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Blue sedan partially buried in a snow drift.

Is your car prepared? (Photo: Flickr/Jason McDowell)

Checklist for winterizing your car

By Tom Musbach on September 25, 2012

As you plan to winterize your car, the first thing you should do is consult the maintenance schedule in the owner's manual for your vehicle. You can also consider this general set of guidelines and ideas (with a variation or two for cars like a Prius or a Chevy truck):

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Red Jeep Wrangler Rubicon parked on edge of a canyon.

A Jeep with a view. (Photo: Flickr/Adam Barhan)

What does the sway bar do on my Jeep?

September 05, 2012

Q: What is the sway bar used for on a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon? Is it used on regular road surfaces, or only off-road?

A: The sway bar runs from one wheel to the other on the same end of the vehicle with the center of the bar attached to the frame, so that when one wheel...

White Yukon SLT parked in driveway.

Yukon SLT: A fix for air conditioning that's too hot

August 20, 2012

Q: We recently bought a 2004 Yukon SLT and are having problems with the air conditioning. I could be driving along with a/c on, and then all of a sudden the a/c on the driver's side will turn extremely hot. If I stop the vehicle completely and turn it off and back on, this often corrects...

Car tire on garage floor next to car's wheel well. (Photo: Flickr/Robert Couse-B

(Photo: Flickr/Robert Couse-Baker)

If one strut leaks, must I replace all four?

August 08, 2012

Q: If I have one leaking strut, do I need to replace all four? (My car is a 2006 Subaru Outback wagon.)

A: Usually it's highly recommended to replace a pair of struts. For example, if the strut that's leaking is on the driver's side, then replacing both front struts is...

Front end and wheels of a Hyundai

(Photo: Flickr/Ted Johnson)

Why do my car's wheels screech in a hard turn?

July 31, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided by a Expert on JustAnswer:

Q: The front tires on my 2005 Hyundai Tucson screech occasionally when turned to maximum.  The tires are Kelly Charger GT 235/16 and in very good condition...

(Photo: Flickr/JeanbaptisteM)

Why do my Grand Vitara's headlights keep failing?

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer.

Q: My 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara blows out its headlamps often and now my low beams don't work. I've replaced all four head lamps and the fuses are OK. What...

Nice, but not in the price range. (Photo: Flickr/John Lloyd)

What to look for in a used car or SUV

June 22, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer.

Q: I'm looking for a used car in the $2K to $3K range, probably a minivan or smallish SUV. Anyway, could someone here offer a list of things to look at in...

They won't come off by pulling. (Photo: Flickr/cjc4454)

The best way to remove bumper stickers from cars

By Tom Musbach on June 15, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer.

Q: What's the best way to remove old bumper stickers and glue residue from them that might be left on my car?

Most auto parts stores have...

Honda Civic: One choice for a good used car.

What is the best small car from 2010?

By Tom Musbach on June 15, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer:

Q: What is the best small car from 2010? I want to buy a "gently used" car and am considering whether or not to go with a hybrid. I'd like it to be...

Toyota Prius V hybrid (Photo: Flickr/Robert Scoble)

What are the advantages of hybrid cars?

By Tom Musbach on May 14, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from an Expert on JustAnswer:

Q: What exactly is a hybrid, and what are its advantages?

A: A hybrid vehicle is one that uses a least two different methods of...

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