Is it ever OK to use one's knees (no hands) to steer?

06.01.2002

I really need your help My husband drives many hours a day back and forth to work as well as chauffeuring me and the kids around on the weekends to sporting events and other things I believe that all of...

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Are front control arms meant to be replaced after only 30k miles?

06.01.2002

I have a Audi A with miles I was recently told that the left front control arm has to be replaced and that the right front control arm will soon need replacing I was told by the dealer's service representative...

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Diagosing a vacuum leak isn't unlike diagnosing a heart condition, Adam.

06.01.2002

I'm a cardiology fellow at the University of Virginia A graduate-student friend of mine has a Ford F that he loves more than a child He also listens to his truck with deep intensity Because I am a loyal fan...

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Are those magnetic devices you can attach to a fuel line any good for fuel economy?

06.01.2002

I saw a banner ad on a Web site not yours for a product called FuelMiser This is a magnetic device that is attached to the fuel line It supposedly conditions the fuel to make it burn more efficiently I...

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Are hybrids safe to tow?

06.01.2002

I am an environmental regulator who lives and works in a semi-rural area in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains I have been really interested in getting one of the hybrid gas-electric Ford Escapes that are supposed to come out...

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If you put sandbags or other heavy objects in the bed of your truck, make sure they're SECURE!

06.01.2002

I want to comment on a column you recently wrote about putting sandbags in the back of a pickup truck Where I live in upstate New York I've seen sandbags added to the beds of pickup trucks in winter --...

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Does the mechanic who replaced our water pump owe us a new engine?

06.01.2002

My wife has a ' Subaru Justy with about miles on it It has been treated well throughout its lifetime When the temperature gauge showed that it was running hot we took the car to the Subaru dealer Six hundred...

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Which oil weight is best for my engine to stand up to Saudi Arabian heat?

06.01.2002

Greetings from Saudi Arabia I am stationed here for a year I bought a ' Chevy Caprice -- you have no idea how many of these cars are over here -- with a good-running good-compression V In the summer temperatures...

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What is the cost of a new battery pack for a Toyota Prius? Nobody's telling.

06.01.2002

I recently purchased a Toyota Prius and I am very happy with it However I cannot seem to find any information concerning the cost of replacing the hybrid battery pack I usually drive my cars years at least and in...

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