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Fact or fiction: One should never mix motor oils?

05.01.1995

I have tried to maintain my own cars for about years Now about all I can do is change the oil and I'm even having second thoughts about that One of the first things I was told was NEVER to...

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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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When replacing brake pads doesn't fix the vibration in my front-end, what's next?

04.01.1995

I drive a Ford Taurus When I apply the brake pedal the whole car begins to shake especially the front end The faster I'm going the worse it shakes I took the car to a mechanic who said I needed...

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My pickup doesn't tow uphill as well as it used to. What could be the culprit?

04.01.1995

I have a Chevrolet pick up with a engine It's used to pull a -foot travel trailer When this engine was first installed it had more than enough power to run up hills with this small trailer This past...

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If "car twins" are virtually the same car, why the different prices?

04.01.1995

I have a question about the difference between twins You know like the Ford Taurus Mercury Sable twins and the Plymouth Voyager Dodge Caravan duet Are these twins exactly the same If so why the price...

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Is it possible for a battery, voltage regulator, starter and alternator to all go kaput at once?

04.01.1995

I would appreciate your opinion on a problem I had with my Ford F After shopping and returning to start my truck I turned the ignition switch and the starter spun like an electric motor without...

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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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