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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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I have a ' Saturn SL which I use for...

12.01.1994

I have a ' Saturn SL which I use for my job as a pizza delivery driver I know I'm wrecking it by doing this but what I need to know is how much Drivers who use their own cars...

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I am interested in buying a GMC or Chevy Suburban...

12.01.1994

I am interested in buying a GMC or Chevy Suburban What do you think Because of two sons all their friends and two dogs I need a vehicle this size Because of our activities--winter skiing miles away and seasonal camping...

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I read your recent column about the relative uselessness of...

12.01.1994

I read your recent column about the relative uselessness of tachometers especially with automatic transmission Well I'm a deaf driver and I showed the column to my hearing impaired husband The tachometer lets me know the engine is running after...

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Is it safe to use pure isopropyl alcohol as a...

12.01.1994

Is it safe to use pure isopropyl alcohol as a gas line antifreeze We have been using NAPA gas line antifreeze which says it contains isopropyl alcohol A ounce container of NAPA costs me Pure isopropyl alcohol is cents a...

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We're writing to you rather than our Congressman or Senator...

12.01.1994

We're writing to you rather than our Congressman or Senator only because we think you two are much more influential than they could ever hope to be Our campaign is safety and if anyone can rouse the sleeping gnats of...

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