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The best way to brake.

06.01.1993

Assume you're driving a car approaching a red light at miles per hour at a distance of or feet Once you release the accelerator which causes the least wear on the brakes Light application until the car stops or allowing...

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An easy leak fix for your trunk: weather stripping.

06.01.1993

I own a Geo Spectrum For the first two years the car had no problems Now however I've discovered that my trunk leaks whenever it rains or I wash my car Everything in my trunk gets wet and the trunk...

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Ladies, like us, you've been had.

06.01.1993

We want you to break the news to us gently Are we both gullible or what My friend and I both dropped on a gadget that is supposed to increase our gas mileage It's a four inch magnet which straps...

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After-market air conditioning: good idea?

06.01.1993

I recently bought a used Geo Prizm It has every feature I want except air conditioning I just assumed I could have it put in later Now a couple of auto mechanics have told me that it's a bad idea...

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A Nissan Sentra blows its fuse(s).

05.01.1993

I have a Nissan Sentra with miles on it The amp Engine Control fuse blew as I was driving After replacing the fuse the same thing happened again I was in the process of accelerating both times I've checked over...

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Chrysler weighs in on the safety of seat belt extenders.

05.01.1993

Chrysler corporation does not recommend the use of seat belt extenders to resolve the situation of a shoulder belt rubbing against one's neck Seat belt extenders are designed to accomodate those vehicle occupants whose torso size requires additional seat belt...

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Any difference between Quaker St. and Valvoline?

05.01.1993

Please advise regarding the best oil for my Volvo GL The dealer recommended only Valvoline when I bought the car four years ago Now the dealer is recommending only Quaker State Please advise on the quality of Quaker State motor...

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A finicky power brake boosterl

05.01.1993

I have an Chevrolet Caprice Classic with miles I have driven cars for a long time but have never had this happen before For the last two months every time I put on the brakes a loud sound of escaping...

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Should I be looking at new cars before retirement?

05.01.1993

I enjoy all your columns and value your opinions but the articles that really grab my attention are the ones that concern older cars I a single self-supporting lady fast approaching retirement am the original owner of a Ford Escort...

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Where does the term "idiot lights" come from?

05.01.1993

Please settle some confusion My husband says the term idiot light comes from the fact that the car is an idiot and cannot comprehend why the light is lit I say it's because people are idiots and have no idea...

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