My husband likes to drive with the windows open instead...

09.01.1997

My husband likes to drive with the windows open instead of using the air conditioner He claims the outside fresh air keeps him from getting sleepy We are about to go on a trip and I would like your opinion...

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Is the recommended break-in period for a new car really important?

09.01.1997

Is the recommended break-in period for a new car really important My new Corolla's manual says that for miles I can't drive faster than mph can't drive at steady speeds etc It's a bit frustrating to get a new car...

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Did the quickie-lube guys try to pull a fast one on me?

09.01.1997

I finally had to try out one of those quickie-lube-type places you see on every corner I've changed my own oil and filter for about years but a recent pinched nerve in the back brought this activity to a halt...

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Will it hurt anything in my car to allow a mouse to build her nest on my battery?

09.01.1997

I'm having a bit of trouble with my ' Toyota pickup It has miles and the driveline makes strange noises the radiator leaks and it needs new shocks But that's not what I'm writing about My biggest potential problem is...

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Is paying $100 to fill your tires with nitrogen for longer lasting air pressure a great idea...or a scam?

09.01.1997

I heard a story on my local NPR station about a place in Houston where car owners can have the air in their tires replaced with nitrogen at a cost of This service is advertised as a fuel economy enhancement...

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Could the deep aqua channel on my hydro tires cause my tires to go out of balance?

09.01.1997

My Toyota Camry with miles is the best car I've ever owned But it cannot be balanced Numerous attempts have been for naught The guy at the tire place who tried to balance it suggested that the General Hydro tires...

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Is it more cost-effective to use your brakes rather than downshifting?

09.01.1997

My future brother-in-law claims that it's more cost-effective to use your brakes rather than downshifting He says this is true for both hills and normal driving He argues that it only costs him a couple of hundred dollars to replace...

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Is there a chance the manufacturer would help cover the cost of my failing paint job?

09.01.1997

I have a dark green Lexus ES with miles on it It rides great and I love the car but about a year ago the clear-coat finish started to fade I had it detailed and that helped for a short...

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Help! My BMW smells like B.O...and yes, I practice good personal hygiene.

09.01.1997

I have a BMW e with miles on it It's a great car I take very good care of it and I have it professionally detailed once a year I'm a flight attendant and park the car at the airport...

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Am I bonkers to spend $1,500 to repair my well maintained Maxima that's only worth $3000?

09.01.1997

I am a senior citizen who remembers the days when cars were distinctive We currently own a Nissan Maxima with miles This car has distinctive styling -- not the jelly-bean look -- and runs great I have maintained it well...

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What is this battery gauge on my dashboard trying to tell me?

09.01.1997

On the dashboard of my Plymouth Voyager is a dial with a picture of a battery The numbers show a range from to What is this gauge and what is it trying to tell me -- James RAY It's your...

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Is Toyota's "rust warranty" void in Wisconsin due to salty winter roads?

09.01.1997

I'm going to buy a new car -- a black Toyota Camry for use in Wisconsin The dealer says the Toyota rust warranty is essentially void in Wisconsin because we use salt on the roads in the winter Is he...

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