Should radiators be replaced as part of regularly scheduled maintenance?

08.01.2004

I was told that a good way to extend the life of a car is to periodically replace the radiator Is this an urban myth or a useful suggestion If it is a helpful suggestion does it pertain to all...

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Sometimes people are justified in getting a less environmentally friendly vehicle (truck).

08.01.2004

My brother Gary is years old and recently divorced with a -year-old daughter and a significant other with multiple children They all live in Great Falls Mont He works for a newspaper and recently won an award from the Wilderness...

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Which is safer: an old Volvo with great design and heft, or a Jetta with some newer safety features?

08.01.2004

Am I safer in a bigger older car that doesn't handle particularly well and has no new safety features i e my ' Volvo sedan or a newer compact car with side-curtain air bags that handles well and performs well...

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Can you recommend a good floor jack?

08.01.2004

I am looking for a floor jack for my personal use and need some advice on how big a jack I need to get I know that a two-ton jack would be plenty to work on a regular car --...

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Repairing a spark plug that broke off flush with its hole.

08.01.2004

Yesterday my son broke off a spark plug in his Ford F- with a six-cylinder engine It broke off flush with the hole Egad How do we get the rest of the spark plug out and what other concerns must...

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Do hybrids perform poorly if used primarily for highway driving?

08.01.2004

I am interested in purchasing a new car I currently drive an Isuzu Rodeo I am interested in hybrid technology and in particular the Ford Escape Hybrid or Toyota Highlander Hybrid that are coming out in the next year Based...

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Is it normal for a seat back to break in a serious car accident?

08.01.2004

My -year-old daughter was in a car accident when her ' Ford Contour was T-boned by a sport utility vehicle a GMC Yukon Her car spun around several times and ended up in a ditch She was wearing her seat...

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How to keep a beloved middle-aged Acura Integra humming along.

08.01.2004

I am writing to you on behalf of Bookie my low-mileage Acura Integra Although she has spent all of her life in the happy confusion of Southern California Bookie has less than miles on her and to her credit remains...

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