Is low gear a no-no... and is the transmission in Marilyn's minivan now toast? Find out.

02.01.2007

Is my transmission destroyed? My daughter-in-law drove my minivan in low gear at speeds of up to 40 mph for several hours yesterday. I was giving her a driving lesson, and she thought I said it was "safer" to drive in...

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Federico got taken for a ride-- by his local repair shop. Find out how you can avoid the same trap.

02.01.2007

We purchased a new 2005 Jeep Liberty for our daughter last year and have faithfully taken it in to the dealership where we bought it for routine maintenance. At the time of the last maintenance checkup (11,784 miles), the repair shop performed...

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Will roll-starting cause any damage to Michael's Honda Fit-- or his marriage, for that matter? Find out.

02.01.2007

I sometimes roll-start our new Honda Fit. My wife didn't care when I did this to our old '91 Civic, but she claims it hurts the new car. My wife says her father taught her that roll-starting is only for...

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Today: Tom and Ray review the pros and cons of new, low-profile tires.

02.01.2007

There has been a recent upsurge of extremely low-profile tires and extraordinarily large-diameter wheels on all types of personal vehicles. Is this good: stiffer sidewalls -- less lateral movement? Or is this bad: more unsprung mass -- changing suspension requirements...

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Is the "free tires for life" program at Shelley's Honda dealer all it's really cracked up to be? Find out.

02.01.2007

Am I being taken for a ride? I bought a brand-new Honda CR-V and was enrolled in a "free tires for life" program with my dealership. The catch (isn't there always?) is that I have to have my tires balanced...

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Today: please place your seat back in the fully upright position!

02.01.2007

Please print this to save my daughter's (and other learners') lives. She drives with the back of her seat positioned so far back that she's almost lying down. She insists that because she leans forward, she is in total control...

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