Is Worn-Out Bearing Diagnosis Correct?

02.16.2017

After his mechanic diagnosed a worn-out driveshaft bearing, Douglas asks whether a lack of noise is cause for a second opinion.

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Electric Cars Are Indeed Net Earth-Friendly

02.14.2017

Paul is catching some grief at work for buying an Electric Vehicle. Is it really a polluter or is his coworker too amped up?

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If You Want to Go Off-Road, Get a True SUV

02.09.2017

Evan asks if a newer crossover will handle backcountry exploration like the more rugged trucks of yore.

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Adaptive Headlights Got Their Inspiration from an Oldie

02.07.2017

Remember the 1948 Tucker? Modern car designers do, and they're using adaptive lighting to improve safety.

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How to Stop a Car That Creeps on Hills While Parked

02.02.2017

Poke's new Subaru Forester wants to roll away on hills. Is the engine, clutch, or parking brake the culprit?

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Proper Maintenance, Not Additives, Is What a Car Needs

01.26.2017

Prolonging your engine's life may mean keeping clean oil in it instead of feeding it slick additives.

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This Manual Is Acting Like an Automatic

01.24.2017

Kelly's Subaru Outback takes off when she eases out the clutch--something it hasn't done before. What's affecting her idle speed?

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Avoiding the Wheel of Misfortune

01.19.2017

Larger wheels have both advantages and disadvantages. Here's how to make a decision on a lower profile wheel and tire combo.

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Cold Temperatures Freeze out a Hyundai Owner

01.17.2017

When the temperatures plunge, David can't unlock his Hyundai using the remote. Moisture and shrinking wires could be the culprit.

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Will Water Harm the Power-Steering System?

01.12.2017

Craig goofed and added some water to his power steering system. Flushing it is easy--and might be worth putting on video.

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Selling a Car with an Open Recall

01.10.2017

Sue is selling a Toyota with an open airbag recall. Here's how to rehome it with a clear conscience. 

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Is Higher Octane Gas "Better"?

01.05.2017

Dee's car requires 87 octane gas according to the manufacturer. Here's why she may be wasting money filling it with premium.

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A Cooked Relay Leads to Frazzled Nerves

01.03.2017

The warning buzzer in Terry's Montero won't shut off. Finding the relay may quiet his commute.

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What Is Magnasteer, and Is It Necessary?

12.29.2016

David's 2002 Buick LeSabre needs a new rack and pinion. Does he have to stick with a Magnasteer replacement?

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Pushbutton Start Doesn't Always Do the Trick

12.27.2016

Paul's Accord has a push button start that requires some coaxing. It's under warranty--but how it's handled at the service counter helps down the road.

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