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Where can I buy a compass for my car?


Where can I buy a good quality compass to mount on the dash of my Sedan DeVille Charles RAY For craft of this size we recommend you go to your nearest marine supply house TOM If you don't know where...


My car's clock skips ahead four hours...


I inherited my mother's Olds Cutlass I have driven it from British Columbia Canada to the Gulf of Mexico down the Baja and back generally trashing it It has survived very well except for one thing the dashboard clock every...


Using the proper oil in your engine...


I took my Mercury Sable for its first six-month service at miles The warranty booklet says to use W- oil in the engine The dealer used W- When I questioned it they said they use W- in every car I...


The truth about anti-lock breaks...


After reading your real up-beat synopsis of anti-lock brakes I feel compelled to tell the downside I have them on my Buick Grand National and I thought they were great until the entire system needed to be replaced at a...



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