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Should I be concerned that when I get the car back from the dealer the air pressure in my tires is high?

04.01.2001

My question is in regard to proper tire pressure When you buy a new car the owner's manual tells you to abide by the sticker inside the door post My present car calls for psi in all four tires But...

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What does a garage do when it has a car that is unsafe to be driven?

04.01.2001

What do you guys do when a customer brings you a vehicle that you consider unsafe but he's too cheap to fix it And what if it's in a state with no mandatory inspection laws If you let the car...

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Textbook case of failing master cylinder.

04.01.2001

I have a little problem with the brakes on my ' Buick LeSabre with miles on it The problem does not happen often but often enough for me to be concerned When approaching a stop sign or driving slowly in...

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Are oil change recommendations a plot by oil companies to get more of your money?

04.01.2001

Actually this is a question raised by my husband He was meeting with a patent attorney and during the meeting the attorney turned to my husband and said Do you change the oil in your car My husband thinking he...

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