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How to best maintain a car that's used only for short trips.

04.01.1995

As a faithful practitioner of the mile oil and filter change rule I believed that my reliable Toyota Corolla and I would be together for many more years to come Now to my chagrin I have been told by...

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What does a dealer mean when it advertises "program cars"?

04.01.1995

I think your column is great My only complaint is that it's usually too short Here's my question Lately TV radio and newspaper dealer ads have been pushing something called program cars I assume that...

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Am I over-inflating my tires if I put in the maximum allowable psi of air?

04.01.1995

I have the following tires on my Caprice Classic Eagle GA Touring - R When I had battery trouble the tow truck driver told me to always put in the maximum pressure listed on the tire which is psi At...

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Are jack-rabbit starts doing damage to my car?

04.01.1995

I am a teenager and I love exercising my driving permit whenever and wherever I can My question is what harm is done if any when I accelerate rapidly from a stop It's not the speed I enjoy it's the...

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Should I repair this oil leak when I can get by with just adding extra oil every few weeks?

04.01.1995

I need some help making a decision I own a S- Blazer WD It leaks oil at a rate of about a quart every - miles I have received an estimate of over to have it repaired I am not...

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Please answer my letter or my wife is going to...

04.01.1995

Please answer my letter or my wife is going to make me start sleeping in her Chevy Astro Van While sleeping in it might be a welcome change on some nights she snores you have to understand that we...

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What are stock cars?

04.01.1995

I've read your interesting column about cars and admire your in-depth knowledge I have a question that has concerned me for a long time about stock cars as driven in stock car races such as the...

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I think my car may someday be a classic but I'd really love to drive it now. Should I use it or store it?

04.01.1995

I have recently acquired one of my favorite cars a Cutlass Supreme This car has actual miles has always been kept in a garage and needless to say is in perfect condition It is currently appraised at...

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How often should I be changing my transmission fluid?

04.01.1995

I have been taking my ' VW Scirocco to those instant oil change places for years Maybe that's why I have miles on it and it still runs great Lately these instant oil change places have increased the...

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Where can I research the reliability of the Dodge Intrepid I'm considering buying?

04.01.1995

I'm Jack an year old geezer who needs your help Knowing how much you two brothers love and admire one another I feel I can rely on both of you for sage advice I've had it in mind to buy...

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