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Is it ever a good idea to use a lower tire pressure than recommended in the owner's manual?

01.01.1995

This question is about optimum tire pressure My father believes that front and rear tires require different pressures for optimal ride safety and economy He says that one should adjust the tires to...

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What's the deal with MINI-spare tires?

01.01.1995

I am years old and retired After years I saved enough to purchase a car from Chrysler The car I bought has normal sized tires but the spare is about three inches thinner than the tires on the car If...

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$900 for replacing the timing belt and some valves -- this a rip-off?

01.01.1995

My daughter has a Renault hatchback with miles It stopped running due to a broken timing belt But the repair cost because they said the valves were damaged Can an engine design be that bad or was...

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Replace that horn while you can still hear it whimpering.

01.01.1995

We have a Dodge Dynasty that has given us good service However since it's gotten cold our horn will only emit a tiny sound Once in a while we get the full sound but most of the time we just...

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Must I treat the owner's manual octane recommendation as gospel when filling up?

01.01.1995

While a faithful reader of your column I note you have excelled as marriage counselors in domestic disputes regarding cars Here's another one for your therapy The handbook for my wife's ' Toyota...

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Can you please explain why my tachometer reading would change...

12.01.1994

Can you please explain why my tachometer reading would change for a constant speed driven When I first bought my car six years ago ' Mazda MX- the tach would read rpm in fifth gear at exactly mph It...

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I have a ' Saturn SL which I use for...

12.01.1994

I have a ' Saturn SL which I use for my job as a pizza delivery driver I know I'm wrecking it by doing this but what I need to know is how much Drivers who use their own cars...

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My husband and I have a Grand Am with anti...

12.01.1994

My husband and I have a Grand Am with anti lock brakes I'm wondering how I should routinely brake on slippery winter roads Do I pump the brake or do I apply gentle steady pressure and if the ABS...

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I am interested in buying a GMC or Chevy Suburban...

12.01.1994

I am interested in buying a GMC or Chevy Suburban What do you think Because of two sons all their friends and two dogs I need a vehicle this size Because of our activities--winter skiing miles away...

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I have a Chevy pick up with a -V and...

12.01.1994

I have a Chevy pick up with a -V and miles on it Recently I've had to add coolant to my radiator every few days It's not leaking onto the ground I can't find any leaks from hoses or clamps...

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