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111 Why is plexiglass not used for car windows? 2016-05-31T13:00:15.417

99 Does Downshifting (Engine Braking) Cause Extra Wear and Tear? 2011-06-22T14:39:11.307

86 Why don't we rotate tyres but you rotate tires? 2017-11-07T13:31:59.890

85 Does the amount of fuel in the tank matter? 2011-09-08T10:13:32.443

77 What are the benefits of premium (high octane) petrol? 2011-03-07T22:33:35.213

75 How can I keep stray cats off my car? 2016-04-18T21:15:22.883

73 Should I resurface or replace my rotors everytime I replace brake pads? 2011-03-08T00:20:02.063

68 Why does my A/C blow foul smelling air when it first turns on? 2011-03-08T04:28:10.390

68 Are classic cars safe? 2016-04-26T13:50:19.993

63 What actually happens when there is not enough oil in a car engine? 2016-01-11T21:39:31.087

62 How long does it take for gas to go bad? 2011-03-08T04:44:50.153

61 What to check when buying a used car? 2011-07-22T10:40:03.533

60 How to maintain a sometimes-used vehicle? 2011-03-07T22:08:17.890

53 Effective way to clean inside of windshield? 2015-10-27T23:23:42.067

52 Why do heavy vehicles almost always use diesel engines? 2015-12-27T17:39:11.900

51 What is the most efficient method of getting your car unstuck from snow? 2016-01-24T16:33:36.110

50 Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time 2011-03-08T06:33:01.237

49 Why don't rally cars have airbags? 2016-07-18T21:19:00.590

46 How do I save myself from a sinking vehicle? 2016-04-13T20:32:46.963

44 Jump starting a dead battery: Connect black wire to negative pole of battery or grounded metal? 2011-07-18T22:31:44.093

42 How far can I drive with 1 gallon too much oil? 2011-06-12T21:23:31.817

41 Is there a way to put Prius with dead battery into neutral? 2011-05-03T00:43:06.720

41 Why don't people hand pump their tires? 2018-08-08T09:17:25.737

40 what is the difference between DOT3 and DOT4 brake fluids? 2011-04-16T23:57:33.207

39 How do I remove a destroyed lug nut? 2018-07-30T12:45:51.233

38 Is tire rotation important? 2011-03-17T03:51:45.793

38 Is it necessary to 'burn in' or 'break in' a new car? 2011-09-06T11:52:19.420

38 What does a water like drop coming out of the exhaust of the car signify? 2014-07-13T09:16:32.787

37 What are the benefits of a lightweight flywheel and why aren't they lightweight already? 2016-04-19T16:35:45.820

35 Why is a motorcycle's neutral between first and second gears? 2011-12-01T01:49:45.480

35 Why doesn't anyone ever repair an automatic transmission? 2014-03-13T19:40:51.930

35 Changing Firing Order in a 4 Cylinder Car 2015-03-21T06:03:34.457

35 What is in fossil fuels that we can't mass produce? 2016-04-23T02:37:51.140

35 Does kicking a tire off your car from underneath it while it's held up by a stable jack pose safety threats? 2018-05-10T23:06:34.750

34 Why are the blades of car radiator fans unevenly spaced? 2016-01-07T11:18:01.603

34 What's the Purpose of Park on an Automatic Transmission? 2016-02-03T13:12:57.873

34 Why is my car equipped with a battery shutdown timer? 2018-05-29T08:30:07.010

33 When do brake rotors really need to be replaced? 2013-05-28T20:01:48.637

33 Do I really need to wash the outside of my car? 2016-03-06T18:30:49.413

33 Why do manufacturers detune engines? 2016-12-22T18:39:50.590

33 Is it safe to use a hydraulic jack as a stand? If not, why? 2018-02-07T08:30:45.003

32 What is the point of the exhaust? 2016-06-15T18:48:40.747

32 Is it necessary to have the wheels of a car aligned with the body when parked, due to weight on the axle? 2016-09-05T04:40:00.000

32 Could a car left sitting for 6 years ever run again? 2016-09-12T15:40:16.823

31 Difference between FWD/RWD/4WD/Part-Time 4WD/AWD? 2011-03-08T01:12:46.160

31 What causes battery terminal corrosion? 2015-01-22T12:59:06.847

31 Can a vehicle be harmed with bad inputs via an OBD-2 port? 2015-08-05T10:32:10.187

31 Spark plug broke off in engine - can I drive the car? 2016-07-18T23:44:17.610

30 Why does the reverse gear in manual transmission cars sound different 2011-03-21T05:24:41.190

30 Is it okay to leave a car for 5 months without driving it? 2011-11-08T04:40:31.447


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