Today: A Case for Idiot-Proof Jumper Cables

10.26.2012

Jonathan was helping his coworker jump start her car, but he hooked up the cables the wrong way and now her radio is fried. Tom and Ray are full of hope for Jonathan--they hope he has good insurance, and they hope that the coworker he was helping out is cute, because this is going to cost him. 

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Today: Kylee's Not-So-Small Oil Leak

10.26.2012

Kylee used Mercury Sable came with a "small" oil leak. It's only getting worse and she's getting tired of filling it every couple weeks. Tom and Ray have plenty of sympathy for Kylee but don't hold out much hope for the Mercury. Find out why, right here.

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Mary's Speedometer Hates the Cold

10.25.2012

Mary's speedometer goes nuts when it gets cold. Tom and Ray think she needs a new instrument cluster. Find out how Mary can save money on this fix, right here.

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Today: Car Fires on the Horizon

10.24.2012

Judy's turn signal malfunctioned and when it did she saw a wisp of smoke coming out of her Ford Explorer's steering column. She's worried that if she ignores the problem, the whole car will eventually go up in flames. Find out what Tom and Ray recommend right here.

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Today: Longing for a Simpler Time, With Simpler Cars

10.16.2012

Malia is shopping for a new car but is intimidated by all the computerized parts. She wants a car she can understand, but Tom and Ray say that's the price we pay for better, more reliable cars. Can they convince her to embrace the improvements and live in the now? 

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What's That Floating in Your Gas Tank?

10.11.2012

Cathy got a detachable spout from a gas can stuck in her gas tank after a little refill. Short of draining and removing the entire tank from the car, is there anything she can do? Tom and Ray suggest an option that's always worked for them: do nothing!

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Today: What to Do When Your Car Is Underwater

10.09.2012

So you've driven your car into a lake? Don't panic! Tom and Ray explain how to escape from a car that's trapped in water.

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Advice for an Aspiring Auto-Parts Expert

10.04.2012

Brad is starting a job at an auto-parts store and he wants Tom and Ray's advice to help him impress at work. Will Tom and Ray have any good advice for him? Or should Brad learn that asking Tom and Ray for job coaching, two guys who have made a career out of working as little as possible, was not a great idea?

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Is There Any Hope for Joan's Stinky Prius?

10.02.2012

Joan's brother's dog befouled the backseat of her Prius and three years later, it still stinks! Can Tom and Ray help Joan out or is she doomed to spend the rest of her days driving a rolling olfactory nightmare?

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Today: Dorothy Vs. Husband in Tire Balancing Act

09.27.2012

Dorothy wants Tom and Ray to settle a marital dispute. She thinks tires should be balanced and rotated; he thinks rotating is enough. Who's right?

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Today: Turn Right to Go Straight

09.25.2012

David just got his car back from the shop after a front end alignment and now his steering wheel points right when the car is going straight. Tom and Ray think the mechanic should do the job again. Find out what else they suggest for David right here.

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Corroded Fuel Lines and Other Urban Legends

09.21.2012

Joshua's driving instructor warned him that leaving a car unstarted for more than two weeks could corrode the fuel lines. Now Joshua's worried about all those new cars parked at dealerships across the country.  Tom and Ray explain why car dealers don't bother to employ a staff person to start up each car in the lot once every few weeks. 

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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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