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Why was nitrogen used in race car tires?

03.01.1995

The recent inquiry about using nitrogen in tires caught my eye I was in the automobile trade in the s and s The only time I remember using nitrogen in tires was at the Indianapolis speedway Race cars...

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My dad taught me to put my transmission in neutral while at a stoplight. Is he right?

03.01.1995

When I was a youngster and would ride along with my father I noticed that he would always put his car in Neutral when stopped at a traffic light Of course I'm referring to an automatic transmission...

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Could a "battery buddy" protect my battery from my absent-mindedness?

03.01.1995

I have a bad habit of parking the car with the lights on once or twice a year and draining the battery Our Toyota Corolla does not have a system for turning off the lights in cases like that Recently...

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This car salesman takes issue with our depiction of dealership sales tactics.

03.01.1995

I regularly read your column and in most cases enjoy what you have to say However I and many members of our sales department take issue with your depiction of car salespeople as rats The analogy was...

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Winning a "renovated" VW Beetle might actually make you feel like a loser.

02.01.1995

Can you help me Last summer my son entered a contest in our family's name with a local radio station to win one of four renovated VW Beetles in celebration of the th anniversary of the Beatles John...

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Is it OK to skip the granny gear when starting a car and go straight into second gear?

02.01.1995

I need you two to settle a dispute between my brother and me He and his wife have five-speed manual transmissions in each of their cars She has a Beretta GT and he has a Chevy S- Both were bought...

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Mechanic might be right about the old battery but is shooting himself in the foot.

02.01.1995

I enjoy your column very much I learn a lot from it and even when there's nothing in a column I can use I always at least get a chuckle or two Maybe you can help my daughter with a...

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Why is my hydrometer telling me that my fully charged batteries are only partially charged?

02.01.1995

I have always checked the condition of my battery by checking the specific gravity with a hydrometer I recently purchased an Exide battery The specific gravity of the battery stays about whether the...

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How can I improve the road noise I'm hearing in my new Ford Escort?

02.01.1995

Having based my selection of a new automobile on economy and ease of handling I recently purchased a new Ford Escort Although these two requirements have been adequately met I am disappointed with...

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Once and for all: The right way to wash a car.

02.01.1995

We read your column every week and thought you could help answer a question and save a marriage Is there a right was to wash a car If so why My husband says to wash a car you start on...

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