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  • Don't see anywhere to ask my question. Wondering what happens when going to get a car inspected past the 5-day grace period. My sticker expired end of December so my 5-day grace period ended today; I've been out of town until today and forgot to get it inspected before I left. TxDOT website only says that there's a 5-day grace period, but nothing about what happens if you're beyond that 5 days.

    Trying to find out if anyone knows what I dhould expect if I try to get it inspected this weekend. Will they do it or not? If so, is there a penalty fee added or something?

    Thanks!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,971
    Try Those Dreadful State Vehicle Inspections.

    How's the import/export business going Art? :shades: (I would have replied ten minutes sooner but I was catching up on my Costanza trivia).

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  • Thanks for the direction Steve.

    Being an importer/exporter is rough, especially trying to balance that with being an architect and a marine biologist! :)
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    I live in Texas and have been well over a month over. Nothing will happen to you but a written warning by a police officer enforcing you to get it changed if you happened to get pulled over which did happen to me one time. I just had to show proof via receipt. I wouldn't lose sleep over it but do get it changed ASAP. I think it's still $13 dollars (my wife does mine) and most oil changing stations and car dealerships can do it. Call around and see who in your area can get it done for you and make an appointment at the service station that can get you in. :)

    Regards,

    Rocky
    Dumas, Tx
  • Hi. Does anyone know if there is a death clause in the Mercedes Benz lease contract? A family member recently passed away & the car was believed to be in his name only. The widow does not want to keep that car if at all possible. Thank you for your help.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    There are "Lease Questions" discussions for each of the Benz models. Go to Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences and select the appropriate one.

    tidester, host
  • HELLO JUST REPLACED THE ENGINE IN MY INFINITY G20. THE CHECK ENGINE LITE COMES ON WITH CODE P1400 WHICH I BELIEVE IS EGRC/VLV ISSUE. I HAVE REPLACED THE PILOT AND EGR VALVES BUT LITE STILL COMES ON AFTER A SHORT DRIVE...ANY SUGGESTIONS?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,971
    Try the "Check Engine" light discussion.

    btw, people tend to skip over posts written in all caps since they are hard to read.

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  • Hi! I have a 2003 soreto lx and the 10amp fuse for the gauge always burns! Somebody heard of that problem...For the rest of the truck,i just love it. :shades:
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,971
    Try the Kia Sorento: Problems & Solutions discussion. There's a recent thread in there about fuse box surges that may help.

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  • My 07 AWD Equinox seems to be forever shifting on the highway. Even the slightest incline, it will shift out of overdrive, sometimes back and forth a couple times. My dealer downloaded a tranny update, but did not help. It's going back to dealer tomorrow to check again. Any others with this problem or how to fix?
  • Hello All

    My wife hit a block ice in a pot-hole on wet-icy road at 25 mile speed and hit a tree in woods.
    My 2005 CRV - SE model was totalled and insurance is giving me ACV value of ACV - $21,790

    I bought the car for 25201.95 (following break-up)

    Retail Price - 23100.00
    Title Tax - 10
    Dealer Bus Lice Tax - 46.78
    Sales & Use tax= 726.67
    Lice Fee 29.50
    Dealer Processing 289.00
    Extened warranty - 1000.00

    As per the Edmunds.com used car report, the used-car report is

    005 Honda CR-V Special Edition AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

    True Market Value Pricing
    Trade-In Private Party Dealer Retail
    National Base Price $18,585 $20,106 $21,351
    Optional Equipment $0 $0 $0
    Color Adjustment
    Black $-24 $-26 $-28
    Regional Adjustment
    for Zip Code 20152 $18 $19 $20
    Mileage Adjustment
    29,500 miles $-312 $-312 $-312
    Condition Adjustment
    Clean $0 $0 $0

    Total $18,267 $19,787 $21,031

    Considering the above, does the value of 21790 offered by the insurance look correct?

    Should I not expect ACV value plus sales tax+ dealer processing fee + additional warrenty etc?

    Please advise me.
    Thanks a lot.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,971

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,971
    There's a very helpful discussion called Questions About Auto Insurance & Accidents and there's also this one that's more on point:

    Replacement Cost by Insurance Company for Totaled Vehicle

    Bummer about the wreck!

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  • Can anyone advise the 2005 C230K Sedan automatic transmission can be tuned so it shifts without stumping, as well as with less lag? I tried another one at the dealership but there was no significant difference (other than it was a 6-cylinder model). Please feel free to send me an e-mail with information to: sskugor@yahoo.com.
    Thanks,
    Steve
  • i have a es 300 1994 lexus & it just died. it died while being driven. it's not the battery or the alternator. what else could it be & where am i supposed to post this question?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,971
    Try the Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Problems & Solutions discussion (and please participate in the discussion instead of emailing so other owners will benefit :shades: ).

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,971
    I'd ask in the Lexus ES 300/ES 330 discussion. There may be some help in the Idle or Stalling Problems - All Vehicles discussion too.

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  • nshomonshomo Posts: 1
    will there ever be a section for Mercury Mariner Hybrids?

    nancy
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Do you mean like this one: Mercury Mariner Hybrid? :)

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