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True or false: Your entire engine could blow if you don't change your timing belt.

09.01.2001

My wife drives our Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme which has only miles of easy driving on it The car is loaded and is in mint condition It has the -liter twin dual-cam V engine Recently we were advised by our local...

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Testing older drivers discriminatory? A few readers think so.

09.01.2001

few more responses to our column on testing older drivers for a decline in skills There was a certain percentage of our respondents who were not opposed to testing but were opposed to singling out older drivers Dear Tom Ray...

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Is it still necessary to change your oil every 3,000 miles?

09.01.2001

I have two Volvos whose manuals call for oil changes every miles I also have a Toyota RAV whose manual calls for oil changes every miles The problem is that all of the dealers and car places say I should...

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What recourse do I have after an airbag spontaneously explodes?

09.01.2001

Last Thursday the passenger-side air bag on our Nissan Quest exploded deployed doesn't exactly capture it as my wife turned the ignition in the driveway Our -year-old daughter was in the front passenger seat and had just pulled down the...

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