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Do anti-lock brakes take longer to kick in?


I understand that anti-lock brakes work by pulsing the brakes to keep them from locking My question is are there circumstances under which this could cause the car to take longer to stop For instance let's say you just start...


Will driving a new car fast at the get-go get you better mileage later on?


Is it true that driving a new car fast from the very beginning instead of slowly as the book tells you to will set the engine in some way so that it gets better mileage later on A Toyota mechanic...


Why did my electricity fail after jump starting another car?


One cold winter night I pulled into a parking lot with my Pontiac LeMans Before I shut down the engine somebody asked for a jump start Me being the nice guy that I am and she being of the opposite...


Should I give my car to my son?


Please comment on whether I should buy a preowned Porsche and give my ' Ford Tempo to my son for a graduation present let me mention that we are not that close My other idea is to buy a preowned...



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