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Scotty, We have a fleet of 15 trucks for landscape work and snow plowing. Started buying new, because we install 15,000 worth of snow equipment and need to really count on them. We have been buying Chevrolets. Not terrible trucks, but they can nickle and dime us on dumb stuff. Rusted window regulators. I know we do snow...but went to change the Transmission fluid on a 2013 last year (5 years old, 36,000 miles) and the lines were so rusted we spent 1,000 replacing lines. Plus, the new HD Chevrolet trucks coming are so ugly I don't know we can stomach them. Would there be a meaningful advantage to switching to Ford? It would be a hassle, as we are on GM fleet and have a dealer. But would be doable. Let me know if you think there is a strong reason to act.
Hey Scotty just recently found your channel and I'm already a big fan of your videos. I have a question for you. I drive a 1999 Toyota Altezza and this past winter when it was very cold out (5°F and colder) it would feel like I was operating my clutch and shift stick underwater or through mud. It felt awful and not quickly responsive until 15 or so minutes later when everything was warm. Would it help if I flushed the transmission fluid and replaced it with synthetic? Thank you!
Dear Scotty, I am looking to buy a used car for my father he is currently driving an Audi A6 2006 which is garbage money pit ! I want something reliable, elegant and economical for him as he is an old doctor Two of the options I am considering are within the budget:
Lexus HS250h hybrid 2010 VS Lexus RX400h Hybrid 2006 which have the same prices, which one would you recommend and can you please review them
Hey Scotty, so I decided to buy my self a used 2015 camry hybrid with 67k miles for 12k. I just need to know when and what I should do for its proper maintenance as it is near the 70k mIle mark.
Hey Scotty, my friend just bought a 1997 Oldsmobile 88. No codes and drove great. No slipping or anything, 94k Miles. After driving it a couple hours, it threw a P1870 code (tripped on highway speeds). "Transmission Component Slipping". There is no noticeable slip however. We took it to a garage and they said "since the sensors are going off and there's no noticeable slip, you need a new transmission". Obviously we're not going to rebuild a transmission on a $1,100 car. Could it be anything else? What steps could we take in order to keep it on the road? EDIT: Google returned a lot of results involving replacing or servicing the valve body, but given in our case it's not slipping, I'm not sure if this is still relevant. Any advice would be appreciated!