Will an ambulance be damaged by turning its engine off at the ER?

12.01.2002

Please help me settle a long-standing problem concerning diesel engines and ambulances I'm an emergency physician in Bowling Green Ky and I am now at the center of a major controversy which I started of course I can't convince the...

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Is my overheated engine covered under my extended warranty?

12.01.2002

I was driving to work recently and my car overheated which caused the engine to smoke and fail I received no warning The temperature gauge did not go up and no lights came on But my extended-warranty company is refusing...

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Mechanic admits I didn't need a new engine, so do I have to pay for it?

12.01.2002

I was told by three different mechanics about a month ago that the knock in my ' Grand Cherokee was an engine about to go After comparing options it seemed the best route was a new engine with a three-year...

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What is the best speed to maximize a vehicle's fuel efficiency?

12.01.2002

I was amazed that the GM Web site could not answer my simple question What is the best speed to achieve optimum miles per gallon for my ' Pontiac Montana minivan It even suggested that there's nowhere I can go...

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Do I need highspeed tires if I don't drive at high speeds?

12.01.2002

I recently purchased a Toyota Avalon XLS It's a great car but the manual requires H rated tires From what I understand H rated tires are for speeds up to mph I never drive over OK maybe sometimes on the...

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What can be done about cars who don't yield to emergency vehicles?

12.01.2002

My name is Greg and I work as an emergency medical technician I'm writing to you about something that has become nearly pandemic -- people failing to hear our sirens or notice our lights because they are on cell phones...

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Plastic bag melted onto catalytic converter smells just as you'd expect: disgusting.

12.01.2002

My wife just bought a brand-new Subaru Forester She loves the car and the new-car smell But recently something happened that changed the smell greatly for the worse While driving down the highway a large plastic garbage bag blew under...

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A mechanic made a repair without my permission. Who should pay?

12.01.2002

I take my car to the dealer and agree to a diagnostic fee The dealer calls me and says You have a vacuum line that popped off and the total fee including diagnostics will be I say Wait I need...

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Hey guys, not ALL cars can mix different colored coolants.

12.01.2002

You wrote recently that different-colored coolants regular and long life can be mixed without danger Your info might be accurate regarding GM and Toyota coolant but as a Volkswagen Service Manager I can tell you that it's not true with...

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