Today: Rita's mechanic is full of hot air when it comes to the AC.

10.01.2011

I was told today at an auto-body-repair shop that the temperature dial on my car the one that is half-blue and half-red is NOT a thermostat for the air conditioner and that I should NEVER touch it when the air...

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Today: Sarah's gas tank is full of water.

10.01.2011

I have a Subaru Legacy L wagon Four mechanics in and around Boston can't figure out how twice now in excess of three gallons of water has gotten into my gas tank The first time it stalled out on the...

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Today: Will Thomas's cheapskate boss see reason?

10.01.2011

I do not have an air conditioner So what you say There are many cars on the streets without any air conditioning most of them old rusted-out beaters But I have a Chevrolet Cobalt base model XFE My boss bought...

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Can Sarah get away with spending less on her brakes?

10.01.2011

So my Kia Rio has a brake-fluid leak A reeeeally bad brake-fluid leak So bad that the floor of my back seat is fully littered with empty brake-fluid bottles Now I am pretty low on money Quite broke indeed And...

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Today: Will a stuck dipstick on Ken's Subaru Loyale cause trouble?

10.01.2011

I have a Subaru Loyale -wheel-drive wagon The transmission-fluid dipstick has broken off the cap The stem is down the fill tube beyond where I can reach it with a telescoping magnet I tried to grasp it with a long...

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Why does everyone in Europe drive a stick shift?

10.01.2011

My fiancee is European and they all drive stick shifts over there When I visited I had to pay more to rent a car with an automatic It seems to be true everywhere in Europe Everybody owns a stick-shift car...

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Today: Joe's car fell off the tow truck. Now what?

10.01.2011

I had the opportunity to watch my car fall off a flatbed tow truck last night in the middle of Brooklyn Nothing like waiting two hours for a tow truck because the car wouldn't start and then seeing it sitting...

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Today: Mary saved the geese, but was it at the expense of her brakes?

10.01.2011

I was driving on a rural road and rounded a bend where there was a family of geese crossing Mama Papa and five goslings I successfully slammed on my brakes and they crossed the road safely The thing is I...

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