Tag: odometers

11 Posts

Going to the PROM
Mar 17, 2020

Going to the PROM

Dear Car Talk

Ray explains one of the mysteries of your car's odometer


Can Working on a Car Increase the Odometer?
Mar 11, 2020

Can Working on a Car Increase the Odometer?

Dear Car Talk

Did the mechanic's test ride turn into a road trip?

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Does towing affect odometers
Aug 01, 2011

Is Di's husband right to be so smug about his new Chevy Tracker?

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My husband just bought a Chevy Tracker with a smidge over miles on the odometer We think the prior owner might have hauled the Tracker behind a recreational vehicle there is a tow-hitch bracket under the Tracker's front bumper and...

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How do electronic odometers hold their mileage when they lose power
Mar 01, 2010

Today: How it is that digital odometers don't lose their data.

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Everyone knows it is illegal to change an odometer reading, and I wouldn't do it even if I knew how. My 1999 Chevy Malibu (the best car I've ever owned) has an electronic display. I am curious as to why the...

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Feb 01, 2008

Ethical dilemma alert! Should Libby disclose her car's true mileage?

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My boyfriend recently diagnosed (correctly, I assume, since all the idiot lights are no longer glaring at me all the time) a problem with the instrument cluster in my 1999 Grand Prix. He was able to pick up a replacement at...

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Jun 01, 1998

Having regret over disconnecting an odometer cable to adhere to lease terms. What can I do to make it up to the dealer?

Dear Car Talk

Help I think I'm in deep doo-doo The two-year lease on my Jeep Cherokee is about to expire I did the unthinkable I unhooked the odometer cable at the transmission But after miles my conscience won out and I reconnected...

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Apr 01, 1996

Can a trip odometer be reset while the car is in motion?

Dear Car Talk

Both of our cars have trip odometers which we always forget to reset when starting out on a trip -- or when we just want to measure the distance from point A to point B My husband insists that we...


Oct 01, 1993

If odometers reset at 99,999 miles, how can I tell if a car has 58k on it, or 158k?

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I have been looking to buy a used truck The problem I've been running into is with the odometer On a lot of cars and trucks the odometer does not go to miles It goes to and then starts over...

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Jun 01, 1992

My speedometer is out of whack and it's racking the miles up on my odometer.

Dear Car Talk

I own a GTSI Ferrari The speedometer needle is on mph when the car is stand ing still I've checked out the mileage on the interstate mile markers and it's exactly ten percent over The mileage shows on the odometer...

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Apr 01, 1992

I dropped the newspaper in the tub and obliterated it...

Dear Car Talk

Some weeks ago I picked up my paper from my front porch and as I always do went right to your column My wife and I argue over who will get to read your column first so I try to...

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