and now stuff is missing ... please give me advice .
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 13 hours ago
  • How does oil get into the air intake/air filter box?

    Not considering the PCV system How would oil, due to oil blow by from bad piston rings, make it's way back up and all the way through the air intake system to the air filter? To me it doesnt make sense. It's not my personal vehicle, it's just something I'm trying to undersr and for curiosities... show more
    Not considering the PCV system How would oil, due to oil blow by from bad piston rings, make it's way back up and all the way through the air intake system to the air filter? To me it doesnt make sense. It's not my personal vehicle, it's just something I'm trying to undersr and for curiosities sake. How would oil get pushed up through the intake valve, when the intake valve moves air in the opposite direction of the intake system. How does oil go backwards? Assume there's no breather tube going to the air filter box or any connection in the PCV system. Just strictly worn piston rings and the intake tubing. Can someone explain to me the path the oil takes and how it does it?
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • What should I expect from this ticket if i'm under 18?

    I am currently 17 years old. I was on my way home from helping out at my family's business and was pulled over two days ago for expired tags on my car. At the time, i wasn't licensed and only had my permit. The officer ended up giving me a citation with two infractions: 1. Expired registration(correctable... show more
    I am currently 17 years old. I was on my way home from helping out at my family's business and was pulled over two days ago for expired tags on my car. At the time, i wasn't licensed and only had my permit. The officer ended up giving me a citation with two infractions: 1. Expired registration(correctable violation) and 2. Driving w/out a license(non-correctable violation) and my car was impounded. My court date is scheduled to be in November. I am scheduled to take my driving test in two weeks when i turn 18. My parents got my car back after paying the impound fees and they have updated the registration and gotten new tags from the DMV and updated the insurance. What should i be expecting when i go to court? Will i have to appear before a judge or can i settle this matter with the county clerk? Will i still be able to obtain my license in two weeks despite my ticket for driving w/out one(I start my first day of college in two weeks and need to drive)? How much will it all cost? Will obtaining my license help reduce the cost of the ticket/will the cost of the ticket be reduce since we have updated registration? Will this be on my record? *i live in clovis but was ticketed in fresno*
    11 answers · Insurance & Registration · 1 day ago
  • Can I cancel insurance on a car that is financed?

    I'm leaving the country for three months and cannot attend to my vehicle for an additional three months after that. I have arranged for relatives to care for the car, crank it, and drive it around occasionally. I'm curious to know if I could cancel the insurance during this time but continue to pay the car... show more
    I'm leaving the country for three months and cannot attend to my vehicle for an additional three months after that. I have arranged for relatives to care for the car, crank it, and drive it around occasionally. I'm curious to know if I could cancel the insurance during this time but continue to pay the car off? I have Geico, by the way. My financial leasing agreement states I need comprehensive but I'm just curious if there's any common loopholes I could look into.
    26 answers · Insurance & Registration · 4 days ago
  • What do I do if I used the wrong transmission fluid?

    My friends mom bought fluid for a Honda, but I drive a Hyundai. The gears are shifting hard and the check engine light came on and it's because of the transmission oil temperature sensor. But how do I fix that besides the sensor? I've probably driven no more than 30 miles on the wrong fluid. Is there a way... show more
    My friends mom bought fluid for a Honda, but I drive a Hyundai. The gears are shifting hard and the check engine light came on and it's because of the transmission oil temperature sensor. But how do I fix that besides the sensor? I've probably driven no more than 30 miles on the wrong fluid. Is there a way that can be fixed? Will I be able to drain it and replace the filter and use the right fluid? Because I have a feeling that that's why it's shifting hard. Although at first it was because I was low on fluid. But I don't know what to do. I don't want my car to have permanent damage to it.
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 24 hours ago
  • Can I trade in my car if I'm upside down on my loan.?

    Okay. So I have a 2015 Honda and I'm trying to trade it in for an older van. I owe 13,556 on my Honda (got it only 4 months ago) and its trade in value is around 10,000 or so. The van I'm trying to purchase is 6900. So is it possible to transfer the remaining 3556 from my Honda loan to the loan for the... show more
    Okay. So I have a 2015 Honda and I'm trying to trade it in for an older van. I owe 13,556 on my Honda (got it only 4 months ago) and its trade in value is around 10,000 or so. The van I'm trying to purchase is 6900. So is it possible to transfer the remaining 3556 from my Honda loan to the loan for the van? If so, how can I do that?
    16 answers · Buying & Selling · 3 days ago
  • Are car winter mats necessary?

    Best answer: How necessary winter mats are depends on where you are and where you drive during the winter months. Where I live, rubber floor mats are a necessity because it snows. The snow stuck to your shoes and bottom of your pant legs melt when the heater in the vehicle is on and that water needs somewhere to go. With a... show more
    Best answer: How necessary winter mats are depends on where you are and where you drive during the winter months. Where I live, rubber floor mats are a necessity because it snows. The snow stuck to your shoes and bottom of your pant legs melt when the heater in the vehicle is on and that water needs somewhere to go.

    With a rubber mats, it collects in the mat and you dump it out. With a carpet mat, the snow ( and salt that is often mixed in ) soaks through whatever carpet mat you have and collects in the original carpet floor. The salt will leave a white, crusty residue on the carpet which is difficult to get clean and, in some vehicles that have control units and/or other electrical/electronic items below the floor board, can start creating all kinds of vehicle issues due to water penetration.
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Questions a motorcycle loan?

    Best answer: You still owe $3500 on your existing bike once you pay off the existing loan from the trade-in proceeds. Your loan will be $3500 plus the new bike's cost at $5800 for a total of $9300.

    You likely are going to find it tough to find someone willing to lend you that much.
    Best answer: You still owe $3500 on your existing bike once you pay off the existing loan from the trade-in proceeds. Your loan will be $3500 plus the new bike's cost at $5800 for a total of $9300.

    You likely are going to find it tough to find someone willing to lend you that much.
    7 answers · Buying & Selling · 6 hours ago
  • How often should I stopped by Autozone store to check engine light?

    When it first popped up few months ago, it's emission goes bad which why my car engine light went on. I am not worry about it cuz I want to keep car for another year or so as long as it take me to work and back to home. So question is how often should I check just make sure check engine light is still same... show more
    When it first popped up few months ago, it's emission goes bad which why my car engine light went on. I am not worry about it cuz I want to keep car for another year or so as long as it take me to work and back to home. So question is how often should I check just make sure check engine light is still same old problem? I am afraid that if there is new problem then I will not knowing right away because yellow engine light stay on forever until get emissions fixed which cose thousand which more than car is worth.
    7 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 7 hours ago