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I have noticed a dent in the side of one of the tires on a used vehicle I bought last month. Does this mean my tire is over-inflated and at risk of exploding?
I am in need of a car. My brother-in-law is a car salesman and has a 1990 ford tempo 4 dr with only 43000 miles. It has passed its safety inspection, carfax check, good tires, cold air, and currently runs great. But I also know that at one time, before 1980, it was just as bad to have too few miles on a car as it is have to many. What is your ...
I have a 94 Chevy Cavalier Station wagon with 170K miles. When I start the car all the dash lights (gas, oil, battery,radio/clock, etc) come on as they normally do to test. However once I turn the headlights on all the console lights and the radio and clock go black. Is this possibly just a fuse issue or a more serious electrical issue? PS Heard about ...
What can you tell me about Primewell tires? Are they safe and good?
Dear Patty: I am currently leasing a Mini, which I love to drive; however I am going to need an SUV before my lease is up. I would be interested in staying with BMW and I like the X5 in particular. Do you know if it is possible to bring back the Mini before the lease is up and start a new lease (X5) with the same dealer I got the Mini ...
I need to find a vacuum diagram for a 1984 buick lesabre 307. I don
after the car is warmed up and driven, then turned off and sets for a while, it will not start, until it has cooled down. the car does not over heat.

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