What's it take to become a stunt driver?

02.01.2001

I have an interesting question Every time I see a car advertisement on TV in which they are doing some serious driving I always see a disclaimer on the bottom of the screen that says Professional driver on a closed...

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Intermittent problems are difficult to diagnose. Here's how you can help your mechanic figure the problem out.

02.01.2001

I drive a Ford Escort The car runs well except that every three or four months it fails to start If you leave it for a few hours and then try again it starts right up It happens whether the...

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What to do if someone who dents your car refuses to give you their license or registration.

02.01.2001

I need your help What do you do when someone dings your car in front of your very eyes What is fair compensation Yesterday some bozo driving a monstrous SUV bumped into my Maxima at the airport curbside Instead of...

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Where can I find an owner's manual for my new-to-me used car?

02.01.2001

I've just bought a mint low-mileage ' Chevy -by- Blazer I'm looking for an owner's manual and I can't seem to locate one Can you help -- Doug TOM Of course we can help Doug We just happen to have...

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How do you get sugar out of a gas tank...or can I just leave it in there?

02.01.2001

I put sugar in my husband's gas tank but the car has not been turned on yet Is there any way we can get the sugar out or neutralized -- Susan TOM Let me start by reminding you that someday...

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Do cars that run on compressed natural gas require more upkeep?

02.01.2001

I am a patrol officer The squad cars we use run on compressed natural gas CNG Presently there is some debate about whether running cars on CNG is good for the engine or not The cars do seem to require...

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If Honda issued a recall on a part only five days AFTER that part failed on my car, should they be liable for damages?

02.01.2001

Last month my Honda Accord died My mechanic says a seal broke and my camshaft snapped After some investigation on my own I found that American Honda recalled the Balancer Shaft Seal five days after my incident So to make...

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Who's at fault: the warranty company, the dealer, or Ford?

02.01.2001

AutoNation sold me a Ford F- with -inch wheels and a -inch spare I never knew this until I blew my front differential to bits I was about miles from the nearest town when I had to put on the...

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Are we crazy to buy a used car that used to be a rental?

02.01.2001

My wife and I are looking at a used car a Mazda from a rental company The advantages we see are a lower price than buying from a dealer good selection and accurate maintenance records -- not to mention a...

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