Can you recommend a reliable car repair shop in Dallas?
If you are in dallas proper, no. BUT if you can venture north a piece..I broke down in denton around 1 a.m. and was towed to a place in Gainesville, had to leave my firebird there with a note and expected to get ripped off. I called the next day and the guy told me it was done, charged me for 15 minutes of labor because he figured the problem out in 1 and took about 14 to change the part (difference between "Mechanic" and "Service Tech"). The place was Kings Garage, that was about 15 years ago, so hopefully still a good, honest place..
In my research, I have not found any power wheelchairs or personal scooters as reliable as a decent electric golf car. I suggest you look for one with excellent local service. If there is not one, you might try a local golf car repair shop or a repair shop for electric forklifts. Have someone that can pick it up and work on it. You will need it.
Would you recommend having the rotors resurfaced and brake pads replaced by a big dealership like Ford or a smaller dealership on a 1998 Ford Contour?
I would advise you ask around or try AAA they have a rating systems on repair shops. I have found that word of mouth is the best publicity. Also there is a site online called repairpal that you can enter your zip code the make of your truck and the repair you require, they provide estimate range and ratings.
The starter can be bought for around $140. It should take no more than 1 hour to replace it. I would expect to pay no more than $225 for this repair. Of course what you pay depends on where you take it for the repair. A Lexus dealer will charge you way more than an independent shop. This is a very easy repair that any decent mechanic can perform. Seek out a reliable independent shop.
You get the refrigerant evacuated first - just trying to open the line up and release it into the atmosphere is both illegal and very dangerous. Then you have to open up the HVAC compartment, and it's a pretty simple process to disconnect the evaporator... once you've swapped out the evaporator, then you'll want to change the accumulator, as the desiccant in the accumulator is likely to become oversaturated during the time you've got the…
Is it safe to buy a car that was once stolen and given a salvage title but has now been inspected by the Department of Motor Vehicles and given a clean title?
STRONGLY recommend taking it to a independent repair shop BEFORE you buy it and have them evaluate it first. Pukenstein@aol.com Stolen/recovered cars with salvage titles can be great deals (don't pay more than 60% of the value of a comparable car with a clean title, however). Get a pre-purchase inspection by a reliable shop and run a Carfax. If it passes muster buy it!
If you are out of state and someone hits your car it is their insurance company liable for the cost of getting your car back to your home for repair?
Reliable computer repair is available at a number of big name stores that may be located in your area. Stores such as Best Buy and Future Shop both offer reliable and quality computer repairing. There may also be private companies in your area so perhaps asking friends for a recommendation would provide other options in your area.