How long can I go with a leaky headgasket before killing my engine?

10.01.2005

Guys -- I love your show and your column, and have followed them from NY to NJ to IL to NJ to NY to NC to NJ again. My wife's superb purchase of a 1996 Toyota Camry, which has been a...

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Need a reminder to wear saftey goggles when working on your car? Look no further.

10.01.2005

My daughter's boyfriend bought a used car from a dealership. The dealership had a 127-point check to ensure that its used cars are safe to sell. After driving it for a month and a half, the battery needed to be...

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Hurricane aftermath: How to tell if a car's been flooded and what to do with it.

10.01.2005

TOM: Since the two big hurricanes, we've had a flood (ha ha) of questions about flooded cars. So we thought we'd try to answer all of the most common questions at once: Q: How do you know if a car you're buying has flood...

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Can a car run without its battery?

10.01.2005

Could you please settle an argument? Some of my ham radio friends and I have a disagreement about the ability of a vehicle to operate without a battery. I say that a vehicle will stop immediately if you disconnect the...

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Today: A lifelong SUV hater crosses over to the dark side.

10.01.2005

Everyone in our family loves your column and radio show, and we trust your advice -- making our judgment suspect! We are having a crisis of conscience. My husband is an editorial cartoonist, and I'm quite certain he holds the...

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Should I have to pay a re-stocking fee for parts I didn't end up needing?

10.01.2005

I took my car to a mechanic to have a leak checked out. It was losing radiator fluid, and I was concerned (naturally). The mechanic said that the problem was with my radiator and that I would need a new...

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What kind of body repair work could I get done for $200?

10.01.2005

Help! I am REALLY hoping that you guys are not basking on some beach today. Here's the deal: While my husband was conveniently out of town on business last week, I inadvertently backed into the right front fender of a...

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How can I make traveling in the car more comfortable for my pooch?

10.01.2005

My dog does not ride in the car well. He salivates and sometimes foams at the mouth. On occasion, he will bark at something when his mouth is foamed up. The car's interior then looks like the inside of a... 

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