We at the Federal Trade Commission would like you guys...

10.01.1997

We at the Federal Trade Commission would like you guys to help spread the word about buying -- and not overbuying -- the proper octane gasoline For years gasoline companies have been pitching higher-octane gasoline as a way to lower...

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I have teen-agers and I try to maintain a small...

10.01.1997

I have teen-agers and I try to maintain a small fleet of used cars for them to drive My problem with my daughter's ' Dodge Shadow however has left me several hundred dollars poorer and no closer to a solution...

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Help How do I remove melted hot-pink lipstick from the...

10.01.1997

Help How do I remove melted hot-pink lipstick from the fabric upholstery of my ' Nissan Maxima I need an answer quickly before my wife discovers the rubbed-in pink splotch The fabric was Scotchguarded when we purchased the car What's...

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My Geo Metro miles gives me a nasty shock whenever...

10.01.1997

My Geo Metro miles gives me a nasty shock whenever I get out and close the door Oooww Is something wrong with it It has done this occasionally for years but lately it seems worse Could it have something to...

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I have a ' Camaro -- and believe it or...

10.01.1997

I have a ' Camaro -- and believe it or not my name is NOT Donna -- that I think either has an electrical short or a key that isn't working properly Sometimes I turn the key in the ignition...

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I am looking to you to validate or refute a...

10.01.1997

I am looking to you to validate or refute a family myth My father-in-law and mother-in-law believe in the phenomenon of sludge at the bottom of the gas tank The family myth goes that you should never allow your tank...

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Recently I took my Buick Century to a local dealer...

10.01.1997

Recently I took my Buick Century to a local dealer for servicing prior to starting on a road trip The odometer reading was slightly over miles and at the time I had had the car months I was shocked when...

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I read your recent article in which a reader also...

10.01.1997

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...

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My wife has the unfortunate habit of sideswiping our house...

10.01.1997

My wife has the unfortunate habit of sideswiping our house with our ' Dodge Caravan The first time she did it we took it to the body shop to have the dented plastic side piece replaced and various scratches repaired...

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I own a Subaru Legacy Wagon It's the th Silver...

10.01.1997

I own a Subaru Legacy Wagon It's the th Silver Anniversary L Plus Sports Wagon Edition That means I have a sports suspension fancy wheels turbo leather steering wheel and LEAKING electric sunroof When it rains the sunroof leaks on...

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Recently I drove my mother-in-law's car over to my house...

10.01.1997

Recently I drove my mother-in-law's car over to my house to take a look at her muffler I backed her car into my driveway that slopes a bit downhill to the garage When I got out I could see I...

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I've still got my first new car a red Toyota...

10.01.1997

I've still got my first new car a red Toyota MR We had a party for its th-mile birthday a year or two ago and it's still running well I have a repainting question One firm recommends painting it the...

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I change the oil and filter every three months on...

10.01.1997

I change the oil and filter every three months on my ' Olds I usually have or fewer miles on it between changes Can I wait longer between changes I have several cars and that's why the mileage is low...

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