How can I touch up the scratches on my new car's paint job and make it look professionally done?

02.01.2000

I have a brand-new Mazda which my daughter and I have managed to scratch At the -mile service the dealer wanted to fix the scratches I opted for the bottle of touch-up paint The mechanic told me that the appearance...

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Are gasoline heaters a good way to heat my VW Bug...or a fire hazard?

02.01.2000

Help I am truly desperate I have this adorable Volkswagen Bug baby blue with daisy decals It's been completely overhauled both inside and out It's beautiful The only problem is that I live in Colorado and it's COLD One shop...

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Fact or fiction: Humid climates can cause batteries to go bad.

02.01.2000

A friend of mine visiting New Orleans had his battery go bad He was told by the service technician that in the humid and warm climate of Louisiana an electrical connection could establish itself across the battery terminals and cause...

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Do Camry's always shake, like the dealer who sold it to me says?

02.01.2000

I have a Toyota Camry When I bought the car it had about miles on it The day after I bought it I wanted my money back because the car SHAKES The dealer refused I called Toyota and they tell...

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Here are some of the nominees for Worst Car of the Millenium.

02.01.2000

a lot of great mail about our Worst Cars of the Millennium contest RAY Already some patterns are emerging AMC has a groundswell of support out there Not to mention the Ford Pinto Chevy Vega and several mid-' s Chrysler...

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Is it foolish to put $700 woth of repairs into a car with a "book value" of $700?

02.01.2000

I'm the second owner of an ' Honda Civic named Wanda that I purchased from the dealer I paid five years ago At the time she had miles Now she has and her engine is fine Her problems are all...

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What could cause my Geo to blow three alternators in 13 months?

02.01.2000

I own a Geo Prizm LSi with air conditioning I have put in three alternators in the past months Is there anything you know of that would cause them to keep blowing -- Steve RAY There are two things I...

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What is the best method for changing transmission oil?

02.01.2000

What is the best method to use in changing a car's automatic transmission oil One method is to remove the transmission pan drain out as much oil as you can then change the filter I understand that method leaves a...

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Bob takes offence at the nomination of the VW bus for Worst Car of the Millenium.

02.01.2000

of your nominations for Worst Car of the Millennium You brought back many painful memories for my brother and me RAY Mostly for him since he owned most of the cars you folks nominated Now that the nominations are in...

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