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WIll installing aftermarket parts void a vehicle's warranty?

07.01.2000

I am writing in response to a recent letter from the owner of a Dodge Dakota who wanted to add some performance parts to his vehicle a K N air filter Flowmaster exhaust performance chip high-performance plugs wires cap and...

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Can a California car survive Alaska winters?

07.01.2000

My sister lives in Anchorage Alaska and wants to buy a new car Cars like most everything else are expensive in Alaska She wants to fly to California to visit me enjoy the warm weather and the hot tub do...

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How can I keep my new leather seats looking new?

07.01.2000

I just bought a Ford Explorer XLT with leather seats Since this is my first time owning leather seats I'd like to know if there are any special techniques to care for my leather upholstery I ask this question because...

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If dealers always sell cars below dealer invoice, how do they stay in business?

07.01.2000

I assume that car dealers pay rent or mortgages sales commissions interest taxes utilities etc Since most dealers frequently offer sales promotions at or below dealer invoice why haven't they all long since gone out of business Two percent or...

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