I saw one of your old columns in which you...

07.01.1996

I saw one of your old columns in which you wondered what happened to all the tread worn off tires New Jersey was concerned about that some years ago and determined that bacteria had developed along major freeways like the...

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I have a Mitsubishi Montero with an automatic transmission It...

07.01.1996

I have a Mitsubishi Montero with an automatic transmission It is incredibly reliable and I hope to have it for many years I recently got a new job and my daily commute now takes me down a long winding mountain...

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When should the battery be replaced in a car My...

07.01.1996

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 --...

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Our Lincoln Town Car -- which rides like a charm...

07.01.1996

Our Lincoln Town Car -- which rides like a charm and is in excellent condition -- is now giving us problems with the air conditioner It cools very well if I don't exceed miles an hour But on the higher-speed...

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Are all cars constructed of the same materials I know...

07.01.1996

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...

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If anyone ever told this female that I'd be looking...

07.01.1996

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...

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My car is a Ford Taurus GL bought secondhand last...

07.01.1996

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...

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The timing belt in my -cylinder Toyota Camry was replaced...

07.01.1996

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...

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I took my Dodge Caravan into the dealer for the...

07.01.1996

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...

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Please settle a little argument my friend and I are...

07.01.1996

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...

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I'm years old and my grandchildren won't believe that there...

07.01.1996

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...

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How important is mileage in buying a used car Why...

07.01.1996

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...

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In my Toyota Camry the oil filter is mounted upside...

07.01.1996

In my Toyota Camry the oil filter is mounted upside down meaning that the open end of the filter is face-down to the ground This creates a tremendous problem when I go to change the filter No matter what I...

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I read your column every week You not only supply...

07.01.1996

I read your column every week You not only supply great automotive advice but you add that extra quart of humor that we all need I'm in need of a combination vehicle I need a four-door six-passenger car with good...

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I recently needed a new alternator for my Chevy When...

07.01.1996

I recently needed a new alternator for my Chevy When I asked about getting a rebuilt alternator it was recommended that I purchase a remanufactured alternator instead There is a substantial price difference the remanufactured one is more expensive Are...

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