Should Saul really have paid 125 bucks for a lousy little gas cap?

01.01.2007

You might be familiar with how our military has paid outrageous sums of money for items such as hammers and toilet seats. Did you know that an unsuspecting car owner can pay 125 bucks for a new gas cap to make...

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Tom and Ray help 16 year-old Cody understand how his '89 Ford LTD Country Squire wagon can, indeed, be cool.

01.01.2007

I am 16 years old and drive a 1989 Ford LTD Country Squire. It's red and has wood paneling on the sides, with a luggage rack on the roof. My friends at school say that they would never be seen riding in...

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What's the cure for vapor-lock-- when it's 145 degrees outside? Find out.

01.01.2007

I'm a soldier in Iraq, and I have a problem with what I suspect is vapor lock on a 2005 Polaris Rover all-terrain vehicle. Frequently (although usually occurring during the hot parts of the day and after driving about 2-4 miles)...

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What could cause Charles' headlight to blow... over and over and over again? Find out.

01.01.2007

For many years, I've enjoyed your column, with its unfailing good humor. Now I have a problem I've never seen, and my brother-in-law -- usually my Great Guru -- is stumped by it. We have a 1993 Ford Taurus wagon with...

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$2,400 for a new set of run-flat tires and rims... might Mike be getting royally ripped-off?

01.01.2007

I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey that needs new tires after only 32,000 miles, and a neighbor has the same issue. They are run-flat tires. My tire dealer says I cannot just buy new run-flat tires; I have to also replace the...

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From our Department of Automotive Domesticity: Is it ever safe to knit when you're a passenger in a seat with an air bag?

01.01.2007

Is it safe to knit as a passenger in a seat with an air bag My husband says I shouldn't but I want to know for sure -- Kim TOM Well it's safe unless you have an accident that deploys...

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Does the blue smoke mean there's a boat payment in Dora's future?

01.01.2007

I have a Toyota Avalon that I bought in January with miles Within the first week of owning the car it started blowing blue smoke By the time I brought it back to where I'd bought it they said they...

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Could Linda's restored '69 Dodge Coronet be a fire trap? Find out.

01.01.2007

My hubby is getting a ' Dodge Coronet restored and the fellow who is doing the work has routed the new gas line through the wheel well Is this a safety hazard The car caught fire twice already both were...

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Today: An idle question when it comes to oil changes.

01.01.2007

You guys are great Thanks for all your knowledge and insights My question My vehicle's manufacturer suggests changing the oil every miles If I were averaging a speed of mph for that miles it would take just over hours to...

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Is having the radio on when filling up a disaster waiting to happen?

01.01.2007

Am I right or does my husband know what he's talking about When my husband fills up his car with gas he always turns the car off and removes the key from the ignition which turns the radio off --...

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