Sipe Your Tires or Leave Them Alone?

08.04.2016

If tire stores offer siping, does that mean it's a good thing? Or did tire manufacturers get it right the first time?

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Scrub Those Headlights -- Or Gently Bathe Them?

08.01.2016

Ronald and his wife are arguing about cleaning--but it's about their car's headlights, not the dishes. Who's going to win?

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A Check Engine Light That Won't Give Up

07.28.2016

Craig's F-150 refuses to believe that its 02 sensor has been replaced. What gives?

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What's the Worst You Can Do to Your Transmission?

07.26.2016

Rolf wants to know if putting his automatic into reverse immediately after starting will shorten its life.

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Unintended Acceleration with A/C Running Wasn't by Design

07.21.2016

Jon's Ford Fairmont gained some uncool pep when he turned on the a/c. 

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The Stamps You Really Want

07.19.2016

These stamps might never be canceled by a U.S. postal worker, but the featured cars should've been canceled by their manufacturers

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Surviving the Superhighway Free-For-All

07.12.2016

Virginia's cross-country trip convinced her that freeways are a moving mosh pit. What's the best way to stay safe on the highway?

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Who Keeps That Faulty Part?

07.12.2016

Ellen's new alternator left her stranded 90 miles away from the shop. The mechanic wants it back before he'll refund her money. Is this common?

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Which Safety Features are Worth It?

07.05.2016

Mike and Marcia want to know how much of the new safety gadgetry is actually useful, and how much just pads the bottom line?

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The 4Runner that's not 4turning

06.30.2016

Winter is coming, and Luis finds that it's a stark reminder that he'll have steering problems. But is his mechanic giving him a snow job?

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Newer Engines Are Packing More Ponies

06.28.2016

Gary asks a great question: are today's engines producing more power per liter, or have horsepower ratings changed? Ray explains how even the most mundane modern cars produce impressive power.

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Avoiding the time suck of a stuck spark plug

06.23.2016

It took Dan three and a half days to change his spark plugs because of one fussy coil pack. What turned this simple job into an epic quest for fire?

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Built-in GPS can't hold a candle to Google Maps

06.21.2016

Even though Phil's Jag is behind in navigation features, he could still win the technology race. 

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Help! My Tank Keeps Getting Rear-Ended!

06.16.2016

Paige has been rear-ended twice in an older pickup truck and it's getting old---not just the truck, but the accidents. What can newer vehicles offer that are better than the faithful old tank she's driving now?

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Picking the Smartest Line May be Dumb

06.14.2016

A reader asks if picking a line like a race car driver on the interstate saves gas. 

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