Is Marisia's Xterra suffering from a case of sugar-induced shakes?

10.01.2010

So ... I'm pretty sure my ex put sugar in my gas tank. I'm positive about the sugar; can't prove that he did it. But he's crazy, and this happened the first night I had gone out on the town and...

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Did Denise's son-in-law just botch her brake job?

10.01.2010

My son-in-law, whom I love like a son, just replaced the brakes on my '07 Camry. It was fine for a day or so, and then I started to hear this "rubbing" noise. It is only when I start moving...

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Thieves can capture your key fob's code. Urban legend-- or not?

10.01.2010

I got an e-mail this morning from our company's internal security department about locking your car with the remote key fob. The memo cites the story of a woman in a shopping center who noticed two guys in a car...

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Does Rick need a little power behind his transmission flush?

10.01.2010

Hi, guys! I have a 2006 Toyota RAV4 that was due recently for the 60,000-mile maintenance. Toyota recommends that the transmission fluid be checked, but I told the independent shop that since it had never been changed (I bought it with...

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How much does tread wear affect the speedometer reading?

10.01.2010

It occurred to me the other day that as a car is driven and the tires wear down, each tire's circumference decreases. Since the speedometer measures speed through the revolutions of the drive shaft or something, and then converts that...

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Should you wait until your car overheats to fix a blown head gasket?

10.01.2010

I have a 2002 Subaru Forrester. Upon my monthly check of fluids, I was shocked to see that there was no cooling fluid in the reservoir. I immediately took it to the shop, where they told me the head gasket was...

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Today: Tom and Ray settle a bet about "maintenance-free" batteries.

10.01.2010

Please help me settle a bet with my father-in-law ... the winner will buy the loser his next battery. My father-in-law claims that even though car batteries may be marked "maintenance-free," if the battery has vent caps you can pry off...

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