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Do spoilers serve a purpose, or are they just for show?

02.01.1995

It was my understanding that spoilers are used to increase high speed traction on the drive wheels of a car That being the case what is the purpose of a spoiler on the rear of a front-wheel-drive car Barry RAY...

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Could braking hard in an emergency cause my engine to stall?

02.01.1995

The other day I had to brake hard attempting to avoid a vehicle turning in front of me When I did the engine on my ' Toyota Celica stalled and I lost my power steering and brakes I figured cars...

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I have a Mazda When I turn on the fan...

01.01.1995

I have a Mazda When I turn on the fan to setting or it doesn't work When I turn it on to setting or it works fine What should I do Rick TOM I'd move to either a hotter or...

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Any chance that Chevy owes me a new paint job?

01.01.1995

I am the second owner of a C- Chevy full size pick up The color is blue About three years ago the paint just started to flake off I see other trucks around town that are the same color and...

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No need to trade in your car, just get a set of snow tires.

01.01.1995

Help Our beautiful blue Saturn--which we think is the best car made in America--has turned on us As soon as the snow hit the car turned into some kind of snow monster It goes all over the road Everybody else...

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Is it ever a good idea to use a lower tire pressure than recommended in the owner's manual?

01.01.1995

This question is about optimum tire pressure My father believes that front and rear tires require different pressures for optimal ride safety and economy He says that one should adjust the tires to appearance so you see a slight bulge...

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$900 for replacing the timing belt and some valves -- this a rip-off?

01.01.1995

My daughter has a Renault hatchback with miles It stopped running due to a broken timing belt But the repair cost because they said the valves were damaged Can an engine design be that bad or was this a repair...

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Which do better in the snow: fat or skinny tires?

01.01.1995

I was talking to my co-worker Roger the other day and he was saying that narrower tires are better in the snow than wider tires He says the narrower tires will sink down through the snow and grip the pavement...

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Today: The case of the buzzing oil light.

01.01.1995

I own this beautiful cream-colored Audi with miles and I love it I use it mostly for shopping and it hasn't failed me yet It does one annoying thing though that infuriates me For no reason that I can find...

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Two questions Why is it always Tom and Ray and...

01.01.1995

Two questions Why is it always Tom and Ray and never Ray and Tom It's obviously not alphabetical Second question another husband wife dispute here why were are cosy wings called cosy wings We hope you can resolve this soon...

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