I was in the mass exodus from Houston during Hurricane...

11.01.2005

I was in the mass exodus from Houston during Hurricane Rita when I got stuck in the slowest-moving traffic that I have ever been in. My car overheated, and the plastic side of the radiator exploded. One person told me...

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I drive a Ford Probe with roughly miles on it...

11.01.2005

I drive a 1995 Ford Probe with roughly 138,000 miles on it. According to my mechanic, the rattlelike noise I hear as I drive is the result of valve tap. My mechanic indicated that it would be too expensive to repair. Can...

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Why do I keep hearing that you should never allow...

11.01.2005

Why do I keep hearing that you should never allow two vehicles to touch while jump-starting one of the vehicles? I recently e-mailed a local radio-show host here in my area who does an auto-repair show on Tuesday evenings, but...

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina I'm rethinking my requirements...

11.01.2005

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I'm rethinking my requirements for a new car. I live in the barrier islands off the coast of Georgia. Several times a year, when the tide rises exceptionally high, I can't get home (or...

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Since getting my Toyota Prius a couple of years ago...

11.01.2005

Since getting my Toyota Prius a couple of years ago, I've become a bit of a car-maintenance priss. One of the ideas frequently asked about on the Prius Web sites has to do with exchanging the standard Toyota drain plug...

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I am a woman who had a serious accident on...

11.01.2005

I am a woman who had a serious accident on the freeway this morning when I had a blown tire, lost control of my car ('94 Camry four-door sedan), hit the concrete divider, spun out of control and finally came...

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In the s and early ' s we had a...

11.01.2005

In the 1940s and early '50s, we had a big old buffalo robe, and I remember my "old man" putting this blanket on the hood of the car or on the engine to keep it warm in the winter...

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I was trying to get into my dad's car which...

11.01.2005

I was trying to get into my dad's car, which was locked, and I didn't have the key. My younger brother told me to pick the lock. So I put a piece of wood in the lock, and it broke...

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