What's the right high-end car for a corporate vice president?

04.01.2008

I am an older woman who has just taken a vice presidential position with a company that is virtually all male and, thus, I do not want to display my profound ignorance about cars. The company has said that it...

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How to diagnose a problem that only happens first thing in the morning?

04.01.2008

We have a 2002 L300 V-6 Saturn. The turn signals will not work in cold weather (below 30 F) until the car has been driven and therefore warmed. The hazard lights will work, however. The dealer says that he doesn't know what...

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Today: tips for diagnosing a bad wheel bearing-- and whether you can do it yourself.

04.01.2008

My brother-in-law, Sam, thinks our wheel bearings are "going bad" on the right rear. My husband, James, and I don't hear any noises that would suggest a problem. But ever since Sam put the idea into James' head, he's been...

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Should tires have an expiration date?

04.01.2008

Last year a friend gave me a nearly new set of tires for my Toyota Tacoma 4x4. I'm a cyclist who puts about 14,000 miles a year on my bicycles, so I drive very little. At the rate I drive, it...

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Today: Advice for the first-time oil-changer.

04.01.2008

My mom listens to your show constantly, and I have to say, it's a whole lot better than when she listens to Rush Limbaugh. Anyway, I've decided to change my own oil, as I have a part-time job delivering pizzas...

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Tom and Ray help solve the case of the disappearing antifreeze.

04.01.2008

I have a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country with a 3.3-liter V-6 engine and 134,000 miles on it. I use it to deliver mail for the U S Postal Service. One day I refilled my antifreeze, and a week later, it was empty...

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Do cars care if they move to warmer climes?

04.01.2008

We own a 2005 PT Cruiser and a 2005 Pacifica, and in the next year or so we are moving to Puerto Rico from northern Illinois. We are thinking of taking the cars with us since they are not very old...

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Today: Tom and Ray address a cardboard controversy.

04.01.2008

A group of us get together at a diner for coffee most mornings. Recently I made a critical error and told the guys that I had put a piece of cardboard in front of my radiator for the winter. So...

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