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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

Feb 01, 1998

Any car recommendations for tall people?

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I want to buy a new or recent-model car but I am very tall and can't find one that allows me to see out of the windshield without looking through the tinted glass at the top Some models have enough...

buying

Feb 01, 1998

It's usually a good idea to make the repairs that cause your "Check Engine Light" to come on.

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I was traveling along the highway in my Pontiac Transport Suddenly the Service Engine Soon light came on I drove about minutes to the next exit turned off the engine and waited After a while I turned the engine back...

check engine light valves

Feb 01, 1998

Should a 16-Year-Old Have His Own Car?

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Last week we asked whether a 16-year-old should have his or her own car, and the readers have spoken. Overall, they are against the idea, two to one. You can read some of the best arguments for and against right here.

polls teens

Feb 01, 1998

Is it safe to drive without a heat shield?

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I have a ' Honda Civic LX sedan which developed a vibrating noise a few weeks ago My mechanic said it was probably a loose heat shield and I figured he would tighten a clamp or something So imagine my...

engines heat shields

Feb 01, 1998

If your belt failed because of a faulty tensioner, your Saturn dealer may cover it.

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In a recent column you mentioned the infamous GM Quad engine in a Buick Skylark and said the tensioner has been redesigned several times in an effort to try to keep it from breaking At miles I had to replace...

belts

Feb 01, 1998

Perhaps you can trade a new head for latrine duty.

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I am currently stationed on Suwon R O K Airbase Korea I purchased a beater or hoopdee as many of us in the military do It ran great for two and a half months until a lieutenant borrowed my car...

engines

Feb 01, 1998

Would you recommend the Chevy Tracker or the Suzuki Sidekick...or neither?

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I'm looking for a new car I don't want a car that I'm going to be making repairs to in three years I want your opinion on the Chevy Tracker and Suzuki Sidekick Which is your preference if you like...

buying SUVs Chevrolet Tracker Honda CR-V Suzuki Sidekick Toyota RAV4

Feb 01, 1998

Where can I get a plow to put on the front of my Explorer?

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I am a Southern California native who moved to L A lower Alabama in my teens I never really experienced winter weather until I married and moved to Maryland I'm living somewhere between Baltimore and the District but I can't...

winter aftermarket parts

Feb 01, 1998

Who is more engine considerate: an early-shifter or a late-shifter?

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It ain't genetic so what is it My daughter and I both have manual transmission cars but she is a confirmed late shifter and I am an equally confirmed early shifter She goes into fourth gear at about rpm while...

driving tips manual transmissions engines