Should the dealer who sold me this demo fix my leaky headlight?

03.01.2002

About a month ago we bought a new Ford Taurus wagon from a local dealer It was a demonstrator model and had about miles on it The dealer agreed to do some minor repairs that we noticed and he said...

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Siphoning liquids without using your mouth?

03.01.2002

Is there a way to siphon liquids -- like gasoline and antifreeze -- from a car without putting your mouth on the siphoning tube -- Joyce RAY Yes When you're siphoning a fluid you need a way to fill the...

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Why won't my mechanic install the rebuilt engine I found online that is cheaper than his quote?

03.01.2002

I have a Chevy Caprice Classic The engine is leaking all over the place I need to buy a good rebuilt one Please don't suggest that I buy a new car instead because I can't afford one I have found...

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What killed my battery if all my "accesories" were turned off?

03.01.2002

I accidentally left my key in the accessory position over the weekend On Monday morning I had a dead battery I was surprised since the car is new Nothing in the car was turned on Where did all my little...

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What do you think of the Teflon paint-protecting product that dealers try to sell?

03.01.2002

I just purchased a Nissan Maxima GLE and won't be picking the car up for a few days We were pitched the usual after-sale banter about undercoating rust protection etc But one of the items was new to me and...

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Tire manufacturers now recommend putting your newest tires on the rear of your cars and trucks.

03.01.2002

My tire dealer Quasimoto looked askance at me with his one large eyeball when I told him that you guys had told a caller on your radio show to put the two new tires on the back of his pickup...

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You might not need an SUV for snowy conditions when an all-wheel drive vehicle would do just as well...or better.

03.01.2002

I work for an employer who is trying to decrease the number of four-wheel-drive vehicles driven by employees The nature of our work is crisis-oriented child protective services requiring that the staff drive in all weather conditions including snow The...

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What's our anti-theft advice? Hint: it doesn't include car alarms.

03.01.2002

We just bought a new Toyota Camry -- one of the most-wanted cars by thieves I would like to buy an alarm system of some sort for this thing but am having trouble finding any information or comparison data I...

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We'll tell you how to fix the mirror that Fido knocks out of place, but consider restraining him...for everyone's safety.

03.01.2002

I need your help Here's the dilemma I have a big black lab that rides around in my front seat all the time When she sees something offensive -- say a cyclist or God forbid a truck -- she is...

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