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Changing oil is not brain surgery.

09.01.1991

My friend and I had an argument about our new cars I get my oil changes and tune-ups done by a professional My friend does it himself to save money and says I'm wasting money having someone else do it...

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Even my brother could handle this one, Grace.

09.01.1991

The speedometer needle on my ' Pontiac Gran Lemans jumps all over the place The car has miles on it This seems to be an intermittent thing so I've been hesitant to take it to my mechanic Will this be...

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The nature of the beast.

09.01.1991

I read with interest your recent advice against shifting from Drive to Neutral with automatic transmissions My problem is that there is a very noticeable vibration in the car when I'm stopped at a light and the car is idling...

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Putting the miles on someone else's car...

09.01.1991

I read your recent column from someone named Heather She was trying to decide whether she should drive to New Orleans or fly to New Orleans I thought you and your readers might be interested in our solution to a...

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Not Chevrolet's finest moment:

09.01.1991

The company I went to work for in GAVE me a Chevrolet Caprice Classic V- I drive only miles a year and for the last years this car has given me very little trouble However in the past year everything...

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The benefits of headlights during the day...

09.01.1991

I enjoy your column very much My question is trivial but it bothers me Any explanation for having your headlights on in daylight in dry weather I see this fairly often on expressways or highways I don't see a need...

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All you need is a flexible spark plug wrench.

09.01.1991

I want to change the spark plugs on my wife's Chevy Beretta with a liter V engine From the estimates we've received this is a fairly expensive job We were told that to get at the three back plugs the...

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And people wonder why the automotive industry has a reputation for being sleazy.

09.01.1991

When I brought my Toyota Tercel in for an oil change a minor oil leak was discovered The oil-change place wants me to leave my car there all day to do a series of tests to find out where the...

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Gettin' too old to care...

08.01.1991

I'm not a kid anymore and over the years I've known a handful of individuals who like to race their car engine a little and then immediately shut it off They all claimed this was good for the engine--that it...

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A chatterbox gas pedal...

08.01.1991

I have a Toyota Corolla lift-back with miles on it It has been the best car we've ever had with a minimum of maintenance and down time I don't want to get rid of it but it is making a...

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