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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30 What is the technical reason the engineer decided the motorcycle gear pattern as follows? 2011-12-01T01:49:45.480

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

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

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

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

30 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

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

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

28 Do I have an oil leak if I have to add oil? 2011-03-18T21:14:48.873

28 Static vs. Effective compression: Why does higher effective compression not require higher octane gas? 2011-03-22T21:17:12.730

28 5-Stroke Engines - What are these things? 2016-01-09T18:38:06.347

28 Why do two-stroke engine exhaust pipes look so strange? 2016-01-15T08:14:53.850

28 Why is engine displacement frequently a few CCs below an exact number? 2016-11-17T14:47:48.097

27 How should I remove a paint scuff on my vehicle? 2011-03-15T15:01:52.070

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

27 What is the difference between normal, platinum, iridium plugs? 2011-09-23T02:48:50.903

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