How do I know when it's time to sell my used car?

12.01.1995

I have a Toyota Camry with miles on it There are no apparent problems It has always been serviced by the dealer with emphasis on preventive maintenance However considering the mileage do you suggest it's time for a replacement If...

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Does that engine knock spell doom for my Buick?

12.01.1995

I have a Buick Century which has been a great car aside from having the steering rack replaced twice The only problem I have is that there is a tapping in the engine which lasts for a couple of minutes...

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Should we pay for the undercoating and rustproofing on a new car?

12.01.1995

My wife and I are in the process of purchasing a brand new Mercury Villager Our question revolves around the issue of undercoating and rustproofing Do we really need to have our car rustproofed And if we do who should...

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Do bigger wheels make the speedometer read faster or slower?

12.01.1995

Does putting bigger wheels on your car make the speedometer read faster or slower I've got a bet on this Jim RAY The speedometer will read slower Jim The speedometer reading is based on how many times the axle turns...

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A classic case of GMPSS: General Motors Power Steering Syndrome

12.01.1995

I have a Chevy Cavalier When the temperature outside gets into the s or colder the power steering will feel like it's not working for about seconds After that time it seems to warm up and work normally This problem...

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Even a Jeep couldn't have so many things fail at once. What's the culprit?

12.01.1995

I have a Jeep Cherokee with a four-cylinder liter Jeep engine Over the past year my four wheel drive has started to engage only part way the cruise control won't hold its speed it drops slowly and the dash vents...

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Does 20mph in speed make a difference in fuel efficiency?

12.01.1995

Please help settle a dispute with a colleague She insists that there is a negligible difference in the amount of gas used going mph vs mph I say there is an optimum gas saving speed and for most cars that...

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How long can I store anti-freeze?

12.01.1995

I bought three gallons of Prestone anti freeze several years ago but used only one What is the shelf life of this stuff Will RAY Forever It'll keep your shelf from freezing forever Will TOM Actually a couple of years...

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Check your cap and hoses before replacing your radiator.

12.01.1995

I have an ' Dodge Omni I can fill the radiator itself to the top while the overflow bottle remains at MIN After I drive and let the car cool off the overflow bottle is at MAX and the radiator...

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When putting a ton of miles on my used car is there anything special I should do to maintain it?

12.01.1995

First I want to tell you how much I enjoy your column I don't know a whole lot about cars but your column is easy to follow and puts things in plain english The question I have is in reference...

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Earlier this year my wife and I bought a Dodge...

12.01.1995

Earlier this year my wife and I bought a Dodge Daytona for our son to drive Although he considers himself a student athlete he considers it wise to drive the entire one-half-mile to school My contention is that this is...

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Is this new Caddy supposed to be as loud as a Harley?

12.01.1995

I am retired age and I finally splurged on a new car that I have only dreamed about up until now I figure I only have so many years left and since you can't take it with you I bought...

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How often should I change the coolant in my Buick?

12.01.1995

A milk man I had a talk with claims that with these late model cars the anti freeze has to be changed every two years I have a ' Buick Century A mechanic at the GM plant I retired from...

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99% chance that your Suburu's "Check Engine Light" is on to indicate a bad solenoid.

12.01.1995

I have a Subaru GL station wagon with miles There is not a dealer around and local mechanics can't answer this question After about minutes of operation the ECS light comes on I assume this indicates a scheduled adjustment or...

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