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A Weaving Car Is Not Safe to Drive

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Dear Car Talk | May 25, 2017

Lucy checked all the usual suspects on her weaving Corolla, but there's another culprit to investigate.

alignment tires steering Toyota Corolla 1999

Apr 01, 1998

Do I have any recourse for the deteriorating paint job on my Mercury?

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I have a Mercury Sable with miles and seriously deteriorating paint I bought the car new The guy at the independent paint shop said that the car's paint had been subject to a silent recall and that Mercury would repaint...

paint liability

Apr 01, 1998

What's your take on cruise control for short distances?

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My fiance and I have been arguing about of all things cruise control He loves to use the cruise control for even short distances three or four miles is fine with him I told him this is not good for...

cruise control

Apr 01, 1998

Timing belt maintenance isn't included in your Stanza's owner's manual...but you should still change it.

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I have an ' Nissan Stanza with about miles on it It has been a wonderful car and I've taken good care of it Recently I went in for new tires and the Goodyear store took me for a ride...

timing belts maintenance Nissan Stanza

Apr 01, 1998

You can guess what happens when Our Lousy Column runs in the Food section of your local rag -- more lousy jokes!

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As the proud owner of a ' Chevy pickup I have utilized and appreciated your technical prowess and humor Your efforts have helped me and obviously countless others deal with the love-hate relationships that are inevitable in motor vehicle ownership...

mail bag lame jokes

Mar 01, 1998

A reader lets us know about a new car related money-making scheme...er, scam.

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Here's a story I think most people should know about I went to the doctor's office to seek help for a sinus infection the other day I parked my ' Jeep Cherokee on the street When I got done the...

scams

Mar 01, 1998

What is causing this spark plug to keep getting fouled with oil?

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I have a Honda Civic wagon Over the last few years I've had the valves and rings replaced oil seals replaced head checked for cracks and maybe more I can't remember But the same problem keeps popping up The number...

valves spark plugs

Mar 01, 1998

Which do you recommend for safety: a Volvo wagon or a Toyota minivan?

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I'm in the process of shopping for a new car and would like your opinion I'm in a quandary over safety issues Our plan all along had been to get a minivan We have two young kids currently own a...

buying safety safety features Toyota Sienna Volvo

Mar 01, 1998

Reader responses to our survey: Should a 16-Year-Old Have a Car?

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couple of weeks we've been printing some of the responses we got to our Should a -Year-Old Have a Car survey RAY And while our readers were against the idea -to- the responses seemed to break down into two categories...

polls

Mar 01, 1998

Shimmying at a certain speed? Try getting your tires balanced.

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a bit of a rarity I'm and love my Volvo It's a with miles While most of my friends prefer sportier cars or big trucks I couldn't be happier with my squared-off Swede However something weird has been going on...

wheels tires