What to Do When You Need an Octane in Between?

11.08.2016

Dave needs an octane in between what's offered at the pump. Should he become an impromptu mixologist when filling up?

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Do Batteries Need Distilled Water?

11.03.2016

Joe wants to know if batteries need distilled water to thrive, or if good old tap water will do the trick.

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Swollen Lug Nuts Are Driving Tim Nuts

11.01.2016

How do lug nuts swell, and what's the cure for this problem?

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The Best Way to Tell a Shop about a Problem

10.27.2016

Tom's Tacoma has a problem that only happens in specific conditions. What's the best way to convey this to his mechanic?

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Reader Seeks Ray's Approval on the Latest Chrysler Family Hauler

10.25.2016

Will Deborah be happy with the new Pacifica? Ray chimes in with his own Chrysler minivan experience.

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Caring For a Truck That Sits

10.20.2016

Mike has a pickup that spends a lot of time sitting--when it's not being borrowed. What's the best way to maintain a truck that doesn't rack up the miles?

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When the Car Tells You It's Time to Trade, Listen

10.18.2016

Is that little whisper saying "fix me" or "trade me"? Here's one story where the message is clear.

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The Scion with the Shimmy

10.13.2016

Ann's Scion tC has a case of the shakes at idle. Is replacing the spark plugs a good guess at a solution?

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The Engine is a Stinker, But Have They Exhausted All Options?

10.11.2016

Lola's '46 Ford truck has the smelliest exhaust in the neighborhood. Is it worth fixing, or is it a health hazard?

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This 4Runner's Blower Motor is a Whack Job

10.06.2016

Dale's Toyota 4Runner has a blower that sometimes needs a solid whack to get working. Should he replace it, or just smack it a while longer?

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Is This Flat Tire Fix Spare on Logic?

10.04.2016

Greg has an idea that will revolutionize the spare tire. Will it work or flat-out fail?

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Short Grandmas and Hidden Seat Belts

09.29.2016

Susan has a heck of a time belting in the grandkids' booster seats. Has anyone invented a better way to reach those buried fasteners?

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Weighing the Concerns of Towing a Camper

09.27.2016

Leonard asks if towing a camper will actually damage his Toyota Camry Hybrid. 

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Will Aftermarket Tuneup Parts Save Money or Create Problems?

09.22.2016

Can Robert use cheaper aftermarket parts for a tuneup or will his Monte Carlo pay the price?

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The Heart Wants What it Wants

09.20.2016

Vince loves his '55 Ford. Is there a rational way to make the romance last?

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