Best way to safely test an alternator.

04.01.2003

To do a quick check on an alternator I was told that you could start the car and then remove the negative battery cable Doing this would allow you to check whether the alternator is putting out enough current to...

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Which cars are safest when hit by an SUV?

04.01.2003

I was searching the Web to see which cars are safest when they're hit by an SUV Nobody seems to know The yo-yos who look at this sort of thing only crash cars into concrete walls Let's face it nothing...

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Is "dry gas" worth the extra cash?

04.01.2003

Every time I fill my gas tank I buy half a quart of dry gas My father says it really helps with the fuel line and keeps things clean Is this stuff legit or am I wasting my cash --...

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Worth contacting Toyota's zone manager to see about strut repair.

04.01.2003

I have just been told by our Toyota dealer that our Avalon with miles needs new strut plates AND struts for a mere the car is incredibly noisy thunk thunk thunk when going over any size bump and even on...

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You should bring along ignition coils on your roadtrip as your VW Golf is infamous for having theirs fail.

04.01.2003

After years of driving bondo-colored bolt buckets with beach towels for upholstery I finally got a real car one made in the current decade It's a VW Golf and I want to take care of it I am also planning...

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How can I clean my engine in an environmentally responsible manner?

04.01.2003

Automobile engines get dirty as they age I would like to clean my engine but I am concerned that the water and strong chemicals might damage electronic components as well as rubber and plastic components and that lubricants in the...

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What do you think about continuously variable transmissions?

04.01.2003

I have seen a few cars offered with Continuously Variable Transmissions The Nissan Murano offers one as does the Saturn VUE This is an interesting concept to me It offers an infinite number of gears the lure of optimal gas...

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What are the safest cars on the market these days?

04.01.2003

I live in Savannah Ga where the roads are narrow -- often two-lane -- and run through the woods trees on either side AND everyone seems to have a NASCAR mentality They scare me My question is What is the...

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Is driving with a "holey" muffler dangerous?

04.01.2003

I've got a ' Honda Civic that has had a hole in the muffler sound for about a month and my husband says it's fine to drive it that way We need this car to go on a family visit...

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