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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

Jul 01, 1996

When should a battery be replaced in a car?

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When should the battery be replaced in a car My husband says that I should get a new one for my ' Olds Cutlass Supreme that has miles Since the battery has never acted up is it really necessary --...

batteries

Jul 01, 1996

Are all cars constructed of the same materials? What should I look for when buying?

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Are all cars constructed of the same materials I know the bodies are made of a steel frame but what is the rest of the car made of I was told some cars have a lot of plastic -- doors...

buying manufacturing

Jul 01, 1996

If the check engine light goes on after the car warms up, is it still a problem?

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If anyone ever told this female that I'd be looking forward to an automotive column every week I'd never have believed it But it's true I'm writing because our Mercury Marquis has an ailment that our mechanic cannot solve My...

check engine light

Jul 01, 1996

Are shocks impacted by weather?

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My car is a Ford Taurus GL bought secondhand last September with miles on it This past winter whenever the temperature went down to freezing or below the ride became very rough and even going over a little stone caused...

suspension winter

Jul 01, 1996

Crankshaft started leaking after a timing belt change. Coincidence?

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The timing belt in my -cylinder Toyota Camry was replaced at miles at a foreign-car repair shop Upon a free complete auto inspection at the Toyota dealership a little over a year later it was discovered that the timing belt...

leaks

Jul 01, 1996

Dealer always suggest more routine maintenance services than my owner's manual. Necessary?

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I took my Dodge Caravan into the dealer for the -mile maintenance expecting to have only the five items taken care of that are listed on the owner's manual maintenance schedule Inspect and Adjust Drive Belts Check Engine Coolant Level...

maintenance dealers

Jul 01, 1996

Should I worry about a dipstick reading that shows oil ABOVE the full mark?

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Please settle a little argument my friend and I are having about engine oil levels I change the oil in my cars every miles I usually let the fast-oil-change places do the work More times than not when I check...

oil changes

Jul 01, 1996

Where can I find pictures of ancient automobiles like the Hupmobile or the DeVeux?

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I'm years old and my grandchildren won't believe that there was an auto called the Hupmobile or that I owned a DeVeux coupe complete with a rumble seat Can you tell me where I can get photos of these cars...

history

Jul 01, 1996

How important is mileage when buying a used car these days?

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How important is mileage in buying a used car Why would highway miles be any different from other types of miles It used to be that miles was high mileage Now one sees cars with to miles on dealers' lots...

buying used cars