Recharging a dead battery...

08.01.1990

I've received so many different answers to this question that I decided to ask the experts When a car battery dies due to cold weather or leaving the lights on how many miles should the car be driven and at...

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Recharging a dead battery...

08.01.1990

I've received so many different answers to this question that I decided to ask the experts When a car battery dies due to cold weather or leaving the lights on how many miles should the car be driven and at...

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A new car for my tall friend Dave...

08.01.1990

I'm writing this letter on behalf of my good friend Dave He has a serious problem with his attempt to purchase a new car Let me give you some background first Dave currently drives a VW Bus He's had it...

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A stupid idea...

08.01.1990

About a year ago I bought a Toyota Corolla The first owners babied it and it's a nice car The problem is that it has a manual transmission I have gotten the hang of it but my wife has decided...

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The "pre-luber"...to buy or not to buy?

08.01.1990

I've heard that someone makes a device that lubricates the engine with a separate oil pump before the car is started They claim that it will save significant wear and tear on the engine Have you heard of such a...

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Brand-name filling stations vs. convenience store outlets...

08.01.1990

I own a two year old car My friends have always told me that it's better to fill up new cars from brand-name filling stations They say I should avoid convenience store outlets Any truth to this David RAY Good...

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A high maintenance battery...

07.01.1990

I HAVE A BUICK WHICH I FONDLY CALL SARAH I HAVE TAKEN GOOD CARE OF IT BUT IF I DON'T START IT UP AND RUN IT EVERY FEW HOURS IT WON'T START IT'S THE SAME IN COLD AND WARM WEATHER...

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A horn that will not blow.

07.01.1990

I found a recent column of yours to be not only very interesting but also amusing It concerned a car owner with a horn that would start blowing in the middle of the night in very cold weather I have...

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Will throwing hot water on an icy winshield break the glass?

07.01.1990

I HAVE A PLYMOUTH VOYAGER TO GET THE ICE REMOVED FROM MY WINDSHIELD ON WINTER MORNINGS I THROW HOT WATER ON IT NOT BOILING JUST HOT AND TURN ON THE WIPERS EVERYONE TELLS ME THAT ONE DAY I'M GOING TO...

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How do American cars rate these days?

07.01.1990

I just traded in my Toyota Tercel for a Jeep Cherokee I have driven three Toyotas in my life and have found them to be very dependable and worth every penny American cars back then seemed so chintzy and problem-prone...

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What do the letters on the back of cars really mean?

07.01.1990

we asked for your help in understanding the letters that we see on the back of cars It seems that manufacturers can put on any letters they want RAY Right there are DLs GLs GSs GTs And what about the...

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Before I hit the road...

07.01.1990

I am planning to tour the western half of the United States this summer in my Honda Accord with miles on it I'm a year old woman and I'll have only my dog along for company I love my dog...

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Jumping a car from the cigarette lighter...

07.01.1990

My question is about the new type of jumper cables that you plug into the cigarette lighter Are they completely safe and worthwhile If they are this scardey cat would be a lot less reluctant to jump start her car...

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A rare bird asks how to properly care for a leased car...

07.01.1990

Last June I leased a new Ford Thunderbird The owners manual says the oil should be changed at and miles Why do so many service shops tell me I should the oil every miles or three months whichever comes first...

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Time to cut bait with my '83 Sentra...

07.01.1990

It's time to fish or cut bait with my Nissan Sentra it needs a new engine The question is do I fix it or do I dump it Bob RAY Fix it TOM Dump it RAY Wait a minute did...

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