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Driving on plugged tires safety

Dear Doctor: I have a 2008 BMW 5 Series with original tires and 26,500 miles. Over the past few months all four tires have been plugged because of large nail and screw punctures. How safe is it to continue driving … Continue reading

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2011 Lexus pulls when applying the brakes

Dear Doctor: My 2011 Lexus IS 250C with only 1,000 miles and it has an intermittent pulling problem when applying the brakes. Before it warms up, usually within a mile of starting in the morning, the car’s steering wheel pulls … Continue reading

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2003 Toyota Highlander scalloped tires

Dear Doctor: I am the original owner of a 2003 Toyota Highlander with 139,000 miles. On my last oil change I asked the service department to do a tire rotation. As I drove home I felt as though I was … Continue reading

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe steering wheel lock-up

Dear Doctor: I own a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. When I first purchased it I noticed at times the steering wheel and ignition would lock-up. After having service check it out, they replaced the ignition, and the problem stopped. Now, … Continue reading

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How Low Can I Let Gas Tank Get?

Dear Doctor: How much gas should there be in your gas tank before it runs out? I have a 2010 Chrysler Sebring with a 16-gallon gas tank. I have never run out of gas but have run it when the … Continue reading

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Wife Wants Quality Scan Tool for Husband

Dear Doctor: My husband would like a computer scan tool for checking trouble codes on our 1998 and 1991 cars. I asked the guys at the parts store and they said they had a scan tool for the 1996 and … Continue reading

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Aftermarket seat heater for Chevy truck

Dear Doctor: I would like to give my husband a seat heater for his 2000 Chevy pickup truck. How expensive are they? Do aftermarket seat heaters work — and where would I get it installed? Maryann Dear Maryann: Aftermarket seat … Continue reading

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