Can a trailer cause wear to a truck, just by staying attached for long periods?

05.01.2008

Please settle an argument here at the fire station. We have a Ford 550 pulling a 25-foot box trailer (gross vehicle weight 10,000 pounds). Here's the question: When this truck and trailer are not in use, does the weight of the trailer...

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Today: Do you know the reset procedures for your car's maintenance lights?

05.01.2008

I have an '07 Chevy Cobalt. I like the car, especially because it's red and has a spoiler. But it has an annoying feature. It has a computer that tells you various things, like your gas mileage, temperature, coolant level...

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1500 dollars later, Daria's minivan is still overheating. What's going on?

05.01.2008

I'm going to get right to the point here. I just spent $1,500 on the following repairs for my 1999 Pontiac Montana minivan. It was overheating big-time and losing coolant. Here is the list of the stuff they took four days to...

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Will Jonathan run out of oxygen and expire, when he falls sleeps in his (not running) car?

05.01.2008

For years, I have been a field-mouse-poor college student, sleeping in my (crappy, leaky, rusty) Jeep on trips, such as snowboarding, to save money (yes, it gets nippy -- hence the zero-degree sleeping bag). Now, with a job, I bought...

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Is it ever okay for a dealership to "cannibalize" a brand-new car for parts?

05.01.2008

On Saturday I selected a brand-new Honda Accord from a local dealer here in Hawaii, and gave them my down payment. I was to pick it up last night. But as I was on my way over to get it...

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Does revving the engine and spinning the tires in snow cause any damage? Ever wonder?

05.01.2008

Even though we live in Virginia, where we rarely get more than a few inches of snow, on occasion we do get a big storm. We had a storm this past winter where we got 8 inches of the stuff. My...

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Is Phillip's shop responsible for the wheel that fell off his truck?

05.01.2008

I had my tires rotated in Las Vegas. One week, and 926 miles later, the right rear wheel fell off while I was in Northern California. The Dodge dealership where my Ram 1500 was taken told me that the most likely cause...

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A 7 year old asks, "Why do speedometers go up to 120 mph?"

05.01.2008

My name is Daniel. I drive a 2005 Escalade (OK, it's a toy car). I am 7 years old. Here is my question: Why do the speedometers in cars go up to 120 mph, when you are only allowed to go 65 mph...

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When you're repairing a car, do the parts need to be clean?

05.01.2008

My husband is an excellent mechanic and can put together just about any vehicle made. Trouble is, he never cleans any of the parts off before he puts them back in. It is MY opinion that putting in dirty parts...

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