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May
5
comment Difference between high octane and low octane?
@JuannStrauss: Why would too high octane fuel reduce performance exactly?
Feb
16
comment What precautions are needed when charging a car battery in an apartment?
@Jay Bazuzi: In this scenario the battery is suddenly dead because of very cold weather and the car being driven for not enough miles to recharge it.
Feb
6
comment Why use a car battery charger?
I'm particularly interested in the 2nd scenario. Suppose the car won't start and I jump-start it and then buy a charger. How do I use the charger then? Do I charge the battery once and forget or what do I do with it?
Feb
1
comment Just HOW urgently should I replace this tire? Is it safe to drive on at all?
What are these pieces of wire extending from the side?
Feb
1
comment Is it possible to harm your car by giving someone a boost?
@Gregory Bell: Yes, it can, that's why the C-Max manual says all electronics and headlights should be turned off.
May
30
comment Why would gasoline engine exhaust smell like perfume?
Emm.. How would antifreeze get into exhaust I wonder?
May
19
comment Tire runs flat every 30 days
@Nick C: Had no idea about that - I've seen numerous ruined inner tubes thrown away and presumed all car tires have those. I learned something today.
May
19
comment Tire runs flat every 30 days
@Nick C: I wlways thought a tire consists of two layers - the harder one which is cut out where it is in contact with the rim and the soft one which is like a donut and actually holds compressed air. Where am I wrong?
May
18
comment Tire runs flat every 30 days
Wow. Does this imply air penetrates rubber?
Apr
13
comment What happens if unsuitable oil is used in a vehicle engine?
What will happen to the engine more specifically?