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Does using cruise control really help you save gas? Tom and Ray settle a bet.

My gentleman friend and I have a steak dinner bet riding on your answer to this question. I say using the cruise control on our highway trips saves gas. It saves gas because I am not bopping between different speeds...

Is there such a thing as directional tires?

A friend of mine took her Saturn to a mechanic as the car was running a bit rough and the road noise was loud He examined the car and told her that the dealership had improperly installed directional tires on...

Which car company advertised the following: "When batter cars are built, 'XYZ' will build them."

I have a small bet with a lady friend about an old advertising slogan I say it was When better cars are built Buick will build them She says it was Ford who will build those better cars I bet...

The case for filling your new oil filter with oil before installing it.

I was hoping you guys could help settle a bet I have with a know-it-all at work First I should tell you that this guy is an egotistical jerk and he is never wrong according to him I was telling...

Which way does the coolant run when cooling down the engine?

I need some help My roommate and I have a serious bet going on He thinks he knows everything about cars and I DO know everything about cars just kidding He says that the cooling system runs water from the...

When an automatic is stopped at a light, and you take your foot off the brake, should the car move forward on its own?

Guys I know you love solving bets And in this bet you get the added bonus of getting involved in a marital squabble too He says When a car with an automatic transmission is stopped say at a stop light...

We heard from a lot of experts about our assertion that a truck's gas mileage would improve with the tailgate down.

I read your recent article in which a reader also named Kathy asked whether a pickup truck gets better gas mileage with the tailgate up or down You guys said down My husband and I made a very large bet...

Which brother will spend the most on car repairs: the one with the Volvo or with the Vanagon?

My brother and his wife like to snicker at what they perceive to be the high cost of repairs that my wife and I occasionally incur on our vehicles -- an ' Volvo DL sedan and an ' Volvo DL...

Do bigger wheels make the speedometer read faster or slower?

Does putting bigger wheels on your car make the speedometer read faster or slower I've got a bet on this Jim RAY The speedometer will read slower Jim The speedometer reading is based on how many times the axle turns...

What's the best way to warm up a car? Lunch hangs in the balance.

It has recently been brought to my attention that a certain co-worker of mine has depleted his reserve of brain cells You see he is a product of the sixties and you know what that means He is under the...


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