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What is "limited slip differential"?

08.01.2002

I'm planning to buy a new Toyota RAV and I know I want all-wheel drive and an anti-lock braking system We'll mostly use it on-road but sometimes we have to drive in snow and ice in the winter and up...

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Here's how to go about having an independent mechanic check out a used car you might buy.

08.01.2002

I am negotiating the purchase of a used Subaru Outback from a large used-car dealership I know you recommend that I take it to my own mechanic for an inspection before buying it but this dealership claims it can't let...

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The ABS on my '98 Chevy pickup is engaging at the wrong time. Have you heard abut this problem?

08.01.2002

My Chevrolet pickup seems to have a defect as far as the anti-lock brakes go The system activates on dry pavement at a slow gradual stop percent of the time I know of four other people in the same town...

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Does radiant heat in garage floors accelerate the rusting process?

08.01.2002

I live in Vermont where we get lots of ice and snow in the winter and roads get a lot of salt spread on them At any given time during the winter a person's car might be encrusted underneath with...

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