Who do I call to get those overly bright headlights banned?

08.01.2005

I'm writing about overly bright headlights. I have been calling them halogen headlights, but I saw in another response you gave that they are technically xenon or high-intensity discharge headlights. Well, I'm writing to let you know that when a...

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Is changing the transmission fluid every 3k miles overkill?

08.01.2005

I have a 1989 Jaguar XJ6. And every 3,000 miles when I change the oil, I also drain out 3 quarts of the automatic-transmission fluid by removing the transmission drain plug. Then I put in 3 new quarts of ATF to replace it. I'm...

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Four-Wheel Drive: Full Time vs. Part Time

08.01.2005

Larry test drove a four-wheel drive Jeep Liberty and thinks some of the stuff the salesman told him about part time and full time four-wheel drive was just plain wrong. Can Tom and Ray set the record straight?

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Can this student get away with jump-starting their car every time they need to drive?

08.01.2005

I am a student in Boston with a car that is originally from Texas. I have a 1996 Chevrolet G Van that has more than 150,000 miles on it. The car had been working really well until last fall. This was its...

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My steering wheel locks and the dealer won't fix it. What do I do?

08.01.2005

The steering wheel on my Acura RSX has locked on me while driving three times now I took it in to the dealership and they could not find anything wrong and thus were unable to fix it I have to...

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How do I go about finding a mechanic in a new city?

08.01.2005

For the past 11 years I have lived overseas, and I will be returning to the states in about 18 months. My trusted mechanics have all been run out of business, the country or both, and now I return home to retire...

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Help! My husband and I can't agree on the proper use of the fifth gear.

08.01.2005

Whenever I am driving, my dear husband and I have an argument about fifth gear. I was taught not to use fifth gear unless I am going to be driving on a long stretch of road without traffic lights or...

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Will airbag deployment launch my friend's purse through her ribcage?

08.01.2005

We are a couple of old broads in our 70s, both very hard-headed. My friend drives with her purse between her stomach and the steering wheel. I think this is probably very dangerous! I tried to tell her that when...

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Which type of towtruck is harder on a car: flatbed or hook?

08.01.2005

Of these types of tow trucks, flatbed versus the traditional "hook" model, which one is worse for a car? A while back, my starter failed, and my car was towed on a flatbed truck. After the starter replacement, I noticed...

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