Patrick's Audi Failed Inspection: Should He Sell?

04.19.2012

Patrick's 2001 Audi needs a new catalytic converter but the cost of the repair nearly equals the value of the car. Tom and Ray think it might be worth it to fix the car in this case. Find out why right here.

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Who's Setting Lisa's Clock Forward?

04.17.2012

The clock in LIsa's Volvo is chronically fast. Is someone trying to send her a message about punctuality, or does she need to make a trip to the dealer for a new clock?

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Is Gentle Braking Better?

04.12.2012

Mary always brakes gradually because she thinks this saves wear and tear on the car. Her daughter wonders why she bothers. Who's right?

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Did Randy Get Ripped Off?

04.10.2012

Randy's mechanic charged him for three times for three separate diagnostic scans in one trip to the shop. Is this dishonest or just bad customer service?

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Today: Why a Dog Shouldn't Be Your Co-Pilot

04.09.2012

Who's training who? Yvonne's son's 60-pound golden retreiver loves to ride in the front passenger seat, but Tom and Ray think this is a bad idea. Find out why right here.

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Tom and Ray Explain Dual Exhaust

04.03.2012

Gary likes the look of cars and trucks with chrome dual exhaust but he wonders if those doublle tail pipes are really doing anything or are just for show.

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How To Downshift In a Prius

03.30.2012

Susan rented a Prius for vacation but never figured out how to shift into lower gear. And, the brakes didn't overheat, even when she took it down some steep, mountain roads. Can Tom and Ray explain why?

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Today: Do Zip Ties Come Standard?

03.28.2012

Dorothy's mechanic replaced her fuel-injector clips with zip ties and claims that this is a "standard practice". Can Tom and Ray set the record straight?

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Should Marissa Worry About Pine Needles?

03.22.2012

During her last oil refill, Marissa got a suprirse engine additive- pine needles. Should she be worried or just sit back and enjoy the piney fresh scent?

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Mercedes Care: Just add . . . Urea?

03.20.2012

Dan's dealer says he'll need to add urea to his new Mercedes's engine. Is this necessary or is Dan getting suckered?

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Should Laura Fix Her Sunroof?

03.15.2012

Laura loves her RAV4 but the cost of repairing the broken sunroof would be half the value of the car. Should she fix it, or is it time to invest in a new set of wheels?

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Can Tom and Ray Help John Fix His Daughter's Subaru?

03.13.2012

John's daughter's Subaru Forester is acting up so she called dear old dad for advice. John is stumped, but he wants to preserve the illusion that father knows best. Can Tom and Ray help him out?

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Father vs. Son: The Gas Mileage Debate Continues

03.08.2012

Dan's son thinks that the days of lowering your gas mileage by running the air conditioning are long past, thanks to new high-tech electrical systems in cars these days. Dan is skeptical. Can Tom and Ray declare a winner in this debate?

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What To Do When Your Truck Falls Off the Lift

03.06.2012

Sven's truck fell off the lift at the dealership. What kind of damage should he look for?

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Today: A Hitch in Anne's Bike Rack Plans

03.01.2012

Anne wants to install a trailer hitch for a bike rack on her Subaru Outback, but her husband worries it will affect the resale value. Who's right?

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