I am a senior citizen who remembers the days when...

09.01.1997

I am a senior citizen who remembers the days when cars were distinctive We currently own a Nissan Maxima with miles This car has distinctive styling -- not the jelly-bean look -- and runs great I have maintained it well...

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On the dashboard of my Plymouth Voyager is a dial...

09.01.1997

On the dashboard of my Plymouth Voyager is a dial with a picture of a battery The numbers show a range from to What is this gauge and what is it trying to tell me -- James RAY It's your...

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I'm going to buy a new car -- a black...

09.01.1997

I'm going to buy a new car -- a black Toyota Camry for use in Wisconsin The dealer says the Toyota rust warranty is essentially void in Wisconsin because we use salt on the roads in the winter Is he...

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My husband likes to drive with the windows open instead...

09.01.1997

My husband likes to drive with the windows open instead of using the air conditioner He claims the outside fresh air keeps him from getting sleepy We are about to go on a trip and I would like your opinion...

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Is the recommended break-in period for a new car really...

09.01.1997

Is the recommended break-in period for a new car really important My new Corolla's manual says that for miles I can't drive faster than mph can't drive at steady speeds etc It's a bit frustrating to get a new car...

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I finally had to try out one of those quickie-lube-type...

09.01.1997

I finally had to try out one of those quickie-lube-type places you see on every corner I've changed my own oil and filter for about years but a recent pinched nerve in the back brought this activity to a halt...

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I'm having a bit of trouble with my ' Toyota...

09.01.1997

I'm having a bit of trouble with my ' Toyota pickup It has miles and the driveline makes strange noises the radiator leaks and it needs new shocks But that's not what I'm writing about My biggest potential problem is...

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I heard a story on my local NPR station about...

09.01.1997

I heard a story on my local NPR station about a place in Houston where car owners can have the air in their tires replaced with nitrogen at a cost of This service is advertised as a fuel economy enhancement...

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My Toyota Camry with miles is the best car I've...

09.01.1997

My Toyota Camry with miles is the best car I've ever owned But it cannot be balanced Numerous attempts have been for naught The guy at the tire place who tried to balance it suggested that the General Hydro tires...

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My future brother-in-law claims that it's more cost-effective to use...

09.01.1997

My future brother-in-law claims that it's more cost-effective to use your brakes rather than downshifting He says this is true for both hills and normal driving He argues that it only costs him a couple of hundred dollars to replace...

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I have a dark green Lexus ES with miles on...

09.01.1997

I have a dark green Lexus ES with miles on it It rides great and I love the car but about a year ago the clear-coat finish started to fade I had it detailed and that helped for a short...

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I have a BMW e with miles on it It's...

09.01.1997

I have a BMW e with miles on it It's a great car I take very good care of it and I have it professionally detailed once a year I'm a flight attendant and park the car at the airport...

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