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How can I improve the road noise I'm hearing in my new Ford Escort?


Having based my selection of a new automobile on economy and ease of handling I recently purchased a new Ford Escort Although these two requirements have been adequately met I am disappointed with the amount of road and engine noise...


Which do better in the snow: fat or skinny tires?


I was talking to my co-worker Roger the other day and he was saying that narrower tires are better in the snow than wider tires He says the narrower tires will sink down through the snow and grip the pavement...


Today: The case of the buzzing oil light.


I own this beautiful cream-colored Audi with miles and I love it I use it mostly for shopping and it hasn't failed me yet It does one annoying thing though that infuriates me For no reason that I can find...


Two questions Why is it always Tom and Ray and...


Two questions Why is it always Tom and Ray and never Ray and Tom It's obviously not alphabetical Second question another husband wife dispute here why were are cosy wings called cosy wings We hope you can resolve this soon...



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