Today: Who's the jerk?

08.01.2011

I need to know if I'm being a jerk Every day I use a left exit ramp on the highway that starts out one lane wide A second lane begins on the right -- it brings no new traffic it...

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Is Di's husband right to be so smug about his new Chevy Tracker?

08.01.2011

My husband just bought a Chevy Tracker with a smidge over miles on the odometer We think the prior owner might have hauled the Tracker behind a recreational vehicle there is a tow-hitch bracket under the Tracker's front bumper and...

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Today: What's shaking up Donna's Corolla?

08.01.2011

Hi My husband and I now live in the Dominican Republic We have a secondhand Toyota Corolla LE We live in the mountains which we access on some paved some nonpaved and some terribly potholed roads for miles after we...

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Can a new mechanic cure Dave's paranoia?

08.01.2011

I just paid more than for a major -mile service on my Mitsubishi Eclipse -cylinder which included among other things replacing the timing belt and water pump I assume I actually got all of the work listed on the service...

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Today: Can Jane fix her husband's mistake?

08.01.2011

I took my Audi A for routine maintenance The dealership informed me that they could not check my tire pressure because I had aftermarket valve-stem covers I was confident that I didn't since I'm a Suzy Homemaker type and never...

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Today: Bobby's PT Cruiser is making its own weather.

08.01.2011

I own a Chrysler PT Cruiser which I purchased new Since I live in Hawaii air conditioning is a necessity My PT has never given us any problems and has had all scheduled maintenance Last week while driving in a...

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Today: What's the best way to approach a speed bump?

08.01.2011

I live in a gated community with lots of speed bumps to deter speeding I am always amazed at the ingenious techniques people use when they go over speed bumps There is the one-wheel technique the diagonal technique and of...

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Today: Are reusable air filters right for your car?

08.01.2011

I just found out that cars can use reusable air filters But that's all I know about them except that they're more expensive and claim to be more efficient Do they improve mileage I love a sensible opportunity to be...

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Today: Jim gets a new timing belt - and smells a rat!

08.01.2011

About a year ago I had the timing belt replaced on my Subaru Outback Then last week I had the head gasket replaced at a different shop When they replaced the head gasket they looked at my timing belt and...

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