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Best Way To Find Used Cars – Q: It seems that you have previously given tips to get rid of the horrible smell of cigarettes in used cars, but I do not remember. This car has leather interior, cabin air filter has been replaced, spray has been used on the carpet, but to no avail. The car was in great shape except the sickening smell! Can you give some suggestions?
– B.M., Crete, Sick.
A: Most of the products that you can find in auto parts stores and stores are scented flavors. The most effective and long-lasting way to get rid of odors is with ozone. Ozone is a variant of three oxygen atoms and not something you’ll find on any shelf. It can be poisonous. Many professional detail stores have ozone generators that can remove any odors. Expect to leave your car for a few hours or so. All your personal belongings should be removed, floors and chairs are aspirated and other surfaces cleaned as necessary. If the car has a cabin air filter, remember to change it often. If active charcoal filters are available, go for them.
Best Way To Find Used Cars
Q: I usually buy gasoline at a station where the pump has no sign or notice that gasoline contains ethanol. Can I assume that I buy pure gas, or can ethanol be added without informing buyers?
– J.D., Cassopolis, Mich.
A: Michigan are some states that do not require labels when ethanol is blended into gasoline. So no, you can not assume that you get pure gasoline. Some retailers do offer pure gasoline, but when they do, the price is much higher. Let it be a clue about what you pump into your tank.
Q: In 1967 when at a school in San Diego, a local took us to see the Palomar Mountain telescope. On the way down, after the last bend, and while on long roads along the straight road leading to a flat stretch, the driver said: “I do not have brakes.” The old drum brakes are too hot and can not be grasped. We stopped and waited for the brakes to cool down and regain their function. Terrible! Since then, I have always been down to using the engine braking, even long after the industry switched to disc brakes. I think the people who rode me might think I’m a bit weird. After reading your column, I’m glad I always do it, and not just for using the brakes you mentioned.
A: Drum brakes are notorious for overheating during extended applications. That’s why they are only found in entry-level small cars and only on the back. Rear brakes generally only provide 20 percent of braking. Another problem with extended brake applications is boiling brake fluid. When the liquid boils, gas and gas can be compressed so that the brakes fail. DOT 4 brake fluid has a higher boiling point than DOT 3. Even more importantly, all water in the hydraulic system will boil long before the brake fluid, so it is a good idea to flush and replace fluids over time. By the way, cars with manual transmissions are perfect candidates for braking machines.
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