What do those pricey oxygen sensors do anyway?

01.01.2001

We own a VW Golf with only miles on it The engine warning light came on and stayed on We took it to our dealer who said it was the front oxygen sensor It cost to fix A week later...

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Am I killing my engine with short distance driving?

01.01.2001

We own a -liter diesel Suburban I absolutely adore it but my husband tells me I'm killing it by driving it short distances Three days a week I drive it three-quarters of a mile to work then drive it home...

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Wait. What's a "chick car"? Our readers voted.

01.01.2001

I recently helped my son buy his first car a beautiful Toyota Camry Lately it seems I can't go anywhere without seeing these cars so I thought that was a pretty good selling point Anyway when I told a guy...

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Turn the heat ON if a car is overheating...what?!?

01.01.2001

I'm years old and live in Texas I recently finished driver's education and I could have sworn I heard my driver's ed teacher say that when your car overheats you should turn on the heater My parents disagree Am I...

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Should I tip the guy who drives me to and from the garage?

01.01.2001

When you take your car in for service and one of the employees takes you home and another guy picks you up when your car is ready are you supposed to tip those guys If so how much -- Bob...

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Is it a big deal when the ABS light on my dash lights up?

01.01.2001

The yellow ABS Antilock Braking System light on my Honda Accord's dashboard is on I took it to my mechanic and asked him to check it out He told me it's going to be a big deal to find the...

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Is it always bad news when your oil light comes on?

01.01.2001

Is it always bad news when your oil light comes on I have a Audi and when the rpm goes above the oil light comes on along with a buzzer I'm scared to take it to a mechanic for fear...

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I am a woman and studies have shown that women...

01.01.2001

I am a woman and studies have shown that women end up paying more than men when they buy new cars at a dealership Naturally I'd like to avoid this I've heard of people who will do the negotiating for...

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New valve stems and balancing -- am I getting taken for a ride?

01.01.2001

My husband and I both bought new tires last week I was charged for Valve rubber stem -- per tire and Tire balance performance -- per tire I later discovered that the balancing charge was so that I could have...

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How accurate is cruise control?

01.01.2001

How accurate is cruise control I'm a state trooper and I catch a number of people speeding who say that they couldn't have been going that fast because they had their cruise control set at How accurate are these things...

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What is a "buzz kit"?

01.01.2001

I have a Honda Accord I recently went to the dealer to have my car repaired because I heard a buzzing and rattling sound coming from the exhaust A few months ago I had the heat shields replaced Now they...

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