Today: Did Evelyn's Grandson Wreck Her Engine?

09.19.2012

Evelyn's grandon borrowed her car and when she got it back it was out of coolant. She loaned it to him again and now the entire engine needs to be replaced. Tom and Ray have some ideas for Evelyn and a few more ideas for her speed-demon grandson. Find out what they recommend, right here.

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Now Where Did I Leave That Boa Constrictor?

09.13.2012

Today: What's a 4-foot-long snake doing in Al's engine compartment? Read Tom and Ray's hypothesis about how the barbecued boa managed to wiggle his way up there, plus some words of sympathy for the snake and the unfortunate mechanic who made the discovery.

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Bad News for Lynnay: Her Mother Is Right

09.12.2012

Lynnay's mother is adamant that there is a right way to park, and equally adamant that Lynnay is doing it wrong. Tom and Ray explain how the transmission and the parking brake work together and weigh in on whether Lynnay is really destroying her transmission like mommy dearest says.

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Junkyard Computers and Mike's Mitsubishi

09.06.2012

Mike's mechanic says his daughter will have to get a brand-new computer to fix the electrical problems on her 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse. But Tom and Ray think getting a new computer for an old car makes no sense. Find out what they recommend.

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Today: My Mechanic Has Fleas!

09.04.2012

Karen just got her car back from the shop and now it's full of fleas! Turns out Tom and Ray are suspiciously knowledgable about flea infestations. Find out what they suggest for Karen right here.

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Can Ron's Engine Be Replaced?

08.30.2012

Ron wants to keep his Coup DeVille running forerver, but his mechanic says once the engine dies, it can't be replaced, repaired or rebuilt. Is the mechanic just lazy or will Ron have to brace himself for some bad news?

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Today: Safe Place to Stash a Wallet?

08.28.2012

Sol's wondering about the best place to hide valuables in a car. Can Tom and Ray help him keep his stuff hidden away and out of the hands of petty theives?

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Did Frank's Wife Pay Too Much?

08.23.2012

Frank's wife had the battery repalaced in their 1986 Honda Accord but now Frank worries that the shop ripped her off. Tom and Ray say the shop was definitely honest, but Frank still might have paid too much. Find out why, right here.

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Today: Manual Transmission Myths Debunked

08.21.2012

When Nina was learning to drive, her dear old dad advised her to always buy manual transmissions. But now, Nina's tired of all that shifting. Does she have Tom and Ray's blessing to go automatic?

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Family Feud: When To Add Engine Oil?

08.16.2012

Can Tom and Ray settle a dispute about engine oil between Richard and his father-in-law? Plus, some wild theorizing about why dipsticks are marked the way they are. 

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Vintage Mustang Needs a Vintage Mechanic

08.14.2012

Onofre's 1966 Ford Mustang starts fine but dies out whenever he shifts into gear. Tom and Ray diagnose a carburetor problem and offer some creative suggestions about how to find a mechanic with the right, er, qualifications to work on a carburetor. 

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Today: It's Me or the Saab

08.09.2012

Aaron sold his dream car to a friend after he found out his fiancée didn't like it. Turns out the friend's wife doesn't like it either. Aaron wants to buy it back from his friend and beg forgiveness later. Can Tom and Ray steer him away from this unwise course of action, or is Aaron destined to be sleep in his Saab after his wife shows him the door?

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Why Can't Trudy Adjust Her Clutch?

08.06.2012

Trudy went in to have her clutch adjusted but her mechanic said it wasn't possible on her 2007 Toyota Matrix. Tom and Ray explain that most new clutches are "self-adjusting". Find out more about these hydraulic, self-adjusting clutches right here.  

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Today: Ken Wonders When to Change the Shocks

08.02.2012

Ken wants to know how he can tell when he needs to get new shocks. It turns out there are many variables to consider. Read Tom and Ray's highly unscientific calculations right here, plus a test that you can try at home. 

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Rob's Self-Inflating Tire Problem

07.31.2012

The tire-pressure warning lights on Rob's Infiniti FX35 have been acting up but he can't convince his mechanic to take the problem seriously. Will Tom and Ray belive Rob's version or is there more to the story?

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