Will Theresa's truck survive a hodge-podge of added fuels?

03.01.2011

My husband and I had to go out of town for work for a few weeks, so we left our 14-year-old daughter with an 18-year-old girlfriend of hers whom we trust(ed). Well, the 18-year-old brought over her boyfriend, "Einstein,"...

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Today: Tom and Ray consider two very different ways to repair cars.

03.01.2011

OK. I have two sons of opposite disposition, but who are great friends anyway. We do as much work on cars as we can to save money and maintain some sense that we haven't been made entirely useless by today's...

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Today: how to pull out a stuck car when you don't have a hitch.

03.01.2011

I have a 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor all-wheel drive, and I was wondering if there is a good place to hook a tow rope so I can help pull my wife's car when she gets stuck in the driveway? I know most...

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Should Leigh swap out her low-profile tires for winter driving?

03.01.2011

I bought a used 2007 Nissan Maxima SE last June. I love my car! The problem is the tires. I knew nothing about "low profile" tires until after I bought the car, and now that they have been brought to my...

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Today: things to check when your ride won't start in the cold.

03.01.2011

I have a 1993 Dodge Ram Charger that is currently in the shop, where it spends most of its time. Since it's big, has four-wheel drive and is set up for a plow, we figured it would be a good winter...

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Today: is losing a wheel a common problem on Honda CR-V's?

03.01.2011

I have a '97 Honda CR-V that has a persistent problem: The front wheels keep falling off. First the left front wheel fell off while turning left at an intersection. Then the right one fell off while traveling 50 mph on...

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Today: an age-old automotive conundrum gets answered.

03.01.2011

For as long as I can remember, my dad has known the answer to everything practical; he's not the guy to talk to about matters of the heart, but for anything else he remains my go-to guy -- with one...

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Today: does parking on dirt damage a car?

03.01.2011

At the age of 48 I am buying my first brand-new vehicle. I really would like it to last for a good long while. I've heard that parking on the ground is not good for a vehicle. I have a dirt...

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Does Vera's dog have a nasty, little freon problem?

03.01.2011

My dog is addicted to getting his lips on the air ducts on the dash of my car. He licks the vents feverishly, and he drools as a result. I told a friend that I think my dog is a...

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