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should i tow a trailer with my prius

Weighing the Concerns of Towing a Camper


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

Ford Focus shudders into second gear

What's Normal for New Ford Focus?


John's 2014 Ford Focus shudders into second gear, but the dealer told him it was "normal". What does Car Talk suggest? 

Prius needs new battery

Today: Daphne's Prius Needs a New Battery


I just got word that my Prius with miles needs a new hybrid battery. I got the car new and it's been well-maintained but the battery has not given us the 150,000 or 180,000 miles that we had hoped we could get.

Damage from rag left by mechanic

Today: The shop that messed up should pay up.

Lily's "check engine" light illuminated a few weeks after a Jiffy Lube oil change. Can you guess what her mechanic found when she took her 2008 Subaru Impreza in to the dealer?
What can make a car sound like an explosion

What caused Beatrice's Camry to explode?


I have a 1999 Camry CE that is maintained on a regular basis. Since I am a senior citizen, the annual mileage is about 3,000 miles per year. Yesterday the car was parked in a garage for about one hour. I returned...

how to make a dealership honor its warranty

Could a foreign object really get into the insides of an engine?


My daughter bought a 2005 Kia Sorento nine months ago, and was given an extended warranty by the dealership. A week ago, it started running badly, so she took it back. The technician said two cylinders were not working. He said...

Today: dealer or independent shop for routine service?

My husband and I disagree on many things, but with this one, we both think you can help! We have a 2005 Nissan Sentra, and it's time for its scheduled 30,000-mile checkup. Because we still have the warranty, I prefer we...

Are muffler warranties worth it?

I have a 1986 Volvo 740 GLE wagon. I had the exhaust system replaced from the catalytic converter two years ago, at a cost of $486.41. Last week, I took it in to have the timing belt changed, and when I picked it...
is extended insurance for my car a good investment

Is an extended warranty worth it for a new-to-me used Toyota Prius?


I have purchased a Toyota Prius hybrid with miles and the dealer is urging me to buy extended insurance that covers everything parts and labor to miles It costs and I wish I could determine whether that's a good investment...

what actually comprises a powertrain or drivetrain

What is included in the powertrain that's always referenced in warranties?


I own a Hyundai Sonata LX It comes with a -mile or -year warranty on the powertrain My question is what makes up a powertrain I have received various answers to this question but I am confused Can you two...


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