Do dealers really have such a thing as a "secret recall list"?

12.01.2000

Most car manufacturers have a list of defects that they will fix for free or at reduced cost if the consumer complains enough They aren't publicized and the manufacturers don't want you to know about them I've heard these referred...

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Is it a good idea to follow the "upshift" light that appears on the dash?

12.01.2000

We recently purchased a new Jeep Wrangler with a manual transmission and four-cylinder engine The Jeep has an upshift idiot light that tells you when to shift into the next gear There is no guide about when to shift in...

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Can you recommend a vehicle with higher than average seats for someone with limited mobility?

12.01.2000

My husband has artificial hips and is experiencing less and less flexibility as time goes by Getting into low seats anywhere is a real problem for him his hips should not cannot bend more than degrees Can you suggest vehicles...

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How to clean fried egg off the hood of your car.

12.01.2000

My curious -year-old daughter thought it might be interesting to see if she could actually fry an egg on a car roof on a hot day Since we had several days above degrees this past summer she waited and then...

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Help! I stripped the threads on my fuel filter.

12.01.2000

I have a Toyota Tercel When removing the old fuel filter the threaded fitting that secures the fuel line to the bottom of the filter turned a couple of times and then was quite stuck I had never changed the...

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What determines whether you should buy a 4-cylinder engine or a 6-cylinder?

12.01.2000

We are considering the purchase of a Volkswagen Passat station wagon Our question is whether the six-cylinder engine would last longer than the four-cylinder engine if driven under the same conditions We live in hilly Seattle What determines whether you...

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Would a Jeep Wrangler make a good first car for this teen?

12.01.2000

I'm - years old and get my license in less than six months so my parents and I are looking for a good car for me I am in love with the Jeep Wrangler My best friend has one and...

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Is leaving garbage and food containers under car seats an American thing?

12.01.2000

I work for a rental car company in Mons Belgium and most of my customers are Americans Here's my question Why do so many Americans feel obliged to clear all the garbage out of their homes and dump it into...

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How do I act on the crush I have on my mechanic?

12.01.2000

I need some help You see I have a crush on my mechanic but I can't seem to bring myself to just ask him on a date or ask if he has a significant other I keep stopping in with...

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Does gas really go bad?

12.01.2000

I have a Toyota Corolla that keeps on going My question is about gasoline I have started to walk the mile to work for health reasons and because gas prices are so darned high I fill up my tank oh...

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