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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A radio that only plays country music...

02.01.1990

I have a problem with the digital radio on my Mazda On occasion it blanks out I lose the FM stations and it appears to lose all power When it dies the tape deck will still play and I can...

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Is it my head, or my car's, that is cracked?

02.01.1990

Last February I bought a Ford Galaxy with an cylinder engine and three-speed manual transmission I have recently been going through quite a bit of oil I went to check the water one day and found out where my oil...

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Unlike wine, motor oil doesn't improve with age.

02.01.1990

Approximately how long will name brand multi-viscosity oil retain its lubricating and protective qualities when kept in the original sealed container Vic TOM Forever but if I were you I wouldn't keep it that long RAY Unlike wine motor oil...

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My jerky Celebrity...

02.01.1990

I have a Chevrolet Celebrity with a V- engine and miles The car runs fine and gets good mileage on the highway but when I start to reduce my speed on the exit ramp the car develops a jerky motion...

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Why does my heater blow cold air?

02.01.1990

My Chevy Luv pick-up truck runs and behaves just fine But last week I noticed a strange thing that happened twice Once while discharging a passenger and again while waiting for a longer-than-average red light the heater started blowing cold...

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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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Draining the brake system v. bleeding the lines?

01.01.1990

I have read that all brake fluid should be bled out from time to time because it absorbs water Are they talking about draining the entire system or just bleeding the lines Also how often should this be done Joseph...

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My husband always leaves the light on...

01.01.1990

My husband the absent minded professor drives a Mitsubishi Galant He's very happy with the car but has one major problem He invariably leaves the lights on and runs the battery down to where he has to get a jump...

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Lights that won't come on...

01.01.1990

We have two Grand Am Pontiacs in our family both of which have the same problem In cold weather when the headlights are turned on the dashboard lights don't come on A few miles down the road they come on...

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My mini-van goes forward when it should go backwards...

01.01.1990

I've had a problem with my Plymouth Voyager mini-van for some time The automatic shift indicator keeps slipping For instance the indicator will show the van to be in drive when in fact it is in reverse The van has...

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Do car companies pay for car names?

01.01.1990

Car companies are constantly coming up with names like Pinto Taurus Mustang etc Do they pay for new names Who would I write to Joe RAY You've got a name that you want to sell huh Unfortunately you can't protect...

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