When Is a Newer Car a Better Fit for a New Driver?

09.13.2016

Gordon's faithful old Toyota needs some pricey repairs before he hands the keys to his teen granddaughter. Should he go to the shop or car lot?

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This Frustrating Water Leak May Have a Cheap Fix

09.08.2016

A mysterious leak has baffled Tina and waterlogged her Audi's carpeting. What's the source of this irritating irrigation?

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Does Extended Parking Cause Problems?

09.06.2016

Fred's Fit will sit for a bit while he waits for a replacement airbag. Will parking it a few months cause any problems?

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Before Dropping a Bundle on a Master Cylinder, Loosen That Booster

09.01.2016

Claude's Kia has braking issues. Did he spend money on the wrong parts to fix it?

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Does the Old Gray Mare Have a Few Miles Left?

08.30.2016

Barb's Town and Country needs transmission work. Should she spend the money or put it out to pasture?

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Front-End Job Might Be Too Much for a Novice

08.25.2016

Michael's plan to snag the family Mustang starts with a front end alignment. Should this be his first DIY repair?

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'Magic' Oil Plug Comprised Mostly of Snake Oil

08.23.2016

Did a $5 widget sold in the 1950's actually keep oil clean, or did it just clean out wallets?

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Can Windshield Glass Withstand Hot Water?

08.18.2016

Mike's been using hot water to remove snow and ice from his windshield in freezing temps. Is he skating on thin ice?

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Ray Offers a Couple of Final Suggestions before Eldorado Is Ditched

08.16.2016

Can Ray help Arlene's Eldorado come to its senses? It's been veering towards fences for so long.

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Is Using the Wrong Kind of Gas Causing Blown Head Gaskets?

08.11.2016

Does Maureen's granddaughter have a problem with gasoline--or her foot on the gas?

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Getting That Reality Check Before Writing a Check

08.09.2016

Bill asks whether his repair estimate is reasonable or booogus--and if there's a website that'll help him decide.

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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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