Business Trips: To Rent or Not to Rent


Tom and Ray advise Kyle who wonders whether it's better to rent a car for business trips or take the mileage reimbursement and use his own car. 


Today: Help for Jeep Ignition Switch?


Michael is having trouble with the ignition switch in his 1979 Jeep CJ-7. Tom and Ray think he'll probably need to replace it. Find out why this job is going to be a huge pain in the rear differential, right here. 


Today: Alcohol in the Crankcase?


Lorilee wants to add a few capfuls of denatured alcohol to the crankcase of her vehicles to remove oil sludge before she changes the oil. Is this a good idea? Tom and Ray say it may not harm anything, but it's not going to do her any good. Find out why, right here. 


Is Mechanic to Blame for Timing Belt Woes?


Kaylyn had her Bug's timing belt replaced but 23 days later it broke! Her mechanic said the crankshaft pulley was to blame, but Kaylyn is suspicious. Did her mechanics do something wrong? Find out what Tom and Ray think, right here. 


Today: Oil Numbers Explained


Tom and Ray hear from Fred who wants to know what the "W" stands for on his motor oil. Winter? Weight? Tom and Ray settle the question once and for all. 


Today: No Fire, No Problem?


After two hours on the highway, the floor and underside of the middle seat are hot to the touch in Beth's Honda Odyssey. Her mechanic says as long as nothing is glowing there's no problem. Tom and Ray disagree and think Beth's right to be worried.


Idling is for Inconsiderate Knuckleheads


John manages an RV park and he wonders why his guests run their engines for 30 minutes before they roll out each morning. Tom has a few choice words for these folks (see above). And Ray explains why this is not only unnecessary, it can actually cause damage to the engines of the RVs.


Big or Little? Which Wheels Better for New Pickup?


Stewart's buying a new Ram Laramie and has to choose between 20" and 17" wheels. He wants whichever will give him the best mileage as he tows a 7500 pound trailer. And whichever will be easiest for his wife and dog (who both have short legs) to get in and out of.


Today: How to Replace Battery in Key Remote


The battery is dead in DeWayne's key remote and he wants to replace it himself. Can he do this without messing up the programming?