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Will my airbag and seatbelt work if I'm hit while sitting in a parking lot?

03.01.1993

I love your column and I have two questions If you're sitting in the drivers seat in a parking lot with the engine off and you're hit head on will the airbag activate How can I check my seat belt...

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Anything special to do for a Camry at the 100k mile mark?

03.01.1993

My Camry is coming up on miles Anything special I need to do Joyce TOM Not really Joyce We've seen plenty of Camrys go past miles We've seen 'em go to even RAY Actually Joyce the one thing you should...

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Do white cars stay cooler than black cars on a warm day?

03.01.1993

I recently purchased a black Dodge Stealth which I believe to be one of the finest cars on the road I have taken a lot of flack from my friends about black cars being hotter than white cars I personally...

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Liters, defined.

03.01.1993

I am confused about the meaning of the term liters What does it mean Is a high liter rating better than a low one My car says liters Frank RAY Well there are several types of liters Frank There's the...

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Will mixing 85 and 90 octane gas result in 87.5 octane gas?

03.01.1993

Both of my cars recommend octane unleaded gas which is readily available where I live But sometimes on the road regular unleaded is octane premium unleaded is and there's no available I've noticed this especially in parts of Utah and...

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What's going on with the sticky rear brakes?

03.01.1993

I just purchased a Dodge Ram Van When I drive over mph then apply the brakes the rear brakes stick If I back up the sound is even worse You can actually hear them binding I put on new shoes...

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It's time for a new seatbelt mechanism, Eva.

02.01.1993

We own a Subaru GL hatchback It has been very reliable but has an annoying and dangerous idiosyncrasy Since the car was about a year old the seatbelt has stuck about three times a year When I take it off...

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What could cause a catalytic converter to clog?

02.01.1993

I have a Thunderbird with approximately miles on it I was driving on the expressway going about mph when I pressed on the gas pedal and lost power I had the car towed and my mechanic told me I needed...

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How to keep windshield wiper fluid from freezing.

02.01.1993

This may seem trivial but it really frosts my gizzard My windshield washers don't work in sub-freezing weather In October I switch from water to guaranteed to below washer fluid so that by the time we have hard freezes I...

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Is it possible to transfer my car loan to my daughter so she can take over my car (and car payments)?

02.01.1993

Being years old I have decided that I no longer want to drive I would like to turn my car over to my daughter I recently moved here from New York City and I make the payments to Citibank How...

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