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Can you answer this for me so I can end a battle I have with a friend. He says a 4 wheel drive car uses more gas then a 2 wheel drive. I say that what is under the hood and how the car is driven is what determines gas usage. Which is right?
I have a 1991 Toyota Celica that wants to stall whenever the weather is wet. The only way I can keep it running is to keep my engine raced a little. What could be the cause of this? Thanks (in advance), Susan
Hi, Patty-- A couple of months ago, I had a problem with a routine oil change. It was a "double gasket" error which led to oil covering the entire bottom of my car. The oil light went on, I got to the closest service center, they took me out into the service bay and explained/showed me the problem. I got the underside power washed, oil changed again, ...
Will you answer a hushand*s question? My wife (Elayne) and I are retired living in Florida, own a Toyota Camry with almost a hundred thousand miles on it and we fear upcoming expensive repair bills, so feel we will soon have to purchase another car. Living on social security we cannot afford anything over $20,000, have friends who share seating room, and ...
I own an 2003 Acura TL with 31,000 original miles. I bought it in July *02. I was told by mechanic, last time I had an oil change around 2 mos. ago that I needed all new brakes after around another couple of thousand miles. How do I know if I do or not. The car stops on a dime. Thanks.
We are looking into a truck for my 17y.o. boy. He is interested in a Toyota Tundra. Our budget is approx 15-16 thousand dollars. What advice do you have in the used truck category?
My 1994 3.0 ford taurus (72,000 miles) has developed an intermittent problem with its Automatic Transmission. When in Drive & foot is taken off the brake pedal, it is normal for the car to move forwards before accelerator pedal is pushed down to drive off. Intermittent problem: WHAT SOMETIMES NOW HAPPENS IS WHEN FOOT IS TAKEN OFF BRAKE PEDAL, THE ...

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