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Is there anything I can do to make my truck ride a bit more like a Lexus?

11.01.1998

As the head of Buildings and Grounds for my family I needed and purchased a Nissan X pickup truck Unfortunately my real work fundraising consultant to snooty private schools requires that I log many miles especially on the New Jersey...

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Why do struts have to be replaced in pairs?

11.01.1998

I've got a simple question Why do struts have to be replaced in pairs I have a ' Cavalier that had new struts put on a year ago after getting hit while parked The same thing happened this year and...

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Is there any reason that the threads on the lug nuts of a Dodge Dart are threaded in the opposite direction of all other cars?

11.01.1998

Last night I was sitting on my porch having a cold one and my girlfriend mentioned to me that she would like me to show her how to change a tire As I began to confidently explain to her the...

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Which small SUV would you recommend for someone who won't be going off-road?

10.01.1998

I'm finally going to buy my first new vehicle I'd like it to last for many years Since I don't know anything about car repair either I'd like a vehicle that's reliable and won't be in the shop a lot...

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