Today: Bouncing Caused by Air in the Struts?

02.19.2013

Patricia's Infiniti is bouncing all over the road after a recent service. Her mechanic says holes in her struts caused them to fill up with air and if she waits a few weeks, the air will leak out everything will go back to normal. Patricia is skeptical. Can Tom and Ray help her out?

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The Little Corolla That Wouldn't Quit

02.14.2013

Elaina's Corolla has a strange problem--parts of it keep running even when the engine is shut off. She's taken it in to the dealer, but they can't find the source of the noises. Will Tom and Ray help Elaina out, or are they too busy wondering why she keeps hanging out in the garage after the car is turned off?

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Today: Where's the Spare?

02.12.2013

Bill's wife's new car came without a spare tire. The salesman said this was pretty normal for newer cars, but Bill still worries about getting a flat. Tom and Ray think spare tires are going the way of the dinosaur, but they're not too concerned about it. Find out why not, right here.

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Today: Marlene's Drive-Thru-Hating Civic

02.05.2013

Marlene's Honda Civic runs like a dream--unless she's waiting in line at a drive-thru. Is there something broken, or is her car just trying to send her a message about healthy eating? Read Tom and Ray's opinion right here.

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What's Corroding Jen's Battery?

01.31.2013

Jen's battery keeps getting corrosion on its terminals, but the battery is only 5 or 6 years old. Can Tom and Ray explalin what's going on?

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And the Right Car for an Aspiring Executive Is...

01.31.2013

Tom and Ray counsel Gareth, an  MBA student who wants to trade in his '98 Ford Ranger for something with a little more flash. Find out why they think a lowly student has no business buying a Porsche or an Alfa Romeo.

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Today: Shannon's Trailblazer Smells Like Gasoline

01.29.2013

Shannon smells gas when she starts up her 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. She's seen two mechanics and they say there's nothing to worry about, but she doesn't want to drive her kids to school in a fire-trap. Can Tom and Ray put her mind at ease?

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Today: You're Asking the Wrong Guys

01.24.2013

Celina's pick-up truck prefers the mountains; whenever it gets close to sea level, it refuses to start. She wants Tom and Ray's advice, but they think there's a better place for her to find answers. Find out where she should look, right here.

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Today: How Ethical is Shopping Around?

01.22.2013

Khai likes to do his own repairs but he's not confident about his diagnoses. Is it fair for him to ask a shop to make a diagnose but then use that information to do his own work? Tom and Ray weigh in on this mechanical, ethical dilemma.

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That's Detective Magliozzi to You!

01.15.2013

Prosecuting attorney Kat needs Tom and Ray's help to solve a crime! Some thieves messed with the dome light in an elderly woman's car so that it wouldn't turn off. While one of them was "helping" her fix the light, the accomplices sneaked into her house and ransacked the place. Can Tom and Ray figure out what they did to the dome light and help Kat get the bad guys?

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Technically Correct Is Technically Annoying

01.10.2013

Russell has a theory about saving gas by slowing down when driving up hills. Tom and Ray agree that he's not exactly wrong, but they can't quite bring themselves to endorse his idea either. Read Russell's only-partially-bogus theory right here.

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Today: Can Mary Settle for Four Cylinders?

01.08.2013

Mary has always relied on six-cylinder engines to get to her home up a long, steep hill. She's ready for a new car but worries that a four-cylinder won't hold up over time. Tom and Ray think she might be pleasantly suprised by modern, high-powered four-cylinder engines. Will they convince Mary to make a switch?

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Today: Weed-Whacker Gas in Honda Accord?

01.03.2013

Jeff has some leftover oil-gas mixture from his weed-whacker that he can't store over the winter. He wonders if it's safe to use to fuel his Honda Accord. Find out what Tom and Ray suggest, right here.

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Old Snow Tires and New Math

01.01.2013

Paul traded in his Prius for a new one in the spring. His mechanic says it's safe to use his old snow tires, but since there's a tiny size difference, it will affect the accuracy of the odometer and speedometer. Paul thinks this will be a tough story to sell to the nice officer if he gets pulled over for speeding. Can Tom and Ray help him crunch the numbers or should he just "fuggedaboutit"?

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Help for Sue's Sister's Sandy-Soaked Cars

12.27.2012

Sue wants to help her sister's family. Their cars were hit by Hurricane Sandy and though the cars are running fine at the moment, their mechanic says the electrical system is wrecked. Is this right? Tom and Ray explain what can go wrong when an electrical system gets wet.

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