Today: Don and his mid-life crisis VW Bug.

02.01.2009

I just turned 40, ughhhh, so I guess I have hit my "midlife crisis." Unlike my friends, I don't want a Porsche or a Ferrari. I want a late-'50s to early-'60s VW Bug. That's right, a VW Bug. I...

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Find out if a block heater might help your car.

02.01.2009

Help! I have an '04 Chevy Trailblazer, and I live in the far north of Canada. It's minus 24 degrees as I write this. Can you tell me what the benefit is, to my engine, of using a block heater?...

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Want to become a stunt driver? Today's your lucky day!

02.01.2009

I want to know how to get a job, a very specific job. It seems like every car commercial on the networks now shows the vehicle soaring through sand dunes or simply down a quiet road, yet they always show...

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Today: the case of the mysterious, disappearing oil.

02.01.2009

I have a 1998 Ford Expedition with 150,000 miles. My wife takes the truck in every three months to get the oil changed. During the past two oil changes, she was told that there was no oil on the dipstick. They then...

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Ever wonder about the best way to fix bullet holes?!

02.01.2009

Although I am not currently participating in a witness-protection program, I think it best not to divulge my true name or whereabouts -- you'll understand. I live in a rural setting near a medium-size U.S. city. That's as specific...

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Today: will oil-level gauges become a standard feature?

02.01.2009

I know you don't like old Beetles, but I own one, and I love it! I work for a federal agency where everyone drives brown and gray vehicles. When I come out to the parking lot, I smile at my...

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Is it high time that Cynthia went for that '94 Mustang?

02.01.2009

I have a fairly beat-up 1994 Mustang GT 5.0 convertible. It was made the last year they made the 5.0 in the newer, more curvaceous body style. Through childhood, I was a car girl and a Mustang enthusiast. So when it came time...

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Could a big guy with a heavy foot blow out a brake line?

02.01.2009

I had a car accident. My vehicle would not stop because a brake line ruptured and the fluid leaked out. My wife says that it was because I am so heavy, and that the force I apply with my big...

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