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Can I save money using regular instead of premium gasoline...safely?

02.01.1999

I recently bought a Infiniti J t It specifies to use only premium unleaded fuel I'd like to experiment and see if I could safely save some money by using some portion of less than premium fuel along with the...

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The ideal way to park a manual transmission at a stop light.

02.01.1999

My wife won't let me drive her car until I drive the way she does Her ' Contour is a five speed When she is at a red light one foot is on the clutch the other is on the...

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More downshifting on the mountain slopes will save your brakes.

02.01.1999

I have a Lincoln Continental which I purchased new Shortly after the warranty expired I experienced a front-end vibration when applying the brakes This was diagnosed as brake rotor run-out Resurfacing the rotors fixed it for about miles then the...

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Yet another victim of Chrysler/GM/Ford's delaminating paint problem.

02.01.1999

We have a Jeep Grand Cherokee Several years ago the paint on the roof started to peel We have notified Chrysler about the problem and have tried to work through their system The bottom line we get from them is...

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