I got into an argument with my brother yesterday about my 2009 Ford Mustang GT. I was showing him how it performs with the latest mods I had added, and he started telling me that I was pushing it too hard and would blow the engine. My brother thinks he's some sort of a car expert, but I'm pretty sure his knowledge is dated. Am I right or should I apologize to him?
I have a 2001 Volvo S70 and the third brake light has burned out. The safety inspection place failed my car because of it, so I have to fix the problem to register my vehicle. I'm pretty sure it's an LED light, because there's no way to get into the light to change any bulbs. What can I do?
I've been thinking about winter since it's coming and people are saying it's going to be a particularly bad one around here. We get a lot of snow and at the stores and other places the snow plows gather it up into snow drifts at the ends of the rows of parking stalls. Since I drive a Wrangler, I find it to be premium parking. When I was with a coworker of mine, whose brother is a mechanic, he told me that I was going to ruin the suspension on my Jeep parking like that. I've seen other SUV owners do it, but I honestly have started to wonder if he's right.
I bought a highly modified Wrangler off a guy a couple of years ago, which was his dead brother's rig. I've realized that my Jeep has an aluminum radiator. Someone I know said that aluminum radiators needs a special kind of coolant or they will corrode. Is that true?
I added a twin-turbo setup to my 2004 Ford Mustang GT. I have a neighbor who's a mechanic and kind of a know it all. The other day he saw me pull up and stop my car, then started telling me I was going to ruin my turbos doing that. I asked him what he meant and he said that I needed to idle my car for about two minutes before shutting off the engine, otherwise I would "cook" the turbos. Since this guy is always making all kinds of wild claims about cars, I don't know if I should believe him or not. Does anyone know if he is right about this?
I have an old Volvo V70R that I try to keep in good shape. That's why the other day I was really concerned when I went to open the tailgate and found this thin, slimy film all over it. That's when I realized it was oil. I checked the oil level for the engine and it was a little low, so I topped it off. I also cleaned off the oil to see if it came back, and it did in just a day. I'm pretty sure there's something wrong with my car, but I'm not sure what it is.
I keep seeing people around who have the big jack attached to the hood of their Wrangler. Is this a good idea? The reason why I ask is that I just bought a used Wrangler and have plans to modify it. I've realized I need to put the jack somewhere and was wondering if this is a good idea or not. It looks cool, but I just want to make sure there's nothing wrong with doing it.
I have an old Volvo 850 and noticed that a sticker says that I'm overdue putting in new airbags. Do airbags expire? I'm so lost here. Do I really need to have new airbags installed, or is it just another way for automakers to make some extra cash off drivers?