I have a 2000 Chevy Cavalier and I am having a problem with it.
Here's all that has happened:
Last year I went to college and I took my car with me. One time I drove it and I realized that it was overheating, so I stopped driving it until I could have my dad take a look at it. He came and put coolant fluid in it, because it was very low. I thought this was strange because I had just bough the car a few months before that and I figured it should have had coolant in it. After this I kept driving it and it was fine.
Then over summer, I took it to get it's oil changed at Walmart. I have had many people tell me that I shouldn't have taken it there, but it is quick and I have a busy schedule so it was the easiest thing for me to do. Right when I pulled up they were not too enthusiastic about doing my car because they were doing nothing at the time, and shortly after I got paged telling me my car was done. The mechanics told me my oil was milky and smelled like gas so they were unable to change it.
After this, I had a couple people check out my car and oil (not a car person or dealer) and they said my oil was fine and didn't smell. So, then I took it to an actual place that does oil changes(Penziol) and they changed it fine, and said nothing about the oil being milky or smelly. From then on I have been keeping eye on if my car overheats and the fluids and so far, it has been driving fine.
Just a little bit ago, I went to start my car and it wouldn't start. So, I kept trying, and I saw the low coolant light on, and it started, but it was shaking really badly. I am not good with cars, so I have no clue what could be wrong with it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
nope, it doesn't smoke at all