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This Battery Failure Is Likely Due to Bad Luck

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Aug 01, 1990

How often should I service my low-milage car?

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No doubt you've heard of the little old lady I'm the little old man who drives his car only to church on Sundays--and sometimes to the shopping mall or my place in the country I just bought myself a new...

maintenance

Aug 01, 1990

Blame your in-laws!

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Here's one for you Ever since my Brother-In-Law adjusted the idle speed on my ' Mazda it just hasn't been the same Now when I turn on the air conditioning the idle revs up and down up and down constantly...

idling

Aug 01, 1990

My husband's from the stone age...

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My husband and I have a Buick The problem is that he simply refuses to use the air conditioner We have had new cars for the past several years and he always says that using the air conditioning in city...

air conditioning

Aug 01, 1990

Windows up or down for better gas mileage?

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Please answer a question that has been bothering me for over five years I have asked everybody I know and no one has given me a logical answer I want to cool the passenger compartment of my car as efficiently...

air conditioning

Aug 01, 1990

A car with more pep...

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I currently own a Volvo I am pleased with my car but I'd like my next car to have more pep I am considering the Volvo GLE with the multi-valve engine What do you think Robert RAY Well almost anything...

Aug 01, 1990

Is removing a stereo so difficult?

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Occasionally the drive belts in the tape deck of my ' LeSabre come off I think I could replace the belts if I could get the stereo out of the dash The recommended repair shop charges and keeps the car...

sound systems repairs

Aug 01, 1990

Recharging a dead battery...

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I've received so many different answers to this question that I decided to ask the experts When a car battery dies due to cold weather or leaving the lights on how many miles should the car be driven and at...

batteries

Aug 01, 1990

A new car for my tall friend Dave...

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I'm writing this letter on behalf of my good friend Dave He has a serious problem with his attempt to purchase a new car Let me give you some background first Dave currently drives a VW Bus He's had it...

Aug 01, 1990

A stupid idea...

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About a year ago I bought a Toyota Corolla The first owners babied it and it's a nice car The problem is that it has a manual transmission I have gotten the hang of it but my wife has decided...

manual transmissions