Brake replacement is not a job for a first time do-it-yourselfer.

02.01.1999

I have a Toyota Tercel which has never given me a moment's trouble I have more than miles on it and I've never even had it serviced Risky I know but in retrospect nothing has ever gone wrong Until now...

Comments

Yet another victim of Chrysler/GM/Ford's delaminating paint problem.

02.01.1999

We have a Jeep Grand Cherokee Several years ago the paint on the roof started to peel We have notified Chrysler about the problem and have tried to work through their system The bottom line we get from them is...

Comments

More downshifting on the mountain slopes will save your brakes.

02.01.1999

I have a Lincoln Continental which I purchased new Shortly after the warranty expired I experienced a front-end vibration when applying the brakes This was diagnosed as brake rotor run-out Resurfacing the rotors fixed it for about miles then the...

Comments

The ideal way to park a manual transmission at a stop light.

02.01.1999

My wife won't let me drive her car until I drive the way she does Her ' Contour is a five speed When she is at a red light one foot is on the clutch the other is on the...

Comments

Can I save money using regular instead of premium gasoline...safely?

02.01.1999

I recently bought a Infiniti J t It specifies to use only premium unleaded fuel I'd like to experiment and see if I could safely save some money by using some portion of less than premium fuel along with the...

Comments

Readers weigh in on the idea to standardize which side of the car the gas filler is located.

02.01.1999

ago we answered a letter from a reader wondering why the position of the gas fillers on cars isn't standardized He complained that he can never remember which side of the filling station island to pull up on We said...

Comments

For once, we're recommending to change your oil LESS frequently.

02.01.1999

The oil in my Olds is so clear that I can't read it on the dipstick I use W- What can I do to darken it -- James TOM Don't change the oil as often RAY Seriously James if your...

Comments

If you didn't need a new gas tank yet, you probably would real soon.

02.01.1999

I took my Mazda LX to a garage and told them I smelled gas near the tank after driving They said that water collects on the top of the tank in these cars and after years it probably rusted through...

Comments

Why did starting my car with a trickle charger attached to the battery cause said battery to explode?

02.01.1999

Several months ago I was having some difficulty with my car battery It was not holding a charge so I had the bright idea of putting a trickle charger on it and charging it up overnight so that I could...

Comments

Why some horns blare and others sound whimpy.

02.01.1999

My question concerns car horns Why are horns on some cars mostly wimpy imports so wimpy while the horns on other cars particularly massive domestics are so impressive and powerful Why can't I just go to the junkyard and get...

Comments

When the temp drops below freezing, our car's horn starts beeping.

02.01.1999

We have a Dodge Shadow In the middle of a frigid winter's night we thought we heard a car alarm going off at about a m It turned out to be our car horn It seems that any time the...

Comments

Using the AC in winter to keep internal parts lubricated?

02.01.1999

I've heard that one should periodically turn on one's air conditioner even in the winter to keep the internal parts lubricated Do you agree with this recommendation And how periodically are we talking about -- David RAY Yes I think...

Comments