Tag: accidents

33 Posts

Jul 01, 2001

So many things could be damaged by hitting a curb at 30 mph - but get that front end checked pronto.

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Let's say a moron decided to take a shortcut through a parking lot at night This moron might drive a well-seasoned ' Dodge Dakota two-wheel-drive V- with an automatic transmission To the moron's surprise there was a curb in the...

front-ends accidents motor mounts exhaust system alignment

Feb 01, 2001

What to do if someone who dents your car refuses to give you their license or registration.

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I need your help What do you do when someone dings your car in front of your very eyes What is fair compensation Yesterday some bozo driving a monstrous SUV bumped into my Maxima at the airport curbside Instead of...

accidents insurance

Aug 01, 1999

You think the price for that vehicle with a salvaged title is too good to be true? It probably is.

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I've been wanting to buy a vehicle for quite some time now and have come to the conclusion that I would like to purchase a Subaru Impreza Outback I have been looking for great deals in the paper and online...

buying used cars accidents

Aug 01, 1998

Any idea what could cause a sudden brake failure?

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My adult daughter was driving my Toyota Camry when she was involved in an accident due to reported failure of the brakes She badly bruised the palm and little finger of her right hand in an attempt to apply the...

brakes parking brakes accidents

Nov 01, 1997

Are the majority of airbag related deaths caused by not wearing a seatbelt?

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I keep reading that air bags are dangerous and are responsible for a number of deaths especially in children and short people Since of course air bags are supposed to be used together with seat belts I wonder if any...

airbags safety features accidents

Oct 01, 1997

Was backing through my mother-in-law's garage door entirely my fault?

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Recently I drove my mother-in-law's car over to my house to take a look at her muffler I backed her car into my driveway that slopes a bit downhill to the garage When I got out I could see I...

brakes accidents

Feb 01, 1997

Tom and Ray play detective on a cold case accident.

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This is a curiosity question as the incident happened years ago when we had a teen at home We bought him a Chevy truck and except for accidentally driving on a major interstate the wrong way a couple of times...


Nov 01, 1995

Could this accident be to blame for our current transmission problems?

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Our car was involved in an accident while parked on a street It was pushed about feet while locked in Park Since then our transmission hasn't been the same It is slowly getting worse It winds out and slips a...

accidents transmissions

Sep 01, 1995

A reader suggests a way to escape a vehicle if its electric windows fail in an emergency.

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Some time ago you guys published a letter about a little old lady who was fearful that her car's electric windows wouldn't work if the car plunged into a river In your inimitable way you made her look like an...

safety emergencies accidents

Mar 01, 1994

We bought a Olds Cutlass Ciera Brougham last year from...

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We bought a Olds Cutlass Ciera Brougham last year from an Oldsmobile dealer It was our pride and joy When it got to miles we took it in for a winter inspection It was a free promotional deal The bad...

liability accidents garage policies insurance