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Q. Our kids admitted that they spilled soda on the passenger-side belt buckle of the car they use. Now it doesn't latch in cold weather — not a good thing in Minnesota. My son's solution is to pour water on it and park it in the garage until it dries out. Not only would that make a mess, but…

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Q. You recently answered a question from another 83-year-old woman who asked about upgrading her car for a newer Subaru with more safety features. I just want to second your advice. I took your suggestion and bought a new car with such features, and I love it! I feel much safer now. Thanks.

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Q. I recently purchased a 2017 Honda CR-V Touring Edition with a four-cylinder turbo engine. The salesman said to let the car run for a full two minutes before and after driving it, to let the turbo heat up and cool down. My brother-in-law is a mechanic. He's worked on cars all his life, and…

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Q. I have a question for someone old enough to remember when rear-wheel drive was the only option and fishtailing was the norm in winter snows. Does front-wheel drive (versus rear-wheel drive) make a difference in handling for electric cars that have no engine up front (or in the back)? I'm …

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Q. I recently purchased a certified used 2015 Toyota Corolla. The dealer recommended that I purchase rustproofing. He said extra rust protection is no longer done by manufacturers, since cars are sold in various climates. I had rustproofing done on my previous 1999 Corolla when it was new, y…

Q. I own a 2013 Honda Civic EX with 16,000 miles, which I really like. But I'm wondering, since I turned 81 this year, if I should think about upgrading to the newer safety features, such as anti-collision, blind spot sensor, etc. Since I turned 81, I've been thinking that maybe I should hav…

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Q. I am now the owner of a 1978 Cadillac Seville Grand Opera Coupe. This was my grandmother's car and one of a few hundred made of this model. It is not running, but I believe that is due to it sitting. It is all original and has very few miles. What is the history of this model, and is it c…

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Q. The poor lady was in tears. The loud horn would not stop. She tried to remove the battery to her key remote, with no luck. We opened the hood, and I removed one battery wire, and it stopped. At least I bought her some time, but how do you really stop the darned horn? I'm a bricklayer, not…