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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

Oct 01, 1997

A car starting infrequently when the key is turned could be caused by a number of things. Here's where to look.

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I have a ' Camaro -- and believe it or not my name is NOT Donna -- that I think either has an electrical short or a key that isn't working properly Sometimes I turn the key in the ignition...

starters ignition diagnostics

Oct 01, 1997

Myth buster: There's no need to worry about sludge in the bottom of your gas tank.

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I am looking to you to validate or refute a family myth My father-in-law and mother-in-law believe in the phenomenon of sludge at the bottom of the gas tank The family myth goes that you should never allow your tank...

myths gas tanks

Oct 01, 1997

Isn't 22k miles a little early for a serpentine belt to wear out?

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Recently I took my Buick Century to a local dealer for servicing prior to starting on a road trip The odometer reading was slightly over miles and at the time I had had the car months I was shocked when...

belts

Oct 01, 1997

We heard from a lot of experts about our assertion that a truck's gas mileage would improve with the tailgate down.

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I read your recent article in which a reader also named Kathy asked whether a pickup truck gets better gas mileage with the tailgate up or down You guys said down My husband and I made a very large bet...

bets trucks fuel economy science

Oct 01, 1997

How important to a car's health is body damage repair?

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My wife has the unfortunate habit of sideswiping our house with our ' Dodge Caravan The first time she did it we took it to the body shop to have the dented plastic side piece replaced and various scratches repaired...

body damage repairs

Oct 01, 1997

Am I wrong to be frustrated that my sunroof is leaking after only 4 years? Can I repair it myself?

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I own a Subaru Legacy Wagon It's the th Silver Anniversary L Plus Sports Wagon Edition That means I have a sports suspension fancy wheels turbo leather steering wheel and LEAKING electric sunroof When it rains the sunroof leaks on...

sunroofs repairs leaks

Oct 01, 1997

Was backing through my mother-in-law's garage door entirely my fault?

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Recently I drove my mother-in-law's car over to my house to take a look at her muffler I backed her car into my driveway that slopes a bit downhill to the garage When I got out I could see I...

brakes accidents

Oct 01, 1997

When repainting a car, should you use the same paint color as the original?

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I've still got my first new car a red Toyota MR We had a party for its th-mile birthday a year or two ago and it's still running well I have a repainting question One firm recommends painting it the...

paint

Oct 01, 1997

Can I wait longer than 1,500 miles between oil changes?

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I change the oil and filter every three months on my ' Olds I usually have or fewer miles on it between changes Can I wait longer between changes I have several cars and that's why the mileage is low...

oil changes