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My 95 Corolla has always needed a tune up shortly after being serviced. But now, my husband is driving it 40 miles back and forth to work, as the lowest mpg car, but it is hesitating and missing. There is no obvious cause, except if he stops at a light or has to climb a hill, it is barely able to make it up and over. He has changed the spark plugs, air ...
What SUV or hybrid has best gas mileage in town?
What would be a good used vehicle to purchase if I want 4-wheel capability, the best gas mileage possible and a smooth ride. I live in the foothills, drive about 60 miles a day and have a bad back. I cannot have a rough riding vehicle. Comfort is so very important to me.
Help! My 95 Toyota Corolla just required a new left drive axle for $220 last month but the engine still runs rough. The mechanic (who I trust) put industrial strength fuel cleaner (90%) in to smooth out the engine and it ran like a top for about a month or so. After a new tank of gas from Krogers, last Thursday at midnight while driving home in dry ...
My car has 26,000 miles on it, and my dealership (who I always take my car to for oil changes) is recommending their "major service" appointment, that covers all my filters (except hepa), fluid check, rotate and balance tires, adjust parking brake, inspect/replace spark plugs, coolant service, etc. They want about $400 for all this, plus another $90 for ...
where can I buy a Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid?
How do I mount front license plate bracket on 2005 Honda accord?

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