How long can you drive, once the gas light has come on?

07.01.2008

My husband freaks out if the gas light ever comes on (it only happens once in a blue moon). I tell him you can drive around 50 miles after the light comes on. He doesn't believe me. Since we don't want...

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How much horsepower is enough?

07.01.2008

I need some straightforward and honest guidance on how important torque and horsepower are for a small car. My husband recently passed away, and now I must downsize my F-150. I have done research during the past few weeks, looking...

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Does Melissa's mom really need a Lexus car battery?

07.01.2008

My mother owns a Lexus. The Lexus dealer is telling her she must replace her aging battery with a Lexus battery, because others aren't "big enough." Is this true, or are they merely trying to take advantage of an older...

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What could cause Vicky's mysterious, infrequent coolant leak?

07.01.2008

I drive a 2002 Subaru Outback. During this past winter, we had a significant cold snap where I live, with temperatures below zero. After the first day of the cold snap, I noticed a puddle of coolant on the floor of...

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Today: one of the simplest ways to save on gas.

07.01.2008

This is a question I have always thought I knew the answer to, but now I am searching for a concrete answer, and who better to turn to? Does a vehicle use more gasoline in starting the engine than it...

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Today: Can Quikie-Lube be trusted with their oil plug repair on Candace's Lexus?

07.01.2008

Please help me. I had my oil changed recently and now have been told by my mechanic that the oil-change place stripped the oil plug and I need a new oil pan. I have a Lexus RX 300. The oil-change people...

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Ann's nutjob son has moved his car's engine to the back seat. Can she beat any sense into him?

07.01.2008

My crazy son is 20 years old. He has been a mechanic since the day he was born. I am afraid his most recent project will be the death of him, and I am desperately seeking your opinion/advice. He has...

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Why would a car lose coolant when it's cold outside?

07.01.2008

I drive a 2002 Subaru Outback. During this past winter, we had a significant cold snap where I live, with temperatures below zero. After the first day of the cold snap, I noticed a puddle of coolant on the floor of...

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