Emily's air conditioning is broken. Should she accept defeat?

09.01.2011

I drive a two-door Honda Accord miles or so with a lot of personality One of her quirks is that she doesn't have a functioning air conditioner I personally don't mind but I have a dog and I need to...

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Who's the idiot: Tom and Ray, or Fred?

09.01.2011

You recently answered a question about whether it's harmful to let your gas tank run down to empty. You said it's not harmful to the car and it won't cause any damage.

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Today: The real difference between diesel and gasoline.

09.01.2011

What is the difference between diesel and regular gasoline My boyfriend thinks that diesel is mixed with oil and he can't explain what is in regular gasoline that makes it different from diesel Please explain -- Corie TOM The main...

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Who can Annie trust to fix her dad's 1961 Lincoln Continental?

09.01.2011

My terminally ill father has just given me his 1961 Lincoln Continental. The car is in a storage unit in Michigan, and although it was mostly restored about eight or nine years ago, it now needs some repairs...

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Air conditioning: An essential part of hair care?

09.01.2011

My wife and I live in the northwest corner of Georgia and she insists on running her car's air conditioner at all times -- winter summer spring fall day night doesn't matter While I don't mind using it when it's...

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Today: How do locked doors help during a crash?

09.01.2011

I observed in a recent VW commercial that the car has a feature that automatically unlocks the doors at the time of a collision I was always taught that locked doors make the car structurally stronger Why would a manufacturer...

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Today: Bobby's PT Cruiser is making its own weather.

08.01.2011

I own a Chrysler PT Cruiser which I purchased new Since I live in Hawaii air conditioning is a necessity My PT has never given us any problems and has had all scheduled maintenance Last week while driving in a...

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Today: What's the best way to approach a speed bump?

08.01.2011

I live in a gated community with lots of speed bumps to deter speeding I am always amazed at the ingenious techniques people use when they go over speed bumps There is the one-wheel technique the diagonal technique and of...

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Today: Are reusable air filters right for your car?

08.01.2011

I just found out that cars can use reusable air filters But that's all I know about them except that they're more expensive and claim to be more efficient Do they improve mileage I love a sensible opportunity to be...

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Today: Jim gets a new timing belt - and smells a rat!

08.01.2011

About a year ago I had the timing belt replaced on my Subaru Outback Then last week I had the head gasket replaced at a different shop When they replaced the head gasket they looked at my timing belt and...

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Today: Who's the jerk?

08.01.2011

I need to know if I'm being a jerk Every day I use a left exit ramp on the highway that starts out one lane wide A second lane begins on the right -- it brings no new traffic it...

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Is Di's husband right to be so smug about his new Chevy Tracker?

08.01.2011

My husband just bought a Chevy Tracker with a smidge over miles on the odometer We think the prior owner might have hauled the Tracker behind a recreational vehicle there is a tow-hitch bracket under the Tracker's front bumper and...

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Today: What's shaking up Donna's Corolla?

08.01.2011

Hi My husband and I now live in the Dominican Republic We have a secondhand Toyota Corolla LE We live in the mountains which we access on some paved some nonpaved and some terribly potholed roads for miles after we...

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Can a new mechanic cure Dave's paranoia?

08.01.2011

I just paid more than for a major -mile service on my Mitsubishi Eclipse -cylinder which included among other things replacing the timing belt and water pump I assume I actually got all of the work listed on the service...

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Today: Can Jane fix her husband's mistake?

08.01.2011

I took my Audi A for routine maintenance The dealership informed me that they could not check my tire pressure because I had aftermarket valve-stem covers I was confident that I didn't since I'm a Suzy Homemaker type and never...

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