Monthly Archives: July 2001

Auto Tech: Driveability problems take time to solve

by Jim Kerr Walk into any repair shop and ask the technicians what kind of automobile problem is the hardest to diagnose. They may answer “squeaks and rattles”, or “vibrations”, but most would tell you that “driveability problems” are the … Continue reading

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Feature: GMC’s four-wheel-steering to revolutionise trailer towing?

2002 GMC Sierra DenaliClick image to enlarge by Greg Wilson General Motors’ GMC Truck division recently unveiled three new technologies for light trucks, one that vastly improves the manoeuvrability and trailer towing ability of pickups, and two more that significantly … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Fuels for the future

by Jim Kerr What will fuel our cars and trucks in the future? There have been several different fuels, from propane to electricity, used in the past and still offered as a solution for the future. Nobody knows for sure … Continue reading

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The forgotten oil filter

by Bob Belding So you have a vehicle that you are proud to say has had regular oil changes. You have maintained it to a “T”. Or have you? Have you ever changed your automatic transmission oil? Did you even … Continue reading

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Hefty rebates and low interest financing boost Oldsmobile sales

2001 Oldsmobile IntrigueClick image to enlarge $3,500 cash back! by Greg Wilson Hefty rebates and low interest financing boost Oldsmobile sales When General Motors announced last December that the Oldsmobile brand would be discontinued in a few years, many observers … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2002 Buick Rendezvous

Click image to enlarge by Greg Wilson Buick’s new Rendezvous is a luxury ‘crossover’ vehicle that mixes the attributes of a minivan, SUV and luxury car. Starting at $30,995 for the front-wheel-drive CX and $40,995 for the all-wheel-drive CXL, the … Continue reading

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Prolong (Prolong Lubricating Products)

by Paul Williams I’ve never been one to use the new “waterless” car washes. I don’t know – I actually like washing my car, and I’ve been worried that waterless solutions may capture the dust and scratch the finish. However, … Continue reading

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