Will pushing your car around the driveway actually prolong its life?

06.01.2008

HELP! My husband faithfully reads and respects your column, so maybe if he hears it from you, he will stop an annoying habit. Recently, he decided that if you are just moving your car from the garage to the driveway...

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Did an Easter surprise in the tailpipe damage dad's car?

06.01.2008

During our Easter egg hunt this year, I tried hiding an egg in the tailpipe of my dad's car. We are not sure if it is blocking the pipe or if it went all the way in. We can't see...

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Today: A Prius guinea pig gets a raw deal.

06.01.2008

So, I was driving home in my beloved 2003 Toyota Prius on Friday. I turned right a few blocks from my house, and the wheel froze in the turned position ... I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting a...

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Tom and Ray help one reader get "Sirius" about a radio problem.

06.01.2008

I have a 1997 Ford Aspire, and I can't plug in my Sirius Satellite Radio adapter because my car lighter does not work. I changed all the fuses -- and got some other stuff working, but not the cigarette lighter. What...

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What would cause one of Shannon's spark plugs to shoot for low-earth orbit?

06.01.2008

Yesterday I was driving my 1998 Honda Accord down the highway when I heard this horrible noise, like the tire blew. So I pulled over. All the tires were fine, but the car was still making a horrible noise. I lifted...

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Today: What a crazy way to charge a cell phone!

06.01.2008

While on my evening walk, I went past a small SUV with the engine running. On the return leg of my walk, the engine was still running. At the completion of my walk, I went back to check the vehicle...

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Amy confesses to some bad parking brake behavior.

06.01.2008

Twice now, I have left a late-evening rehearsal without releasing the parking brake on my 2007 Toyota Corolla Matrix, and driven 10 miles home (50 mph on the freeway most of the way) before discovering my ridiculous error. Please tell me what horrible...

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How Does Electronic Stability Control Work?

06.01.2008

Dennis got a new car with ESC and  he read that it could reduce the number of accidents and save more than 10,000 lives a year. He wonders why the manufacturers would include an "off" switch for something so great. Tom and Ray explain everything, right here.

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