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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.

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 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...

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 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...

Why would towing something with my turbocharged Dodge Caravan void its warranty?

I have a Dodge Caravan with a four cylinder turbocharged engine I read in the owner s manual that the warranty is void if you tow using a turbocharged engine Why is the warranty voided John RAY Because it is...

The dealer says I should just learn to live with this little oil leak. Should I?

I have an Ford Tempo which has had oil leak problems during the past year Some leaks have been fixed but there is still a small engine oil leak identified by the assistant service manager as an engine oil seal...

Do I have an oil pressure problem?

I read in my owner's manual that my oil gauge should only drop below when idling My Chevrolet Corsica drops down to or regularly after the car has warmed up when it's not idling Since my extended warranty expires in...


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