Hey guys, I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid ES. Automatic. I got it sometime at the end of July last year. My first car (woot!), and I really enjoy it. I previously got it from a guy who was selling it for his in-laws. They were getting older and it was hard for them to get in and out of the car. Anyways, I'm the second owner, they kept up on everything so I got a grandma-taken-care-of car. All black leather interior, with the exception of obvious driver side wear and tear on the leather, but nothing major. It started with 103k miles or so, now it's at 110k. It's a baby still, and well, so am I to vehicles in general. I have a few questions (if you guys don't mind).
Q1: Anything to shut up the squeaking strut on the passenger side? Or ... do I need a new one?
Q2: After awhile when using the heat/AC I noticed the loud screeching of a belt. I've been told it could be the AC belt.
Q3: Sometimes (rarely) I try to starting my car after awhile of driving, and it tries to start and then it stops. I've heard it could be the gas filter.
Q4: Getting rid of marks on fender? I ... uh... accidentally turned in to someones Jeep wheel, and it got black marks all over it... got a lot out with elbow grease. Any other ideas? Products? Maybe buffing?
Q5: Recommendations for keeping it up and running?
Q6: Fun thingies. And such. Like changing the knob out? Essentially, the "making it look nice" side.