Tuesday Tune-Up – Post all your vehicle maintenance and repair questions here

Weekly vehicle maintenance and repair questions Megathread Any posts pertaining to vehicle maintenance, diagnosis and repair go in this weekly Megathread. A fresh thread will be posted every Tuesday and posts auto sorted by new. Another subreddit worth checking out that will help your vehicle issues are /r/MechanicAdvice. Make/Model specific questions should be asked on Make/Model specific subreddits. Check the AutosNetwork for a complete list of those subreddits. submitted by /u/AutoModerator [link] [comments]

A new approach to Tesla/Musk/Electric Vehicle threads

(TL;dr: Tesla-related submissions and comments are going to be subject to increased scrutiny.) Stick with me here, this is going to get a bit “Pepperidge Farm remembers” for a minute. In 1861 the American Civil War began. The First Battle of Bull Run — the inaugural conflict of the war — took place in Manassas, Virginia, on the Yorkshire Plantation owned by Wilmer McLean. The battle shook Wilmer and his family and they moved from their plantation to escape being further embroiled in the war; in 1863, the McLean family moved to a remote area some 120 miles away. In 1865 after a bloody struggle that cleaved the nation and forever altered its genetic and political legacy, Robert E. Lee was prepared surrender to Ulysses S. Grant. Over the past four years the war had seen action all across what was then United States territory and ended in Appomattox, Virginia. A messenger was dispatched from Appomattox Courthouse to find a suitable location for the signing of the treaty that would end the war. The messenger imposed upon the first house he saw and begged the owner to host the historic meeting. This house, by pure coincidence, was owned and occupied by one Wilmer McLean and family. He reluctantly agreed to host the signing and is quoted as having said, “The war began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor.” After the signing, many of the people present essentially ransacked McLean’s house and gave him small change for the furniture which was now “historic” because it had been in the parlor for the surrender of the Confederacy. As the conversation regarding Tesla in particular and electric vehicles in general becomes more pitched, we’re finding that r/cars is becoming the Yorkshire Plantation of this particular engagement and the regular users here are feeling more and more like Wilmer McLean. There are a number of bad actors on both sides of the electric vehicle argument and we’ve found ourselves regularly brigaded by members of both parties. On one hand we have anti-EV people who wish only for Tesla to fail and post articles (founded or not) that lambast Tesla and Elon Musk and anything to do with EVs, and on the other we have pro-Tesla folks (including an obstinate contingent of TSLA’s own social media interns — yes, we see you) who do all they can to spin the Tesla talk to positive. This sort of William Randolph Hearst-esque yellow journalism in which the headlines make the news is not acceptable here. As one of the largest online automotive enthusiast forums operative (astonishingly, we’re on track to hit 1,000,000 users by the end of the year) we have an obligation to keep our headlines fair and neutral, without giving preference to either contingent. Therefore, we’ve begun implementing some actions to minimize the effects of those acting in bad faith. Going forward we’ll be preemptively removing all EV submissions (and releasing them pending approval) and taking a stronger stance against those who spam agenda-based posts. We will continue to monitor threads and will, as always, remove comments that are uncivil or encourage uncivil behavior (this means trolling and baiting, for instance). We will more aggressively monitor submissions for newsworthiness; one criterion will be, simply, “Would this be newsworthy if it were about any other manufacturer?” We will work to make sure that one voice does not dominate the discussion. In short, we will not allow the Tesla War to be fought in our yard and follow us to our parlor. This is not the place to promote your agenda; our users have overwhelmingly indicated that, by and large, they don’t want to see r/cars dominated by Tesla/EV/Musk headlines. r/teslamotors and r/realtesla exist and should be used. This isn’t to say that we’ll not allow any Tesla submissions: If an article passes the sniff test and is actually news, it is a valuable contribution to the subreddit and should be posted. However, we won’t allow headlines to write the news and we want to make sure that we continue to have the best automotive community on the Internet. So, as Abraham Lincoln said at the conclusion of the Civil War: “Be excellent to each other and party on, dudes!” submitted by Nevin Manimala Nevin Manimala /u/brandonsmash [link] [comments]

Tuesday Tune-Up – Post all your vehicle maintenance and repair questions here

Weekly vehicle maintenance and repair questions Megathread


Any posts pertaining to vehicle maintenance, diagnosis and repair go in this weekly Megathread. A fresh thread will be posted every Tuesday and posts auto sorted by new. Another subreddit worth checking out that will help your vehicle issues are /r/MechanicAdvice. Make/Model specific questions should be asked on Make/Model specific subreddits. Check the AutosNetwork for a complete list of those subreddits.

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Summer tire advice thread! Share your advice, ask your questions.

There are many places to read reviews and buy tires. Two of the best known resources are tirerack.com and discounttiredirect.com. We encourage everyone to gather data from a variety of sources. You may find your best resource to be model specific subreddits or forums. See this list: /r/AutosNetwork/wiki/main.

This thread will end up going into the sidebar and remain open for your comments. Individual tire choosing threads will be deleted.

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Weekly – What Car Should I Buy Megathread

Weekly – What Car Should I Buy Megathread


Any posts pertaining to car buying suggestions or advice go in this weekly Megathread. A fresh thread will be posted every Monday and posts auto sorted by new. A few other subreddits worth checking out that will help your car buying expierance is /r/WhatCarShouldIBuy, /r/UsedCars and /r/AskCarSales. Make/Model specific questions should be asked on Make/Model specific subreddits. Check the AutosNetwork for a complete list of those subreddits. Also check out our community made Ultimate car buying wiki


For those posting,

Please use the following template in your post.

  • Location: (Specify your country or region)

  • Price range: (Minimum-Maximum in your local currency)

  • Lease or Buy:

  • New or used:

  • Type of vehicle: (Truck, Car, Sports Car, Sedan, Crossover, SUV, Racecar, Luxury etc.)

  • Must haves: (4×4, AWD, Fuel efficient, Navigation, Turbo, V8, V6, Trunk space, Smooth ride, Leather etc.)

  • Desired transmission (auto/manual, etc):

  • Intended use: (Daily Driver, Family Car, Weekend Car, Track Toy, Project Car, Work Truck, Off roading etc.)

  • Vehicles you’ve already considered:

  • Is this your 1st vehicle:

  • Do you need a Warranty:

  • Can you do Minor work on your own vehicle: (fluids, alternator, battery, brake pads etc)

  • Can you do Major work on your own vehicle: (engine and transmission, timing belt/chains, body work, suspension etc )

  • Additional Notes:


For Those Responding and Making Suggestions,

  • Facts: Are ideal in this thread, especially when trying to help out a new car buyer. Don’t just blatantly make stuff up. If /r/cars does one thing right as a community, we call people out on b/s. Have the source ready to backup your statement and reasoning for your suggestions. A good percentage of folks here take

For Those Asking,

  • Be sure to thank those who take the time to offer you advice. Especially those that lead you to a purchase. A follow up thank you and letting them know their advice led to a purchase is a very warm fuzzy feeling.

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Tuesday Tune-Up – Post all your vehicle maintenance and repair questions here

Weekly vehicle maintenance and repair questions Megathread


Any posts pertaining to vehicle maintenance, diagnosis and repair go in this weekly Megathread. A fresh thread will be posted every Tuesday and posts auto sorted by new. Another subreddit worth checking out that will help your vehicle issues are /r/MechanicAdvice. Make/Model specific questions should be asked on Make/Model specific subreddits. Check the AutosNetwork for a complete list of those subreddits.

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