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One-finger driving leaves you vulnerable to the unexpected.

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Jul 01, 1990

Before I hit the road...

Dear Car Talk

I am planning to tour the western half of the United States this summer in my Honda Accord with miles on it I'm a year old woman and I'll have only my dog along for company I love my dog...

road trips

Jul 01, 1990

Jumping a car from the cigarette lighter...

Dear Car Talk

My question is about the new type of jumper cables that you plug into the cigarette lighter Are they completely safe and worthwhile If they are this scardey cat would be a lot less reluctant to jump start her car...

jump-starting

Jul 01, 1990

A rare bird asks how to properly care for a leased car...

Dear Car Talk

Last June I leased a new Ford Thunderbird The owners manual says the oil should be changed at and miles Why do so many service shops tell me I should the oil every miles or three months whichever comes first...

maintenance oil

Jul 01, 1990

Time to cut bait with my '83 Sentra...

Dear Car Talk

It's time to fish or cut bait with my Nissan Sentra it needs a new engine The question is do I fix it or do I dump it Bob RAY Fix it TOM Dump it RAY Wait a minute did...

Jul 01, 1990

What to do about my lousy oil filters...

Dear Car Talk

I have a four-cylinder Toyota pick up truck It has miles on it and I change the oil every miles The last two times I changed the oil I noticed that there was very little oil in the filter there...

oil filters

Jul 01, 1990

Intalling a grease pit...

Dear Car Talk

I'm building a new building and would like to install a grease pit for servicing and repairing my car and pick-up Where can I find information on the proper size depth etc Elmer TOM Well we have some obvious tips...

DIY

Jul 01, 1990

How does an 8-6-4 engine work?

Dear Car Talk

A few years ago one of the Big Three offered on a limited basis a car with a V engine which had a switch on the dashboard that allowed the operator to turn off two or four of the cylinders...

engines Cadillac

Jul 01, 1990

Replacing a tire vs. patching a hole?

Dear Car Talk

My six week old Honda Civic EX got a small hole on the inside side-wall of my left front tire I brought it to my tire salesman who sealed the hole and put in a radial inner tube The salesman...

tires

Jul 01, 1990

Don't come between a husband and his dream car...

Dear Car Talk

I'D BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING YOUR OPINIONS AND REMARKS ABOUT THE NEW CHEVROLET CAPRICE I NEED YOUR REPLY IN A HURRY BECAUSE MY HUSBAND IS REALLY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT IT THANKS GERTRUDE RAY WELL GERTRUDE WE'VE BEEN HOLDING ONTO YOUR LETTER...