Can Margaret help her brother find low-rolling tires?

07.01.2011

I'm writing for my brother who never reads your column He has a Toyota Prius with all the bells and whistles He was told that to get the best gas mileage he should buy low-rolling resistance tires His dealer has...

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Nora's mom loves her damaged Fiat. Is there any hope?

07.01.2011

My mom is great. I love her, and I need to know how to help her. She has a '74 Fiat Spider convertible. It's adorable and fast, and she loves it. But, it's not running. AGAIN. It's been parked for...

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Joanne drove into her house. Can Tom and Ray help?

07.01.2011

So, I drove my car into my house. That's not the opening line of a joke, I really did do that. I got the house fixed right away to keep it from collapsing, but I just can't decide whether I...

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Today: What's that noise coming from under Charles's Mini Cooper?

07.01.2011

I have a 2009 Mini Cooper that has a weird, intermittent problem. When I am idling -- like at a stoplight -- I hear a slight bump underneath the car. It's as if a mechanic has rolled under the car and...

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Is David saving his carburetor or just annoying his wife?

07.01.2011

I am writing to you to settle a disagreement that my dad and mom had when I was a kid (in the 1970s) and my wife and I have currently. Does an engine ever need to be floored (hard acceleration)...

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Today: What good is a car without seats?

07.01.2011

Last night my daughter's 2000 Acura Integra was broken into, and they stole the front and back leather seats, and nothing else. The car had been locked and the windows were not broken. A police report was made. She does not...

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How can Tom get Walmart to replace his engine?

07.01.2011

My wife had the oil changed in her 2010 Camry at Walmart. One week later, as she was finishing her 25-mile morning commute, she noticed a noise coming from the engine while she parked the car. She called me to report...

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Today: The squeaky belt does not get the oil.

07.01.2011

I have a high-pitched noise coming from the engine of my Chevy Blazer with -plus miles My husband told me it was a belt and he oiled it I'd never heard of that I thought you tightened or replaced belts...

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07.01.2011

My boss and I are in a never-ending prank war I really want to hook up one of those horns to his car that plays the ice-cream-truck jingle And I want to have it come on whenever he starts the...

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Today: Will Tom and Ray help SaraMarie with her diabolical scheme?

07.01.2011

My boss and I are in a never-ending prank war I really want to hook up one of those horns to his car that plays the ice-cream-truck jingle And I want to have it come on whenever he starts the...

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