Car's little quirks

collegegirl's picture
Date Joined: Mar 16, 2009
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Have you found any “quirks” to your cars? Like does it matter if you use a certain oil in it, or any oil, whatever the price, will do? Does cheap gas go just as far as something more expensive? Does a used car (like the 2000 Escort) need more tender loving care?

temia's picture
Date Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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I think all cars need some TLC from time to time, old cars even more. It might depend how the last owner treated it too. Is your own in pretty decent shape?

Joenutz's picture
Date Joined: Mar 30, 2009
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I find that the more parts I add to a car the more likely it is to break…so to stay quirk free with the family truck I keep her nice and stock…

But the one thing I have noticed is the quirk surrounding tire air pressure in the winter.What do I have to do to keep them tires from losing pressure in the winter cold? It seems that in the east coast here in winter I find myself inflating my tires nonstop to be safe.

collegegirl's picture
Date Joined: Mar 16, 2009
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Quite honestly, I don't even know how to check the air pressure in my tires or add it. I know that seems like a basic, obvious job, but honestly I've never done it.

My Dad insists that I use top of the line oil. I wonder what the benefit is of that?