Is it okay to let a car sit undriven for six months?

03.01.1990

My son's Subaru station wagon will be parked at my house for six months while he is out of the country What do I need to do to ensure it will run when he returns How often should it be...

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How often should I service my car after it reaches 65,000 miles?

03.01.1990

I have a Ford Escort GT with miles Since the owners manual doesn't go above miles on the maintenance chart how do I know what kind of maintenance is required after Michael TOM Watson come quickly I need you I've...

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What are benefits of fuel injection?

03.01.1990

Is fuel injection better than a carburetor What are the advantages of fuel injection Bill TOM For the first hundred years all cars ran great with carburetors that's all there was But carburetors did not accurately control the amount of...

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One more trip to the mechanic and I will have to re-mortgage my house.

03.01.1990

If you can solve my problem I will be forever grateful I have a Ford Pick Up Truck The directionals heater and back-up lights will not work in very cold weather unless I pound on the steering column Once working...

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What causes wear on the idler arms?

03.01.1990

I keep noticing that my tires are wearing on the outside edge of the tread I felt it was a matter of keeping the front end in alignment However at the Sears Auto Center I am being told that the...

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My warm-blooded car...

03.01.1990

I recently bought a Nissan ZX The used-car dealer told me it had just been tuned up but it runs roughly and makes white smoke first thing in the morning After about or minutes it runs great Is this car...

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What do you think about Pontiac Firebirds?

03.01.1990

I would like to know if you have heard about any problems concerning and Pontiac Firebirds Kevin RAY No Other than the fact that they can't be driven in snow and you can't see out of them we haven't heard...

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What causes condesnsation on the dipstick?

03.01.1990

I have a Mercury Marquis with a V- engine When I pull out the dipstick to check the oil level I sometimes see beads of moisture on the stick What causes this Bill RAY This is caused by condensation inside...

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A new car for Granny...

03.01.1990

I am one of those little old ladies in tennis shoes that needs a new car I'm replacing my ' Cutlass Supreme which has a cubic inch V- It has terrific pick-up When they talk about liters in the new...

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Where can I buy a compass for my car?

02.01.1990

Where can I buy a good quality compass to mount on the dash of my Sedan DeVille Charles RAY For craft of this size we recommend you go to your nearest marine supply house TOM If you don't know where...

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My overheating Honda...

02.01.1990

I have a Honda Accord with an overheating problem I was on my way back from Las Vegas It was degrees in the shade I was heading up a ten mile long hill into a strong head wind and the...

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Is my dealer justified in charging for the labor costs of rags and lubricants?

02.01.1990

Being a frugal person a k a cheapskate I am infuriated with the local Honda dealer who charges an additional per hour of the labor rate for materials such as rags and lubricants Am I the only one who thinks...

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No signs of my leaking coolant...

02.01.1990

I have an ' Buick LeSabre and I have to fill the bottle up with coolant every few months The radiator is full and I don't have any leaks Where is it going Pam TOM Were you paying attention in...

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The age old stinky milk problem...

02.01.1990

A half-gallon of milk rolled out of my grocery sack and under the seat of my car I thought I left the milk at the store The car soon began to smell awful I took it to the dealer to...

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Am I doomed to die at some God-forsaken intersection?

02.01.1990

I have a Plymouth Satellite V- with miles on the engine I can't seem to fix the accelerator pump When the engine is cold the car will die when I attempt to accelerate like when I start up from a...

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