Do I really need "premium" brake pads or would normal pads suffice?

11.01.2000

I took my car in today to service my brakes The mechanic called me and said that I needed the premium brake pads because I have big calipers or something I took that as a compliment My question is Is...

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Should I lower the pressure in my tires when it's hot outside?

11.01.2000

There has been a lot of publicity lately regarding the correct pressure psi versus psi for certain types of tires on certain types of vehicles which I won't mention by name Editor's note We'll mention 'em It's Firestone tires on...

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Yeah, repairing your high-beams is probably going to be costly.

11.01.2000

I have a Pontiac Grand Am Only my low-beam headlights work When I try to turn on the high beams the lights go out and my turn signals and hazard lights go out too Some time ago I took the...

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What do you guys think of add-on packages offered by dealerships?

11.01.2000

I just bought a new Toyota minivan At the last stage of the sale process I was turned over to a different individual from the dealer's back-room sales staff who made a darned good pitch for some add-ons Specifically what...

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Should I lock the doors while I'm driving?

11.01.2000

Perhaps you two can settle an argument I've been having with my mother for years Is it absolutely necessary to lock my car doors while I'm driving She grew up in the s and ' s and she says that...

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What could be causing the noise in my engine when driving from an incline to a flat surface?

11.01.2000

We have a ' Toyota Corolla DX with miles on it After driving slowly up an incline and then going onto flat ground the engine noise changes The noise sounds like pebbles or sand particles floating at the bottom of...

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Could this rough shifting transmission have the wrong fluid inside?

11.01.2000

My friend drives a mid- s Jeep Wrangler He took it in to get serviced a few weeks ago The service included changing the transmission oil After the service he noticed that the shifting had become rough Because the roughness...

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Garage is asking me to pay for a new rod that THEY bent. What can I do?

11.01.2000

On Sunday after church my wife and I got into our Thunderbird and started the car It idled roughly and began missing and backfiring On Monday morning I nursed the car to my local Ford dealer It diagnosed the problem...

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Yet another teenage son wants a Jeep Wrangler.

11.01.2000

I've heard one of you guys wax eloquent about the trials and tribulations of having a -year-old son I have one who's a sophomore in college He chose a small liberal-arts college because he wouldn't need a car there and...

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Is my pickup fit for snow driving?

11.01.2000

I live in Florida and I am planning to visit a friend in Minnesota for the holidays I understand it tends to snow there I have a -by- pickup with Bubba tires big and fat which I figured would be...

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What do you think of pet seat-belt systems?

11.01.2000

I don't remember anyone writing to you with the problem of a dog or cat bouncing off the dashboard due to a sudden stop I recently saw an ad for a pet seat-belt system and ordered it My mutt doesn't...

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