Is it safe to keep driving with two busted CV boots?

05.01.2001

I drive a Mazda When having new tires put on the car last week the mechanic at the tire shop told me that both of my outer CV boots were split and the grease had leaked out I took it...

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Did I damage the engine by flooring the gas pedal when I started the car?

05.01.2001

As a -year-old soon to be I'm getting a little excited about driving as is a friend of mine Anyway my mom has a T-Top Special Pace-Car Edition Corvette that just sits in our garage It's a beautiful car two-toned...

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What should I do if I see a burning car on the side of the road?

05.01.2001

While traveling the highways and byways I occasionally see cars on fire I would like to help out but I do not have a fire extinguisher Should I buy one and carry it with me What kind There must be...

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My engine keeps quitting but works after I crank it.

05.01.2001

I have a Dodge Spirit with a -liter engine It has more than miles Recently I accidentally ran the tank dry After filling it up and cranking it it started right up However five blocks down the road it quit...

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Does an alternator produce more electricity than a car needs or only what is demanded?

05.01.2001

Does a car's alternator always produce more electricity than the car and its accessories can ever use Or does the alternator produce only as much electricity as the car demands In other words if I open and close the electric...

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Would you recommend buying a used police cruiser?

05.01.2001

I hope this letter gets the attention of some carbon-based life form I am thinking of buying an early- to mid-' s ex-police cruiser from one of those outfits that acquires them and converts them into civilian cars What do...

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Should I be using 4WD in cold, rainy conditions?

05.01.2001

Yesterday I was driving my Ford Expedition on the highway in Vermont There was a cold rain when I started out but it was above freezing I was driving at about mph when without warning I must have hit some...

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My car manufacturer calls for 91 octane gas but my local pump only has 89 and 92.

05.01.2001

I recently purchased an -cylinder Lincoln LS -octane fuel is recommended My local gas stations carry and What should I do -- Rex RAY Well my brother can get octane near his house so he suggests that you just give...

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What is "out-gassing" and is it dangerous?

05.01.2001

What is the film that develops on the inside of my car windows It's especially bad on the front windshield I used to think it was cigarette smoke but I quit that filthy habit Any clues -- Clint RAY It's...

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What do you think about the "certified pre-owned" programs that dealers brag about?

05.01.2001

What's the real skinny on this manufacturer's certified pre-owned business that dealers sell I know they talk about inspection points that they rigorously put their cars through What do you guys think of this scheme It seems somewhat safer than...

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Which grade of oil should I put in an Explorer?

05.01.2001

My husband and I disagree about what grade of oil to use in his ' Explorer He refuses to take his car anywhere other than the Ford dealer because he gets mad when he sees others use W when the...

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